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.
I arrived into a cold and snow Seattle a bit later than planned Sunday afternoon. Apparently, SEATAC airport does not own any snowplows, as there was no discernable difference between the runway and the grass. Both were covered in snow.
After a 5 hour drive north across the border (no, not like the Taco Bell ‘Cross the border’, but the Canadian variant), we arrived in Whistler for a few days of skiing.
Upon waking up the next morning it was time to figure out how many layers I would need to wear for the day. A quick web search for temperature conversion revealed it was DAMN cold. Took 5 layers to keep warm, and this isn’t even including any wind chill factor. A whopping 1.4*F once converted from Canadian currency.
But…at least the weather was incredible. Here’s a stream of photos I took over the course of the few days. I’m in blue, my brother in green and my dad in yellow. My mom was out running and walking a gazillion miles on the snow covered cross country trails.
Oh – and we got to try out the new Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola (just opened about a week ago)– which is over 1,400 feet over the valley floor to connect the mid-mountain stations of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The next few photos were all taken from inside the gondolas.
We even got one of the few (only 2) gondolas with a window in the floor:
Both my brother and I are perplexed about this “No Fast Skiing” sign, what are they implying? Most of the time we keep it below 70MPH…most of the time.
This is the little icon of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, held in Vancouver/Whistler.
Check out those goggles. You know where they are from? Zeal Optics courtesy of EverymanTri. See – remember back a month or so ago when I took the Bronze medal in the Best Endurance Blog category? Well, I got to choose a product from Zeal – and I chose goggles. Sweet!
Just like their sunglasses, these have photochromatic lenses– which means they automatically adjust based on the light conditions. Oh – and if you use the coupon code ‘everymanzeal’ – ya get 20% off. This way you can go buy yourself the Christmas present you didn’t get. 🙂
Without a doubt, they are the best ski goggles I’ve ever used (and remember, I used to ski A LOT – 4+ days a week). I’m super-happy about these. No fogging up or anything. Thanks for voting and thanks for the goggles!
One fun part about skiing is that both my brother and I can both easily ski frontwards/backwards/sideways with a camera and get to take all sorts of fun action shots.
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.