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I don’t buy it.

I went through my own thoughts on the mechanical v. electronic shifting a while back, but it’s always good to get other opinions on the topic. While they are pretty solidly in the pro-electronic camp (for valid reasons), I do think that the projection that mechanical will go away is a bit unjustified. Maybe they forgot to caveat the call, but I just don’t see it. Mechanical will always have a massive…

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OK Fitbit, err… I mean Google

Fitbit has been eaten by Google. Held up for ages now by regulators, I wasn’t sure if it was ever going to happen, but obviously today, is the day. Oh happy day. Hopefully this is a good thing for Fitbit’s customers, personally I have a hard time seeing it as such. Google has a way of devouring companies and expelling their dried, and empty, husks into the toilet of history. On a…

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Wahoo doesn’t want to let 2020 go…

Unlike the rest of us, apparently someone at Wahoo wants to hold onto 2020. But, maybe I’m reading it wrong, and they really want a do-over, but with better translations and stability improvements; which TBH doesn’t sound like a bad idea. All kidding aside, if you have an ELEMNT bike computer, go ahead and update it. They all should have one :).  …

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Food for thought

Not going to deny that there might be some confirmation bias on my part, but I’ve been really pleased with the changes I made to my diet last year. That’s not to say there aren’t trade-offs involved, mostly around inconvenience, but there’s no arguing that from a personal health perspective I’m much better off. Of course it’s impossible for me to say to what degree the fitness improvements I’ve made over the…

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Hi Xert, I need to take back most of the nasty things I’ve said about you…

About a year ago, on the advice of several of my friends, I gave Baron Biosystem’s Xert platform a try. It was supposed to calculate my FTP, offer automated coaching (i.e. pick the best workout to keep me getting stronger), and provide insight into my fitness that I couldn’t get at the time (now I get some of that, poorly, from Garmin, but that’s the subject for another post). Long story short,…

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Where have all the Fat Bikes gone?

While I don’t like cold, per se, I do enjoy riding in the snow. A lot. It’s a very different kind of cycling to what I do the rest of the year. Speed and endurance take the backseat to staying upright, and enjoying the back of the bike squirm. Studs on the gravel bike help, both with confidence and traction, but I learned yesterday that there is no substitute for contact patch.…

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