Gear Notes

I’ve got a couple of quick notes that are gear related that I thought might be of interest. First up, the good folks over at iGearList have announced a partnership with The Wildebeat in which they are donating all of their affiliate commissions from their “Shop For New Gear” page to support the non-profit organization.

For those that don’t know, The Wildebeat is a wonderful podcast that focuses on outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking and more. Each week they offer up some great outdoor tips and insights, and it was a podcast that I use to regularly post on, but haven’t had the time to listen to lately. I’m hoping to change that in the near future, as it was always a podcast that I enjoyed. And if you’re unfamiliar with iGearList it’s an online site for posting classifieds to sell your gear or search for new items.

On another gear related note, Rob Lucas of UltraRob.com fame is giving away two $50 gift cards to those who make suggestions on how to improve his cycling and outdoor gear search engine. Rob is looking for some really great suggestions as to what you would like to see on his site and ways that he can make the experience better. So, head over take a look around, and send your suggestions in. He’s hoping to award the gift cards before Christmas, so you still have a few days left. The best suggestion will win one of the cards, while the other card will go to someone who helps spread the news about Rob’s site, search engine, and this contest, so if you have a blog or website, be sure to pass the word along.

If you haven’t visited Rob’s website before, he’s an ultracyclist who blogs about his adventures as he trains, rides, and competes in some ultra-long distance cycling events such as the Race Across America (RAAM). Definitely and interesting guy with good insights into cycling in general, but also training and gear for long distance riding.

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