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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’m often told that when new readers arrive here they end up going on a prolonged post to post journey, sometimes diverting untold hours of their day to simply reading a portion of the more then 1,000 posts that I’ve published. For that, I apologize.
But, even myself, I find it fun to occasionally go back and wander through posts that I haven’t read or seen in years. These tend to be one-off posts, little musings that are or were part of my day to day life. In order to keep it random, I often just go back and look at the posts for the same current week, in the years of past. So with that, let’s have a bit of Friday fun and see what was cooking in previous years:
In this post, I purchased an old wind trainer from 1976 and got to town testing it out. For the cyclists geeks amongst us, this is a fun throwback. I’ve actually since received a few additional parts to help make it work better, from none other than the guys at RacerMate themselves.
It’s been a year since I wrote this photo archive post, and after just finding it again, I think I need to do an new/updated version. A pretty fun post with a slew of pictures that never quite made the blog. Only the tiniest fraction of photos I take end up making it to publishing, especially when you talk product reviews (generally only 5% or so make the cut).
You often hear about my more ‘exciting’ work trips. You know, places like South Africa, Korea, Switzerland, India, and so on. But for every exotic locale, there are just as many not-so-exotic domestic trips in the US. This, is one of those trips. Come along on the journey of just a typical work week for me. But don’t worry, I still have fun (like my flowers in the photo above?).
After another trip that same week as Nebraska (up to New York), I got home late and knocked out a slew of loops in a local DC area park (for…a long time). Since I lacked lights and it was dark by time I finished, I found a more interesting (safer) way to get home.
This was actually one of the first trips with The Girl that I did. Though, you didn’t quite know her yet beyond the nickname. Nor, did you know what she looked like then (for those of you that remember back that far). We had picked up the airline tickets for only $127US (it was a fare mistake). Good times!
It’s no secret that I favor chocolate milk over various recovery drinks, here was one of my first looks at comparing the price of the two products. Ironically enough, I just finished a glass of chocolate milk after my 9-mile interval run tonight.
For those of you considering a triathlon for the first time this year, here’s a short post that walks through I started swimming and training for my first triathlon (note, I couldn’t even make it 25 yards). It’s simple, easy to follow, and will get you quickly on the road to success.
Another swimming post (the other posts that week were a bit more random than normal). This one is actually one of my most visited posts, and, if you’re a triathlete – probably one of the most important posts as far as having a good swim. I go into detail on why doing a short swim warm-up is so critical, and exactly how your body reacts to cooler water.
Prior to that, I don’t quite have a March 2007 set, since the blog was only started in August 2007, with this very first post.
So, with that – have a great weekend all, and as always, thanks for reading!
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.