THE $500 POWER METER VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY
Winter for those of us roadies who live in the Northern Hemisphere can be a big bummer or a big opportunity. We’ll typically ride less and we can either lose our conditioning and get fat waiting for better weather or keep cranking it out indoors and follow a training plan that will get us ready to rock and roll when the season ramps up again in the spring.
I’ve written before here about how important a goal-focused training program is and here about why you should use a power meter to get the most out of it. With a growing range of very good power meters near or under 1000 US dollars, pounds or Euros and with ones that provide most road cycling enthusiasts all we need for around $500, you really don’t have a good excuse to be training and riding without one.
Except maybe for the part about the $500.
Well, if that’s your excuse, here’s an opportunity to power right through it by winning a $500 gift certificate you can use at Power Meter City to purchase one of over 50 models of power meters from 8 different brands that measure power at your pedals, cranks, spider, spindle, hub or sunglasses.
Well, not actually your sunglasses. Just wanted to see if you were still with me.
For a chance to win, simply go to my review of power meters here and leave a short comment at the end of the review by the heart-beating close of Valentine’s Day, February 14. In your comment, share one measurable cycling goal you have this year and why you think having a power meter can help you achieve it.
If you’ve never commented on the site before, don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show immediately and please don’t enter it multiple times. To prevent spammy, snarky or otherwise unhelpful folks from fouling the comment stream, I have to manually accept or “moderate” all first time commenters. I’ll typically do that within 24 hours. One entry per person please.
While I’m very interested to read about your goals and how a power meter will help you get there (and will hold each and every one of you accountable to achieve them), I’m sure they’ll all be worthy so I’ll pick a winner at random from all those who both commented.
A big shout out and thanks to Power Meter City for coming across with the gift certificate. With a name and store full of gear focused on power meters, they obviously share my belief that these devices are key to better training and performance. They are based in the US but ship internationally and are crazy helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to power meters.
They are also believers in what I’m trying to do with this site and support those of you who read it. If you don’t win the giveaway, know that they exclusively give In The Know Cycling readers a 10% discount on everything in the store (except Garmin gear) when you go there through one of the links on this site (like this one) and enter the code ITK10 at checkout.
In summary then, here’s what you need to do for a chance to win this $500 power meter giveaway
* Read my review on power meters here
* Go to the comment section at the end of the review
* Share one measurable cycling goal you have this year and why you think a power meter will help you achieve it.
* Do it by the end of Valentine’s Day, February 14th
I’ll contact the winner by email.
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Good luck to everyone and keep training hard and smart toward your cycling goals.