Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LVL Hydration Monitor Giveaway

You may remember my review of the BSX Insight from last year. Well the folks that brought you that have a new product coming to market soon, the LVL Hydration Monitor.

In advance of the product launch they are running a giveaway where you can pick up some great prizes, here’s the scoop.

Whether your train to live or live to train, sweat with confidence and make sure you’re staying properly hydrated. Brought to you by our friends at Camelbak, Castelli, GU, Jaybird, Nuun, Outdoor Voices, Recon, Strava, Wahoo, and more.

One grand prize winner will be randomly selected at the end of the giveaway. Want to increase your chances of winning? Share with your friends for a chance to win one of 10 additional prizes (valued at over $200) from these same great companies. The more you share, the better your chances of winning!


To enter simply follow this link. Once there complete the form and you’re all set. Once logged into the entry form, you’ll be able to enter in several ways:

(Hint: you can boost your chances with additional entries!)

Five runner-up winners will also be selected from our greatest social champions to receive over $200 in goodies from the same great companies and other exclusive swag.

The giveaway ends September 12, 2016 at 11:59pm. When time expires, we’ll choose the winners, email them directly, and announce them on social media.

Good luck!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Thirty Days of Outside; Days 21 – 26

Phew, well what started out as a slow week was definitely backended! What started with a gentle ease in definitely went out with a bang! Here’s the deets;

Monday. Quick Spin on the dirt, a change is as good as a rest!


Tuesday. A local loop with some small hill repeats to work on my KOM placing…you do it too! Just admit it, you’re among friends!


Wednesday. Tried something different and went out on a three hill climb, nothing major but enough on tired legs. It would be nice to get this loop down to 1:30. I am at the mercy of traffic lights as there are few left turns but it’s something to work towards. Followed up in the evening with a quick Pokemon hunt!


Thursday. Another diferent loop in a completely new part of town to ride around. Possible site of an Everesting with a 2 mile climb that picks up 507’ of gain. I would only need to ride it 56 or so times! So assuming 3 laps an hour that’s 20 hours!



Friday. The shortest ride ever to keep the stroke alive!


Saturday. After basically a rest day yesterday, I rode a usual loop for time and pushed as hard as I could. I did pretty well and pick up a basket of Strava bling, not that that is what it’s about but it’s a good indicator of what’s happening!


Sunday. A big day on the hills. Rode the last two climbs in the Santa Monica Mountain Challenge. These rank as the two hardest and I was suffering in the hills and heat. My Garmin topped out at around 104f! That said I have come to the conclusion that the case keeps it warmer and cooler, basically acting as an insulating shield. But 92 miles and 7500’ of gain is exactly that!



So that was the week, the end of the 30 days is in sight!