I'm a regular bike commuter. And since last June, I have ridden 1,841.23 miles, burning 80,596 calories, just traveling to and from the office. Is this a humble brag? Probably. But more important, I know these stats not because of some fancy GPS-enabled bike computer (although they do exist), but thanks to a simple and free app on my iPhone.
Naturally, all your trip data is accessible online, and there's even a social-networking component that allows you to follow your friends' rides and routes—so you can engage in some healthy competition over best speeds and times. But of course, for me it's not about showing off; it's just a cool and convenient way to keep a record of my commute.
Did I mention I rode 7.67 miles this morning in just 35 minutes and 30 seconds, averaging more than 12 miles per hour? I didn't think so.
—Greg Emmanuel (@gemmanuel), articles editor at Details