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Ahh yes, finally getting some re-warmth into the springtime weather her in Amsterdam. Not a massive amount of warmth, but I’ll take any bit I can get. Here’s what I was up to this weekend, with family in town as …

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Blog 5 Random Things Windmills

I’m just wrapping up my long weekend here in Monterey, CA hanging out at the Sea Otter Classic bike festival/event. While I’ve got a couple of tech-focused posts coming up over the next 24-36 hours, I figured I’d dive into …

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Blog 5 Random Things California gravel Monterey Mountain Biking Sea Otter Sea Otter 2019 Zwift HQ

Here’s what I was up to this past weekend as I prepped for a bit of time across the pond. Enjoy! 1) Getting the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active post out Friday was the day that never quite ended. I got …

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Blog 5 Random Things Cargo Bike Flights Goats

First up, since I don’t have a ‘Week in Review’ post this week, if you didn’t catch the latest podcast episode that went up late Friday, here’s the skinny: We dive into left-only power meters, Apple Watch ECG expansion, early …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam Data Running Stroller

Here’s what I was up to this past weekend in surprisingly sunny Amsterdam. Apparently a lot of gadget shopping now that I look at the list. Enjoy! 1) Samsung Galaxy Active Unboxing: Friday afternoon I got busy unboxing the Samsung …

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And just like that, I’m back in Amsterdam. Well, sorta. By time you read this I’ve already left the continent in search for…umm…colder weather, apparently. But more on that at the end. Let’s dive into what was happenin’ this past …

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Blog 5 Random Things Peloton

Ok, a bit belated on this ‘5 Random Things’ post – but it’s been a whirlwind of a last few days, and I finally have a few minutes to write out some stuff as we complete our last flight of …

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Blog 5 Random Things Cape Town South Africa

We’re down to our last 9 or so days here in Cape Town, and working to make the most of them! Here’s what we were up to over this past weekend. 1) Mountain Biking Morning Early Friday morning I headed …

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Blog 5 Random Things Africa Cape Town

While it may seem a bit quieter on the site in recent weeks – that’s mostly because I’ve been slammed trying to get things all setup in the new space, as well as compiling the huge buyers guides (Power Meter …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam

An in between weekend – that’s what this was. I’ve been home the last week after my Interbike and such trips the week before.  But come the end of the weekend it was back on a plane and across the …

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Blog 5 Random Things GoPro Hero 7 Livestreaming

After having spent a little over a week stateside for Interbike and a few other meetings, it was time to head back to Amsterdam for another week at home. Here’s what I was up to over the past weekend while …

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It was a relatively quiet weekend here in Amsterdam – a bit of a calm before the storm of tons of travel, industry events, and plenty of other product related stuff. Here’s what we were up to! 1) Lunch inside …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam Food

Ok, this post would be slightly behind the curve, but it’s been a super busy last few days, especially yesterday. As one might expect, lots of ‘new stuff’ coming over the next few weeks. September is usually when you see …

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Yes, I’m still alive – despite being a bit quiet on the site this past week. Playing catchup after last week’s quick 46hr round-trip from Amsterdam to NYC and back. Add to that managing to get a bit sick the …

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Blog 5 Random Things DJI Gimbals DJI Mavic DJI Mavic 2 DJI Ronin-S Gimbals

This was a relatively calm and relaxing weekend, as we come up on a few busy weeks worth of goodness (actually, about 8 weeks of busy). So, here’s what we were up to! 1) Ride with The Girl Friday evening …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam Cycling Amsterdam Running

A reasonably productive weekend the last few days have been (well, except on the pizza oven list). Especially for some upcoming new products. Here’s what I was up to nonetheless! 1) Arts and crafts project: A couple weeks ago the …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam Running COROS Pace DCR Amsterdam Cave

With the weather deciding to normalize a bit for the weekend (down from the near 100°F/38°C temps), we were able to enjoy things a wee bit more, and have actual energy to do stuff beyond laze on the couch staring …

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Blog 5 Random Things birthday Suunto 9

