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.
When it comes to getting things done, Friday is never a terribly successful day for me. Though, sometimes I find that spills into Thursday’s as well. Take for example, yesterday. As I was pondering getting on the bike for my indoor trainer ride, I got distracted with some new cupcakes The Girl made for some folks. Naturally, she had left some behind for me. And naturally, I realized at that very moment that I wanted one.
Of course, at this point I was in my cycling stuff and ready to roll. So I temporarily placed it on the only place I had near me – the seat. Though, that wasn’t practical for long given that I needed to sit there. Since I could find no other place to stick it…I simply ate it. During my warm-up. I saw it as completely legitimate nutrition. No?
Speaking of cake like things, it has come to my attention from a number of you that I never actually showed off The Girl’s incredible triathlon cake back a month ago from her cake contest. You may remember that weekend where I pitched in and helped out like a mini-baker. I was her…uhh…minion.
She meanwhile was the star of the show – complete with peeps from the Food Network there. She won more awards that I can count, all pretty cool for her first cake competition! But somehow in all the excitement I never posted the photo here, to make you aware of its awesomeness. So here ya go:
Of course, you can read her in depth and detailed post on how she built it all. It’s just like my product review posts, except with edibles. She’s been creating other cake creations as well, thankfully all of which requires flavor testing from me. Multiple times a day.
As part of her quest in world cake domination she’s looking for cakes to create (free of charge) for organizations to build her portfolio of awesomeness. She’s love to help out with those supporting good causes (charities, military families, etc…). The key part here is this again supports my frosting and cake eating habits. So if that’s something that interests you, poke on over to her little world.
Either way, I’ve now successfully distracted you. Welcome to Friday…and the rest of your weekend!
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.