Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
(Yes…it’s the 10th and the post says the 9th…but…I wrote it on the 9th and it’s technically still the 9th somewhere…so…the 9th it is.)
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 Slowtwitch. 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: No mailbag this past week – been enjoying vacation! It will resume this week.
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: This may go without staying – but without the Internets, I wasn’t doing much Internet surfing. However, I did do some surfing on the way home, so here’s what I found interesting:
#1) Bike News Links of the week (from WashDC and beyond) – As a local I follow the WashCycle for all bike related news in Washington DC. But they also put together a links post each week with tons of other cycling related news. If your new to them, check em out…
#2 – Power Balance Bracelets: Some folks swear by them, others make fun of them. This post from the always in depth Sport Scientists covers them a bit more from a scientific point of view.
#5 – Triathlon America Update – No, Triathlon America is not an extension of the Team America movie, but rather a coalition of triathlon focused companies and organizations. Anyway…an update from them is there at that nifty link.
No random items this week…randomness will resume later in the week.
Actually, never mind, I do have a few random items now that I think of it…
#1) Garmin Forerunner 410 Review Timeline – For those curious – currently thinking next week. I’ll have some time this weekend to run through all the final photos I need and get it written up (remember, here’s all the stuff that goes into it.) I’ve been wearing the FR410 pretty much 24×7 over the past 3-4 weeks, so I’ve got a pretty good handle on it now.
#2)Return to DC – Now that I’ve returned to Washington DC…well…for 16 hours anyway, you should see a normal flow of sport related stuff again, with only the occasional travel type post tossed in (though, that’s not to say that I’m still not travelling near 100%, almost all international…I head back out again tonight).
#3)Thanks for the Amazon Support! – Thanks to everyone who used any of the links buying stuff on Amazon (even non-tri stuff) during the holiday season – I really appreciate the support of the blog! And of course, the links still continue to support the site – it’s not goin’ out of of style or anything.
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 2018 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.