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.
Paris blog posts this past week: Here’s all the Parisian fun we’ve been having. We’re slowly undigging from boxes. So.many.boxes. Why on earth did I think that taking 6 trainers was required? Fail. At any rate, good stuff coming next week!
3) When Animals Attack Athletes Part 2: These inland waters be dangerous! At, my old stomping grounds of Lake Anna (where I’ve done numerous triathlons), a gigantic 65 pound beaver attacked two girls while swimming.
5) A $39,000US Aston Martin bicycle is announced: No, really, nearly $40K. That’s like, 40,000 soft taco’s worth of food. It includes a built-in bicycling computer, which ironically, will probably suck (just being realistic) and appears to have less features than an ANT+ bike computers of 5-6 years ago. Still, if anyone wants to send me one for a review, I’d be happy to validate or refute that. Until then, I’m keeping a closed mind.
8) Some more cool TdF photos: I love high res and fancy TdF cycling photos just as much as the next guy. But I also really enjoy seeing it from the perspective of a fan (like me) hanging out for hours on the side of the road. Thanks to one reader who sent in some posts from his journey this summer to check out the Tour.
11) Garmin Girls on the Run rebate: If you donate your old Garmin to Girls on the Run, they’ll give you $50 off the price of a new Garmin. Pretty good deal for those looking to unload something like the older FR305 or similar and pickup a new model. Plus, the watches go to a good home! And, if you buy any of the units off of Amazon via the links in the reviews here – you help support this site too. Enjoy!
13) The 10 weirdest footraces: An old (but good) post from Gear Junkie that he tweeted this week that I hadn’t seen before. Some wonky races in there. Cool stuff, I love learning more about races I hadn’t heard of before.
Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week: Each week I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website service updates that I see go out. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners is perfect, or Tweet it at me) and I’ll make mention of it here. If I don’t know about it, I won’t be able to post about it. Sound good?
TrainingPeaks adds editing to data files: I’ve been begging for this for years, and it’s finally here! You can now remove that drive home off the end of your run with ease. I meant to post this last week, but forgot that I only re-tweeted it and didn’t post it as well. My bad.
Garmin Connects adds PR’s to their site: Now you can see a listing of your running related PR’s for the four most common distances (5K/10K/Half-Marathon/Marathon). The results were so-so in my case. With only one PR being accurate (my half-marathon time) – but that’s likely because some of my older ones weren’t up on the site. Though, a recent 18ish minute 5K should have shown up. Odd, gotta do some poking still to see if it’s listed correctly. You can confirm or discard PR’s as applicable. They note that more cycling related PR additions are coming soon.
With that, hope everyone has a great weekend! Look forward to initial thoughts on the new Garmin Fenix watch coming on Monday, as well as the first in our ‘House Hunters International: Rainmaker Paris Edition’ series on Monday too. And, if you’re looking for some Fenix shots, I’ll probably post a few over on Facebook this weekend. Enjoy!
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Yup, that’s right, we’re packing up shop and moving over to the land of …. and 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 the coast of Newfoundland as of tonight).
One of the things we both really enjoy doing is going to u-pick farms and picking our own fruits and vegetables. In the past, we’ve primarily picked apples, blueberries, and strawberries. Given it’s fall (crazy, huh?), we figured it was time to go out and pick some apples.
Let’s make this clear up front – Paris is nowhere near a beach. The closest oceanesque body of water with sand is roughly 200 kilometers away – and the water there isn’t terribly warm either (the nice stuff is down south). So what do the Parisians do in the hot summer months (aside from close up shop and leave)? They truck in a boatload of sand and setup a beach right in the heart of Paris on the Seine.
Are you coming to Paris? Looking for places to swim, bike and run? Or just simply want to see where I swim/bike/run? Well, here’s the skinny on all my favorite training locations – complete with maps and downloadable routes.