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.
If you have a bike…and you have a car…it’s likely the two occasionally mate. There are many ways they can have a relationship together – be it inside the car, hanging out on the back, or one of the most popular – up on top.
The problem with the up on top methodology is that it places the bike in the ideal position for a post-ride fail. What kinda fail? Well, you’ve finished up that long bike ride and you’re either exhausted…or jazzed. As you approach the house you revel in the fact that you can finally relax a bit. Naturally like every other time you near the garage you press the magical button and the garage door opens. Moments later you start to drive in without a second thought.
And then you hear it…a bunch of snapping, shearing, and twisting pain. You have now disassembled the bike in a less than ideal manufacturer recommended manner.
So, how do you prevent this? Well, there are a number of ways that folks try. Most center around placing something in ones garage that blocks them from entering – such as a box or traffic cone.
The problem with that is that I’m lazy. That requires me to both remember and then actually complete the task of placing the item there pre-ride (especially early in the morning).
My method? Much simpler.
As I leave the house and press the button to close the garage door I simply take the garage door opener off the visor and toss it into the passenger side on the floor. This is beneficial in that I’ve now removed it from my easy access. So I as drive back to the house hours later it’s no longer something I’d reachable mindless access to or press without realizing it.
Thus: Problem…meet…solution. No bike decapitation.
Have a great weekend all! And if you’re in the DC area and headed to the Bumpus in Rumpass on Saturday for the Olympic race and see me at the race, say hello! Would love to meet ya!
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.