Garmin Epix

This post is about why I bought a Garmin Epix Gen 2 Sapphire Smartwatch.

Well, changing gadgets and even the occasional impulse “buy stuff you don’t need1” shopping spree is almost as much a part of my life as Paula.

Or cycling…

My first (ever) Garmin watch, was the Fēnix 5S, which was purchased at the Lisbon airport at a reduced price. That was still more than you paid for the average Apple Watch at the time, but that watch wasn’t capable of doing and recording all the cool stuff I have no clue of what they even mean.

So, I needed that and Paula was happy with my Apple Watch (Series 4, I think) – win/win, right?

1 I mean, do I really need three pairs of Favero Assioma pedals, just because I’m too lazy to swap them from bike to bike (and in less than two minutes at that)?
Yes, that is a rhetorical question…

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Tour de France 2023

Tour de France LogoAs announced in an earlier post, I will finally get to cycle the Pyrenees during my Tour de France 2023.

Okay, that should probably read “in the Pyrenees” for I will mostly cycle the central part of the Pyrenees range.

It would be nice to cycle the “Raid Pyrenees” that is (also) available as a Tacx series of RLV’s.

This is covering many Pyrenees climbs, from East to West, and I’ve done that indoors.

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New Tires With a Twist

Or how I got a Giant Revolt with my new tires…

With the mileage I’m clocking, it is to be expected that you will need to buy new tires every now and then.

More tubes for sure, but the tires will eventually wear out to the point where you’ll need 3 tubes every ride…

Last Saturday, before going to the movies, I entered the LBS for a pair of tires.

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The Rebel Returns

Zwift logoNo, the “Z” is not for Zorro but for Zwift.

Exactly 6 years and 10 days after my last visit, I returned to the realm of Zwift.

As I’ve written in my previous post, Zwift reached out and it looks like they successfully did so 😎

If just 1 out of 5 of the “lost souls” out there – probably on Rouvy, since they’ve added cartoon characters to their RLV videos – bites, a campaign like that is a success…

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