Heads up: Summer Event Schedule–Outdoor Retailer, Eurobike, Interbike, and the ANT+ Symposium

It’s now August, and as a result so begins a sweep of various sports and fitness conventions and conferences.  Each of these conventions serves a slightly different audience, and as a result – draws a slightly different group of exhibitors.  So … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ok, it was a short weekend for me – but here’s how it went down! 1) I flew back from the US After meetings in Seattle this past week I grabbed an evening flight back to Paris (via London).  This … Read More Here

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Watching La Course (the women’s race by The Tour de France)

Earlier this year a significant announcement was made that there would be a women’s race at the Tour de France.  It wouldn’t be the entirety of the Grand Tour, nor even a multiday event – but – it would be a … Read More Here

Hands-On with Backtracker: Radar for your bike

A few weeks ago a new product jumped onto the crowd-funded scene: Backtracker.  This device is essentially a radar warning system for your bike.  The idea is that it can warn you of approaching cars on a LED display on … Read More Here

Hands-On Look At Shimano’s Action Camera, the CM-1000

A few days ago the Shimano CM-1000 action cam that I bought finally came in.  After getting some hands-on time with the unit I wanted to give some initial impressions and thoughts.  The camera is unique in that it connects … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s a look at the last few days here in rather warm France… 1) A Sweltering Friday Night Brick Friday night was brick night.  Not a hard one, just a short and intense one.  Unfortunately, the temperature on Friday reached … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 19th, 2014

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 … Read More Here

Redshift Sports Aero System In-Depth Review

Every once in a while an endurance sports product comes out that piques my interest, even if it’s not directly a sports technology item.  A perfect example of that would be the Redshift Aero system.  I’ve followed it since they … Read More Here

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5 Awesome Things I Did and Saw on Bastille Day 2014

Being in Paris now a few years, there appears to be no bigger single-day party than Bastille Day.  Now technically it’s not called Bastille day.  Rather, locally it’s known as Fête nationale (National Celebration) or Le quatorze juillet (14th of … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend…in Amsterdam

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days… 1) Started the weekend on an early train to Amsterdam In a clear violation of my rules for being up in the 5AM hour multiple times a week, I once … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 14th, 2014

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 … Read More Here

ROTOR introduces new ROTOR Power LT power meter

ROTOR has officially announced their newest power meter offering, the ROTOR Power LT.  The LT stands for ‘lite’, but it could also actually stand for ‘Left’, which is because unlike their higher end power meter the LT is a left-leg … Read More Here

First look at the Suunto Ambit3 multisport GPS watch

This morning Suunto has announced their latest endurance and multisport watch, the Suunto Ambit3.  The watch incrementally builds on previous generations of the Ambit in what has been a roughly 12-16 month release cycle for the company.  The Ambit3 when … Read More Here

Hands on with the new Adidas Fit Smart

Adidas has just announced their latest sports and fitness focused device – the Fit Smart.  The unit features optical heart rate recognition from your wrist via an embedded Mio optical sensor, while supplementing that data in conjunction with accelerometer data … Read More Here

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Checking out Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour de France: From Le Touquet to Lille

Things started early this morning – approximately 6AM.  Which, for you early birds is indeed early for this non-early bird.  From there I’d catch the RER train 10 minutes up to Gare du Nord, where I’d change to a regular … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

And here’s how the first weekend in July went down, onwards! 1) Celebrated July 4th (yes, in France!) When it comes to holidays that we miss while living in France, there’s nothing more American or distinctly American than the 4th … Read More Here

First Look at Withings Activité activity tracker & designer watch

Late last week Withings announced their latest device – the Withings Activité, which combined an activity tracker into a more normal looking high-end designer watch.  This would in effect be pulling in much of their existing Withings Pulse activity tracker … Read More Here

Tuesday Tidbits: Stages Android App, new Misfit Shine unit, $200 rebate on Garmin Vector, and more

July 1st is apparently the popular day to announce new things within the sports technology world.  Here’s a super-quick rundown of all the happenings of today: New Misfit Shine Variant + T-Shirt holder Just in time for the product review … Read More Here

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A night at the Versailles Masquerade Ball

I’ve decided that the French take partying to a whole new level.  When someone here says costume party they don’t just throw on some sheets (toga) and call it done.  Nope, they go all out and rent high end customs … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Past Weekend

Ok, it’s not entirely true all this happened this past weekend, but it did all happen in the last 5 days or so.  So, think of it like an extended weekend, or 5 Random Things in 5 days. 1) I … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 29th, 2014

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 … Read More Here

The 2014 Annual Giveaway Extravaganza Winners!

Sleep?  You didn’t need no stinkin’ sleep! With the 2014 edition of the Annual DCR Giveaway Extravaganza behind us, it’s time to get on to the most important part – the winners!  (Or, perhaps in some cases…sleeping). Thanks to everyone … Read More Here

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Giveaway Extravaganza: Swimmers Package–Garmin Swim, FINIS Neptune Swimming MP3 Player, and more!

If you just joined us for the DCR Giveaway Extravaganza, you’re late…..but….you’re not too late.  This craziness has been going on for the past 22 hours. Seriously; like every 2 hours; all night and all day.  We’ve given away so many … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: TomTom Cardio Multisport (with optical HR)

Fricken lasers beams!  While I originally asked TomTom for sharks with laser beams on their heads, they balked.  They said they didn’t do sharks and asked why I wanted a shark anyway.  I called them wimps, and we went our … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Mio/Magellan Cyclo 505

You know those people in life that we call ‘overachievers’?  The ones who somehow manage to wake up at 5AM (all perky), go to the pool for a swim, then run 20 miles, then come back and mow the lawn, … Read More Here