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Welcome to GearMashers!

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My name is Tom Crandall and I have been a photographer, fitness buff, and cyclist since before many of you were born. That’s right I lived in the ’60s, forgot all about the ’70s, had funny hairstyles in the ’80s, started real work in the ’90s, and somehow managed to make it past the Y2K phenomenon.

Today I am the owner of Hang Ten SEO, a full-service SEO company.  I specialize in SEO and if you are wondering what that is and how I go about ranking websites here is a fantastic article I wrote called Austin SEO Expert.  The article explains how to go about ranking keywords and get them on the first page of Google, but enough about SEO.

Here is a sample of the brands we have worked with in the fitness industry.

I am married to my awesome wife Kathleen, who has a pilates business called PilatesPlusAustin.

I have ridden everything from a wacky Slingshot to a very cool Litespeed Ultimate.  My current rides are a Felt AR5 and a Spot Rocker.  I feel I am pretty dialed into them and so they work for me.

My passion for photography and video has been growing with age.  At a ripe 53 now, I have what I consider a sizable video vlogger setup.  I am a recent Sony Mirrorless Camera convert, who used to be a Canon follower.  This year I sold all my Canon gear in favor of Sony’s much better 4k video qualities.

I have written numerous articles on cycling and photography based products and fitness gear.  You could say I have had the writing bug for a very long time.

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Over the years I have had a few bang-ups on the bike, but nothing major.  I might have cracked a rib or maybe bruised one once, but nothing that really kept me out of the game.  I love cycling and the freedom it brings.  I come from a Triathlon background rather than a pure cyclist background.  I have raced Ironmans in Brazil, Germany, the UK, and of course lots of Ironman, half Ironman and Olympics races in the US.  I finished an Ultra 100 mile running race in under 30 hours at altitude, so I am pretty well versed when it comes to equipment, racing, and nutrition.

Gear Mashers for me is a way to give back to the passions I love and to hopefully help people decide what products to get.

I would love to hear from you, so please give Gear Mashers a shout, leave some comments on articles we write,

Now get out there and cycle and take loads of pictures and videos.


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