For us, it’s not always just about training and racing. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to give back as well. Last week we participated in one of our favorite events, the Tour de Broward. This 50k or 100k ride benefits the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and helps ensure little boys and girls get the best care available. Be sure to take a look at the charity events in your community and see if you might be able to trade a training day for a giving day. You never know whose life you might impact.
For those visiting for the first time—welcome! One of our favorite ways to showcase our readers is our Readers’ Rides album on Facebook. You can check it out at http://on.fb.me/12jEqE3. If you would like to have your bike featured in our album just tweet us at @AeroGeeks, Facebook message us, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com.
This Week’s Posts
Monday – Ogio Ironman M9 – Review
Tuesday – Wahoo KICKR – Quick Take
It’s rare we find a Kickstarter campaign intended to bring the entire triathlon community forward, but that’s just what T-Blocks are meant to do. The T-Blocks are designed to replace the metal racks we are all so used to in transition. We all have our favorite horror stories when it comes to the standard racks – bikes swinging in the wind, knocking into one another, or neighbors totally encroaching on your space.
T- Blocks are a simple self-contained unit with fold-out wheel trays. It’s a unique product that looks to solve one of the age old triathlon problems – what’s the best way to set up transition?
For those interested in helping to fund T- Blocks, might we suggest the $150 and $200 options – both come with a 3-tray short rack. We are big fans of having our own rack available for brick training, and T-BLOCKS seems like a great option for doing repeat sets with. Can’t swing a large donation but still want to help bring T-BLOCKS to fruition? There are a number of alternate pledge options as well.
The Mail Room
Just a single box made its way in the mail room this week, but it’s one we are definitely excited about. We are just wrapping up our time with the Garmin 920xt, so what better time to take one of its closest competitors out for a spin – the Suunto Ambit3.
- Cannondale Slice Di2 – This week we wrapped up our time with the Slice – stay tuned for our thoughts!
- Giro Synthe – After spending so much time in aero helmets you forget just how light a proper road helmet can be. We’ve only had one ride with the Synthe, but even in that short time we’re already impressed with its cooling power and weight.
- Cycliq Fly6 – The Fly6 is becoming a mainstay of Aerogeek rides. Having a camera covering your tail is a great way to inspire some extra confidence on those long rides. We had a little hiccup this week with the unit, but nothing a firmware update cannot fix.