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Garmin Drops 10.33 Alpha for fēnix 7

Lots of change here, but the biggest is probably the addition of “Morning Report”. This is a feature found on the 255/955, that was promised for the fēnix 7, but hasn’t made it over until now. Although, it’s just the foundational elements on the watch so far. You can only turn it on/off, with no option to mess about with the settings. This not me complaining though, because Alpha software is by…

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Wahoo Launches Elemnt Roam 2022 (V2) Cycling Computer

As stupid as it might sound, the change to USB-C for data and charging is the most interesting thing about the new Roam for me. Yeah, more better GPS is great, but most of the time when GPS goes wonky, it’s a silent failure. Where having to pack a separate set of cables, or clutter the charging blocks with antiquated connectors, juts to charge my bike computer is an ongoing failure. But…

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I expected this to be marketing BS, but it was fairly sensible…

There are a few interesting takeaways from this Rene Herse article on the aerodynamics of gravel bikes/riding. If you just want the TLDR; body position is where it’s at (duh). I did enjoy that they corroborated my assertion that aero gravel wheels aren’t a great idea :). But I would like to see some independent corroboration of the claim that a handlebar bag is more aerodynamic. They claim a small gain, probably…

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Why don’t we like TT?

I did my first organized, licensed, legit time-trial (TT) on Sunday, and it was a blast. But, it’s not really a discipline with broad appeal in the US (this is different in other countries), and I don’t understand why. I have some theories, but I think it might be better to ask why you all don’t do TT (or if you do, chime in to say that). It’s a style of riding…

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Events

Turkey Burner – 2022

Last year’s Turkey Burner was a highlight last year. The course was awesome, the organizer was awesome, and it was just all around feel good event. I signed up for the 2022 race, on Saturday, November 5th, a while back but forgot to get this post up pointing that out. It should be fun, and the winner takes home a frozen turkey, and last year they got some malt liquor too :).…

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Wahoo KICKR V6/2022 Launches

There’s not a lot new in the V6 KICKR, but the addition of Wi-Fi is nice for those using an Apple TV (like me) because it frees up the Bluetooth connections for other things. Otherwise, I’m not really seeing anything upgrade worthy if you already have a working smart trainer configuration. But, obviously a solid contender if you’re looking for THE BEST smart trainer (or one of the best anyway) available today.…

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