Review – Garmin Edge 520 Plus Bike Computer/GPS

Review – Garmin Edge 520 Plus     I’ve always ridden, logged rides, and trained with a multi-sport watch (except when I was a kid and had one of those gaugey sort of things), and in the last few years I have also used the top display on my Garmin…

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A Review of Some Exercise/Fitness Logging Sites

This review will cover a few of the more popular exercise logging and fitness tracking websites, though I’m going to center this review around a few of my favorites and then more briefly touch on some others. This review also goes along with my next blog post – A Review of…

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Running & Biking in Cold Weather

Last winter (2011/2012) was a fairly mild one.  I biked and I also ran as much as I was able to, through almost the entire winter.  Of course, despite a milder winter I still had to really bundle up. So this year I plan on, and am doing, the same…

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Been a Long Time, Part II!

Been a Long Time, Part II! I‘m going to echo the first line of my last blog entry – “Yea, it’s been a long time.”   Why?   Well, I guess the blogging craze has dropped out a little, but matured, both in general and for me personally.  There’s still always  been…

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Four Dogs! Free Topo Contour Maps for GPS

Ack! Due to coincidental circumstances we’re dogsitting two extra dogs at once. And one’s a LARGE puppy. Whoa. How’d I get roped into this? But with the price of kennels and some of the scary problems people have had with some local kennels who wants to have them take care…

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Finger Lakes Vacation Trip

We’ve been throwing around a few ideas vacation-wise for quite a while.  I haven’t, personally, went on a ‘vacation’ since our honeymoon a few years ago, and neither has Jenny (though she’s taken some pretty nice biz trips).   We’ve taken weekends, sure.  And a day or two here and…

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Free Maps of the Whole US for your Garmin, Customized Engraving Company – Warning Blatant Advertisement

Free Maps of the Whole US for your Garmin   If you buy a Garmin eTrex GPS you know that the basemap for roads is, er, a bit questionable in the amount of data department.  Of course – you’re not buying the thing for the roadmaps; are you?   Well,…

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Power Crisis, Wind Power, Updated Garmin Maps, Fort Drum Air Show

Power Crisis, Wind Power Interesting.  For quite sometime I’ve been saying that we’re all dumb. Everyone in the US should have learned from the oil problems of the 70’s (whether we were alive during this time or not), and we should have seen this coming.  We should have been pushing…

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New Editor/Dashboard Look in Blogger, Google Maps with GPS, Flash Earth, Drop.io, Jott.com Now Has RSS Feeds, No WAAS on New iPhone 3G?, Converting Raster to Vector

              (The is blog entry below is no longer relevant)   New Editor/Dashboard Look in Blogger I like it; it’s bigger, brighter, and more “Web 2.0” (despite my somewhat-dislike for this misnomer that has become such an established “format”).  Or maybe this is just a…

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Internet Rumors, Upper NY Modified Garmin Maps, Scheduled Blog Entries, Mobiola Web Camera 3 – Use Your Cameraphone as a Webcam

Internet Rumors Ever play that game in elementary school where the teacher tells one kid something and that kid tells someone else, and it goes around the room until each student has told someone else? It’s an exercise to show how rumors and fact can be readily distorted, at least…

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