Some Help on planning a ride with Mission Control

GuruUno

Well-Known Member
Tomorrow the group I ride with is doing a 67 mile ride.
As of tomorrow, it'll be 1 month exactly that I've have my Turbo Vado 5.0 and am approaching 550 miles.
I've had zero issues with performance and operation, just a loose fender bolt that has been addressed.
Anyway, I 90% of the time use ECO mode and on occasion have use the other modes but for testing purposes I wanted to see how far I can go with how much battery remaining.
For the most part the longest ride I did was about 38 miles with 57% capacity remaining.
Given that I feel that maybe I could do the 67 miles tomorrow without running out of power. (I have as an experiment pedaled 17+ miles with no assistance to be aware of what I would be faced with in the event I ever did have no power remaining). I've read here about the mode in Mission Control that you can adjust the expected or anticipated forthcoming ride parameters to help allocate the assistance to its maximum capacity.

A lot of numbers, calculations, etc., and I'm a bit confused.

Could someone maybe give me a pointer on as an example for tomorrows ride as to how I should program the Mission Control for the forthcoming 67 mile ride?

Ridewithgps.com route is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33858285

It would be a great learning opportunity.
 

BEC111

Active Member
Smart Control works pretty well and is fairly easy to configure. For your example, choose the distance option, select the closest above your 67 miles, determine the elevation increase, if you have trouble climbing set climb response to 0. If you’re ok with climbing choose a number similar to a number with which you are comfortable. Finally, choose the battery life you’d like to see remaining when your ride is done.

If you need a burst of additional assist you can press the plus button or turbo button and get a boost. Pressing the minus button once will put you back in smart control indicated by level 4 assist.

One thing to be aware of: assist starts out lower than you might expect and gradually increases as you get closer to the end of the ride.
 

GuruUno

Well-Known Member
Smart Control works pretty well and is fairly easy to configure. For your example, choose the distance option, select the closest above your 67 miles, determine the elevation increase, if you have trouble climbing set climb response to 0. If you’re ok with climbing choose a number similar to a number with which you are comfortable. Finally, choose the battery life you’d like to see remaining when your ride is done.

If you need a burst of additional assist you can press the plus button or turbo button and get a boost. Pressing the minus button once will put you back in smart control indicated by level 4 assist.

One thing to be aware of: assist starts out lower than you might expect and gradually increases as you get closer to the end of the ride.

Thanks...but "level 4 assist", level '4'???
I thought there were 3, Eco, 'middle/trail/etc.', Turbo, what is level 4?
 

BEC111

Active Member
You actually understand it. Since the assist level display can only show a single digit and there are three active assist levels; 1, 2, 3. No assist is, 0. To show you’re in smart control the next digit they can use is, 4.
 

ronr

Member
This is the best smart control description I’ve seen. Nice and concise. Thanks a lot!
 

GuruUno

Well-Known Member
Well, after I started out it was like a rocket blasting off. I attempted to use the controls on the handlebars to go down a notch on the speed (it appeared as 3 bars; turbo, I tried to go to 1 bar;eco), it just went off, no selection of anything. It is all or nothing or I'm ignorant.
Anyway, I wound up not doing the 67 mile run and did a 15 mile ride with zero assistance.
Will try again this week....
 

BEC111

Active Member
Sorry to hear your bike wasn’t cooperating. Do a quick check ride to see If the problem persist. If it does it’s time to go the the LBS