Author Archives: DC Rainmaker

The Winter 2014-2015 Trainer App In-Depth Guide

After my recent Winter 2014-2015 trainer recommendations post, many of you have been asking about trainer apps.  I decided against combining it with the trainer recommendations post in order to give its full due in a standalone post.  In retrospect … Read More Here

DC Rainmaker Paris Open House & Unveiling–December 13th, 2014!

Wanna be the first to see the new DC Rainmaker space?  Yup, an actual office of sorts.  Well actually, more like a totally kickass mancave.  Or how about being the first to see the newest Bertie’s CupCakery location?  Here’s your … Read More Here

Hands-on with the Moxy Muscle Oxygen Sensor

Back about 45 days ago during the ANT+ Symposium I had the chance to sit down on a trainer and suffer through a nearly hour long test of both my physical fitness, as well as the Moxy Muscle Oxygen sensor. … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 17th, 2014

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s the rundown on what I’ve been up to the last few days! 1) Flew back from Dubai I started off my weekend working my way back from Dubai.  It’s only about a 6hr flight from Dubai to Europe, so … Read More Here

Polar rolls out connection for developers, Apple Health & Google Fit integration

This week, Polar has announced the details of it’s various 3rd party development integration efforts – which cover pretty much every way you can get data out of the platform to other services. I’ll dive briefly into the main methods, … Read More Here

Photo of the day: My Gigantic Dubai Palm Tree Run

Every once in a rare while, I plan a route simply because it’ll look cool from space.  And so was the case tonight.  I had an interval run of sorts to knock out, and after I finished up at work … Read More Here

The 2014 GoPro’s In-Depth Review: Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver, GoPro Hero

Early last month GoPro completed their annual October ritual of releasing a suite of new units.  Like past years, GoPro doesn’t tend to make massive upgrades in their units, but rather works to add incremental features and performance bumps.  The … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days – my first weekend back at home in almost a month! 1) Went for a run with Epson and their new products Friday afternoon one of the Epson folks came … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 9th, 2014

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Garmin Forerunner 920XT In-Depth Review

Last month just ahead of the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, Garmin announced their latest triathlon watch – the FR920XT.  At the time I wrote a relatively long first look at the watch, but now I’ve had a solid month … Read More Here

My Winter 2014-2015 Bike Trainer Recommendations

It’s that time of year again – trainer season.  When it generally gets cold and miserable to be outside, well, unless you live Down Under.  I started doing the Trainer Recommendations post two years ago, and I know many of … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Thailand

Okey doke – here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days, since leaving off with the New Zealand waking up before the sun don’t shine spin class to go check out that cycling studio.  Enjoy! 1) Flew back … Read More Here

Week in Review – November 1st, 2014

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

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My analysis of the 2014 Kona bike count power meter numbers

Ok, so it’s been a few weeks since Kona.  No worries, by now all those who went to the Big Island have returned from the Big Dance.  Which obviously makes it a perfect time to discuss the findings. A bit … Read More Here

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A Morning At Velo Boutique–A Full KICKR Group Cycling Studio

Earlier this week while down in Auckland for work a reader (Marc M.) shot me a note via Facebook letting me know that there’s actually a full-on Wahoo KICKR studio setup just a few blocks away from my hotel.  They … Read More Here

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A few quick thoughts on Fitbit’s new activity trackers, GPS watch (with optical heart rate!)

This morning Fitbit announced a bundle of new activity trackers, as well as forging into the GPS smartwatch market with their first sport-focused GPS product that will undoubtedly on spec at least challenge both fitness incumbents like Garmin at the … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend In New Zealand

I’ve been down in Auckland, New Zealand for a few days now for what is about 10 days of a work trip here.  But this past weekend I was able to enjoy what has been some rather nice weather during … Read More Here

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A Maltese Jellyfish Openwater Swim…with Live Tracking, Heart Rate, Live Video…and more!

Last week while in Malta I broadcasted a few of my swim sessions live to those that wanted to watch as I slowly plodded across the warm tropical waters of the islands.  I had sent out the link via Twitter … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Malta

For the past 7 days I’ve been hanging out on the small islands of Malta, which are located just east of the African country of Tunisia, within the Mediterranean (or just south of Italy).  For those unfamiliar with the specific … Read More Here

Kona FR920XT or Fenix2 Giveaway Results!

Hopefully everyone had a great weekend, and everyone that raced (or trained) was successful in that venture – especially those enduring the lava fields at Kona!  Since Friday when the giveaway opened, a mind-boggling metric crapton of you entered the … Read More Here

Hands-on with the Bioshift Automated Bike Shifting System

On Saturday I got a chance to go out for a test ride on a bike that completely autonomously controls the shifting for me.  I simply pedal, and it simply shifts. Of course, such technology has been rumored for as … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Yikes, crazy busy weekend as we work our way through October.  Here’s what went down the last 48 hours or so: 1) Had Zwift over to get setup on the beta We started off things late Friday with Eric Min, … Read More Here

Kona Giveaway Time! The Garmin FR920XT or Fenix2 Special Edition!

We find ourselves on the eve of the Ironman World Championships this weekend, which seems like no better reason to get into the swing of things with a good ole giveaway.  Especially now that the hangover has eased off after … Read More Here

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My 2014 ANT+ Symposium Keynote Presentation

It’s been five years now that I’ve been presenting a keynote session at the ANT+ Symposium.  The annual event each September represents a solid cross section of the sports technology industry, with just about everyone present.  And the crowd isn’t … Read More Here