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datlas 07-15-21 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22142469)
Nice. When I went to the Giro in '95 the race was supposed to go into Switzerland, but the pass they were going to use was still snowed in. We ended up staying put and did a loop ride from the hotel instead. I was good with that.

Yeah he said the riding there looks fantastic. He brought pedals and shoes but apparently it was all work and no play.

WhyFi 07-15-21 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142410)
One of my riding buddies works for a startup that makes bike computers. He is a software guy. I just texted him if he can ride tomorrow, and he said he cannot as he is in Italy with pro team ISN at their training camp. I wont say which company, but they make a product that sounds like a marsupial that jumps. Sadly, he did not get to do any riding but he got to hang out in the team car while the team was out training.

Oh, don't be coy; you've mentioned your Karoo buddy several times. Are they currently providing computers to ISN or are they there to make their pitch?

indyfabz 07-15-21 09:26 AM

Hmmm. Site will not allow me jump to page 53 of this thread.

WhyFi 07-15-21 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22142535)
Hmmm. Site will not allow me jump to page 53 of this thread.

The good ol' LPLO.

LAJ 07-15-21 09:31 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22142535)
Hmmm. Site will not allow me jump to page 53 of this thread.

Last Page Lock Out. Once you post, it seems to disappear. Goggle related.

indyfabz 07-15-21 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22142543)
Last Page Lock Out. Once you post, it seems to disappear. Goggle related.

Should I remove my goggles if it happens again?

bampilot06 07-15-21 09:43 AM

karoo has the hammerhead correct?

datlas 07-15-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22142511)
Oh, don't be coy; you've mentioned your Karoo buddy several times. Are they currently providing computers to ISN or are they there to make their pitch?

Apparently he is there to help out with any possible software glitches. I believe they already have a relationship with ISN so more along the lines of product support.

datlas 07-15-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22142560)
karoo has the hammerhead correct?

Company is Hammerhead. Product is the Karoo. Now it's the Karoo 2. Nice rhyme, eh?

WhyFi 07-15-21 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142579)
Apparently he is there to help out with any possible software glitches. I believe they already have a relationship with ISN so more along the lines of product support.

Yeah, I just looked at their Insta and they announced the partnership earlier in the year. Very cool.

The original Karoo struck me as interesting, but half-baked. The Karoo 2 looks interesting and viable, but I recall seeing something that made me pause... can't remember what that was, now, but I think that it had something to do with data transfer. Anywho, maybe the third iteration will be the replacement for my Garmin a few years down the line.

phrantic09 07-15-21 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142580)
Company is Hammerhead. Product is the Karoo. Now it's the Karoo 2. Nice rhyme, eh?

It's a product that intrigues me, but I'm too married to the Garmin ecosystem at this point.

LAJ 07-15-21 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22142559)
Should I remove my goggles if it happens again?

If I could, I would remove Goggle from everything.

bampilot06 07-15-21 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142580)
Company is Hammerhead. Product is the Karoo. Now it's the Karoo 2. Nice rhyme, eh?


I can never find one for sale. I have not searched recently though.

datlas 07-15-21 10:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22142586)
Yeah, I just looked at their Insta and they announced the partnership earlier in the year. Very cool.

The original Karoo struck me as interesting, but half-baked. The Karoo 2 looks interesting and viable, but I recall seeing something that made me pause... can't remember what that was, now, but I think that it had something to do with data transfer. Anywho, maybe the third iteration will be the replacement for my Garmin a few years down the line.

I keep waiting patiently to get one that "fell off the back of the truck" but so far it has not happened. Several of my friends have the Karoo 2 and they seem to like it ok but honestly I don't know if it really has much to distinguish itself from Garmin and Wahoo offerings at a similar price point.

datlas 07-15-21 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22142592)
If I could, I would remove Goggle from everything.

Not from Goggles Paisano, though. Never.


datlas 07-15-21 10:22 AM

As of now, our trip to LA for mid-August to drop daughter #2 off for college and do some cycling is on.

However, the covid19 case rates in LA county have doubled each of the past 2 weeks and if that trend continues it may become a problem in another month. :twitchy:

Assuming I can go, a friend who lives here but travels extensively says he co-owns a 61 cm Specialized road bike that I can borrow. It may be a smidge of a stretch but looks tough to find a rental for anything more serious than a beach cruiser, so I will likely accept the offer.

WhyFi 07-15-21 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142614)
I keep waiting patiently to get one that "fell off the back of the truck" but so far it has not happened. Several of my friends have the Karoo 2 and they seem to like it ok but honestly I don't know if it really has much to distinguish itself from Garmin and Wahoo offerings at a similar price point.

I suppose that you're too polite to ask for a bro deal? Sheeeit - I would.

bampilot06 07-15-21 10:35 AM

Good chance Iíll be based in LA come November. Not looking forward to that commute to work.

datlas 07-15-21 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22142632)
I suppose that you're too polite to ask for a bro deal? Sheeeit - I would.

Going price for Karoo 2 is $399. I suspect his "friends/family" bro deal is still going to be about $300 which is more than I care to spend at the moment.

rjones28 07-15-21 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22142592)
If I could, I would remove Goggle from everything.

Oh?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ab95858e58.png

WhyFi 07-15-21 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22142657)
Good chance Iíll be based in LA come November. Not looking forward to that commute to work.

Los Angeles or Louisiana? I mean, both would be :twitchy:, but one is more :twitchy: than the other.

LAJ 07-15-21 10:39 AM

You know, those aren't the Goggle.

WhyFi 07-15-21 10:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22142661)
Going price for Karoo 2 is $399. I suspect his "friends/family" bro deal is still going to be about $300 which is more than I care to spend at the moment.

Yeah, I wouldn't spring for that with a perfectly good computer already on-hand, but if I mine were to get lost or broken and I needed a replacement of some kind, anyway? Sure.

bampilot06 07-15-21 10:48 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22142665)
Los Angeles or Louisiana? I mean, both would be :twitchy:, but one is more :twitchy: than the other.


LAX. I pray itís only for a couple of months.

rjones28 07-15-21 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22142666)
You know, those aren't the Goggle.

???



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