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.
Given it’s a snowy Thursday here in the nation’s capital – I figured this would be the perfect time to unleash a post that’s been sitting in my drafts for months…from one snowy place to another.
A while ago a reader sent me something that no doubt falls squarely the the category of…well…’unique’. Now, I understand this is not far from my normal repertoire, but I have long since excepted that some of you have already given me the label ‘unique’.
Meet Birukov Sergey, of somewhere cold in Russia. I don’t really know where in Russia…but I do know there’s snow. Thus it’s cold. Probably really cold.
At first glance you may wonder why I’m showing you a picture of a mountain biker in the snow – after all, there are tons of people who go out and mountain bike each year in the snow. But in order to see the whole picture, you need to ignore the majority of the picture.
So let’s take a closer look at what’s on his arms:
Yes folks, that’s indeed a lineup of sport devices…GPS sport devices no less. The stockpile even includes our classic touch bezel friend the Garmin Forerunner 405.
Of course, as we work our way through his article, we find this shot:
Hmm…I think I’ve got a twin somewhere in Russia! I have to give him credit in that he’s managed to get all those watches on there and still keep his bike fully functional from a usability standpoint. You’ll notice that in his setup the watches are completely locked in place. Whereas in mine I probably couldn’t even breath hard without them all falling off.
Of course, the challenge with his likely very in-depth article is that there’s one minor detail: I don’t speak Russian. Which is really too bad. As I suspect there’s some really good detailed analysis in all those squiggly characters:
However, with a bit of help from Google Translate, I can at least understand at a basic level that he’s providing a super in-depth massively long detailed review and comparison of the watch, GPS and heart rate functionality – appropriate for even the most stringent of DCRainmaker In Depth Review standards.
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.