Reviews – Cycleaware Reflex Bicycle Mirror versus Race Icon Bike Mirror (also sold under other names)

‘m a longtime advocate of bike mirrors, in one form or another (and bike safety in general).   Sure. some riders think bike mirrors look geeky or funny-looking, others just don’t like them, and still others (like bike weight weenies) think the miniscule weight or tiny wind resistance they add is …

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Setting Up A Webcam on Old Re-Purposed Computer Equipment, Using Yawcam

There are a lot of good quality IP cameras out there (as well as a lot of el cheapo not-so-good quality ones) that work well.   But if you don’t mind a larger physical footprint and a lack of portability – admittedly two important reasons about why people buy small portable …

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Cycling Cadence and a Review – WAHOO RPM Cadence Sensor, Bluetooth and ANT+

I don’t do a huge amount of  super-intense high performance training, but I like to improve my biking (as well as running, weight-lifting, and everything else) here and there with as much training as possible (while still enjoying the hell out of my rides – something I couldn’t do if I …

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Review – DisplayLink USB to VGA /DVI / HDMI Graphics Adapter

his review may be a little shorter than some of my reviews, not because I’m hurrying the review or writing a quick one necessarily.  But more because the whole setup process was so quick and seamless and everything was working so well that I had it all running in no …

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Top of Dulles State Office Building Panorama, Highest Building in Watertown, NY

The other day a customer asked me about doing a virtual reality panorama shot of their office to make their clients more comfortable.  It got me thinking about my panorama website, which I had created years ago and have never updated, nor even looked at in years in fact. For …

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Reviews – Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP & Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack

With bags and packs in general – biking or otherwise; I think there are three important main points to consider. Firstly, it should have at least one large storage area.  It can be configurable to have partitions to give it the ability to be divided into smaller sections but having at least one …

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Adding a Bike Carrier Rack to a Bicycle without Mounts/Eyelets

When I acquired my newest bicycle, an endurance cycle made for multiple conditions (Kona Esatto), the company website mentioned all the accessories that could be used put on it.  Including bike racks and panniers. Unfortunately, a standard bike rack with arms on the front that attach to eyelet mounts (or bosses) on …

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Review – Giant Horizon Helmet

When I see people biking without a helmet it makes me cringe.  Even when I see the casual and slow bicyclists. Not that I don’t blame people for biking without a helmet.  They can be warm and some people think they feel awkward on their head, maybe some think they look funny, an …

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