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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.
Olympic Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:
1) Photo Finish Technology Explained: Everyone likely saw that photo of the Women’s Triathlon finish the other day – but did you know that’s not actually one photo? But rather thousands of photos spliced together? Crazy stuff, check it out.
2) Olympic Cycling Track Events Explained: Ok, so you’ve mastered photo finishes – now it’s time to try and understand the indoor cycling track events. Trust me, it’s not too bad. And better than trying to figure out the rules of Equestrian Dressage.
5) The mother of all Olympic Opening Ceremony Photos: And you thought your fancy cellphone photo of the opening ceremonies was da bomb. This photo consists of a cool three billion pixels – and allows you to zoom in on just about any face in the stadium. Go forth and stalk!
6) Want to buy a ticket for an Olympic event? This is what it’s like. No, really, exactly like that. I’ve seen every one of those pages and messages – a hundred times over. On the bright side – for folks looking for tickets, watch this Twitter page instead, which makes life a million times easier by automatically tweeting the second a ticket becomes available on the official site.
8) Wonder which Olympic sports use the most sports technology? Here’s a run down of how some of the different Olympic sports use sports technology in ways you might not have considered. Some cool use cases in there. I often remind companies that people use your products in ways you never imagined, thus, don’t artificially block people from doing things just to block them from doing it. (via SportTechNews)
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.