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.
The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all.
So with that, let’s get into the action!
DCRainmaker.com posts this past week: A wide variety of posts this week covering quite a range of stuff. Here’s what made the main stage:
Men’s Health/Gatorade/Urbanathlon Blog posts this past week: In addition to all my writings here, I also cover a bunch of topics over on the Men’s Health Urbanathlon blog. Here’s the goods from the past week:
8)Random FYI: If you want 15% off anything on CycleOps website – from PowerTap power meters to wheelsets to trainers to probably even stickers, sponsored blogger Frayed Laces has got a 15% off deal going via coupon code FRAYEDLACES711, good till the end of the month (next Sunday). I don’t get anything from it, but it’s a sweet deal since you rarely find their stuff on sale.
How to use your Garmin with Apple’s new Lion OS:
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and upgrade to Lion, you’ll find you might have a bit of issue uploading and access your workout files. Fear not though, long time reader Ryan Downey has helped out and put this quick little guide together – for your reading pleasure:
Something that might help you answer the e-mails of fellow users in regards to the new Mac operating system (Lion). The operating system hides the Library folder that the Garmin ANT Agent keeps its data files in by default (~/Library/Application Support/Garmin/). When users install Lion, they will not be able to access data files from their Garmin’s! To fix this, they must open up Terminal and enter the following command:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
Then press enter. This will restore user access to the Library folder. Detailed instructions can be found here:
Thanks Ryan, when I get around to installing Lion next week this will certainly save me a pile of time – and I’m sure many others will be quite thankful as well!
Random Google+ and Travel Notes:
I’ve been experimenting with Google+ this past week. I’m still in the poke it like a marshmallow on a stick stage, but it’s interesting. If you’re all Google+’d up, wander over and check me out here. I love being able to write more than the 140 characters on Twitter – since it’s rare that my thoughts fit cleanly into the ‘short writing’ category.
I’ll be sporting it in Seattle the next little while, starting with the weekend hanging out up in Whistler. Really looking forward to the cooler weather compared to the blistering heat of the east coast.
Enjoy your weekend! And good luck to all racing this weekend, especially the Ironman Lake Placid folks!
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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.