After a number of crazy busy weeks for travel between Florida in June and Eurobike related stuff the last few weeks – it’s time to bring back the 5 Random Things series.  Usually, when things get busy during the week, …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam DCR Cave Amsterdam

A busy weekend back home in Amsterdam after a few weeks of travelling.  I couldn’t begin to include all the random things in this weekend’s list, it was so packed with stuff.  So here’s the top five! 1) Openwater swim …

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Blog 4th of July 5 Random Things Amsterdam Swimming Canada Day Fenix 5 Plus Garmin Fenix 5 Plus Openwater Swimming Suunto 9

Ok, it’s been a long day (it started Sunday morning for me, and it’s technically now 1:25AM Tuesday morning).  But I wanted to knock out this post before the week gets a bit crazy. Here’s what I’ve been up to …

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Blog 5 Random Things Florida Openwater Swim

Mid-last week we loaded up the family and jetted across the pond for a couple week visit to both of our families.  In this case, they were both conveniently currently located in Florida, making the jaunt between them far less …

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Blog 5 Random Things Florida SRM EXAKT

This weekend The Girl was off enjoying the weekend away in Austria, giving me full reign of the two kiddos.  As such I was a bit limited in terms of doing things like outdoor rides on a road bike…but I …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam Cycling Avio Power Meter Testing Urban Arrow

With our second full weekend in the Netherlands in the books, here’s what we were up to. I think we’re settling in quite nicely! 1) More DCR Cave V2 Office Visits Out of all of the complexities of moving countries, …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam Cycling Ikea

Phew! This weekend flew by. I just got in the door two minutes ago from the airport, after a whirlwind day that didn’t actually involve any flights.  Here, let me explain. 1) We drove to Paris We kicked off things …

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And just like that, it was time to say goodbye to Australia.  After being here a bit under three months, we were ready to begin our trek home.  How time has flown by! I can’t believe it’s been that long, …

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Blog 5 Random Things Australia Fremantle Perth

While it was a bit cooler this weekend in this little section of Australia I’m in, it’s still a heck of a lot warmer than the rest of Europe – so I consider that a win! Here’s what I was …

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Blog 5 Random Things Australia Fremantle

All sort of goodness went down this past weekend, including both gadget and not gadget stuff.  The prefect blend! 1) Riding to the shipyards Friday afternoon I set out for a quick ride to and from the shipyards a bit …

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Blog 5 Random Things Australia Magene Magene Gravat2 Perth

Despite my rainmaker moniker – it hasn’t rained a single day on me during my stay in Australia to date. Instead, it’s been endless sunshine. Well, actually, it was overcast one afternoon here in Perth.  But otherwise, it’s the best …

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Blog 5 Random Things Australia Fremantle Perth Shimano Power Meter

Happy New Year! As you’ve likely noticed, it’s been a wee bit quiet around here the last few weeks.  I wish I could say it was because I was relaxing on a beach, but alas, I’m exhausted from it all.  …

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Blog 5 Random Things CES CES2018 Hammerhead Karoo

Brrr…it got chilly here in the city this weekend, which I suppose only makes it appropriate for winterish things like holiday parties and Christmas trees.  Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days! 1) A lunch date: The …

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Blog 5 Random Things DCR Open House Paris Food

It got kinda chilly here this weekend.  Not like Finland cold, or Siberia cold.  But the kinda cold that reminds you to ensure you’ve got colder running stuff at least on deck.  In my case, I still ran in shorts…just …

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Blog 5 Random Things Paris Food Paris Skiing skiing

Somehow, the weather is still fantastic here in Paris in November.  It’s cooled down a bit in the last 24 hours, but overall, I can’t complain much.  Lots of sun, blue skies, and still largely short sleeve workout weather. 1) …

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Blog 5 Random Things DCR Live Paris Cycling

An amazing weekend of perfect weather here in Paris, more like summer than fall.  Here’s all the goodness that went down this weekend! 1) Friday Evening Delivery and Visitors After a fairly busy day, I wrapped up things with a …

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Blog 5 Random Things Bike Build Paris Cycling Paris Swimming Wattbike Atom

