(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions
This page lists answers to general questions about the VeloLogger™ program. For help on using the VeloLogger™ software or troubleshooting problems, and for software updates, see the Support page.
What Operating Systems will VeloLogger™ run on?
VeloLogger™ will run on the any of the following Windows® Platforms:
95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP Home and XP Professional Edition, *Vista (all editions 32 & 64bit), and *Windows 7 (all editions 32 & 64bit)
*Note to Vista and Windows 7 users: The Windows Help feature was no longer included in the operating systems beginning with Windows Vista. Users must go to the Microsoft Support website and download the support file so that the help file can be run. Developers (WatWare included) are prohibited from distributing this support file.
Will VeloLogger™ run on a Macintosh Computer?
No, VeloLogger™ will currently only run under the any of the Microsoft Windows® Operating Systems.
Are there any minimum system reqirements?
VeloLogger™ will run with a minimum of 16MB RAM (minimum reqirements for Windows 95) and on any Intel Pentium Processor. If you install the VeloLogger™ CD version, you would also need a CD ROM drive.
How much disk space do I need?
The initial install will take up about 5.5 MB of disk space, though as you continue to log rides, the size of the database file will grow. I have 10 full years of rides logged (1630 rides) and the database file is just under 1.6 MB (less than 6.5 MB for all files total).
Do I have enter data in every field?
No, you enter only the data you wish to track. You can ignore the fields that you do not want to use. For example, if you only wanted to track ride distance, you would just enter the ride distance, and nothing else! Another example would be, if you were logging your indoor rides (rollers, trainer or a spinning bike), you would probably just want to track time on the bike. VeloLogger™ handles zero distance rides separately, as to not corrupt totals and averages. There is also a system configuration dialog where you can turn off (blank out) features that you prefer not to use.
I sometimes use different wheel sets on the same bike, will VeloLogger™ still correctly track time and distance on each wheel set?
Yes, when you initially set up a bike, you set it up with one wheel set, but you can easily change to a different wheel or wheels when you enter a ride. You can also change cassettes, forks, and tires on your bike for different rides.
Can I track indoor rides for when I ride my rollers, trainer, or spinning bike?
Yes, VeloLogger™ can track zero distance rides separately from outdoor distance rides, as to not corrupt totals and averages. For a ride to be counted as a zero distance ride, you just leave the distance field set to zero. You can enter your riding time and VeloLogger™ will track time totals. VeloLogger™ will even track maintenance data on your spinning bike. Of course you can still track your indoor rides as distance rides, by entering the distance.
I sometimes ride more than one ride on a given day, will VeloLogger™ allow me to track more than one ride per day?
Yes, VeloLogger™ will allow up to 99 rides in a single day. The 99 rides is a combined total for all the cyclists that use the program. In other words if there are seven cyclists in your household, you can each log 14 rides on a given day. (or each log a number of rides so that the combined total is not more than 99)
If on the same day I ride 75 miles on my road bike, then ride 25 miles on my mountain bike, can VeloLogger™ count this as one 100 mile ride?
Yes, there is a check box at the bottom of the display "Combine today's rides as a single ride", you can check this box when you enter your first ride of that day, and VeloLogger™ will combine your rides as one. One exception, the rides will not show up as combined on Bike Stats Reports, since you will want to track the miles that were ridden on each bike separately.
Can I enter my ride distance in kilometers?
Yes, there is a Units configuration dialog where you can change the default units. You can set Distance units (miles or kilometers), Elevation units (feet or meters), Fluid (gallons, liters, milliliters, or ounces), Food (calories or grams), Temperature (F or C), and Wind Speed (mph, kph, knots).
My bicycle club gives century credit (100 miles) if you complete a 90 mile ride. Can I do this with VeloLogger™?
Yes, there are two distance configuration dialogs where you can "cheat" on your distance reports. One is for kilometers and one for miles. You can change the distance for where VeloLogger™ will give you credit on your distance report for the following distances (miles) 50, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 700, and 1000 (kilometers) 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 1000, 1200.