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iPhone guru
Jul 3, 2009, 04:25 AM
Hey you biking fans out there! The Tour de France 2009 is getting close. I'm really excited and want to follow the event on my iPhone as close as possible. So here is my question:

What is your favourite bike app that is somehow related to the Tour de France?



dougster
Jul 3, 2009, 01:40 PM
What is your favourite bike app that is somehow related to the Tour de France?

I found two apps in the AppStore I want to bring up:

1.) Tour de Facts is a nice app for Tour de France news. It shows all the teams and the history of the Tour. All you need to know.

2.) B.iCycle which is a very cool cyclometer app. So I guess it's related to the Tour de France as well. Gives you a moving map showing bike trails plus very precise measurements for speed, distance and calories. If Lance Armstrong would have an iPhone, I guess he would use that app during this years Tour de France. :D

theARNSKI
Jul 3, 2009, 02:04 PM
Oooo good thread =]

My dad is an avid cyclist, I think before I could even walk he logging in milage on his bicycle. Actually, the other day, he was just talking about how excited he was about how the Tour de France is coming up.

We got him an iPod touch for Father's Day and he's just can't get enough of it. Hopefully this thread builds up some good recommendations for cycling/Tour de France apps!!

iPhone guru
Jul 3, 2009, 02:30 PM
I found two apps in the AppStore I want to bring up:

1.) Tour de Facts is a nice app for Tour de France news. It shows all the teams and the history of the Tour. All you need to know.

2.) B.iCycle which is a very cool cyclometer app. So I guess it's related to the Tour de France as well. Gives you a moving map showing bike trails plus very precise measurements for speed, distance and calories. If Lance Armstrong would have an iPhone, I guess he would use that app during this years Tour de France. :D

I use B.iCycle as well for any tour I do on both my mountain bike and my road bike. The killer feature is watching my tour in Google Earth at home after my rides. However, I'm not so sure about Lance... ;)

I just downloaded Tour de Facts and will check it later today, thanks for the hint!

sparkomatic
Jul 3, 2009, 09:37 PM
Great thread! I was actually checking out the App Store yesterday to see if there were any apps. Nothing popped out at me though. Might just have to rely on RSS feeds for my Tour news.

caligurl
Jul 4, 2009, 01:41 PM
we saw Tour de Facts but the couple of reviews it got are pretty bad.... not sure i want to spend 1.99 to try it out :(

http://www.smileycons.com/img/summerfun4/Happy4th.gif

Never2L8
Jul 4, 2009, 02:48 PM
My husband got the free app iCycling. It's all news and reports, and he really likes it.

iPhone guru
Jul 8, 2009, 10:12 AM
I use B.iCycle as well for any tour I do on both my mountain bike and my road bike. The killer feature is watching my tour in Google Earth at home after my rides. However, I'm not so sure about Lance... ;)

I just downloaded Tour de Facts and will check it later today, thanks for the hint!

Tour de Facts is a little bit disappointing from my point of view. Any other news app that might be worth a try???

entrager
Jul 8, 2009, 10:24 AM
I think cyclists would really like Adaptunes. It can automatically adjust music volume based on how fast you are going. I haven't tried it on a bicycle, but it has a pre-made profile for both road and mountain biking.

aerospace
Jul 8, 2009, 04:26 PM
My husband got the free app iCycling. It's all news and reports, and he really likes it.

When I search for icycling is shows pro cycling live (icycle), is that the same because it's not free?

JEB229
Jul 8, 2009, 10:28 PM
For those of you using B.iCycle, do you have your phone mounted to your handlebars? If so what mount do you have and is it stable?

iPhone guru
Jul 9, 2009, 03:35 AM
For those of you using B.iCycle, do you have your phone mounted to your handlebars? If so what mount do you have and is it stable?

Hi JEB229! I have the "Bike mount 1" from Richter. I'm really happy with that one because it feels very safe to me and it's very inconspicuous when the iPhone is not attached. Have a look here:

http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/1258/herbert-richter-apple-iphone-jacket-grip

That is the cradle and if you scroll down you will find the mounting options. Go for that one:

http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/1224/herbert-richter-bike-mount

iPhone guru
Jul 9, 2009, 03:50 PM
For those of you using B.iCycle, do you have your phone mounted to your handlebars? If so what mount do you have and is it stable?

A friend of mine has this one, maybe even better than the Richter solution:

http://www.semsons.com/bimopewiswti2.html

Anyone else with a solution that is worth a look?

dougster
Jul 10, 2009, 10:29 AM
A friend of mine has this one, maybe even better than the Richter solution:

http://www.semsons.com/bimopewiswti2.html

Anyone else with a solution that is worth a look?

That one looks awesome! I have the Richter bike mount 1 but this one might be the better deal since it's cheaper and maybe a little more stylish.

BTW: Anyone with the B.iCycle app visiting Tour de France right now? Would be great if you could share a track via the email feature that you record biking one of the famous mountains! So I can pretend it was me... :)

iPhone guru
Jul 12, 2009, 01:39 PM
BTW: Anyone with the B.iCycle app visiting Tour de France right now? Would be great if you could share a track via the email feature that you record biking one of the famous mountains! So I can pretend it was me... :)

That is a great idea dougster! Are you interested in sharing your B.iCycle KML files with me? I some nice emails with my best rides.

dougster
Jul 14, 2009, 12:37 AM
That is a great idea dougster! Are you interested in sharing your B.iCycle KML files with me? I some nice emails with my best rides.

