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Garmin Edge 530/830/1030 Get Radar Enhancements

If you have a Garmin Edge 530/830/1030/1030 Plus, a Varia, and are comfortable running BETA firmware, Garmin just released a firmware update that, along with some other improvements, adds an “All Clear” tone for the radar. While that might not seem like a massive improvement, if it works that’s a fantastic enhancement to the experience (which is already pretty awesome). Changes made from version 6.20 to 6.22: CIQ 3.2: Added CIQ 3.2…

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Garmin releases 12.20 firmware for fēnix 6

The pace of improvements for the fēnix 6 is very impressive. Although, it’s also kind of disheartening that there are still so many issues to fix… I’ve been running the 11.x->12.10 betas without issue, well generally anyway, there are definitely some issues – just nothing that I would consider a showstopper or blocker of basic functionality. Unfortunately, Garmin hasn’t provided a download for 12.20 so we’re reliant on rollout schedules. Although, sometimes…

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This shouldn’t be free

No one knows the sports gadget like DC Rainmaker. No one. That he does this every year isn’t news, it’s totally understandable that someone with the level of expertise that he possesses would be in high demand for industry events. What’s awesome, is that after recording this for the players, he shares it with the rest of us. At 44+ minutes, it might test the attention span, so grab whatever helps you…

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Not cool Strava, not cool at all…

I’m not sure when it happened, but Strava has silently changed the amount they plan to charge me come December from the $23.99 I agreed to auto-pay, to the $59.99 they are now charging for Live Segments  + a bunch of rubbish. Legally they are allowed to do this sort of thing, but it’s still shifty AF to change the price by 2.5x and not the automatic opt-in. Clearly they have the…

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We can’t have nice things

Remember how that guy freaked out about Strava matching his run with someone else’s? Well, apparently we can’t have nice things now because freaking outweighs sense. Of course, it is easier for me to feel the way I do because there’s literally zero reason why anyone would stalk me. But, for those who have concerns around that, the option existed to not be in the Flyby pool. Where what Strava did, by…

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State Bicycle 6061 Black Label All-Road Checks A Lot of Boxes

✔️Metal  ✔️Frameset option ✔️Price ✔️Fender mounts ✔️Orange So maybe, orange bikes aren’t your thing. You’re obviously wrong, but my kids tell me I need to be “more sensitive” to a diversity of opinions, so we’ll let it slide. But, there is no denying that the 6061 Black Label (hmm… Johnnie Walker might take issue with that), named for the 6061 aluminum used in the frame, is good value-for-money at $1,400. Although, personally…

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Lots of neat there

I was traveling yesterday so I missed Canyon’s unveiling of the 2021 Aeroad. Having resolved that just now, I have to say that there’s a lot of clever engineering going on there; especially with the 3-peice cockpit. Although, they still don’t have an option that works for me; with my 130mm x 38mm setup. I do worry that they got a little too clever with the seatpost though, because while it looks…

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