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.
Back a month ago Jade Lady commented that I seem to have ‘rules’ for everything. That’s not entirely true. I only have rules for everything that should have rules. As Calyx pointed out – logical things: Like Sticker Accumulation, Cowbell Ringing and even commenting of blog posts.
“Rules for sticker stickin’? I can’ wait for you to unveil that! Come on – publish that draft post!
Posted by Jade Lady to DC Rainmaker at May 22, 2008 2:24 PM”
So without further blabbering, I present thy rules:
I must get the sticker in person. This can either be done at an expo, event or on location. It’s acceptable to use the sticker if mailed to me where I am clearly the recipient and there is a reason it’s being mailed to me. Also, stickers included in products that I buy (such as wheels/bikes) are completely acceptable. Buying a sticker off of eBay would be a massive no-no. (Wildflower Expo – Sticker Haven!)
There must be some correlation to ME with the sticker. I must have either completed the event, been to the location, or have some relationship to the sticker. In other words, I can’t go off putting a sticker for a ski resort I haven’t skied at on my case if I haven’t skied there. That’s like wearing a race shirt that you didn’t race. (Great sticker slogan…never skied there – no go, into the pile of unused stickers)
No duplicate stickers. I can’t have the same sticker twice on the case. That’s just takin’ up real estate. Like two Starbuck’s in the same building. (I can only “Move Up” so many times)
A sticker cannot be lame. Nuff said. (Seriously, WTF is that?!?)
If all else fails – the sticker must serve a purpose. For example, the below United Airlines sticker has two purposes. One – I fly a CRAPLOAD on them (100,000+ miles a year), so it’s semi-meaningful to me. More importantly though, that sticker (or my charming personality) has managed to get me charged the bike case fee only 50% of the time. Boo-yeah! (A United historical logo sticker I got at their company store on a tour a few years back)
As for sticker placement – it’s wherever it fits! And here’s the pile of ‘rejected’ stickers (duplicates, dumb, not stickers, but window thingies, etc):
Ancillary Notes Section:
Yes, it’s been some 4-5 days since I last blogged. Since my little incident, I had a bunch of draft posts that were lost and that bummed me out. I got the recovered disk back yesterday, but some of those posts were corrupted. Double-bummer.
A fellow blogger and triathlete needs our help! Steve is attempting two Ironmans in one week later this summer. As part of that effort he is raising money for the Aplastic Anemia Foundation. You see, Steve’s wife was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, an incurable and deadly bone marrow disease. Go check out his blog, his training – and then donate a few bucks. If everyone who reads my blog donated just $10 – it would make a HUGE difference.
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.