Friday File October 9, 2015

Heading into the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend,  here’s a PRECISION update and some race talk from the couch for you.

Testing of dual side PRECISION is going very well and is currently targeting early 2016 production.   Firm dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.) In the meantime, check out a sneak preview posted today on DCRainmaker’s blog!

Next week we’ll be posting information about the upcoming PRECISION firmware release.  The upgrade offers new usability features and also addresses the unusual pedalling styles exhibited by a few riders.  This will be helpful to those of you who are comparing multiple power meters.   It should be mentioned that for those who only use power-based training plans, an unusual pedalling style is of no consequence because PRECISION measurements are consistent and relative from day to day.

Now, if cracked ribs and separated shoulder have you stuck on the couch like our Cross Crasher Karel, here’s a view of what’s happening in the global cycling world. The inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour is underway and well worth checking out (http://www.abudhabitour.com/home.php).  The race is mostly a sprinter’s delight with flat finishes, racing through unique landscapes that aren’t often seen in pro cycling.

Keener triathletes are also chomping at the bit to see the results from the Ironman World Championships in Kona.  The big race is tomorrow with many athletes braving the choppy waters, the heat and the wind of the event.  Kona is one of the rare events on the tri calendar that is renowned for windy conditions – to the extent that disc wheels are prohibited.  Slowtwitch.com has fantastic coverage from the week leading up to the big event.

And finally on home turf, a 4iiii relay running team will compete in the Grizzly Ultra Marathon in Canmore, Alberta this Sunday. The team will take on the five legs of pretty technical terrain, running a combined 50km.  Our motivation is simple:  run enough to justify a trip to the Poutinerie (aka the restaurant that serves poutine) post race!  This day’s activity will also serve as a great antidote for our big turkey dinners on holiday Monday.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you north of the 49th!

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