Polaris Tornado Jacket

Years ago, I bought a Polaris Tornado Jacket. For really cold days in the saddle, it’s still my go-to jacket. I think it’s awesome. Warm and very practical! The jacket has a wind proof layer on the front/arms/shoulders, whilst the back is a high vis yellow fabric that allows heat/moisture out. There are some really neat features of the jacket …

Foul Weather

The weather today was foul. That’s pretty much par for the course for a British February day. Grey. Wet. Cold. It was that kind of rain where you can’t see it raining on the puddles, but the water is pouring down your face. That fine rain that soaks you through. And it was 2-4°c most of the time. Bloody miserable. …

Big Ring VR

A few winters ago I tried a training plan from The Time Crunched Cyclist book. While getting on the Turbo through the winter improved my fitness, making myself slog through a dull turbo session, even one where I was having to hit hard numbers, was tough. It was really hard to hit the numbers too. Keeping going through 5 minutes …

Strava and Gear Fit Integration Pt II

So, I have been playing with the Strava integration with Gear Fit. My first try was less then smooth. However, that seems to mostly be down to the beta quality of the Gear Fit software itself. Rather than from Strava’s side (I do think the Strava app is awesome. Shame about my phone battery life and HRM integration limitations, so …

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Strava and Samsung Gear Fit Integration

I’ve recently got myself on the bleeding edge of technology by buying a Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch/fitness band. It’s a great looking smart watch, but, the software so far is a little bit flaky. I’m guessing it’ll get more stable as time goes on. It does the job of a pedometer, HRM and exercise tracker as well as letting me …