Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Wahoo, Tacx, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, HR straps, sensors, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. 20% off means you’re saving $200+ in most cases. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
We’ve all eagerly awaited for our race-day photos to appear on the photographing companies web site. Sometimes we get awesome shots, most times we get unflattering shots…and then sometimes we’re missing in action. You then ask yourself: How could they miss me? ME! Of all people, ME!
Shortly thereafter you remember that you put your number on backwards, upsidedown, inside out or perhaps you were just out there massaging the bib during the race. Who knows. Or in the case of the swim, they couldn’t read your number under your wet suit. But whatever the case they couldn’t do a eHarmony.com on you and your photos, leaving you both estranged.
Ahhh…but there’s a solution for that! You see most of the sports photograph companies actually have a ‘lost and found’ section where they put all of the photos which have no home. Some of the companies even help a bit by sorting them male/female, bike/run/swim, etc…
For example – Brightroom.com (a very popular sports photography company) has the option on the event page where you normally enter in your bib number/last name – to also click the link to sift through the lost and found bin. From there you can sometimes filter the results a bit, but otherwise you just load the pages 50 photos at a time and start scanning.
Here’s the bin for a triathlon I did last year – it has about 1,000 photos in there. It does take a bit of time to wander through them all, but you quickly get fairly efficient at finding photos.
And if all all fails – you’ll be able to check out a few hundred of your relatively in shape friends out there. It’s like kinda like Hot or Not, except you don’t get to vote.
Speaking of hot or not…
Given last night was St. Patrick’s day, I went ahead and followed a hand-written recipe my Mom had for making Irish Soda Bread. It took all of about 5 minutes worth of prep time; and 45 minutes in the oven later I had two Irish Soda Bread loaves. Woohoo, mass o’ carbs for the rest of the week!
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.