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 got all sorts of interesting things in the mail this week. Both physical mail, as well as e-mail. And I’m not just talking about the coupons either – we’re talking high quality stuff.
First up was a little Christmas Card from the folks at TriSports. Now, I don’t buy a ton of stuff from them aside from little things like nutrition or random crap. Though, upon further reflection – I guess that can end up being a fair bit between two people over the course of a training season. At any rate, here’s the card – at first, just your normal card:
And then I open it up and there’s all these signatures in it. The key thing here though is that these are REAL signatures – I can actually feel the pen press on some of them and the reflectivity of some of the pens. These aren’t some auto generated cards with signatures in it (that’s super-cheesy btw). I’m pretty impressed actually. By the same token – I feel sorry for them, cause it would really suck to sign a gazillion cards. I hate handwriting things, and my signature would end up being a straight line after a while (kinda like it is anyways).
Earlier in the week I was getting little UPS Info-Notices on my door telling me they were trying to deliver a package from the “Purolator”. I have no idea what this percolator purell person is, but it sounded awfully sketchy. Kinda a coffee filter and hand sanitizing stuff mixed together, only scarier.
Finally, the UPS man caught me at a time where I was home, and handed me the envelope:
Hmm…it’s got some French action on it. Who in France land wants to talk to me?
Then I flip it over and it’s got a dude with a big stick on it. Ahhh…French Writing + Big Stick Dude = Canadian. Add in some little circles and now I know what these are.
We gots one batch of Vancouver 2010 Olympic Tickets!
Though, my batch is kinda like the red headed step child as I’ve only got 6 tickets, whereas the rest were shipped to my parents place in Seattle. We’re all going to cross the border from Seattle to check out the action in February. Should be a good adventure.
Switching over to e-mail, I received this yesterday from the folks responsible for Training Peaks. They announced WKO+ 3.0 and have a few little free webinars if you want to learn more about it. I have no idea if I’ll bother buying it (Training Peaks online pretty much does everything I have time to deal with today), but it’s like NBC ‘The more you know’…or something like that. I’m always interested in learning new tech stuff, so I’ve tossed it on my calendar – figured I’d pass it along here.
Last but not least, I present you nothing at all with mail-wise. Just because I can. The Girl and I went for a 10 mile run tonight – both of us in Z2. Of course, most of the time that would cause issues due to our slightly different paces. So, every 1/4th of a mile or so I’d do a little loop back on a side street to keep within sight of her. I just thought it made a pretty funny overview map. Without explanation you’d think I was probably the most lost person ever. For the record though, I did run into two different post office parking lots along the route – so it’s kinda mail related now…
Ok…off to bed. And tomorrow night and through the weekend – there shall be skiing! Though, as it seems always happens, whenever I leave my little abode it snows at home. It’s supposed to snow some crazy 10” here in DC. Probably could have just found a small hill here and saved a 4 hour drive. Though – that only means one thing for the ski trip: Epic pow.
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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.