Review – Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera

I had been looking for an action camera for awhile, mostly for biking but also for hiking and other activities.  While biking there have been many things that I would have liked to catch on video or photoed over the years that I have missed.  Not to mention the sheer number …

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Review – Charlene Johnson’s PiYo DVD series from Beachbody

Pilates and Yoga have been combined before, I believe Jonathan Urla may have coined the term Yogalates, meaning a mixture of the two practices. But more recently the term Piyo has come to be associated with Beachbody’s Charlene Johnson’s Piyo which, while it too is a combination of Pilates and Yoga, is a nearly continuous …

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Garmin Virb Aero-Bar Mount

I received my Garmin Virb Elite (for my full review of the Garmin Virb Elite click here) for Xmas and immediately ordered a bunch of different Go-Pro compatible mounts, for various purposes and which all fit the Virb just fine. In another blog entry I will fully review the Garmin Virb Elite itself, …

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Review – Schwinn 130 / Journey 1.0 Exercise Stationary Bike

  To replace an aging recumbent bike (that had malfunctioned, I had to jerry-rig the resistance magnet to make it work) we decided to go with a regular upright bike for bike training and exercise.  My preference is an upright bike, though we had gotten a good deal on the …

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Bored on the Treadmill, Indoor Bike Trainer, Exercise Bike, Elliptical, or Rowing Machine? Get a Chromecast!

  If you’re like me you might become bored to death of running on the treadmill, indoor bike trainer, exercise bike, rowing machine, and elliptical. I especially find myself not able to finish very many miles on the treadmill (a Sole F63 – review here) during the indoor months – …

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Review – FitBit Flex

Everyone’s heard of them – activity-trackers.  They are devices that you wear on your wrist or in your pocket or another place on your person and which monitor and track your physical activities – whether it is general movement, steps, stairs, sleep, etc.  If you want to keep a bit …

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Miscellaneous Unnamed Bike Post

I’ve been working on this blog post all Summer and the last Spring also.  I’ve got a lot of thoughts on biking but haven’t been able to gather them to my satisfaction in this post, and at this point (Fall of 2014) I just need to wrap up this entry …

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Review – Swagman XC2 2 Bike Hitch-Mount Carrier/Bike Rack

Back many years ago when I had a large car, a 1979 Cutlass Salon (I loved that car!) – I could stuff four 10-speeds into the trunk.  In addition I also used an el cheapo bike carrier that attached to the trunk of the car and later a slightly nicer trunk-mount …

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Review – U-Haul Hitch Install Service and Draw-Tite Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Hitch

I had always carried my bike either inside my trunk (when I had a massive 1979 Cutlass Salon) or on a bike carrier with very little problems (though once I was asked to pull over so a cop could check whether she could see my license plate through the bike, argh). …

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