From Gear Junkie: Thousands Of Cyclists ‘Die’ In London
The protest took place outside the offices of Transport for London, the transportation authority for the city where 14 people have died in cycling related accidents during the past year including six during the two weeks leading up to the protest. Read the rest of this entry »
Minimalist running shoe maker Newton has proved that you can always add more without actually adding too much. This is true with the company’s line of 2014 running shoes. The company promises “more pop than ever,” and this includes the new +ONE lug platform, which adds a fifth lug to provide more cushioning, greater responsiveness and a broader, more stable base for the runner.
The company’s entire line of 2014 shoes will be ready to hit the road or trail in February.
[Press Release: Newton Running 2014 Speed and Mileage Trainers Offer More Pop Than Ever]
While Thanksgiving is just a week away there is still time to find a running race – or Turkey Trot – to take part in. So before you indulge, hit the road jack!
Thanksgiving Themed Races Official Website
It is November and while that means Thanksgiving with Christmas just around the corner, it is also the time when we start to hear about the International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards. For the upcoming show, the Honoree in the Wearable Technologies category includes the Magellan Echo, the first smartwatch dedicated to running by connecting smartphone fitness apps to the wrist. It utilizes Bluetooth Smart to wirelessly connect with a smartphone and provides users control over their favorite fitness app and displays running metrics where it can be easily seen.
Magellan Echo drives integration with the world of sport and fitness apps, and has support from Strava, MapMyFitness, iSmoothRun and Wahoo Fitness. Echo features a ruggedized design, water-resistance to withstand adverse conditions and a replaceable battery that lasts 6-11 months.
Magellan Echo Official Website
Lance Comes Clean
From Cycling News: Lance Armstrong exclusive interview: Part 1
A year on from USADA’s Reasoned Decision, Lance Armstrong swivels in his desk chair as he talks at length about the last 12 months and many aspects of his career starting from when he turned professional back in 1992. The now disgraced Texan has agreed to sit down with Cyclingnews Editor Daniel Benson for a face-to-face interview in his new temporary home in a sleepy suburban district of Austin. Read the rest of this entry »
Swedish shoemaker Icebug is looking to give minimalist runners some serious traction for the trails. The company is in maximum gear with the Acceleritas3, a shoe that strips away everything except what is needed for stable footing in any terrain.
Designed to feel like a pair of socks, this natural shoe provides thermal and impact protection and yes a lot of traction. The outsole offers a special pattern that is optimized to grip on hard as well as wet surfaces. The shoes won’t absorb water and thus won’t get heavier even in wet and watery conditions. Instead they’ll feel light on the feet while offering serious grip in almost any terrain.
Icebug Acceleritas3 Official Website
Bike Sales Up
From BikeRadar: Bikes outsold cars in UK and Europe in 2012…
New figures suggest bikes are selling faster than cars across most of Europe, despite another set of data saying bikes sales are declining as well. Read the rest of this entry »
This Sunday will see the annual running of the ING New York City Marathon and New Balance is putting its best foot forward so to speak with special NYC-themed version of the 890v4 and 990v3. If you can’t make it to the Big Apple to get a pair you can try to dash online. But act quick, these are likely to sell out. Video after the jump
From BikeRadar: Bordering cycle lanes with white lines will not keep cyclists safe, says charity The CTC has questioned elements of a coroner’s report which suggested London’s unbordered blue cycle lanes could be made safer if they were demarcated with white lines. The charity claim that most motorists won’t be aware of the legal differences anyway. Read the rest of this entry »
From Gear Junkie: Man Rides Unicycle On 525-Mile Bike Tour
Riding 525 miles on a bicycle is a solid physical challenge. Grandfather of five Mark Massie made it tougher, opting to ride the entire California Coast Classic Bike Tour on a unicycle. Read the rest of this entry »
We think of sleeves as being something for the arms, but the 2XU Compression Performance Run Sleeves are worn on the legs, and these feature a zoned breathability panel for maximum airflow and comfort. This gradient panel provides increased blood flow and maximum muscle containment.
These can be used for endurance activities and workout sessions as well as for putting in the miles on the road. These promise improved race times and faster recovery, along with reduced muscle fatigue and can even help minimize shin splints.
2XU Compression Performance Run Sleeve Official Website
From GizMag: Boa Taking Over As Bike Shoe Closure Of Choice
Boa Technology touts its twist-to-tighten, cable-and-dial closure systems as light, easily adjustable and strong. Manufacturers seem to agree. Eight bike shoe brands will release 39 new models with Boa closures by spring 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
From GearJunkie: Ski Descent Of Fourth Tallest Mountain On Earth
A three-man Italian team will attempt the first complete ski descent of a coveted line high in the Himalayas this fall. Skiers Edmond Joyeusaz and Federico Colli plan to climb and ski down Lhotse, the fourth tallest mountain in the world at 27,940 feet, with videographer Carlo Limonta in the Lhotse Ski Challenge Expedition. Read the rest of this entry »