Barfly Mount for Cateye….um, cool for a moment

This is a tale of plastic:

I have a sordid little secret. I’m not really techie when it comes to electronics. I don’t have a Garmin or other form of GPS, and I’ve never remotely been interested in Strava. I just want the basics: speed, distance, time, and I don’t want to bolt on a flatscreen telly to the stem to get those. A simple, cheap Cateye is all that’s necessary, but how to mount it in an elegantly clean manner? Enter the Barfly handlebar mount for Cateye cyclo-computers. Nice and discreet piece of plastic cleverness.

Then came a crash. Pop goes the plastic. And there exits the Barfly handlebar mount for Cateye. It was nice while it lasted.

Now the computer is mounted to the stem.

Fin



Saw Mark V on the Climb

My favorite part of this story, is when Gluckman texted me during the Leavenworth Grand Fondo and said, “just saw Mark V on the climb.”

And that was it.

Nothing else like which climb, he looked good, or was dying, or whatever. Then I didn’t hear from either of them for like another week, so I conclude, “oh that’s not good.”

Mark’s rode-a-dirt-fondo story originally appeared in Issue 13, available now on iTunes and the Web for $4 an issue or $16 annually. I’m sharing it for free this weekend in the Medium Bicycles Collection. I hope you follow us on Medium too and considering subscribing.

Gran Fondo Leavenworth

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My gravel ride of the year will happen in August in an Idaho you don’t know.



PressCamp 14: Cannondale Synapse

Cannodale’s Synapse

It’s not like we have anything against Cdale. It’s just however the demos align in a season, we haven’t spent much time on their bikes. So when I was meeting with them during PressCamp, I asked Bill their PR guy, what bike he thought I should ride. He said this one, the Synapse. Then rolled it outside for some photos.

Fork asymetrical, perhaps?

Do the front brakes pull that fork to the left?

I rode their Evo during the SRAM Hydro launch and as soon as the Synapse arrives, I’m on it. Jim told me it is one of his favs and I’ll want to know if the front brake pulls the fork to the left, how it does on the big hits, and what the all-day comfort is like.

High moduls

High modulus and comfortable? A’ight



Wilier Trestina Zero.7 Unrelenting

Another post in the Medium Bicycles Collection and it’s a vignette about the redesigned Wilier Trestina Zero.7…

Zero.7 Unrelenting

The rest of the photos are on G+ and it’ll get ridden soon enough.



Apple Kills Aperture and Our Workflow

aperture

Buh-bye Aperture it was for the most part nice working with you

Just as I slid the SD card into the slot to ingest another gig or so of photos, I heard from David Schloss that Apple killed Aperture. This is what he said after a call with Apple PR…

Today Apple killed Aperture, breaking a promise the company had made to professional photographers but also to the professional community at large. As someone that believed deeply when Apple said they would stand by their pro users, I’m disappointed but not surprised.

The poor Aperture team, who must have lobbied for the company to keep working on a tool that set the standard and remained head and shoulders above the competition. They’ve been working tirelessly to promote the Aperture workflow. Seeing their program die must have been especially hard.

Beware now, video folks. When Apple tells you that Pro video users are a core market and part of Apple’s mission, realize they said the same thing about photographers and photography

The dumbing down of Apple’s core professional tools will continue because the consumer market drives the company. Apple needs just to produce the core OS and hardware for the pros and let Adobe and others act as their software development team.

Now it’s time to figure out the logistics of moving massive piles of data to a lesser program and marching up a learning curve we are about seven years behind.

Impact being, we’ve got RAIDs full of photos running on Aperture workflows, including event photo booths and the photomapping we used to do before G+ did it automagically.



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