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.
Thanks all for the great entries in the FR610 giveaway! If you haven’t had a chance to go check out all the entries (yes, all 1,300+ of them) – definitely go spend some time reading them. It’s so cool to read through what everyone has been up to. From 5K’s to races and training efforts exponentially larger. Really cool.
“Finishing the Mountains of Misery on Memorial Day weekend with my kids running alongside me as I finished the final climb!”
“Five guys burgers and fries after a half century in 98 degree weather. My pace was slow, but, my burger was gooood :-)”
“A 100km bike ride with a friend last Saturday, from Nantes (France) to the sea. Beautiful weather, beautiful beaches…just nice!”
“This summer I made my first AG podium (2nd place). It was a very small local race, but a podium nonetheless.”
“This summer we ran our first run as a family, complete with wife, daughter and mother in law. My daughter also ran a kiddie dash…there is a video on YouTube of her race if you want to check it out. It was a wonderful experience to run as a family and it wont be out last. Thank you!” (Note from Ray – hilariously cute!)
“My best memory hasn’t happened yet. It’s been waiting for Ironman Wales on September 11th.”
Thanks all for sharing your summer racing and training stories (and those yet to come)!
Unlike some previous giveaways, there were no points awarded for re-tweeting/blogging/Facebooking or crop circling. This lead to a fairly simple selection of winners. I had a total of 1,319 comments (that made it before the Sunday midnight cutoff), and then another pile of comments from Active Duty military folks via e-mail that I created a small spreadsheet for. I gave them numbers from 1,319 to 1,326.
With that, I was off to Random.org to pick out a winner! And the lucky person is #1040:
Which, translates to the winner being:
Huge Congrats Rick – for both winning, and passing the military PT test! Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get it shipped out to you ASAP.
For those that didn’t win – don’t worry – you can still go out and pick up your very own FR610 and enjoy touching it all day long (What? It’s a touch screen device…keep your mind out of the gutter!).
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.
You'll support the site, and get ad-free DCR! Plus, you'll be more awesome. Click above for all the details. Oh, and you can sign-up for the newsletter here!
Here’s how to save!
Wanna save some cash and support the site? You have two options. The first is to use Clever Training with either the coupon code (DCR10BTF) or the VIP program. Both save 10%, see details by clicking below:
In the UK/EU/Australia/New Zealand? Then hit up Wiggle at the link below!
Alternatively, for everything else on the planet, simply buy your goods from Amazon via the link below and I get a tiny bit back. No cost to you, easy as pie!
Yup, that’s right, we’re packing up shop and moving over to the land of …. and of chocolate macaroons! Actually, rather, we’ve already packed up shop – over three weeks ago. The stuff is slowly plodding it’s way across the Atlantic (just off the coast of Newfoundland as of tonight).
One of the things we both really enjoy doing is going to u-pick farms and picking our own fruits and vegetables. In the past, we’ve primarily picked apples, blueberries, and strawberries. Given it’s fall (crazy, huh?), we figured it was time to go out and pick some apples.
Let’s make this clear up front – Paris is nowhere near a beach. The closest oceanesque body of water with sand is roughly 200 kilometers away – and the water there isn’t terribly warm either (the nice stuff is down south). So what do the Parisians do in the hot summer months (aside from close up shop and leave)? They truck in a boatload of sand and setup a beach right in the heart of Paris on the Seine.
Are you coming to Paris? Looking for places to swim, bike and run? Or just simply want to see where I swim/bike/run? Well, here’s the skinny on all my favorite training locations – complete with maps and downloadable routes.