Or as we would say in English… Good Morning!
The Makers are finally back in Amsterdam and reacclimated to the time zone here. As well, I have pressed the reset button on the newsletter. Things started to slide a little bit while on vacation, so I am officially back to the Tuesday deadlines.
As always, if you’re new to the newsletter and want to catch up on all the news, you can find all of the archives here.
Crunch time has arrived for Ray, and all of the bike world in fact. It’s prep week for the infamous Eurobike. If you don’t know what Eurobike is, you might be subscribed to the wrong newsletter? It’s one of the biggest industry events for all things bike. There are always mega announcements on everything from bike lights to power based crank sets, wheel hubs, pedals...everything. Everyone bike savvy is chomping at the bit to get their hands on the latest and greatest. Ray included. Though, by the number of times Mister DHL and Mister UPS have rang my door bell this past week, I’m starting to wonder if there are any surprises left for Ray? He is like a kid at Christmas right now, so many new toys! If you want a taste of what the next 7-10 days of posting will look like, you can click here and see all the previous Eurobike posts by Ray.
So, with that in mind, we will take a look at what Ray was up to last week. Knowing that a lot of work he did won’t be realized until the embargos are lifted next week.
Last week we learned that Kinetic’s InRide V2 and Smart trainers are now supporting both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart.
As well, in Ray’s Week in Review we discovered all the things Ray uncovered on the internet. I thought this week’s articles were particularly juicy! From industry “leaks” and industry people getting charges brought on them, I thought I was reading at the grocery store tabloids section!
Finally, he couldn’t pass up a chance to post about our weekend. There was so much good stuff happening between Friday and Sunday he had to draw the line at just 5 things. But some insider info for you, things that didn't make the cut. In the section about the swim tests, it was in fact a swim/run accountability lunch date. Basically we are making the effort to get back to logging at least a workout a week-ish together, like the good old days. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well for either of us. The open water watch test/comparison swim was a “fail boat” for both watches, and then Ray talked me into jumping into the lake after my run, ending in two shredded bloody toes from glass on the bottom. That took the romance out of things, but all the same, we did have a great "Can-Merica" weekend!