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.
There are few times in my little athletic life where working out after I’ve already worked out sound appealing. I’ve just finished another 20+ miler and my legs are already unhappy with me, but what’s on the schedule? A bike ride. Joy.
But…this is a nice bike ride. This one’s done at grandmotherly speeds. No – really – I rarely break 11-13MPH average speed on these rides. I’m just out to loosen my legs up.
See – proof of my low speeds:
So why would I bike? Well, cause the coach says to. But aside from that – because it really does make a difference. Your legs feel 500% better – almost as if you didn’t run at all. The key is that you’re not out there mashing heavy gears, but rather just peddling along at a leisurely rate in an easy gear. You’ll notice my average HR above isn’t even close to the bottom of my Zone 1 – which starts at 123bpm.
You’ll also notice that I’m not on my tri bike – or even a road bike. I’m on my old junker mountain bike. The one I used as a kid on my paper route. I’m just bumbling around on the bike path in front of my house. Not in a hurry, and not out to set any speed records. Try it just once after a long run, you’ll be amazed.
Finally, if you look at the first photo above – you’ll notice I’m still in my running stuff. I don’t bother to change out of running stuff. In fact – I never even go into the house, I just get straight on the bike. I find that going into the house lessens my desire to get out and go for an enjoyable quick bike ride. But really – 30 easy minutes cruising around is pretty nice once you get on the bike.
You know how when you’re out there pushing it on a hard long bike ride and you see people just enjoying a nice leisurely jaunt on their bikes and sometimes wish you could be them? Well…this is your chance.
(Taken on my 30 minute cruise this past weekend, on the bike path by my house)
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.