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Week in Review–June 25th, 2017

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

Last Week in Review–June 20th, 2017

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

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in the Netherlands

It continues to be a busy summer, even more so with a bunch of products on the radar to get reviews knocked out as announcements occur coming into the start of the Tour de France next weekend (the weekend after … Read More Here

Stages Dash Bike Computer In-Depth Review

Late last summer at Eurobike, Stages announced a new product line from the company with the addition of their Dash bike computer.  But in many ways it’s more than just one product line, but rather an entire collection of products.  … Read More Here

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Fitbit Alta HR In-Depth Review

In what may seem like a sea of Fitbit models, the Fitbit Alta HR attempts to strike the balance between what folks want as a straightforward activity tracker, while making some nods towards basic workout support.  I’ve been wearing a … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Nice to be back home for the weekend, especially as the temperature heats up as we ease into summer.  Here’s what we were up to! 1) Special delivery You know those small mailbox supply stores you see in strip malls … Read More Here

Dîner en Blanc 2017– Still the best night in Paris!

It’s that time of year again for the best night in Paris.  For the last four years in Paris we’ve been lucky enough to attend the famed Dîner en Blanc (Dinner in white) event, which is a massive flash-mob like … Read More Here

Thoughts on the wearables studies (including The Stanford Wearables study)

As might be obvious these days, publishing a study on wearables is the fashionable thing to do.  There seems to be a new major (or at least noticed in the mainstream media) wearable study published every month.  Sometimes more often.  … Read More Here

Polar A370 In-Depth Review

Just over a week ago Polar announced their latest wearable – the Polar A370.  This new unit took the hardware of the Polar A360 that was released about 18 months ago and plopped in a few new features like continuous … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 4th, 2017

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 few quick thoughts on the bePro Gen2…err…Favero Assioma

Earlier this week bePro announced their 2nd generation power meter.  Well, actually, they didn’t.  A company called Favero announced something called the Assioma, which is the successor to the bePro power meter pedals announced almost exactly two years ago.  See … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what we were up to on this extended weekend edition of the 5 Random Things! 1) Off to Canada we go! We started off the weekend with a mere 8 hour flight to Toronto…followed by a four hour layover…and … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 28th, 2017

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

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The Day in May DCR $500 Gadget Giveaway Winner!

Last week was giveaway time! A rather respectable 7,467 of you entered the giveaway to pick up anything you wanted with a $500 credit to Clever Training for a gadget of your choice.  Which appears to smash the previous single-giveaway … Read More Here

Garmin VIRB 360 5.7K Action Cam In-Depth Review

Today Garmin jumped into the 360° fray by introducing their own 360° action camera – the VIRB 360.  This camera one-ups everyone in the specs department by mic-dropping 5.7K resolution alongside being completely waterproofed with GPS built-in.  Not to mention … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 22nd, 2017

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 Day in May DCR $500 Gadget Giveaway!

It’s a day in May.  No, not May Day.  That, according to Wikipedia is May 1st.  Rather, it’s May 20th – which I reason is 20 times better than May 1st (albeit, less awesome than May 5th).  Why’s it better?  … Read More Here

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Giro d’Italia 2017: Spectating and behind the scenes!

My day at Stage 10 of the Giro was jam-packed. It basically couldn’t get any more packed.  I arrived into the small town where the stage was starting from around 10:30PM the night prior, and by 4:17PM the next day … Read More Here

Giro d’Italia 2017–The Trainers, Power Meters and Gadgets of the Pro Peloton

Yesterday I spent the full day at the Giro d’Italia checking out all the sports tech goods the pro teams had on hand.  In the case of this stage, it was an individual time trial – which means that each … Read More Here

The DCR Analyzer Is Now Available For You To Use!

And by now…I mean like 5 months ago. But no matter, I’m finally getting around to telling you about it in some manner that might be noticeable.  Or even semi-formal. But wait – what’s the DCR Analyzer? You know in … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

The weather continues to get warmer here in Paris – and this weekend was quite nice. Here’s what I was up to! 1) A quick lunch run I headed out Friday midday for a short lunch run.  It was part … Read More Here

Week in Review–May 14th, 2017

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

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR In-Depth Review

Last summer (2016) amidst Suunto announcing the Spartan series, they made note of a planned optical heart rate enabled version that would be released down the road.  Fast forward to this past January (2017) and at CES they did just … Read More Here

ROTOR 2INpower In-Depth Review

Over the last few years, ROTOR has been slowly increasing both the quantity of power meters they make – as well as the types of power meters they make.  It first started with the original ROTOR Power LT some three … Read More Here

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Thoughts on GoPro’s new Fusion 360° 5.2K camera

A few weeks ago GoPro sorta-announced a new action cam.  Sorta being the operative word here.  Unlike most GoPro announcement occurrences, this was more of a formalized naming and acknowledgment of existence.  It included roughly as much information as an … Read More Here