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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

A busy weekend back at home with plenty going on! Here’s what I was up to as the Tour de France descended into town. 1) Kickin’ off the weekend SNAP-style: My first act of the weekend was a handful of … Read More Here

Tour de France 2017- The Finish in Paris

Ahh yes, one of the best days of the year for a cyclist living in Paris.  No, actually, definitely the best day of the year for a cyclist living in this city.  And this year didn’t disappoint! This was, I … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 23rd, 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

Strava will now fix your Garmin or phone when you break it riding…or not.

On the list of things I didn’t see coming this Friday afternoon was Strava announcing that if you manage to kill your bike computer or phone while riding your bicycle, Strava will now pay get that device fixed or replaced.  … Read More Here

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Garmin Acquires Cycling Aerodynamics Company Alphamantis

This afternoon Garmin has announced that it has acquired the cycling aerodynamics focused company Alphamantis.  What’s that?  You’ve never heard of Alphamantis before?  Shame, you’ve been missing out on some pretty cool stuff. Alphamantis has actually been around a number … Read More Here

Wahoo Rolls Out ELEMNT/BOLT Live Tracking with Data & Routes

One of my biggest complaints about live tracking on Wahoo’s platform over the last year and a half is that it sucked.  I mean, not just a little suck, but a big suck.  Previously when you enabled live tracking on … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 17th, 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

Tour de France Behind the Scenes: How Dimension Data Rider Live Tracking Works

If you’ve been watching the Tour de France over the past week and a half, you’ve likely seen either the little gizmos pointing off the back of rider's seats, or the constant stream of data on your TV about where precisely … Read More Here

Amazon Prime Day Deals Today in Sports Tech

(Updated Last: 7:50PM US Eastern Time) Today is Amazon Prime Day, which is basically an excuse for the equivalent of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales to happen in July for one day…and in this case, one vendor. It technically started last … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 9th, 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

Tour de France 2017 Behind the Scenes: Stage 6

Looks like there’s going to be a bit more cycling on the blog this week. At least for today. Don’t despair runners – there’s non-cycling stuff soon arriving!  And if you like cycling? Don’t despair there either, almost more of … Read More Here

Tour de France 2017 Behind the Scenes: Stage 2

We left off yesterday with the first of my two weekend days at the Tour de France.  Don’t worry (or maybe you will), I’m not going to all the stages.  I’m going to pop in and out where it seems … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

This weekend was definitely within the whirlwind classification.  Between two airplane flights, two countries, a boatload of photos, and capped at either end with two evenings out in Paris – it was destined to be crazy busy. 1) So much … Read More Here

Tour de France 2017 Behind the Scenes: Stage 1

This weekend was a whirlwind of time spent at the opening two days of the Tour de France.  I took over 1,000 photos on the first day alone. About 100 of those ended up in my Tour de France 2017 … Read More Here

Elite’s new Direto trainer–Hands on!

Today Elite announced their newest trainer for the 2017-2018 winter trainer season – the Direto.  This direct drive controllable trainer is notable partly for its price ($899), but also partly because it’s sporting easily the highest accuracy rating of any … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 1st, 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 Sardinia

Turns out the last few months have been a wee bit heavy on travel.  Thankfully, they’ve all been to great places – and for better or worse, we’ll be taking a bit of a staycation for the majority of the … Read More Here

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

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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

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