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 Friday and if you’re like me by this time of the week you’re probably just looking for a quick read. So I’m offering you a quick tip that I use to ensure I spend less time waiting around, and more time working out (or being lazy, as it may be).
This time of year I now have weekly bricks that revolve around an initial trainer portion, and then segue into the run. I do the trainer inside – and the run outside. The challenge is that if I were to wait to turn on my Garmin GPS watch after I was finished with my bike, I’d be waiting around outside as it searches for satellites. While sometimes this happens in less than 30 seconds, there are some day’s that it decided to take a spring break. Thus all that time waiting around starts to defeat the purpose of a quick transition between bike and run, where I’m attempting to mimic race conditions.
Therefor, I introduce you to…the window:
My window placing habits actually grew out of my very low desire to stand outside pre-run in the middle of winter when it’s single-digit temperatures outside. This way, I simply place the Garmin device in the window and turn it on. By time I get around to running, it’ll magically be ready. It’s almost as exciting as watching caterpillars grow into butterflies.
Even if you’re not doing a brick, I find that if I stick it in the window before I get my shoes on, locate my nutrition/water bottles, put HR strap on, etc… it’s more than ready once I am. At which point I simply head outdoors and run, no waiting required.
So there ya go – a quick tip to save you from doing the GPS Dance outside your front door.
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.