Micki showed me his Blackberry, then proceeded to explain how Lezyne shipped a GPS device
When Lezyne invited me to their booth during Interbike, I was expecting to see new GPS devices, but also got treated to a meeting with Micki and a rant about distracted cycling, getting away from it all, and how unbelievably hard it is to create hardware from scratch. If, like every cyclists I know, you’ve been annoyed and outright angry at Garmin, then take a look at, and I encourage you to buy the Lezyne GPS. I’ve said it enough in posts and tweets about Garmin, the market needs competition, and I applaud Micki’s drive to compete with a giant. To those daily and redundant Kickstarter pitches I get, I also say, “make something more useful or disruptive,” like a GPS unit with software that doesn’t elicit anger when used.
Follow Lezyne’s lead…and if enough of these GPS units sell, expect follow-on products with features like turn-by-turn directions.
Shared on Medium Bicycles, our Mag Site, on iTunes, and in our Google Play Newsstand app, the free cover story from Issue 29 is about Lezyne’s GPS. Read it where it suits you best, it’s about another choice from Lezyne.
Just turning left isn’t our thing to do on a bike, but respect the athletes that race track. In this video, Sir Bradley Wiggins crosses the line 5cm ahead of Iljo Keisse to take a dramatic victory in the Elimination at Revolution Round 2 in Manchester. Wiggo won with a perfectly timed, high speed “hand-sling” by his teammate to exchange places.
The mountain biking image in a NYT article today about slowing the aging process with exercise, reminded me to share the Mosaic Hardtail mountain bike I shot this summer in Colorado. I’ll let the scientists debate how good exercise is, cause we know the answer. The owner of the bike is like 89, older then Ned Overend even, but looks to be in his teens…
“Exercise is good” for your cells, and “more exercise in greater variety” is likely to be even better.
Well, of course, and the reason my friend rides a hardtail? He insists carbon is to fragile for the mountains and the riding he does.