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June 3, 2005

Heating of Bicycle Tires

In Thursday’s RoadBikeRider Newsletter, reader John B. writes as part of an e-mail on another matter. I’m not one for crawling downhill with the brakes on, but I have experienced tyres melting on descents in the Alps and Dolomites. The section that contains the bead melted and stuck to the rim. This is obvious on […]

May 30, 2005

I’m Going to be Chronically Instrumented

Following up on my posts about wearing a watch that monitors my exercise, and another to monitor my sleep, Bodymedia has a watch to monitor the rest of my life. The bodybugg™ (note the aggressively lowercased trademark) monitors your motion, heat flux, galvanic skin response, skin temperature and near body temperature (not sure how heat […]

May 26, 2005

Alarm Watch Wakes You When You Are Ready

Trigeek alert! You have a watch that records all of your speed, distance and heart rate while you are training. Now you can have a watch that records all your motions while you are sleeping. The Sleeptracker watch contains an accelerometer that detects your motion during the night and indicates your “almost awake” moments for […]

May 21, 2005

New Gender Discovered – Film at 11

What were Matt Bauer and Kelley Koehler thinking? Here are the first three sentences in an article titled “Acknowledging Gender in Triathlon.” Triathlon is a rapidly growing sport with the United States of America Triathlon (USAT) association growing by 37% and a majority of that growth are women. In 2003 women comprised 35% of new […]

May 16, 2005

Polar Precision Software – Deleting Extra Data

I use a Polar Heart Rate monitor that is capable of downloading workouts to computer using Polar Precision Software. Using the software it is possible to plot the heart rate as a function of time. It also shows elevation, temperature, and if using additional transmitters, bike speed, and with the S625x running pace. My main […]

February 21, 2005

Words to Live By – Open Water Swimming

Anne Martin Martin, 37, won the Surf Coast International Triathlon in Ballarat Australia. According to this article she began her career as a runner and came late to swimming and triathlon. Swimming is still her weakness, but apparently she is making progess. There was a lot of swell on Saturday and quite choppy. Five years […]

February 8, 2005

Events 2005

Completed Events Date Event Time Age Group Ranking Apr 30 Wildflower Long Course 6:46:34 95/130 Events to Consider Date Event Registration Starts Registration Ends Jun 25 San Jose Internation Now   Jun 27 Ironman Coeur d’ Alene Registration Nov 15 Dec 10 Jul 16 Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim Now   Jul 31 Half Vineman Registered Goal […]

February 5, 2005

My First Race is On the Calendar

I signed up for my first race of the season today. The oddly named Stanford Treeathlon. The other oddity is that the 500 meter swim is about 4 laps of the perimeter of DeGuerre pool. It will be nice to go back to the pool where I became a swimmer. It is February 21st.