Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Headlight

I’m a sucker for smart devices, whether at home, or on the bike. This smart headlamp uses ANT+ with a bike computer that supports it (cough, only Garmin currently) to set the brightness and mode based on speed and available light. Brilliant!!! Not the cheapest 800 lumen headlight, but after factoring the GoPro mountable nature of the light, the price […]

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Garmin Announces Edge 530 & 830

The Edge 830 costs $100 more than the 530, but there isn’t much daylight between the two otherwise. Although, according to Garmin the 830 is smaller and lighter than the 530. Both are packed with features, and address two of my complaints with my 520 Plus: Wi-Fi frees you from the mobile for syncing and support for BTLE sensors. Today […]

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Visualizing workout data

I’ve been looking for a better way to visualize the workout metrics produced from my bicycling computer than the tiny graphs that Strava provides, but I didn’t find anything that quite suited my requirements. So, I built something, and would love it if I could get some help testing it out. Usage is simple, drop the files (GPX, TCX, FIT) […]

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Wahoo is working on Varia support

I recently had the chance to ride on the outskirts of Las Vegas, and while I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with the drivers there from a car before. It was a wholly different experience on my bicycle. To be fair, this concern isn’t geographically isolated; there are unsympathetic drivers everywhere. More that riding in an unfamiliar location alongside the […]

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