Heads-up: Huge Sports Tech Sale Underway – 20% Off All Smart Trainers!
There’s a massive sales on smart cycling trainers right now, plus plenty other sports tech. There’s 20% off the Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, CLIMB, Headwind, 20% off the Tacx NEO 2T, Flux 2, and Flux S, 20% off Saris Hammer 3 trainer and Saris MP1 Motion Platform. Plus also 20% off the Elite Direto X and Suito too, even the new Sterzo. Plus even steeper deals including with the Kinetic trainers at 30% off.
Some ideas I manage to conjure up myself…but others are best borrowed. I was at a friends house for a party a number of weeks ago and noticed that they had dedicated a full kitchen cabinet for water bottles. It was quite logical when you considered it. The bottles otherwise would stack up on the counter or just float around the house.
So I borrowed from their idea, refined it a bit – and then implemented it myself. Behold – the water bottle cabinet:
Now this is within my normal kitchen cabinets, it’s just that I’ve cleared out the random dishes/glasses that were on this one shelf, and then stacked all the water bottles in it. Most of the dishes that were occupying this space and voted off the island were used sparingly – such as creme brulee & soufflé ramekins and tea stuff. As far as implementation of the bottles, the real key here is stacking them like wine bottles, otherwise it doesn’t seem to work as well. It also makes it easier to remove a specific bottle, compared to if they were vertical.
Now the system approach to utilization of said liquid container is also important. Water bottles go into service directly from the cabinet via the sink (for filling with water or other liquid) to the transportation device (aka: bike, my hand for running, or gym bag for swim). They are then consumed that day (or liquid tossed).
Once completed they go right into the sink and eventually the dishwasher. No sitting around for days on the bike. No sitting for weeks on the floor near the bike. No lounging around in the gym or transition bag – just straight off the assembly line and into the cleaning station. This way I mentally know there are always ‘fresh’ water bottles since I can just look up in the cabinet and see the holy land for water bottles. Whereas before I might ‘save’ a partially used water bottle for a day…or week or so…in hopes of finishing it off. Of course, as we all know, that results in stinky bottles (which then require bleach).
And…if the whole system fails, I can just fall back to Hammer Gel Martinis, given the martini glasses are the shelf above.
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.