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Outbound Lighting Launches Detour Road/Gravel Bike Light

One of the best bike lighting decisions I’ve ever made was to take a chance on the Outbound Lighting Evo/Hangover MTB combo. It is AWESOME!!! So, I have no doubt that their new $179 Detour road/gravel light is equally awesome. Although, I would probably only use it for gravel with one of these guys, because every dropbar bike I have, has an integrated GoPro mount under the computer. Our original Road Edition…

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Garmin Rally 100/200 Firmware 4.0 Available

I was able to apply the update, but just like the last time there was weirdness where the Connect mobile app didn’t recognize that the update applied and kept wanting to offer it. Having seen this before, I checked with my Edge 530, and it went on the first time. So don’t be surprised if you see this on your end as well. It will be interesting to see if I notice…

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Garmin Launches Edge 1040 Solar, and not Solar

Lots of good stuff to be had from the $600 “Standard” and $750 Solar Edge 1040, with the main different between the two being a solar panel (duh) and the amount of device storage. DC Rainmaker saw some fairly impressive charging numbers from the solar, so my gut says if you have $600 to blow on this big guy, and you like not charging your bike computer from the grid, the $150…

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Antibiotics May Impact Endurance Athletes

Anecdotally, I have absolutely noticed a decline in motivation and performance after a course of antibiotics. Although, in each of these cases there has also been a reason why I was taking the antibiotics. Usually because I crashed my bike and needed them to prevent or fight off an infection. For that reason, I’ve never really thought about the potential that antibiotics were exacerbating the problem – until last night when I…

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Don’t be a dick, Shimano. Oh, too late…

I’ve generally had a very positive view of Shimano. For the most part, the kit just works. What’s not to like about that? Well, part of how it just works, won’t anymore because they decided to cut Hammerhead out of their Di2 licensing. Why? Because SRAM bought Hammerhead… Yep, Shimano is screwing every one of their Di2 customers that also has a Hammerhead bike computer. WTF?…

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Garmin Varia RCT715 – Camera + Radar – Leaks

First off. YES PLEASE! This is a no brainer, and I’m glad that Garmin has [allegedly] finally brought something to market. Specs are a bit thin on the ground (Reddit says $400 and 5 hours of battery life), but if those numbers are true and it’s 4K that’s not terrible; obviously more battery life would be preferred, but hey there’s only so much you can do with one built-in battery. Reddit…

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Zwift Pauses Their Ride

So remember how Zwift was working on their own hardware? Well, that’s not happening anymore. They’ve announced layoffs and a pause to the IRL Tron bike project. Bummer… Apparently the same slowdown that hit Wahoo is also impacting them. Probably bit of world returning to outside riding and general economic uncertainty. Zwift is calling this a “pause” rather than a halt, meaning however unlikely it seems, Zwift hasn’t ruled out one day…

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Garmin fēnix 6 – Firmware 21.00

Garmin changed the BETA process for 21.00, and I happily opted in. No major issues to report, but I have been having an ongoing problem with the Training Effect (TE) displayed on the initial activity report since 20.86. Where it shows the TE from the previous activity (or nothing if I rebooted b/w activities) on the first screen, but the correct one when digging into the details (see below). They are claiming…

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