Monthly Archives: January 2013

A Stockholm (Sweden) Runaround

I’ve been in Stockholm for work meetings since very late Sunday night (actually, technically, Monday morning).  My schedule had a 2hr 20min run on the docket, with the flexibility to place that either on Monday or Tuesday, depending on what … Read More Here

Because it’s cold FR910XT Giveaway Winner!

Yes, it’s still cold. And, some 2,500 of you over the weekend shared your running/cycling/swimming/something activities in the cold.  Quite a few entertaining reads in there – I definitely encourage you to scroll through some of them.  Think of it … Read More Here

Stages Power Meter In-Depth Review

The Stages Power Meter is the first ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart PM on the market, all at under $700. But does it stand up to detailed analysis?

Week in Review–January 26th, 2013

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

Because it’s cold: Garmin FR910XT Giveaway

Tonight (well, last night by time you read this), I was running.  It seems like I’m always running.  It was cold.  Now to think of it, it seems like I’m always running in the cold too. Though not as cold … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness KICKR now (sorta) available for pre-order

Wahoo Fitness opens up pre-orders on the KICKR Bluetooth Smart/ANT+ enabled trainer.

The Great DC Rainmaker 2013 Survey!

It’s been nearly two years to the day since I did the last ‘Great DC Rainmaker Survey’ – and thus I think it’s time again to see what you all are thinking.  When I did this last time, I was … Read More Here

Power2Max Power Meter In-Depth Review

In-Depth Review of the crank-based 2nd generation Power2Max ANT+ Power Meter, complete with detailed analysis and comparisons.

A Snowy Parisian Run (and Sledding Into The Water)

It snowed! Well, obviously – otherwise I would have titled it “A not-at-all-snowy Parisian Run” It started snowing Friday  afternoon, and stuck pretty much  immediately.  By mid-day Saturday it took a bit of a break.  So I decided to head … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 19th, 2013

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

Paris Blog: A look at the Autolib: It’s like ZipCar for Paris

As many of you know, we don’t own a car here in Paris.  When we moved over here – we sold off our two cars (to friends and family), and figured we’d figure it out as we went along.  Given … Read More Here

LeMond and the LeMond Revolution Trainer are back in business

Just a quick post, as I’m heads down in a bunch of other items at the moment (including procrastinating going out running 90 minutes in some rather chilly weather). To catch those of you back up – last fall LeMond … Read More Here

A history of products destroyed in product review testing

As you already know, a lot of products come through my testing ‘lab’.  After my testing is complete and my review is written up these products head back to their respective companies.  Leave no tracks behind and all. But sometimes, … Read More Here

Running on the Cobbles

Last night while on my long run, I had a fair bit of time to think about cobblestones.  Mostly because I was trying to avoid slipping, tripping or otherwise falling on them.  The snow in my eyes didn’t help.  Where … Read More Here

Week in Review–January 13th, 2013

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

CES 2013: Health and Activity Monitors–Bringing it back to reality edition

How about them apples? Seriously, that was first thought about seeing the below situation from afar.  The folks at the booth nearby had urged me to go over and try and ascertain what exactly was going on in there.  Given … Read More Here

Hands on with the new Leikr GPS sports watch

It’s been a touch bit over a week since the Leikr watch launched on Kickstarter.  The Leikr GPS sports watch has become instantly recognizable due to it’s larger full color screen – one that essentially looks like a Motoactv on … Read More Here

CES 2013: A look at what’s coming to me next week

While it’s always my goal to secures loot and gadgets to take home the week of the convention, sometimes that just doesn’t work out.   The reasons usually vary, sometimes it’s because the company simply doesn’t have enough units on hand … Read More Here

CES 2013: The Loot I’m Bringing Back

I’ve got 12 minutes until my flights departs here from Vegas to Chicago (and thus onwards to Paris), so this is gonna be super quick.  I’ve got lots more content than this, but I figured people might be interested in … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 810 In-Depth Review

The Garmin Edge 810 is a cycling GPS with built in mapping navigation that aims to build upon the previous edition of the unit, the Edge 800.  I’ve been testing the unit for a while now, and have a pretty … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 510 In-Depth Review

The Garmin Edge 510 is the Garmin’s latest cycling GPS computer to holistically track and manage your cycling workouts and races.  It aims to build upon the Edge 500 that was released about three years ago.  I’ve been using the … Read More Here

Friday Photo of the Day: Me featured in a brochure swimming with a floaty duck

Earlier this week a reader sent me over a note letting me know that my favorite friend – Mr. Duck – was featured alongside me in the Polar Bear Plunge brochures that are now found in countless stores around the … Read More Here

Do you use an app with live tracking in it? Tell me about it!

I’m often asked to do phone app reviews, but as I explain in my FAQ page (which, btw, continues to grow), the rate of change of phone apps makes reviews all but meaningless within days or weeks.  So instead, I … Read More Here

Headed to CES 2013 next week, what do you want to see/hear about?

Like last year, I’ll be making a quick trip to the Consumer Electronics Show – which is pretty much the super bowl of consumer electronics.  The show is held annually in Las Vegas, usually on the first full non-holiday week … Read More Here

The Top 10 Sports & Fitness Items You Bought in 2012

As you know, one way you support the site is via Amazon.  I thought it would be kinda fun to share with you a Top 10 list of all the stuff that you picked up during 2012.  It’s an interesting … Read More Here