One of the greatest parts about living in Europe is just how easy it is to travel from country to country.  In less time than it would take to drive or train from Washington DC to NYC, we were able …

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Blog 5 Random Things Amsterdam

Another hot summer weekend in the city, but one that’s filled with sport and non-sport alike! Here’s what I was up to! 1) Indoors in the summer: I started off the weekend with a bit of a trainer ride.  I’m …

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Blog 5 Random Things Action Cams Shimano Action Cam

A busy weekend back at home with plenty going on! Here’s what I was up to as the Tour de France descended into town. 1) Kickin’ off the weekend SNAP-style: My first act of the weekend was a handful of …

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This weekend was definitely within the whirlwind classification.  Between two airplane flights, two countries, a boatload of photos, and capped at either end with two evenings out in Paris – it was destined to be crazy busy. 1) So much …

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The weather continues to get warmer here in Paris – and this weekend was quite nice. Here’s what I was up to! 1) A quick lunch run I headed out Friday midday for a short lunch run.  It was part …

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It was a whirlwind weekend, largely because I spent much of it on an airplane.  So since the weekend technically extends till Monday here in France, I’m going to go the other direction and encapsulate the end of last week …

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Blog 5 Random Things baseball Photograhy San Diego

As those astute DCR Twitter or Instagram followers may know, I’m now in California for a few weeks. A lot of weeks actually.  And actually not just in California.  Later today I’ll take a quick trip up/over to Kansas to …

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Blog 5 Random Things California Easter Monterey Stingrays

It was a hot one this weekend!  The temperatures were more like June and July, than the beginning of April. Yikes!  Nonetheless, here’s what I was up to! 1) Visitors to the cave With the Paris Marathon and Paris-Roubaix both …

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Blog 5 Random Things Paris Marathon

With The Girl and the Peanut (and Lucy) out of town this weekend, here’s what I was up to 1) The DCR Facebook Live Session! I kicked off the weekend with a 5PM (my time) DCR Q&A live stream.  This …

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Blog 5 Random Things Acer Xplova Mevo Paris Cycling

It was a wet and windy and generally miserable weekend in Paris.  But I still made the best of it! Here’s what was happening. 1) Night photos around town To combat the cold rainy weather, we started off the weekend …

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Blog 5 Random Things Paris Half-Marathon Paris Running Photograhy Xert

A gadget packed weekend is in the books!  Here’s what I was up to. 1) Putting in trainer time I kicked off the weekend with a bit under an hour on the trainer.  Nothing fancy, no apps or other complexity.  …

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Blog 5 Random Things Paris Running Running Form

The last and first weekend of the year!  Just two different years that is.  Here’s what I was up to as I kicked off 2017 and said goodbye to 2016! 1) There was much packing and prep This weekend was …

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Blog 5 Random Things Gimbal

Ahh yes, Christmas weekend!  We ended up packing in quite the pile of stuff over the last few days, far more than normal.  Albeit, mostly non-fitness related stuff.  Instead, it was more about enjoying the holiday period.  Here’s what went …

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Blog 5 Random Things Animals Christmas Disney

Just a few weekends left in the year before things get crazy in January!  Here’s what we were up to over the last couple days. 1) It’s Hammer Time First up on the weekend was a multi-part test, this one …

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Blog 4iiii Precision 5 Random Things Watteam

A full week home in the city of light…and rain.  Here’s what I was up to over the weekend! 1) More trainers have arrived! This week I had both the CycleOps Magnus and the CycleOps Hammer trainers arrive.  That follows …

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Blog 5 Random Things CycleOps Magnus Nikon KeyMission 360

It’s been a great seven days here in Colorado, so rather than focus just on the weekend, I figured I’d cover the last week’s worth of goodness from the mile-high+ realm. 1) A few days in the mountains After leaving …

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Blog 5 Random Things Colorado Denver GoPro Karma

Ok, so this is a slightly delayed list of stuff I did last weekend.  I spent more of the time on Monday finalizing my trainer app post, hence this got slid a little bit.  Don’t worry though, it’s still all …

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