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.
I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post. But I finally came up with a solution: The Week in Review Post. This takes the place of my Weekly Mailbag – which is over on Slowtwitch. These are just quick snippets of things that I’ve found interesting. Nice and easy weekend reading. Plus, a recap of my Weekly Mailbag post a well.
3) Athletes, Heat, and Mental Games: A pretty interesting little study where athletes were tricked into not knowing what the correct temperature was, and then watching how they performed. Good stuff, thanks Evan for sending over!
6) The Sins of FTP Testing. This is an oldie – but I only recently stumbled upon it, so like NBC says ‘If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you!’. It talks to all the sins committed when people test FTP (Functional Threshold Power).
10) Reverse Triathlon…from top of ski area: If I wasn’t on my honeymoon the day of this race, I’d make my way out to Crystal Mountain and participate. 7,000 feet of vertical, and it’s all downhill. Start a the top with a run, then bike 40 miles downhill, then a quick swim. Brilliance!
With YouTube videos that I’ve posted I get little notifications anytime someone leaves a comment on one of my videos. While most of my videos are for various product reviews, I do on occasion put up other little snippets as well. This past week someone left a comment on one video I had taken last year just after I got my new bike (about a year ago now). The video was taken during one of my first rides outside, where the weather was anything but cooperative. In fact, it was just downright nasty – complete and total dumpage. Of course, in the resulting year since, I’d long since forgotten about the video, but I just figured I’d share it again – mostly because I found it pretty entertaining seeing it again. Like a little time capsule:
New bike in the rain…hard, dumping, rain.
Thanks all for reading, hope everyone’s weekend is going well!
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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.