Friday, October 11, 2013

Track your bike workouts - for Android users

Recently, I read a well researched post written by a friend of mine about building the perfect high-tech home gym. What I found was most of those cool tech gadgets he discussed were aimed at the Apple iOS ecosystem. As a long time Android user, I started looking for options for us.

Since my preferred activity for exercise (at least in the summer) is road biking, this is where I started my search.

I already have a Garmin Edge 305 bike computer. I've had it for years and it works great (after soldering the battery to the motherboard - a common problem related to vibration). However, I always ride with my Android phone and I figured there had to be some better solutions out there, or at least complimentary ones.

What I wanted was to turn my phone into a bike computer and allow the ability to upload to Strava (which I am beginning to get addicted to), look at maps, follow routes, etc. Stuff we should expect to do on a bike computer.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Aurora Mall shooting fireground audio

It's rare you get the opportunity to listen to complete fireground audio from an event like what took place the morning of 7/20/12 at the Aurora Mall.  Outstanding job by all involved as well as Aurora Fire Dispatch.  Recognized a couple voices on the radio as former instructors of mine at Aurora Fire Academy.