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.
Well, mostly. In a textual sorta way. And that’s what counts anyway, none of you really want to look at my picture…plus, we can save that instead for Men’s Health magazine.
So, what’s the deal you ask? Well, let’s start with what arrived last week in my mailbox (and yours too!)
And if you look at the upper portion of the cover you’ll see a teaser for my article:
Now, I won’t be posting the whole thing here, otherwise that would sorta defeat the purpose of you going out and buying the magazine (plus, it would give away all the fun!). But I will show the very upper edge of the full page article just to show my name.
One thing I found interesting is just how much different it was to write in a much shorter form compared to what I’m used to here. My typical product review is approximately 18,000 words – or about 60-70 pages printed (including photos). In the case of this article, I was limited to closer to 500 words, for half a dozen products. Eek!
For fun, here’s what my initial draft looked like for one of the sections (the article covers multiple device types/goals):
Then about three versions later with an editor it was down to this:
And here’s the final magazine cut for that section:
Huge thanks to the Bicycling Magazine staff and editors for giving me the opportunity to put together an article. It turns out some of them are avid readers (and apparently have been for quite some time!).
So swing on out to your local Barnes and Noble (or if you’re a subscriber, just your mailbox) and pick it up! I believe it’s also available via the iPad too. Enjoy!
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.