Day 30: Garmin auto pause issue while biking? Anybody else?

By Skip

Headed out today on the bike once I got home from work.  I know yesterday I said that I would probably do the stationary bike thing but you know what?  It was just too nice of day…. I got home a little later and it was cooling off and the days are a little longer now so I went for it.

Took a detour and went down some roads I have never been down before.  Boy was I glad I did that!  I saw some incredible neighborhoods and horses and cows… all while being kind of in the city… not really but close enough.

On my adgenda was:

  • WU: 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity
  • MS: 7 x 1-minute hill climbs @ speed intensity with enough recovery to reach total workout time of 1 hour (including warm-up and cool-down)
  • CD: 10 minutes @ moderate aerobic intensity

I got so distracted from the scenery that I did not even attempt to do the hill climbs even though there are no hills to be found 🙂

Instead, I plugged along as fast as my legs would allow.  I hit some pretty good speeds but there was some strong winds, which I did not realize how strong they were until I headed into them!  Yikes!  24-25 mph with the wind and 14-16 against.  Not pretty but fun none the less.  Plus it gave me the opportunity to play around with shifting up and down a little more to find the right cadence through the route.

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If you notice from the data in the picture above I had to stop for a couple of minutes and adjust my brakes.  Plus, I have stuff starting to come loose on the bike that I need to start paying attention to.  I don’t want to be stranded out in the middle of nowhere and have to WALK back home 10-15 miles! (or more)

I was having an issue at one point in time with my Garmin 310xt….. I had it set to auto pause if I got below 3mph, basically if I was at a stop light.  However, it kept auto pausing / resuming every couple of seconds and I was doing a consistent 25 mph…. Does the auto pause base itself upon satellite?  Or is it from the speed in the sensors on Garmin sensors on the bike?  Was this just a glitch or do I need to replace batteries in the bike sensors?  I ended up just turning off the auto pause which screwed up my timing on other things.

Just curious if anybody has any input on this… it would be greatly appreciated!

Filed in: Biking, Sprint Training, Triathlon • Thursday, June 24th, 2010


I have this same problem with auto-pause and it drives me crazy. I have been searching for a fix online and cannot find one. I have re-installed my firmware and reset my GSC-10. I also replaced my magnet…tried everything…it is really annoying because it throws off my data. Only way I can get it to work is to take off the GSC-10, but I don’t get cadence data so I am not happy. Wish garmin would have a fix. so far, no dice with my numerous trouble tickets.

Please post if you figure it out.


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