I stumbled on this the other day mainly because of a Twitter interaction. It’s a new product called ActivBeacon for your phone (currently only iPhone4 or above). The idea is simple. It uses the onboard accelerometers on your phone combined with GPS to determine if you have a fall, crash, or stop moving. When that happens, it sends out a emergency text and voice messages with your GPS coordinates to your designated… Read More
It looks like the Boston Marathon isn’t the only world-class race to get bandit’ed. The Tour de France has now succumb to this disturbing trend in endurance racing. Sure they were on stationary bikes, but that’s how it starts. Nip it the bud now, France! You’ve been warned.
I come from a traditional team athletics background, and I always picked up skill sports pretty quickly. I’m no Bo Jackson (you younger folks can Google him), but it usually doesn’t take me too long to become respectably proficient in my sport du jour, and I’ve had a lot of them since leaving school. With endurance sports or strength sports, that’s just not the case. Athletic ability helps, but there are no… Read More
I only got into road cycling last June when I decided to train for a triathlon, and there were a number of things that caught me by surprise. I realized that I had been an utter asshole at times to cyclists, and I want to share how you may be an unintentional asshole too. Obviously there are some entitled cyclists that are assholes themselves, but they are in the minority. Give a… Read More