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, Facebook, and Google Plus, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!
So with that, let’s get into the action!
DCRainmaker.com posts this past week: Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this week:
3) Interim Suunto Ambit Review: In case you’re waiting for my full in-depth Suunto Ambit review to pop out of the oven this upcoming week – check out this non-so-little Ambit post from my friends down under.
4) Skydiving from 13 miles up: Some really cool stuff coming out of this project. I think it’s what happens when you can’t quite get that Space Shuttle seat.
5) Fitbit adds Android App: Nice to see the company expand into the Android platform. Also looking forward to their WiFi Scale here coming up shortly.
6) CEO of Wiggle talks about cycling: If you’re from the US, you likely have no idea who or what Wiggle is. But my UK and Aussie friends will be more than familiar. This is a great interview from the CyclingTips guys. For everyone else, consider it a bit of British education.
7) Bike DC Registration is open: If you’re looking to enjoy some serious car free driving around the city and up/down the GW Parkway in May – the registration site is now open. Here’s the full PDF map.
9) More folks who didn’t get a Space Shuttle seat: Ok, not folks, but monkeys. Specifically, stuffed monkeys. Sent into me by a reader (thanks!). Pretty cool project to launch a monkey into space on a balloon, even if it is a stuffed animal.
11) These fools are crazy: Just saw this teaser on various climbing folks, may watch full video on a trainer ride when I need some motivation. Love the quote I saw on Twitter: “Scariest moment was filming Dean’s BASE jump. Helicopter pilot cut engine so we could drop with him.”
12) How far could a human swim? An interesting look at the question from an openwater swimming blog. Note, I have no intention on ever finding out the answer to this question with my own personal experience.
13) Motoactv goes golfing…previous owners get golf: If you saw the news about a newfangled Motoactv Golf edition, you’ll be happy to know that previous Motoactv owners will get the update too. Does this cover me for the put-put course next to my house? I continue to say though: Watch out Garmin, Timex and Polar – once Motorola properly waterproofs this device, you’re in serious trouble.
14) Your spin class did what?: Quote from one woman in this post: “I had to really grind into the pedals. This must have caused me to rub on the seat in just the right away. I thought I was starting to cramp, but soon realized it felt great. [I] thought I should stop, but chose not to!”.
This weekend in DC:
For this in the DC area, I’ll be up at the DC Multisport Expo in Bethesda, sometime mid-early Saturday afternoon (this Saturday, as in TODAY). So if you see me around, say Hi!
Also, I’ll be doing a bit of an indoor triathlon in the area too – so if you happen to be around and see me, say Hi there too!
If though you see more more than twice in the same day – I might become concerned. Just sayin’…
And finally – enjoy the Cherry Blossoms! Thanks for reading!
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