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.
Think of this as a mini-time capsule. Like a buried treasure map leading to an infinite amount of knowledge. Each of the items I linked to has either plenty of entertainment or totally useful information (or even both!). And while some of you blog-folk might whisper that this is a ‘lazy’ post, I’m probably not going to disagree.
I had a moderately explosive bike workout today (and not necessarily in the good way), a descent swim…and pretty much nothing else left in the mental hopper to come up with a creative and informative post. Instead, I spent my time this evening sitting on the couch watching last nights The Biggest Loser and other mindless reality TV shows (Speaking of which, Gary on The Apprentice is simply nuts…like baseball game size bag of peanuts, nuts).
So as I sat down tonight and started looking through my huge list of some 97 potential topic areas areas to write about I couldn’t give jive with anything. Here’s a quick snippet from a portion of that notepad file:
(And yes, I do use notepad instead of some fancy Excel sheet. It’s quick and simple and always available.)
Anyway, Coach’s vs Teams requires more thinking than I feel like (and two people). Kinect world domination means that I’d need to take a bunch of photos of me, and I decided that tonight isn’t the night for that since day photos come out better than night photos (yes, even inside). AG Elite Racing and Waves is quick in theory (90 minutes or less), but in reality takes a bit more research. The FCC post is simply messy at this point – but really geeky cool once I do it (like that buried treasure I talked about). Golden Cheetah is on the radar for later. The survey wrap-up I want to do, but mentally it’s a nightmare sorting through that data in the in depth analysis I want to do. Route Viewer is so freakin’ cool, but the software isn’t quite finished yet.
So, mentally – I can do the blogging equivalent of procrastination all day long.
On the bright side, since I’ve managed to distract you now with a bunch of paragraphs of text, I’m going to offer you what I initially set out to do at the beginning: Which is simply post the previous three years of posts on March 31st.
First up – March 31st, 2010: Applying Toilet Water – Look, I lucked out that this pretty funny post just so happened this post was on March 31st last year. It could have been something far less exciting or hilarious. I examine the new Ironman Cologne that literally translates to ‘Toilet water’. Complete with charts and color wheels. I also go into depth on how certain clothing that I receive gets placed on the banned list by The Girl.
Second in line – March 31st, 2009: Sweet and Sour Peaks – This turned out to be a mix of one of my exact workout specifications, combined with my excellent baking skills creating some cupcakes. See, you thought only The Girl created fancy cupcakes? Nope, give me a Ziploc bag and a chopstick and I’ll make some rather pretty little creations (she’d roll her eyes if she saw me using a chopstick these days). The workout folks amongst you will enjoy my detailed workout post, and the foodies amongst you will enjoy the cupcakes. I don’t believe there are any other groups in life aside from those two.
Bringing up the rear – March 30th, 2008:Oceanside 70.3 Race Report (aka- There be big hills in California) – Ok, there wasn’t a post on March 31st, 2008, as it was either this one – or the one from the day after with me sipping margaritas on a beach in Mexico. Your choice really. Given that Oceanside 70.3 is this weekend, this seemed like the better bet. So here’s my race report from back then. Oddly enough, still my fastest half-iron run split to date – though, the fact that I now have a bike split 30+ minutes faster probably means saving that 3-4 minutes on the run is a fair tradeoff. Plus I haven’t run a course anywhere near that flat since…well…then.
Ok, that’s all I’ve got for ya. I’m thinking next week’s gonna be pretty packed with good stuff (plus the weekend, I’m goin’ to Kansas City!). In fact, now that I look at the next few weeks on my calendar – lots of good stuff coming. Stay tuned!
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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.