That's a great idea. I did a nice 3 hours 40 mi ride over the weekend. The trails looks awesome in Google Earth. Do you want to share?

iPhone guru
Jul 15, 2009, 04:47 PM
That's a great idea. I did a nice 3 hours 40 mi ride over the weekend. The trails looks awesome in Google Earth. Do you want to share?

Just send a private message with your email address and I will forward the mail I received from B.iCycle with both the KML and the GPX file! But be prepared to forward me your best ride as well. :cool:

dougster
Jul 17, 2009, 08:27 AM
Just send a private message with your email address and I will forward the mail I received from B.iCycle with both the KML and the GPX file! But be prepared to forward me your best ride as well. :cool:

I just did a very nice one: 4 hours and 106 km. Very cool to check that out on Google Earth! :D

iPhone guru
Jul 18, 2009, 08:36 AM
I just did a very nice one: 4 hours and 106 km. Very cool to check that out on Google Earth! :D

YEAH! That one is cool! Anyone else ready to share your KML file? :cool:

dougster
Jul 19, 2009, 06:11 AM
YEAH! That one is cool! Anyone else ready to share your KML file? :cool:

I heard that FOX news did a feature about B.iCycle and they showcased a trail through Central Park in NYC. I have not seen the video. Does anyone know where that is linked?

caligurl
Jul 19, 2009, 06:33 AM
TDF 2009 is a new one that gives you stats.....

iPhone guru
Jul 19, 2009, 10:43 AM
I heard that FOX news did a feature about B.iCycle and they showcased a trail through Central Park in NYC. I have not seen the video. Does anyone know where that is linked?

I just found it:

B.iCycle on FOX News (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7008460&referralPlaylistId=search%7Ctapped%2Din)

VERY COOL !!!!! :cool::cool::cool:

dougster
Jul 20, 2009, 04:30 PM
I just found it:

B.iCycle on FOX News (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7008460&referralPlaylistId=search%7Ctapped%2Din)

VERY COOL !!!!! :cool::cool::cool:

I really like the video, cool stuff from Fox News:

Runkeeper - perfect for Running
B.iCycle - perfect for Cycling
deftFitness - perfect for BodyWorkout

iPhone guru
Jul 21, 2009, 06:29 AM
I really like the video, cool stuff from Fox News:

Runkeeper - perfect for Running
B.iCycle - perfect for Cycling
deftFitness - perfect for BodyWorkout

yes, and here you can see it in HD ...
:cool:

B.iCycle on FOX News in HD (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=522156916622&ref=mf)

iPhone guru
Jul 22, 2009, 04:19 PM
TDF 2009 is a new one that gives you stats.....

Has anyone tested TDF 2009?

dougster
Jul 23, 2009, 06:51 AM
Has anyone tested TDF 2009?

yes, it provides you with basic infos like standings and so...
you can watch stage previews and altitude profiles ...

not bad and the best it's free ... ;)

megziphone
Jul 23, 2009, 07:40 AM
B.iCycle is pretty good.

Pika
Jul 23, 2009, 08:13 AM
Bicycle Gear Calculator for bike mechanics and fixed/single gear riders.

iPhone guru
Jul 23, 2009, 03:42 PM
B.iCycle is pretty good.

I agree! Do you want to share your coolest track? :cool:

BikeRanger
Jul 23, 2009, 05:35 PM
Bicycle Gear Calculator for bike mechanics and fixed/single gear riders.
^ Awesome app.

Also using iMapMyRide (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=292223170&mt=8).

carfu
Jul 24, 2009, 09:51 AM
I just found it:

B.iCycle on FOX News (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7008460&referralPlaylistId=search%7Ctapped%2Din)

VERY COOL !!!!! :cool::cool::cool:


I have heard so much about B.iCycle but I was reluctant to spend the money. However, after I have seen the video from FOXNews (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7008460&referralPlaylistId=search%7Ctapped%2Din) I fell in love and just got it in the AppStore.

I should have done that much earlier. This ist THE BEST cyclometer app out there. The map display is awesome and it calculated all those parameter with what I think is the highest possible precision.

B.iCycle (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=307179258&mt=8) is a must buy for all bike fans - It's my app of the summer 09!

fredf
Jul 24, 2009, 12:44 PM
I have heard so much about B.iCycle but I was reluctant to spend the money. However, after I have seen the video from FOXNews (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7008460&referralPlaylistId=search%7Ctapped%2Din) I fell in love and just got it in the AppStore.

I should have done that much earlier. This ist THE BEST cyclometer app out there. The map display is awesome and it calculated all those parameter with what I think is the highest possible precision.

B.iCycle (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=307179258&mt=8) is a must buy for all bike fans - It's my app of the summer 09!

Carfu: I've tried several times and I don't see the review, only a 28sec FoxNews blurp.
where is it?

Edit: ok, I just got it.

dougster
Jul 24, 2009, 03:13 PM
Carfu: I've tried several times and I don't see the review, only a 28sec FoxNews blurp.
where is it?

Edit: ok, I just got it.

ahm yes, they put a little commercial on the beginning. so you have to wait a little moment ... ;)