Monthly Archives: June 2012

A week of relaxing (and product reviewing) in Florida

Ahead of our big move to Paris, we’ve spent weeks…if not really months preparing.  Since we had to be out of our house back on June 4th, we’ve actually been hoteling it since – with locations dependent on my work … Read More Here

We’re moving to Paris…tomorrow!

Yup, that’s right, we’re packing up shop and moving over to the land 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 … Read More Here

Garmin Swim watch In-Depth Review

The Garmin Swim is Garmin’s first attempt at a swimming-only product. It builds on the FR910XT’s swimming functionality within the triathlon world, but can it do it all?

Week in Review–June 23rd, 2012

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 … Read More Here

Big DC Rainmaker announcement coming Tuesday!

Things have been pretty busy here in these parts lately, really busy.  But, on Tuesday, we’ll be announcing something pretty big.  Really big.  Like, life changing big! Why Tuesday?  Well, I could tell you Monday, but then that would preempt … Read More Here

The Bia women’s GPS watch: My detailed thoughts

A couple weeks ago a new entrant to the GPS-enabled sports watch bounced onto the scene via Kickstarter, the Bia watch.  This unit is forthcoming in being targeted and designed directly at women.  So I’m first going to go through … Read More Here

Why I think WTC made the right choice about Lance, even if it was wrong

Late last week when the world once again came crashing down on Lance, there was probably only group aside from Livestrong that was just as fraught as Armstrong: The World Triathlon Corporation, owner of the Ironman brand. As you probably … Read More Here

A short update from the land of palm trees

After weeks (heck, over a month) of crazy work related hours and stuffs, I’ve finally got a week to relax.  And relax I shall. Well, mostly relax.  I took with me a huge pile of goods that all arrived in … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 17th, 2012

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 … Read More Here

The Giveaway Extravaganza Winners!

A huge thanks to all that participated in Friday’s Giveaway Extravaganza, it was certainly pretty crazy around these parts!  At some points the entries were coming in at one per second, that’s just nuts!  Overall, you clocked in nearly 50,000 … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Timex Global Trainer

The Timex Global Trainer will easily track you across any sport (or medieval battlefield).  Which is exactly what Mythbusters did last summer.  They combined the unit with knights in shinning armor last summer to measure distance and speed/pace.  How much … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Polar RCX5 with G5 GPS

Are you of the Polar persuasion? Then this watch is definitely your cup of tea (or cup of Gatorade).  It’s their top of the line triathlon watch, complete with the the G5 GPS pod. And, unlike virtually every other watch … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Wahoo BlueHR, Quad Lock Bike Case, iPhone Running Case/Band

Think of this as the ultimate iPhone running kit.  You’ve got the fancy Bluetooth low-energy heart rate strap, then the sweet iPhone Quad Lock case (with all the stuff shown above), and then I’m throwing in a iPhone running case/band.  … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin FR910XT

Here’s your chance to grab a brand new Garmin FR910XT.  As you probably know, the FR910XT can be used across a number of sports.  You could swim effortlessly in a giant vat of beer, compete in tandem mountain bike racing, … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Timex Run Trainer

Sure, any device can track a run for a few hours.  But can your device track a run that’s over a 100 hours long?  Well, the Timex Run Trainer took the cake on the longest running recording battery of any … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza Twofer: Polar RCX3’s

Yup, for this giveaway I’m giving away two separate units out to two winners.  One white edition, one black edition.  Twofer!!! The Polar RCX3 is Polar’s latest slimmed down triathlon and running watch that doesn’t attract much unneeded attention with … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Motorola Motoactv

The Motoactv with its super-crisp display changed the endurance watch game last fall. Like mixing music and running?  Or perhaps even golf and music (yup, it does golf, and cycling, and yoga and…).  In fact, upon further reflection, about the … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin Edge 500

Here’s your chance to grab a brand new Garmin Edge 500.  Being just the weight of a single egg, it won’t require you to cut back on cookies or cupcakes to keep your cycling weight weenie status when you add … Read More Here

The Escape from Alcatraz GoPro Bike Course video in less than 4 minutes

As I noted in my Escape from Alcatraz Race Report on Monday, I had the GoPro camera clipped on my aerobars for the bike portion of the event.  Unfortunately, between the plane flight back and limited battery, I couldn’t quite … Read More Here

Tomorrow: The DC Rainmaker All-Day Giveaway Extravaganza

(Some of you may have seen me post this photo on Facebook back a few weeks ago…hence, the origins of this post) It’s been building up for a while now, and now it’s time.  Perhaps, way overtime.  Either way – … Read More Here

Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS In-Depth Review

The Timex Cycle Trainer is the first GPS-based cycling-specific product that Timex has released. It builds on the Timex Global Trainer as a base, but focuses purely on cycling.

Garmin FR910XT update adds TSS/IF/NP, gazillion other items/fixes

A few hours ago Garmin released an update that enables the TrainingPeaks metrics of TSS/IF/NP, as well as adds a whole crapton of other items and fixes.  And yes, crapton is a technical term.  This brings the unit inline with … Read More Here

2012 Escape from Alcatraz Race Report

There are just a handful of triathlon events out there that seem to make nearly every triathlete’s bucket list.  This past winter when I heard of the opportunity to qualify for the Escape from Alcatraz event via a local yet … Read More Here

Week in Review–June 10th, 2012

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 … Read More Here

Off to Alcatraz…or rather, off to Escape from Alcatraz!

I’m just about ready to head out to San Francisco, I’ve got my bike all packed up in its case and have the rest of my gear (mostly) packed. As you may remember, here’s my long-form packing list for triathlons, … Read More Here