Gradients in Molonglo 3

Gradients are hard to guess. We do not have an eye for it. Riding a bike, we notice when it gets too steep, however, it is hard to say how steep that is. That is what the gradient measures.

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Cycling Computers: 99 Bikes

A full range of Cycling computers was on sale at 99 Bikes in July 2020. It provided an overview of the range and pricing. Prices range from $26 to $900. You get what you pay for. Navigation with maps starts around $400. Colour screens with maps are better than black and white screens.

While this article refers to the 99 Bikes sale, Pushys had a better deal on the Garmin Edge 530 GPS Bike Computer that was discounted to $399 on 20/7/2020 ($100 off RRP). It is always worth checking the larger retailers in Canberra as they are competitive.

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Recreational cycling close to home

Why not cycle from home? There is a Canberra Nature Park within 500 m from home for 75% of Canberrans. CyclOSM helps you find a ride at your doorstep by highlighting all the bike paths.

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Komoot and navigation around Canberra

Canberra has much to offer, but navigation is difficult. The combination of Komoot and GPS bike computers is ideal for finding your way around Canberra. Even if you cannot afford GPS, the free Komoot app is enough.

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Finding the right route

We rely on directional signage to find our way around Canberra, which has improved, but there will always be the need for navigation. OpenStreetMap is the best cycling map for Canberra. Finding the best route with digital maps and GPS technology can be a great aid for biking and active travel.

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