Cycling

How to display horsepower on Wahoo Elemnt and Bolt

I’m a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer and its new smaller sibling, the Bolt, but I never found much use for the color coded LED display on the units.  That changed when I figured out how to configure the

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How to display horsepower on Wahoo Elemnt and Bolt

I’m a fan of the Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer and its new smaller sibling, the Bolt, but I never found much use for the color coded LED display on the units.  That changed when I figured out how to configure the

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share

The Music of “Breaking Away”, free to use and share Every cyclist is stirred by the classical music used in the Academy Award-winning 1979 movie “Breaking Away.” We hum the Italian Symphony when we train, we sing “Libiamo” as we

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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When you run out of gears on Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM

Countless reviewers have compared the components from Campagnolo, SRAM and Shimano but there’s a key feature that often gets overlooked – What happens when you ask for one last easier gear but your bike has no more cogs to offer? We’ve all

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What Strava and Foreflight can learn from each other

As an avid cyclist and novice pilot, I’ve struck by the similarities and differences between Strava and Foreflight.  Both are GPS-based subscription services that were launched less than a decade ago and have become pervasive and powerful. Both have been

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What Strava and Foreflight can learn from each other

As an avid cyclist and novice pilot, I’ve struck by the similarities and differences between Strava and Foreflight.  Both are GPS-based subscription services that were launched less than a decade ago and have become pervasive and powerful. Both have been

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How Fast is Strava Growing?

I’ve written before about Strava, the ride sharing app that’s become the most important social network in cycling.  Previously I sampled Strava’s member numbers to estimate the number of active and premium members and to survey Strava’s global reach. In

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How Fast is Strava Growing?

I’ve written before about Strava, the ride sharing app that’s become the most important social network in cycling.  Previously I sampled Strava’s member numbers to estimate the number of active and premium members and to survey Strava’s global reach. In

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Strava and the Olympics

As the Olympic Games approach I want to investigate an interesting question – can athletes post their Olympic cycling performances on Strava?  Will they? Strava posts from top cycling races have become a new and fascinating way for fans to follow and

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Strava and the Olympics

As the Olympic Games approach I want to investigate an interesting question – can athletes post their Olympic cycling performances on Strava?  Will they? Strava posts from top cycling races have become a new and fascinating way for fans to follow and

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Drinking fountains of Florence and Tuscany

One of the surprises about Italian cycling is that most riders carry only one water bottle, even on the hottest days.  In Tuscany you are never far from the next village, and in virtually every village there’s a public water fountain.

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Drinking fountains of Florence and Tuscany

One of the surprises about Italian cycling is that most riders carry only one water bottle, even on the hottest days.  In Tuscany you are never far from the next village, and in virtually every village there’s a public water fountain.

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A bike build for Adam Savage

I admire Adam Savage, one of the hosts of Mythbusters.  Adam and I are about the same age and share some of the same interests – for instance, we both took up juggling as teens. Now that Mythbusters is off

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A bike build for Adam Savage

I admire Adam Savage, one of the hosts of Mythbusters.  Adam and I are about the same age and share some of the same interests – for instance, we both took up juggling as teens. Now that Mythbusters is off

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The End of the Summit Marker Project

I’ve always loved the kilometer markers and summit monuments on European roadsides. They inspired me to make summit markers for the local climbs that I love best. I hoped that if I made the markers look official, no one would think it was

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The End of the Summit Marker Project

I’ve always loved the kilometer markers and summit monuments on European roadsides. They inspired me to make summit markers for the local climbs that I love best. I hoped that if I made the markers look official, no one would think it was

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Wacky Cycling Inventions I’ve tried, Part II – Skewers!

This post reviews two specialty quick-release skewers that I’ve tried.  Though both showed promise and original thinking, ultimately neither made it into my permanent kit. Mavic Anti-Theft Quick Release Skewer This clever little product is designed to prevent wheel theft.

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Wacky Cycling Inventions I’ve tried, Part II – Skewers!

This post reviews two specialty quick-release skewers that I’ve tried.  Though both showed promise and original thinking, ultimately neither made it into my permanent kit. Mavic Anti-Theft Quick Release Skewer This clever little product is designed to prevent wheel theft.

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