Week in Review–May 13th, 2012

WeekInReviewLogo_thumb3_thumb_thumb_[2]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 write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!

So with that, let’s get into the action!

DCRainmaker.com posts this past week:
Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this week:

Saturday: Week in Review–May 5th, 2012
Monday: Riding along in a fog
Tuesday: Ironman National Harbor 70.3- A lesson in how not to cancel a race
Wednesday: A look at tonight’s hard brick workout with the Garmin Fit app and new Live Tracking service
Friday: Test of the weekend: Battle of the fitness/step monitors

Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs:
Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:

1) 80 Days without a car in Los Angeles – a Kickstarter documentary: As I finish up four days here in Paris, and biking everywhere, I think it’d be cool to see this funded given how much more difficult it would be in LA.  Plus, they’re almost at the fully funded level!

2) Cyclist has bike stolen…sees it on Craigslist…steals it back: Score one point for the home team for just gettin’ in done. (via GearJunkie)

3) You ever oversleep your Ironman Race start?  Well, here’s a pro that did…and the amazing story to match it.  I couldn’t imagine that stress, impressive she was able to just get in and get going.

4) Nike’s new dimpled track suit:  Yes, dimples.  Like a golf ball, except, on track stars.  Running track stars to be precise.  Perhaps the whole swimming suit debacle again?

5) Counting road kill via cyclists: On the list of the more odd articles I came across this week – this would be pretty high up there.

6) Brim Brothers Cleat Power Meter Update: Here’s the latest in updates from the folks at Brim Brothers.  Lots of photos and details included.  Good stuff!

7) Pebble Watch Sells Out: A number of you have asked about this.  In short, as I’ve noted in a couple places (though possibly not here), I think this has good potential, but I also believe that long-term other major industry players are going to get into the game (i.e. the Apple’s of the world) and that ultimately this will be overshadowed.

8) Angry Hitler Parody for Ironman National Harbor 70.3 cancellation: If you haven’t seen the Hitler parodies’ before, then you’re missing out an entire sub-genre in YouTube.  If you have seen these types before…enjoy!

National Harbor 70.3 Angry Hitler

9) Engineers develop e-bra, with sport sensors built it: In other news, I volunteer to oversee the testing to ensure it’s being done correctly.  (via SportsTechNews)

10) A really cool Newfoundland Iceberg photo on Twitter: Since I have yet to see an iceberg while visiting my wife’s side of the family in St. John’s, Newfoundland, I thought this was cool.  Yes…I’m still waiting to see one myself.

Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week:

I’ve been trying something new where I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website updates that I see go out, each week. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners) and I’ll make mention of it here. Sound good?

Training Peaks starts adding HTML5 support (read: iPad support): This is just the beginning – but here’s all the details.  Plus, they added a ton of other new stuff.

Zeo is offering a beta of a new App: Check out all the details here to sign-up (free), though one of their Zeo devices looks to be required.

RunKeeper is looking for a list of your favorite devices or services: Hopefully, the goal here is to add more device to their supported list.  Quick survey…enjoy!

Garmin releases City Navigator 2013: If you have an Edge cycling computer – this is the mapping software most of you probably use.  Of course, it costs money (unlike the Openstreet maps), but, it also ‘just works’.

With that – hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for reading!


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  1. Eli

    Would love to see a review between Openstreet maps and the newer City Navigator maps. Assuming both have all the roads, is there any difference? (I’m assuming rendering is done by the device and not stored with the map data)

    Thinking I should update the maps on my 705 that are from the 2008 version of city navigator.