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.
Last summer and fall I was having the mother of all issues with flat tires. I was flatting about once every 10 days. Seriously. ONCE every 10 days, sometimes more. The good news is I got damn good at changing a flat. The bad news is that I got damn sick of changing flat tires (tubes, technically).
A cycling friend of mine was putting in a bit order for tires through his team. So I had him order me some new ones for the winter. They only cost $10-20 with the discount, so heck – anything was better than whatever stock stuff was on my bike.
Since December when I put them on, I’ve logged about 1,700-1,900 miles on my bike (I haven’t got around to fully putting all my trainer rides in the log). About 50-75% of that mileage has been outdoors. As in outdoors in the crappy, cold, winter weather. Through the snow and ice, through the gravel, occasional accidental off-roading (with a road bike), and just general riding.
However – after all that, I have yet to have a SINGLE flat tire all winter long. Not a single one, it be awesome! While I do take a slight hit on the increased resistance/drag of this particular tire over my previous ‘racing ones’, I more than make up for it with not having to change flats all the time.
I don’t know where to buy these things, or even anything about them other than what’s on their page. All I know is that they make me happy.
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.