The North Huvadhoo Atoll (Maldives) Swimaround

The Girl and I have been taking a long awaited vacation to a place far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life (and our respective jobs).  For that, we burned a bunch of points and flew to the … Read More Here

Week in Review–April 26th, 2015

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

The DCR’s on Vacation Fenix3 Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time!  Partly because it’s been a while, partly because it’s Friday and it seems fitting, and partly just cause I’m on vacation and this seemed a whole lot easier than writing an in-depth review. This time I’m giving … Read More Here

My Thoughts On The LIMITS Power Meter

Ok, I wasn’t planning on doing a post on the LIMITS power meter until I actually had some first-hand time with the unit.  But given I’ve been swamped with e-mails/tweets/signal flares about the unit, I’m going to put together the briefest … Read More Here

The Mid-Week in Review–April 23rd, 2015

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

The DCR Podcast Pilot Episode is Now Available!

Back about two weeks ago while in Austin I spent the morning recording the first few episodes of the DC Rainmaker Podcast with TRS Triathlon.  And now, after much technical hand-wringing (read: we dug out of our inboxes) – the … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what I was up to over the last few days. 1) Friday Afternoons at The Studio TGIF takes on a slightly different tack at the Cake Studio than most other days.  As is often the case for companies aligned to … Read More Here

Power Meter Pricing Wars: Let The Games Begin

The Winds are a Shifting: Over the past few weeks there have been a number of notable price drops by power meter companies.  While some of these price drops may seem reactionary to news from PowerTap’s new products, or that 4iiii … Read More Here

Quarq introduces new $799 RIKEN AL power meter

Overview: Just another day in April 2015 – whereby power meter companies continue to drop the hammer in the battle for your bucks.  Today SRAM’s Quarq has announced their lowest cost entrant to date, the $799 Quarq RIKEN AL.  This … Read More Here

Recon Jet starts shipping, a look at my first month with it

Earlier this week Recon Instruments started shipping their long-awaited Recon Jet heads up display for sports, to real-life actual consumers.  Completing a journey that began just over two years ago upon announcement of the product.  In fact, a few DCR … Read More Here

Garmin announces Vector2 (and 2S), also upgrade kit for original Vector owners

Overview: Today Garmin has announced their next iteration of the Vector product line.  This relatively minor update aims to simplify installation, as well as make the unit more durable and easier to move between bikes.  Most notable however, is that … Read More Here

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ROTOR announces new INpower power meters, starting at $779US

Overview: ROTOR has as of today somehow managed to accomplish the near-impossible in this day and age: Putting a brand new unseen power meter on pro rider’s bikes in major events for months…and have nobody notice.  Stepping that up: Having their … Read More Here

Power2Max goes to $599 – Joins Quarq, Pioneer in April power meter price slashing

Power2Max Price Cuts Today Power2Max announced price drops of about 21% off of their existing units, dropping the base price to a mind-boggling $599.  This is ahead of the bike industry event this weekend, Sea Otter, where we’ve seen a … Read More Here

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A Doha (Qatar) Nighttime Runaround

I landed in Qatar rather late Sunday night, about 11:30PM or so, making it roughly 12:30AM by time I got to the hotel.  For the super-quick geography reminder, here’s where Doha is: With work meetings taking up most of the … Read More Here

The Ashton Instruments Power Meter: An Early Look

Last fall I sat down to meet with the folks behind Ashton Instruments, an up and coming power meter company.  At the time we sat down in a random hallway at the Mandalay Bay convention center on horrible looking carpet … Read More Here

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Garmin announces new VIRB X and VIRB XE action cams

Today, Garmin announced two new action cameras – the next in their VIRB action cam lineup.  These two cameras continue in the footsteps of the Garmin’s first generation cameras by focusing heavily on sensor data and internal metrics that can … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what I was up to this weekend.  Or rather, all of about 24 hours of it while at home. Had to squish things in a bit! 1) Flew home from NYC While it may seem as a bit of … Read More Here

Behind the scenes on my Spring 2015 FOX TV NYC Gadget Segment

On Friday I had the opportunity to return to the FOX TV New York City studios to do a live segment as part of FOX NY’s morning broadcast.  I’ve made a few appearances on the station previously, including one about … Read More Here

The DCR US Roadtrip: The Crazy Week That Was!

Here’s what I’ve been up to the last 5 days, with just a mere single photo per company or function.  For the companies, you’ll see more detailed ‘Behind the Scenes’ type posts in the coming weeks as I dig out … Read More Here

Garmin Vivoactive In-Depth Review

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Garmin announced a slew of wearable devices including the new Vivoactive.  The Vivoactive was designed as a merger between Garmin’s mid-range fitness watches (i.e. the FR220) and the … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Another crazy weekend in the books, one packed with lots of photographs for upcoming reviews and various product posts in the short-term queue.  Here’s what was on the agenda! 1) Indoor trainer rides…over and over again I spent considerable time … Read More Here

Week in Review–April 5th, 2015

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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The Power2Max Type S Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been a touch over two years since my last Power2Max product review, for their now-named Classic edition.  About a year or so ago they came out with their Type-S editions, which would make for their 3rd generation unit.  I’ve … Read More Here

DCR & TRS Triathlon Team Up For Podcast World Domination

And by world domination, I mean the worldly domination of the endurance sports technology segment.  Which based on our detailed multi-pronged collaborative research study is 12 people (8 if you don’t count both our parents).  No worries, we’re going to make … Read More Here

Garmin quietly introduces automatic sleep detection to existing activity trackers

Over the last few days Garmin has enabled automatic sleep tracking on all of their sleep capable activity tracker devices.  They did so not as part of any firmware update that you have to install, but rather on their backend … Read More Here