Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GoPro Goes HD Next Year.

The more you do any sport the more you want to see what you are doing and how you are doing it, well GoPro is here to help and with HD. Now some will do it to post on YouTube some to see better form and some well to be safe. The more you ride on the road for training or commuting the more you want a record of what is going on around you. Cars not giving you the amount of room you deserver (3 feet) or truck buzzing you, at least when you go the the police and show them the video, crazy you won't be called.

  • Model Number: GHHW5170
  • Resolution: 5 megapixel (2592x1944) photo, 512x384 video
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Video Format: MJPEG, 30 fps, saved as .AVI file
  • Optics: glass lens, f/2.8 aperture, with ultra-wide 170ยบ angle of view
  • Modes: video, standard photo, photo every 2 or 5 secs, 3x photo burst sequence, self timer, upside down photo/video flip
  • Exposure Control: auto
  • White Balance: auto
  • Self Timer: 10 seconds
  • Microphone: built-in with adjustable recording/input level
  • Audio Format: 8kHz, mono
  • Memory: 16 MB internal, expandable to 2GB with SD card (not included), expandable to 4GB with SDHC card (not included) via free software download from GoPro website—available soon
  • Capacity: 56 minutes video (incl. audio) or 1,945 photos with optional 2GB SD card. 1hr 52min video (incl. audio) with optional 4GB SDHC card—available soon
  • Power: 2x AAA batteries (not included), lithium batteries highly recommended. 3hrs. video recording with lithium, 2hrs. with NiMH
  • TV Out (with RCA cable): NTSC or PAL
  • PC Connection: USB + RCA combo cable
  • PC Compatibility: Windows ME, 2000, XP, and Vista; Mac OS X 10.2 and later
  • Waterproof: rated to 100 feet/30 meters
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 2.30" x 1.25"/4.45cm x 5.84cm x 3.18cm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 4.9 oz/139 g

For a $190 you get great Christmas present and it is wireless.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wounded vets use Wii fit for Rehabilitation

Wii fit taking another great step helping wounded warriors, a new physical therapy treatment program at The Naval Health Clinic in Charleston, SC, includes activities on the Nintendo Wii Fit. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Wise, physical therapy department head, said the interactive games will help wounded warriors address mobility and balance problems. Since the balance board on a Wii Fit shows were a participant’s center of gravity lies, it will be useful for soldiers who are severely injured or have lost a limb. more..

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SPOT GPS satellite Tracker/Messenger

SPOT Expands Product Line with the New SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger - 30% Smaller and Lighter Offering Advanced Capabilities and Feature-Rich Enhancements.
Changing the way that we communicate, not just letting the user know where they are but others can now get text messaging if something happens. This changes the landscape from a general GPS unit till a fully functioning social emergency tool.
Stay tuned this change in the landscape will force other like the iPhone to make smarter units.

The new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ will include the following new features designed to enhance customer usability:
30% smaller and lighter than the original model at 5.2 ounces
New enhanced satellite antenna for improved performance in foliage or canopied environments
Advanced GPS performance chipset
  • GPS Acquisition light
  • “Message Sending” indicator light
  • Dedicated GPS Tracking button
  • New, dedicated pre-programmable Custom Message button
  • Protective covers over S.O.S and Help button to prevent inadvertent message transmission
  • Illuminated buttons
  • Choice of orange or silver
  • Included case and neoprene fastening band

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Technology For Your Body!

technology for the body, many companies have good products, some filled with with ingredients that might get you band some with natural good for you stuff. Hammer Nutrition has a full stable of products that will get you to the starting line and have you setting PR in NO time, as well as recovery when you are finished.
Endurolytes is the product that will help most achieve their goal rapidly, taken regularly, you will see your times start to drop and your recovery almost non existent.

"Cramping is your body's final warning signal that you're on empty electrolyte wise. However, your performance is deteriorating and you are slowing down long before you feel the slightest twinge of a cramp. To keep your body's muscular, digestive, nervous, and cardiac systems firing on all cylinders you need a consistent supply of all electrolytic minerals, not just sodium and potassium. Plus, in many instances, you require greater volumes of electrolytes than any sports drink or gel can provide. That is why Endurolytes fulfills such a crucial component of your fueling by supplying your body with a perfectly balanced, full-spectrum, rapidly assimilated electrolyte source, allowing you to meet your widely variable electrolyte needs with tremendous precision, hour after hour, no matter what the weather throws at you.

Extra Benefits:
Taking two or more Endurolytes before bed may help prevent night cramps and nighttime muscle twitching."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cannondale SuperSix

Float light, have to add weight to the bike for the tour, light. 12 light pounds and the Tour limit is 14. At 12.5 pounds (56cm - out of the box), it boasts a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio; the SuperSix is faster, more efficient and lighter than the competition. One way they seems to have been able to cut weight is aluminum crankset, Hollowgram with a wireless powermeter.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bike Gel Flask Holder

Avoid the gastrointestinal meltdown and fuel your body right. Fuel Belt has the Bike Gel Flask Holder, holds 6oz of gel (3-4 packets) within easy reach on your bike. No more taping gel packets all over your frame! Mounts on stem or any frame tube with Velcro straps, helping to avoid the meltdown and ruin a day that you were physical prepared for! All the technology and gear only gets you so far, learn nutrition, experiment and try out multiple products so that you are ready on race day.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Getting Noticed

Electronic shifting is coming, weight is down, problems are fixed, PRICE IS HIGH, but it coming. Tour de France riders are using it, yes pro riders are finding this a reliable solution. The riders to look out for on the new Di2 include Columbia-HTC's Michael Rogers and George Hincapie on their Scott Addicts for the road stages, while for the time trial stages the entire team will ride Di2 equipped Scott Plasma 3 time trial bikes.
It uses batteries and while they are the crutch, if you let the battery runout while ridding you better be prepared to ride home in that gear, NO way around that!
Best of all you have controls for TT and Triathlons, right to the aero bars and off you go, not to worry about hills the buttery shifting makes going up hills easy and smooth.