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’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post. But I finally came up with a solution: The Week in Review Post. This takes the place of my Weekly Mailbag – which is over on Slowtwich. These are just quick snippets of things that I’ve found interesting. Nice and easy Saturday reading. Plus, a recap of my Weekly Mailbag post a well.
So with that, let’s get into the action!
Weekly Mailbag Over at Slowtwitch.com: If you’re looking for your usual Saturday fix of the Weekly Mailbag, it’s chillin’ over at Slowtwitch. You can read it here. And here’s the topics I covered this week are:
1) Effect of discontinuation on Garmin models 2) Edge 800 availability 3) Which workout logging software to use
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: As always, here’s a sampler platter of some of the interesting articles and posts I found around the Internet this week.
#1)Hit and run driver to get out of charges because he manages wealthy folks: As one who’s been hit by a car while on a bike, this story just ticks me off. It’s one thing to have an accident – it’s another to have a hit and run. Further, the prosecutors aren’t going to charge the guy off because he’s a wealth manager and it might affect his job (their words, note mine). W.T.F! Would love to see some more media coverage of this (I now there are media folks reading this…). Hat tip to Jordan Rapp for this one.
#2) Ironman Response to Miami 70.3 Mess: This is a great response from WTC after a mess of a race at Ironman Miami 70.3. Clearly taking responsibility and trying to make the situation right.
#3)NYC Marathon Press Conference with Miner: As many of you already know, the Chilean miner who ran up to 10K a day in the tunnels is running the NYC marathon this weekend. This little video snippet from NBC News is interesting though in that it appears to show some of his triathlon photos/finishes as well. Kinda cool.
#5) Trisports adds water harvesting: This is for a bit of the geek in me, but I think it’s cool that tri companies are trying to do their part (however small) in being greener. I’ve always loved the business model that Trisports has, in particular it’s physical retail store. Check out these neat post of theirs talking about their new water harvesting system.
Random Item #1: Ironman Florida Today!
If you’re racing Ironman Florida today…well…you need to get your butt to the start line pronto! If you’re cheering folks on either in person or remotely, then that’s fully acceptable to be reading me. You may remember last year after I raced Ironman Florida I went out at midnight and cheered the final runners in. I ended up making the below video, which, you can use as a bit of motivation if you have an Ironman race coming up. Or, alternatively, if you completed IMFL today – here’s a reason to go back out at midnight to watch the final finishers (you really should, no matter how much you hurt…trust me on this one.)
Along with being my favorite little video that I’ve made, it also happens to be one of my more popular non-review related videos, with almost 4,000 views. Woot!
This app isn’t from WTC/Ironman, but rather an independent developer. It’s called ‘Pele’, and allows you to track various Ironman events without all the hassle of the sucky WTC website. Though, keep in mind the data does come from the WTC servers at the end of the day, so it’s somewhat dependent on that. It’s also a wee bit expensive compared to most apps, and I haven’t used it before – so take that at face value that it could suck. That said, I’ll be using it to track two peeps I know for IMFL.
If you don’t have anyone at Ironman Florida to track – then you can both track and cheer on the two peeps that I know are doing Florida: Frayed Laces (2191) and my friend Lindsay (#2174) from up here in DC. While I’m sure there are many of you racing (or know racers), these are the only two that I know of. Wish them luck – either on their pages, or here. That said – feel free to leave numbers of friends or bloggers (or yourself) in the comments below, I’m always up for tracking some folks and cheering them on.
Good luck everyone! Oh, and good luck to those running the NYC Marathon this weekend as well!
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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.