A special welcome to the readers of The Paceline, the official website of the Lance Armstrong and Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. The Paceline linked our story about Discovery's use of AMD Personal Media Players to review time trialing techniques, and gave us a nice traffic boost.
For those of you who've never been here before, Operation Gadget is a weblog covering electronic gadgets and sports technology. Our coverage differs from that of sites like Engadget and Gizmodo in that we focus on the kind of technology that appeals to athletes and other sports-oriented people. Operation Gadget also talks about selected cycling, running, multi-sport, and ice hockey events that are of interest to me. I'm Dave Aiello, the site's editor.
As we look ahead to the summer, I'm planning extensive coverage of the Wachovia Cycling Series, a series of three pro cycling races in the Philadelphia area. Those races will take place during the week after Memorial Day. I also write about the Tour de France each year, but I'm planning to do it from here in the United States in 2005. I'm also writing about the Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope and what it's like to apply for the 20-person team that will ride across the country in October 2005. Whether I'm chosen for the National Team or not, I plan to ride in the Annual Fund Raising Ride in Washington, DC again this year. I rode in it and blogged the experience in 2004.
Thanks again for coming by. I hope you enjoy Operation Gadget and that you make us a regular visit on the Internet.