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When you head to a race early in the darkness of a pre-race morning, one of the things you may be contemplating is where exactly to stash all the pieces of equipment you’ll need for a triathlon. This ends up being a rather significant list from wetsuit to helmet, nutrition and multiple pairs of shoes (running, bike).
One way to hold every of course is a transition bag of some sort. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it’s just gotta have a bit of volume if you want to pack everything into it. Of course, many folks take quite a bit more than necessary into transition, but that’s alright as long as you can keep it contained in a single bag. Sometimes it’s difficult to plan for the weather in early/late season tri’s where you may have extra clothing in the morning pre-race.
When it comes to the transit from your car/hotel to the start you’ve got a few options. Depending on location you may end up cycling to the start (keep it easy though), but in some cases that may not be possible due to geography or road blocks. In those cases I stash my bike shoes and running shoes in one of two places.
The first place is simply tied onto my bag. I’ve got some carabineer hooks that allow easy clipping. This works well in most cases.
But the second option though is far more innovate – and more versatile. For example, if you were just headed into the bike shop for something, you probably wouldn’t have your entire transition bag with you – but you might need your shoes if it was for a fit. And while you could just clip them into the pedals, I find that they often flop around and then occasionally catch or drag on the ground.
Thus, I present my favorite option: The Aerobars.
See, simply slide the shoes down over the bars. This ensures that they don’t end up deep inside your transition bag after the race for hours or (gasp!) days, creating a big stink. It gets them all aired out and happy. And an airy shoe is a happy shoe.
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.