Week in Review–February 4th, 2018

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 Because It’s Friday $500 Gadget Giveaway Winner!

Last weekend I held the $500 gadget giveaway.  I considered it somewhat of a celebration of Australia Day, where I currently am.  A whopping 6,809 of you entered over the weekend – which once again one-ups the last record for … Read More Here

Quick Tip: Quickly creating routes on your phone for your Garmin & Wahoo devices

Longtime readers know that one of the biggest annoyances I have with Garmin’s entire mobile platform is that for a company whose sole existence was for location purposes, you actually can’t create a darn course/route in Garmin Connect Mobile.  Nor … Read More Here

Early Look: AeroLab Tech’s Aerodynamic Sensors

For years, aerodynamic sensors and testing facilities for cycling have been appropriated to not just the pointy end of the pack, but the absolute tip of that pointy end.  The cost for a mere hour of wind tunnel time is as … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

This past week we jumped on a 3.5 hour flight to leave Adelaide and the Tour Down Under behind, and fly over to Perth (also Australia).  It’s here (well, technically Fremantle…actually, more technically North Coogee) that we’ll be hanging out … Read More Here

Week in Review–Jan 27th, 2018

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 Because It’s Friday $500 Gadget Giveaway!

Today is Friday – you made it to the end of the week. But more importantly, today is also Australia Day. I only know that because I’m in Australia, and the beaches are more crowded than the starting line of … Read More Here

Hands-on with VirtuGO: Is it a viable Zwift competitor?

Within the trainer app realm, much is made of the giants – Zwift and TrainerRoad.  And rightfully so, they’ve grown their respective customer bases over years with boatloads of happy customers.  At the other end of the spectrum is a … Read More Here

First Look: SOLOS Gen2 Wearable Sports Heads up Display

While both Google Glass and Recon Jet have ridden off into the sunset, there are still 2-3 companies working to capture your heads up display glass dollars.  One of them, SOLOS, was back at CES again this year showing off … Read More Here

Suunto announces new Spartan variant, also firmware update for all Spartan owners

Over the last few days Suunto has announced another new device this year (beyond the Suunto 3 Fitness from CES), this time adding a further model to the Spartan series.  This new model is in many ways exactly like the … Read More Here

Behind the Scenes: Riding in the FDJ Team Car

I’m going to start the post by saying that if there’s any video of mine you watch this year, I’d definitely go with this one.  It’s largely unedited chunks of what it’s actually like in a pro tour team car, … Read More Here

A Look At Velon’s Live Race Tracking System

Since a change in leadership at the UCI in 2013, we’ve seen an increase in the number of data tracking platforms that are following the pro peloton.  For example, last year at the Tour Down Under I highlighted one solution … Read More Here

Tour Down Under Tidbits: BMC Chilling Vests, Race Convoy Walkthrough, Media Swag Bag

Each day I’m here down in Adelaide at the Tour Down Under I’m roughly spending half my day at or getting to/from the race site, and then half my day writing posts and editing videos. Mixed in there is also … Read More Here

Photos from the Tour Down Under Bikes, Beers & Tech Night

On the eve of the start of Stage 1 at the Tour Down Under we held a grand event: One solely focused on bike tech and beer.  And by grand…I mean in the back outside section of a pub under … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness at CES: Update on the KICKR CLIMB Timelines

Like many fitness tech companies at CES this year, Wahoo Fitness decided against being on the show-floor with a large booth.  Joining Fitbit and others, Wahoo went with off show-floor arrangements, in this case a suite some 31 floors above … Read More Here

A Closer Look at The Specialized Power Meter Spotted at The Tour Down Under

At the 2018 Tour Down Under, there honestly isn’t a ton of new bike tech.  At least, bike tech within the realm that I care about. Undoubtedly there are new frames, wheels, and probably the odd brake pad.  But in … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2018: Sports Tech Gear Of the Pro Men

The Tour Down Under represents the first race of the UCI WorldTour season, and as such, establishes what we’ll see in terms of equipment as the baseline for most tech on the teams this year. The men kicked off their … Read More Here

Hello Australia! I’m crashing your country through March!

Four redeye flights in a row later coming from CES in Las Vegas the wrong way around the world, and I’ve arrived in Australia!  Actually, more accurately, we’ve arrived in Australia.  Me, The Girl, and both Peanuts (Lucy is getting … Read More Here

Running On Peloton’s New Tread Connected Treadmill

This week at CES, Peloton raised the stakes and announced their long awaited treadmill – simply called Tread.  For those not familiar, Peloton is the indoor cycling studio that’s transplanted into your living room via their swanky (and expensive) indoor … Read More Here

Spire: These activity tracking sensors attach to your underwear

With thousands of companies exhibiting at CES, you see all sorts of things across a wide array of viability levels.  Some stuff you see you’ll know will be a hit.  While others it’s just a matter of time before not … Read More Here

Hands-on: Scosche’s New Rhythm 24 Optical HR Sensor Swiss-Army Knife

I initially thought of just titling this post “Scosche’s New Rhythm 24 Optical HR Band”, but in reality, that doesn’t begin to capture what they’re doing with the new Rhythm 24.  Because almost everything they’ve added is about things beyond … Read More Here

First Look: The Suunto 3 Fitness: Lightweight Non-GPS Sports Watch

Today, on the eve of CES opening its doors, Suunto cracked the lid on their latest watch, the Suunto 3 Fitness.  These small and incredibly lightweight watches are somewhat aimed to compete with the likes of Polar’s M430 watches, as well … Read More Here

GoPro exits drone business, but also drops price on GoPro Hero 6 Black

In a move that will surprise approximately nobody, GoPro officially announced they’re exiting the flying camera business.  This was rumored over the weekend with the slashing of some 245 jobs, but solidified today in their earnings call.  Of course, while … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin’s Forerunner 645 Music GPS Watch

(Update – March 5th, 2018 – My Full FR645 Music In-Depth Review is now available, head over to the link to check it all out!) Finally, Garmin now makes a wearable that plays music. In some ways, that’s sorta all … Read More Here

Wahoo TICKR FIT Optical HR Sensor In-Depth Review

Today Wahoo announced their latest device – the Wahoo TICKR FIT.  The TICKR FIT is simply an optical heart rate sensor that transmits ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart.  Basically, it’s like a Scosche Rhythm+ or to a slightly lesser extent like a … Read More Here