Monthly Archives: December 2016

CycleOps Hammer Trainer In-Depth Review

Update: The CycleOps Hammer has since been replaced by the Saris H3, though frankly, the only meaningful difference is noise. Here’s the link to my full H3 in-depth review. It’s Hammer Time. The Hammer is CycleOps’ answer to the highly … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ahh yes, Christmas weekend!  We ended up packing in quite the pile of stuff over the last few days, far more than normal.  Albeit, mostly non-fitness related stuff.  Instead, it was more about enjoying the holiday period.  Here’s what went … Read More Here

The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway

I’m sure many of you received various sports gadgets over the last few weeks as part of the holidays.  But for those unlucky elves who received only a half-eaten gel packet in their Christmas stocking from their not-so-significant others, I’ve … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 24th, 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 … Read More Here

The Podium Trainer Desk In-Depth Review

As trainer season is in full swing now, so are the various trainer-focused items showing up on my doorstep.  And not just trainers of course, but separate trainer accessories.  Today’s product hails from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).  I figure if anyone … Read More Here

A Better Way To Pace Races: Race Screen Connect IQ App

One of the primary benefits of apps on any platform is to extend the functionality of a device to do something that the manufacturer didn’t otherwise include.  That’s true of phones, computers, and now even watches.  Be it Connect IQ … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Just a few weekends left in the year before things get crazy in January!  Here’s what we were up to over the last couple days. 1) It’s Hammer Time First up on the weekend was a multi-part test, this one … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 18th, 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 … Read More Here

ProShift Automated Bike Shifting System Review

It’s been about two years since I first wrote about an automated bicycle shifting system, then called BioShift. The device would control all shifting on your bike for you, based on understanding your optimal gearing and the demands you placed … Read More Here

The Santa Corrida de Noël 10K Race Report (2016)

It’s that time of year again!  Yup, time to run with a few thousand other Santa’s as part of the 10K race, Corrida de Noël d’Issy les Moulineaux!  We’ve been doing this race every year we’ve lived in Paris.  Albeit, … Read More Here

The 3rd Annual DCR Open House–Recap and Photos!

Third time’s the charm! And so it was – the 3rd annual DCR Open house this past weekend.  This year I had folks from not only all across Europe, but also even the US join in!  Plus, we had more … Read More Here

Cycling home with the Christmas Tree

Since moving to Paris, it’s become a little bit of an annual Christmas tradition of ours to pickup our tree at the flower markets and then subsequently bike home with it.  This would mark the 5th year of doing so, … Read More Here

DJI Mavic Pro In-Depth Review

While the widely held assumption this year was that the GoPro Karma drone would be the hottest drone to get one’s hands on, it’s quickly become clear over the last 75 days that wouldn’t quite pan out.  A mere 7 … Read More Here

Tacx Flux Trainer In-Depth Review

It’s been just over three months since Tacx announced what was shaping up to be the hottest trainer of the 2016-2017 winter season.  You’ll remember that the main appeal of the Tacx Flux was that not only was it a … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

A busy (and chilly) weekend at home as we slide into December.  Here’s what I was up to! 1) Unboxing Stryd I actually had a bunch of things I was getting unboxed on Friday.  These three were on the list.  … Read More Here

Week in Review–Dec 4th, 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 … Read More Here