Biker Boys: Ride the Rhythm of Specialized this Summer!

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins, www.FitFathers.com

So, we’re in the thick of summer’s heat, and biking has taken precedence over the typical calendar of events. How so, you ask? Due to COVID-19, air travel was reduced dramatically, which shifted many people’s focus back on riding. This renewed interest is the reason why stocks are depleted or low until the fall. Hopefully, you were able to score one or had a chance to reinvigorate your cycle with fresh lubrication and tuning of the brakes, wheels, and cables.

I grew up on two-wheels dating back to my BMX days as a youth in the gritty streets of Camden, NJ. Every kid had a bike, allowing us to traverse from neighborhood to neighborhood until sunset. Some like myself could clear fences from makeshift ramps and wheelie city blocks for as long as traffic allowed. Those were some joyous days. Today, I rekindle some of those memories on my mountain bike. MTBing wooded trails for hours at a time bring back euphoria reminiscent of the 80s. However, recently I wanted to change course and hit the streets and the asphalt trail systems that typically connect various parks and townships. Additionally, many of my good friends and business colleagues congregate for weekend biker boy meetups on road bikes. Therefore, I began looking relentlessly for a hybrid in Large for roughly $800. [Read more…]

S-Works Evade Helmet with ANGi by Specialized

Accessories to outfit your ride should include a seat pack for an extra innertube and wrench storage, bottle cage, mini air pump, and a smartphone handlebar mount for following your maps and music if you choose. For yourself, think about padded biker shorts, lightweight open-finger gloves, and of course, a helmet.

For $275, the advanced S-Works Evade lid with an integrated ANGi crash sensor by Specialized is a prudent and sophisticated bet. Hey, we wouldn’t mind paying extra for safety measurements. The aerodynamic and properly ventilated protection encompasses “win tunnel” development, 4th dimension cooling, Aramid-Reinforced skeleton, soft and lightweight 4X DryLite webbing, and a magnetic buckle system. With heavier helmets, riders can sometimes experience neck fatigue on longer rides. Well, that problem has been alleviated with the Evade.

Additionally, users of this product receive a lifetime subscription to the Specialized Ride app. View for more details.

Powerbeats Pro: All Bark, No Bite

 
Wow, Beats and Apple should be ashamed of themselves for charging $250 for a rudimentary and low-quality set of sports earphones. I have never been a fan of Beats because of a lack of advanced technology, industry experience, and shoddy materials. But I allowed those NBA ad spots with Harden, Draymond, and Anthony Davis to alter my opinion. The Powerbeats Pros look great and fit perfectly, but they feel cheap in hand and lack both bass and power. Audio is hollow and treble-focused.
 
Basically, I should have stuck with my Bose SoundSports, but Bose had me looking like Frankenstein with the bulky package. Plus, Powerbeats are not noise-canceling nor sweatproof or waterproof, which is strange since Beats advertises them for that very reason, sports! So if I run a half marathon in Miami I supposed to stop, and dry them off? At best, these are a $79.99 pair of headphones. I will now look at the $130 Amazon Echo Buds which use Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and the cheaper JLabs JBuds Airs. I wasn’t impressed with the muffled sounds of the Jabra Elite 75ts and Apple AirPod 2s are not ergonomically designed for sports activities.
 
So please be aware of what you are getting into on Black Friday! Beats Headphones

Wonder Park

Coming March 15, Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, February 22,2019 

Fit Fathers and movie fans, it’s almost time for another family outing at the theater. From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown … and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. [Read more…]

Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds: Sweet Dreams

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

 I know it sounds cliché but I’ve been sleeping like a baby while experiencing Bose’s pioneering, noise-masking sleepbuds these last two weeks. Consider it abnormal normality for incorporating 21st century technology to help you rest adequately to achieve the requisite 7 to 9 hours of deep sleep. So leave it to Bose — the innovator of noise-cancelling technology using sound to cancel sound — for devising an acoustic solution that is keeping more of us resting easy.   [Read more…]

Fit Fathers Day Gift Guide: Jabra Elite Sport

Fit Fathers rejoice! Elite Sport is the most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds available. The fully sweat proof and waterproof earbuds are the ultimate training aid that delivers freedom of movement on any terrain. When paired with the Jabra Sport Life app, the earbuds deliver the most comprehensive range of audio training tools, including an in-ear heart rate monitor, in-ear intelligent coaching, VO2 Max fitness testing, automatic repetition counting, a race-time predictor and a recovery advisor.

  • MSRP: $219.99
  • Where to Buy: Best Buy

 

 

Fit Fathers Day Gift Guide: Jabra Elite 65t

Whether you’re seeking that perfect gift for your husband, son or brother on that special day June 17 or simply looking to elevate his wireless bluetooth headphones, Jabra has the perfect item in mind. One of three new devices in their portfolio  is the Jabra Elite 65t which will make a great Father’s Day gift.

Jabra’s third-generation true wireless earbuds are the perfect sound solution for any dad that is constantly on-the-go. The innovative four microphone technology combined with an optimized acoustic chamber enables advanced noise suppression and voice enhancement for any environment – commuting to work, practicing those “dad dance moves,” or wherever life takes you. With 5 hours of battery life on a single charge, Fit Fathers will never miss a beat when it comes to an excellent music and voice experience.

 

Bose Soundsport Free Headphones

The SoundSport Free headphones were engineered to strike a new balance between size, performance, power and stability – in a no-wire, made-for-exercise design.

Each earbud weighs just .35 ounces and measures just 1.1” high x 1.2” deep. They house a new antennae system to maintain a strong and reliable connection between each other, and the phone or tablet they’re paired to – whether the device is 30 feet away, in your pocket, gym bag, or strapped to your arm. Combined with a miniature acoustic package, including Bose digital signal processing, volume optimized EQ, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, SoundSport Free delivers up to 5 hours of powerful, clear music – without cracks, pops, or hisses.

SoundSport Free headphones are engineered for intense, focused training. They use proprietary StayHear+ Sport tips for a secure, firm fit that’s comfortable for hours. They’re tough and built to last, with an IPX4 rating to resist water and sweat year-round, inside and outdoors. And they make it easy to use your phone and VPA – just one button press on the right earbud.

SoundSport Free headphones are ready to go and easy to track, with a stunning high-gloss finish. Their charging case magnetically holds each earbud in place, doubles as storage, and provides two additional full charges for up to 10 more hours of battery life. When not stowed away, a new “Find My Buds” feature on the Bose Connect App displays the last time and place they were used to locate them quickly.

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Nike Air Max 97 = New Motivation

Motivation is always elevated when fresh athletic gear arrives. It increases your efforts, excites the senses, and makes you feel amazing. And when you feel good externally the energy is absorbed internally for a complete natural high. So far our new pair of Nike Air Max 97s, which hit the scene 20 years ago after being imagined from Japan’s bullet train, has led to a week of two-a-days from running and strength training to cycling and boxing. Instead of spending your loot on nonessentials like daily Starbucks runs, bar hopping, and jewelry invest in a pair of kicks and an exercise outfit that will help maintain your fitness goals. It’s a lifestyle people!