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.
Yes – a double post! I meant to post this early this morning, but between an early morning bike (it’s back to double-workout days) and having to run downtown for meetings, it didn’t happen. Anyway…
Since the winter months are good for base work – going long and slow – I decided to translate that to cooking as well. So I broke out my slow cooker for the first ‘simmer’ of the season. Without much more ado, here’s last night’s dinner. A whopping total of 20 minutes worth of prep work.
Five Spiced Moroccan Pork Ribs I followed this recipe I found on the back of a Williams and Sonoma card I got at the store last year, except that they don’t sell the Chinese Slow Cooking sauce anymore, so I used a Moroccan one instead.
Tasted great. Normally I’ll make my own sauce – but that wouldn’t fulfill the 20 minute prep time. 6 hours of cooking later, it was done.
Browning the meat (give it a better look/flavor).
Chopping the onions.
Simmering away for six hours.
Chopping up the green onions, pretty exciting stuff.
And finally, tossing it on the plate. I cooked some simple white rice, and then ground up some quickly toasted Schezuan Peppercorns to sprinkle over the top with the green onions.
Oh, as a random side note. If anyone’s out there doing the Jingle Bell 10K (see sidebar) this weekend (Sunday morning) in DC – I’ll be out there. If you happen to find me on the side of the road/race passed out – no worries – it’s all part of the plan…sorta. Per the plan the coach put together last night, it’s a “very aggressive race strategy and we are walking, or in this case running, a very thin line between perfect and disaster.” The HR will not be below 180…weeee!!! For those not familiar with my coaches race strategies – all my previous races have been run fairly ‘conservative’ from a pace/HR standpoint. Given this is the last race of the year and really means nothing – it’s time to just let it loose!
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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.