Feb. 12

Behind the Scenes at Quarq HQ

A while back (ok, a long while back), I went on a bit of a circuit around the US and visited a number of companies.  One of those was Quarq.  As long-time readers know, I occasionally do Behind the Scenes posts on various companies in the industry.  With it being …

Feb. 9

DCR Expansion On the Horizon

Over the last few months, many of you have asked how I might expand the DCR blog.  For example, with it becoming a full-time thing, a number of you wondered whether I’d expand into new product categories like bike components, recovery systems, or perhaps even consider offering branded DCR apparel.  …

Feb. 9

Garmin Index WiFi Smart Scale In-Depth Review

It’s been a few months since Garmin announced their Index WiFi Scale (at $149), so it’s time to dive in on an in-depth review and see how things have shaped up.  Most importantly: Is the scale worth the premium over others on the market? While Garmin has a long (and …

Feb. 8

A Week of Skiing in the Alps

Rather than a ‘5 Random Things’ this morning, I’m going to do a quick recap of my time last week in the Alps.  A group of us rented a ski chalet on the side of the mountain and enjoyed a full week in the snow, with 6 days of skiing …

Feb. 7

Week in Review–February 7th, 2016

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people …

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In Depth Product Reviews

You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget.  If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section.  Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos!  I aim to leave no stone unturned.


Read My GPS Recommendations.

Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide (Winter 2015-2016 edition) – covering almost every category of sports gadgets out there.  Looking for the equipment I use day to day?  I also just put together my complete 2015 ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things).  And to compliment that, here’s The Girl’s (my wife’s) 2015 list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!


Understand technology and sport in the How-To Guides.

I enjoy explaining new things to folks – especially showing people how to get the most from their gadgets. Here’s an ongoing list of “How to” guides.


Read my Top 25 most useful posts.

It turns our I’ve written a fair bit of stuff over the past few years – and after it disappears from my front page, a lot of it never really sees the light of day again without Google’ing skillz.  Or a photographic memory…which I don’t have.  I’ve taken a look back and found stuff that…continues to find a trickle of readers via web searches or forum links.


Have some fun in the travel section.

I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.

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    • @fatcyclist Short reset or full hard reset back to factory? ,
    • @kurtt74 No, next few weeks pretty busy travel wise, so at home for this week ahead. ,
    • Truth or Dare wheel in the middle of London Heathrow T5, in case of flight delay. Streaking likely frowned upon. ,
    • RT @cyclingweekly: Lawson Craddock’s Malteser trick is something you should definitely not try at home (video) ,
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    • @PluginAlong Hmm, weird, I didn't see that. Any chance it was local connection issues (since both lead to a connectivity issue somewhere). ,
    • @TKMarx I haven't tried that yet (giving me ideas...). I doubt it would float (not a duck), but, it is waterproof (this ocean dipped 2x). ,
    • @muZZkat So far so good. Though, ultimately it's 'just shifting' and 'just works' (like Di2). Have you talked with the SRAM guys about int? ,
    • @Dave_Manley Indeed. I did all the drone shooting on Friday in chunks, and then re-rode the whole thing again today sans-drone. ,