Review – Uriah Windproof Cycling Shoe Covers

Quick review here, of the Uriah Windproof Cycling Shoe Covers. If you live and bike anywhere where it gets fairly cold you may either need to use something really warm on your feet or get shoe covers.  These are my first pair of any kind of shoe cover, and they …

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Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier Modification/Reinforcement

In an earlier blog posting I reviewed the Swagman XC2 Bike Carrier (see my review here – Swagman XC2 2 Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier/Bike Rack) and the U-Haul Hitch Install Service and Draw-Tite Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Hitch. Both the carrier as well as the hitch still work well… Yet, when the carrier is attached …

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Review – Specialized Pitch Comp 650b

‘m an occasional mountain biker, my main interest being road biking.  Ninety-nine percent of my biking is on the road (or what passes for it sometimes) with just the occasional foray into the wilderness on the MTB.  I’ve been mountain biking for many years, and certain riding on trails before …

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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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