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 started on my journey to move to little old DCRainmaker from Blogger to WordPress in the coming months, and I’m looking for a kick-butt WordPress template developer to put together the new theme/template.
For those of you who don’t blog, you can skip this post. For those of you that do, I know some of you may be curious as to why I’d move from BlogSpot to WordPress. Well, I actually hadn’t planned on it to be honest. Despite the blogosphere’s general aversion to using BlogSpot for more heavily trafficked blogs, it has served me quite well for the past 4+ years. After all, it’s free! Which means my costs are zilch when it comes to the hosting piece.
However, in recent months BlogSpot in conjunction with Picasaweb (where my images are hosted) have started introducing bandwidth throttling for some images at certain (undetermined) levels. This has left some folks with the inability to load photos/images from my blog. Obviously, with my blog being so photo-heavy – and given the current traffic levels, it’s become a bit of a problem!
Unfortunately, Google hasn’t set a timetable on when (if ever), they’ll change this. Thus, leaving me with little choice but to start to move. Obviously, it’ll cost a fair bit of money to host the site elsewhere, but I’m also really excited about the move as I’ve got a lot of really cool things planned that I can only do once moved to WordPress.
I’ve spent a LOT of time sketching out what I want out of a refreshed site, and the biggest ticket item will be making it somewhat easy to find stuff amidst the mass of over 1,000 posts. Of course, being the engineer that I am, I’ll be doing a lot of work to make it faster and cleaner to use. Plus, I’ve got some cool new features planned that I think you’re gonna love.
So, if you’re a awesome WordPress developer, and want a shot at paid work to help develop a template for DCRainmaker, drop me a note with some of your past work and we can get a discussion going. I’m really looking forward to it!
When the time comes near, I’ll definitely be soliciting volunteers to try out the beta site before it all goes live.
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.