By John Marsh, Editor & Publisher
First off, our congratulations go out to Premium Member Kevin Mooney of Virginia Beach, Virgina – winner of our year-end giveaway:
Magellan Cyclo 505 Computer—Our Best Premium Prize Ever!
With an MSRP of $429, this is Magellan’s top-of-the-line, full-featured cycling computer – featuring Bluetooth/ANT+ and Wi-Fi connectivity, full GPS mapping and turn-by-turn navigation, Di2 connectivity, customizable user screens and more. See our 4.5-Star Review of the Magellan Cyclo 505.
I line up these great prizes for our Premium Members just a way to say Thanks for your Support of RBR.
Thank you to Kevin and all of our Premiums! Without your support, RBR could not stay in business.
Cool New Product
In recent issues, we’ve run an Ask the Coach item from Coach Fred on How to Keep My Face From Freezing and a Quick Tip titled Fleece Headbands are Great for the Neck Too.
Both were based on riders’ concerns about good ways to cover the neck and face area on those rides where some sort of protection is needed.
So when I received an email last week from Brian Davis, a cycling inventor who created Fix It Sticks, a neat alternative to traditional cycling multitools, I was intrigued. Brian wrote to tell me about his newest invention, dubbed The Weatherneck. And he sent me one to try out.
The Weatherneck is a dual-purpose face cover and neck cover that uses magnets to fasten at the rear, making it easily sizable and easily removed with just one hand. The middle panel is mesh, allowing you to breathe through it while still completely covering your face. If you only want to use it as a neck cover, just size it appropriately, and it stays snug and in place around your neck.
The material is a double knit stretch made from micro polyester and spandex, providing some wind-blocking while not at all thick. It feels comfortable on the neck and face. The product will come in avariety of patterns and colors that Davis promises will not run or fade. The Weatherneck (fabrics and sewing) is made in the U.S.
Davis launched a Kickstarter campaign a couple days ago to raise funds for the initial production run, and within a day already had surpassed the initial fundraising goal. The Weatherneck will sell for $20 when it goes into mass production. If you’d like one before they’re available to the masses, you can support the Kickstarter.
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