ASIDE – I really do love this cyclometer, The Edge 500 is the bomb. BOMB.
One of the things I still seem to struggle with is when to press the lap button. I'm able to start the thing up just fine but then after a portion of the ride is over – like my warm up prior to a race for example – and I want to designate the race as a unique lap, my skillset breaks down. Three times now I have left the computer on after putting the bike in the car or simply managed to not record my race at all. Stuff like that. It happened again last night at Pacific Raceways.
Luckily there are people out there who are much smarter than me; like Jeff R. He showed me how to edit the data file from my Garmin allowing me to snip out sections like the drive home. Thanks Jeff.
As with anything else involving technology, there are many ways to do this but here is the method I used.
- Upload your messed up activity to Garmin Connect.
- View the messed up activity and click the Export button.
- Select "TCX File" and save the file to your computer.
- Open the file in any basic text editor (I prefer Notepad++).
- Each lap will be surrounded by the <Lap></Lap> tag, delete the one that you don't want (like my drive home).
- Save the modified TCX file to your computer using a new/different name.
- Upload the corrected TCX file to Garmin Connect using the Manual Upload feature.
- Once you have confirmed the new file looks good, delete the messed up activity from Garmin Connect.