For as much as I enjoy chatting, texting, music, and photography with my Nokia N8, I really feel like I'm at my best with using it when I'm doing something to "get out and touch" the world around me. One of the ways that this has been happening lately has been through bicycling. Of course, with it being not even a week since the conclusion of the Tour de France (congrats Mr. Cadel), everyone is into cycling. But, for me, the Tour was a nice reminder to go out and enjoy the scenery.
Since this is a "how do you use your mobile" kind of post, it helps if I tie in my cycling to my mobile. I do that with the excellent Sports Tracker application. Sports Tracker allows me to see my progress in riding over the course of all the rides that I track. I can look at stats such as distance, max/avg speed, pace, and even monitor heart rate (if I had such a monitor on my body). I'm usually most concerned with pace, as that's been my best metric towards the kind of shape that I can be in.
Over the last week, I've been much more consistent with riding. And in using Sports Tracker, I can see just how much better a consistent riding schedule is for me. Then again, slowing down to a cycling pace from my usual driving one offers a chance to take more photos, send them to friends, and get back texts about my crazy cycling journeys. What can I say, mobile causes some interesting moments :)