Several months ago a big package of GU energy gels showed up at my doorstep. It was tens-of-thousands of calories to consume, but I was determined to eat it all. Not in one sitting, but over the course of two months of training on the bike.
GU has been in the energy gel business since 1991, their mission is to help athletes go faster and longer than ever before. Top endurance athletes have been using their products to get on the podium for the last twenty years, so there is no denying that GU works. But what makes GU different than the dozens of other energy gels on the market?
I couldn't find a decent review of this jacket on the web, so I here you go. I'm 5'10, 145lbs and I end up in medium Pearl Izumi jacket. The chest is still slightly baggy, but the arms and torso were too short on the next size down. For reference, I usually wear a small or Euro XS jersey.
The 3x1 is basically a wind-proof insulated jacket inside a non-insulated, wind-proof, very water-resistant soft shell jacket. They are held together via a button snap on the sleeves and collar, it works well and is simple. Once the jacket is on, it feels like a one-piece jacket.
I have been using SugarSync for the past two and half years (since February 2009) to backup my data into the cloud. In that time I have experimented with several other backup services, Mozy, Dropbox, Syncplicity and ZumoDrive. I have yet to find a service that can trump the features, usability and value of SugarSync.
I primarily use SugarSync to keep the files between my PC and mobile laptop in-sync. This means I have immediate access to the most current version of my files whether I am working from home or at the coffee shop. So when I save a file on my PC, it is uploaded to the cloud and downloaded from the cloud to my laptop the next time it is online (or vice-versa). Automagically. As long as the specified file is within a folder that you have told SugarSync to sync, it syncs. It is not something you have to think about, the syncing happens in the background and is always-on as long as you have an internet connection. Most importantly, if your device isn't currently connected to the internet, the files are still there, and will simply resync once your device gets online.