Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Xi’an China Runaround

It’s funny to think that prior to booking my airline ticket to this city, I’d never heard of it.  In fact, I can’t think of the last time I booked any travel to a place I didn’t know existed.  I’ve … Read More Here

Polar Bluetooth Smart Stride Sensor (Footpod) In-Depth Review

Earlier this week Polar announced their latest product – though, it’s not a watch.  Or even anything connected to a watch.  Instead, it’s an accessory for smart phones that further illuminates Polar’s direction and protocol strategy going forward. The Bluetooth … Read More Here

Paris Blog: Hanging out at the French Open

Despite my sunburns – luck was definitely on our side Monday.  First, we have some good friends that have been in town the last few days and gave us tickets to go check out the French Open.  Then, it got … Read More Here

Tricks to getting suitcases packed and workouts done while travelling

A number of you have asked recently how it is that I pack for work trips when it comes to working (or other sports).  I don’t remember the last time I took a trip and didn’t work out.  It’s just … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 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

A look at aerotesting with ERO Sports and the Alphamantis System

Upon the conclusion of my Las Vegas trip last month, I took a 40 minute flight over to Long Beach, California (greater LA area) to visit the folks at ERO Sports.  I’ve long followed the Alphamantis work around aerodynamics, and … Read More Here

How to download free maps to your Garmin Edge 520/705/800/810/820/1000 & Touring

The Garmin Edge series of cycling computers is roughly split into two categories: Those that have a mapping function, and those that don’t.  Mapping in this case means that the units also have routable navigation – just like your car … Read More Here

A San Francisco Swimming Flight Connection Layover

When I booked this particular flight combination a few weeks ago, I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with the 5 hour layover.  Additionally, I had mentally thought the flight left at noon, rather than 10AM – meaning that I … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 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

Incredible deals: Garmin FR910XT for $299, FR310XT for $169, Edge 800 for $229, Ambit for $349

      Let me just put this out up front: This is without question the most significant sports technology gadget sale I’ve seen since starting the blog some 5-6 years ago.  No Thanksgiving Black Friday, Christmas, or Festivus deals … Read More Here

A London Runaround

After finishing up a day of meetings a little after 6PM, I zipped back to the hotel via two different trains in the London Underground (subway system).  While light was slowly fading, I was able to make record time in … Read More Here

A look at Wahoo KICKR support on Windows via ANT, and what the rest of the industry is doing

When the Wahoo KICKR was announced last August, it was touted as being open on both Bluetooth Smart as well as ANT+. And in many ways it was. It was controllable via Bluetooth Smart, and apps could (and have been) … Read More Here

Testing out the Pebble watch with new RunKeeper app integration

It’s hands-on time with the Pebble and RunKeeper – but does it live up to expectations?

Hitcase Pro iPhone Underwater/Bike/Sports Case Review

I’m often asked about sports camera reviews.  In many ways I think that there’s already a ton of reviews out there of the various popular sports action cams like the GoPro or Contour.  And I’m not sure I really have … Read More Here

Versailles Triathlon 2013 Race Report

Here’s my first race report from racing a triathlon in France – the Versailles Triathlon.  While this isn’t my first sporting event here (that would be the half and full Paris Marathons), it is in fact my first multisport event. … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 12th, 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 Road Trip to the French Coast

As I alluded to earlier in the week, The Girl and I headed out of town Sunday afternoon to enjoy a bit of a road trip. Things have been crazy busy the last few months with my work travel and … Read More Here

The Saint-Malo Fort Swimaround

Yes, I swam around a castle. Perhaps technically a fort I suppose, Le Fort La Reine.  But in either case, no, it wasn’t in a moat (or a boat). When we arrived in Saint-Malo I figured I’d be able to … Read More Here

O-Synce Navi2Coach GPS Cycling Computer In-Depth Review

The Navi2Coach cycling computer may very well be one of the first GPS-enabled bike computers that aims to compete against every aspect of the Garmin Edge 500, from customization of data fields to advanced training metrics.  But can this first-time … Read More Here

A White Asparagus Swim/Bike/Run Weekend

A Warm Friday Evening Parisian Run: The weekend started off with a nice 12-mile run.  Just long-run pace, so nothing too crazy.  This would be the first run with the Bryton Cardio 60 multisport watch that arrived into the Queue. … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 5th, 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

Training, race sign-ups, getting crapped on, and new product odds and ends

The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur between travel and putting together the Suunto Ambit review.  As such, my usual weekend wrap-ups got slightly side tracked.  So for those that enjoy the non-product review side of … Read More Here