Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
Roughly every other day, I drive to the swimming pool. But, I’ve never quite driven with the swimming pool, nor had one driving along side of me.
Yet this morning, that’s exactly what happened. On the way to work, in typical DC stop and go rush hour traffic, I had a gigantic swimming pool in the lane next to me, as well as behind me.
The flat-bed semi truck carrying the pool had one of the small warning ‘oversize’ trucks trailing behind it. Though, it was hardly needed since the thing was just about visible from space. One of the few loads I’ve seen on the road that everyone on the highway avoided. The pool took up almost two full lanes in width, and a whole bunch of distance in length.
At one point, while stopped, it was directly behind me. It’s definitely not every day you have a pool in your rear view mirror:
It was funny, nobody dared to try and pull off any funny business and pass it like they might otherwise try with other vehicles. Nor did anyone get too close to the back. At least one ‘pool-length’ back at all times. Sorta like USAT drafting rules, except without a time penalty.
In my mind, this would have been an awesome aerial shot in gridlock traffic – with a giant swimming pool amidst all the cars. But, I lack one of them newfangled aerial RC photo planes. Someday I’ll have a fully vetted excuse to buy one.
Anyway, I figured everyone would enjoy the photo. This would mark the second time I’ve seen an oddity on the highway related to triathlon. The first time was the stellar bike-packing job on the back of that cross-country move truck. Unreal packing ‘skills’.
And finally, as a side note – sorry about the slightly sporadic posting the last week or so, I’ve been extremely busy with a bunch of (exciting) major work-related items which have me up till roughly 2-3AM each day. So I’ve been a bit time crunched to get through some of the review posts I’ve got queued up. Hopefully next week will be a bit calmer. In the meantime, I’ve been trying to answer small questions on various posts as asked (mostly review), since those I can eat like M&M’s in between items. Mmm…I wish I had some M&M’s.
Hope everyone is having a great week, and thanks for reading!
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.
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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 2018 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.