Monthly Archives: November 2012

Garmin Forerunner 10 Quadruple Giveaway

Perhaps you didn’t score big last week on Black Friday, or Cyber Monday with a deal.  Perhaps you were focused on getting the big screen TV or deep fryer.  Maybe you were busy running a turkey trot. Or perhaps, you … Read More Here

A detailed look at Suunto’s new big Ambit update including App Zone & ANT+

Earlier today Suunto released their 2.0 firmware for their Ambit watch, which has previously been targeted primarily at the hiking and ultra running crowd.  Though this update will move it a long way towards bringing in other segments as well, … Read More Here

1st Hands-On Ride with Brim Brothers Zone Cleat Based Power Meter

Tonight I had the opportunity to go out for a ride testing out the new Brim Brothers power meter, Zone, which is mounted into the Speedplay cleat baseplate that’s attached to your cycling shoes.  The Brim Brothers Zone has long … Read More Here

Cyber Monday Sports Technology Deals

[Updated Monday, 12:14PM Eastern) We’re going to keep this post quick and short, since all the real goodness from my posting today is over in my Singapore Race Report.  Here’s the new deals for Cyber Monday, as well as the … Read More Here

Singapore Brooks Run Happy 9K Race Report

Back a few months ago when we first realized we’d be going to Singapore (actually, for all the cities we’d be visiting), I looked up the race calendar for this past weekend.  Turns out, there were a number of races … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 24th, 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

I’ve got new digs! Check out the new DC Rainmaker site!

Finally!  It’s been a long time coming, with a lot of false starts, but it’s finally here! The new site not only looks fresher, but has some legit useful new functionality in it.  While many of you reading this post … Read More Here

Black Friday Sports Technology Deals!

2012 Sports Technology Black Friday Deals and Discounts list, including deals on Garmin, Magellan, CycleOps and Kurt Kinetic products.

A Kochi, India Runaround

Welcome to India, the land of a billion people, nearly as many bikes, and countless interesting places to run.  Despite having flown over India more times than I can remember in the past two years, it’s been almost exactly two … Read More Here

My 2012 Sports Gadget Recommendations

(Update! My Summer 2014 Sports Gadget Recommendations post is now available here! Go check it out for all the latest gadgets!) Each year around this time I put together my recommendations on sports gadgets.  Some consider this a bit of … Read More Here

A sandy day in Muscat, Oman

After leaving Dubai, we arrived the next morning in Muscat, Oman.  Muscat is about 300 miles east of Dubai, and pretty much the most easterly point in the Persian Gulf.  Here’s a quick refresher map: We didn’t have either a … Read More Here

PowerTap PowerCal In-Depth Review

The CycleOps PowerCal is a unique power meter of sorts. Aside from being inexpensive, it’s also non-traditional in the way it gathers power..

A Dubai Runaround (Night Interval Edition). And a camel.

We landed into Dubai at around 10:30PM Saturday night, after a 7 hour flight to Doha, Qatar, and then another hour flight onwards to Dubai.  Customs took a wee bit more time, due to The Girl’s Canadian Citizenship (the UAE … Read More Here

Week in Review–November 11th, 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

CycleOps Joule GPS In-Depth Review

The Joule CycleOps GPS represents the companies first GPS bike computer. I’ll dive deep on it and see how it stacks up against the competition.

Review of the Bar Fly TT Edge & Forerunner combo mount

A Bit of Background: There’s been a lot of forward and aerobar mounts popping on the market in the past year or so.  Since the introduction of the Garmin standard quick release kit for both the Edge units (Edge 200/Edge … Read More Here

What are your favorite Mac sports tracking and log apps?

You’ve been asking for it for a long, long, long time. And while I do make reference to Mac options within most product reviews, I haven’t written up a full post on all the options out there for day to … Read More Here

Paris Blog: The process of voting from 3,847 miles away

With the US elections tomorrow, I thought some folks might find it interesting to understand how I voted from overseas.  While the process is somewhat similar to absentee voting, there are a handful of differences. I had originally heard that … Read More Here

A weekend full of power meter testing

Above.  That’s what’s been setup this weekend as I prepare reviews concurrently on a load of power related products and trainers. And honestly, it’ll be setup like that all week.  Our dinner table transported 10 feet to the left to … Read More Here

Week in Review–Nov 4th, 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

Garmin gives updated Vector pedal schedule & info

[Please Note: Garmin Vector has been released, you can see my first look at it here.  In the interest of keeping things clean, I’ve disabled new comments here, and all comments should head over to that post.  Thanks!] It seems that … Read More Here

Garmin Fenix adds footpod & indoor training support

Today Garmin (Nov 1st, 2012) announced and released a new firmware update for the Garmin Fenix watch – which has been primarily targeted at ultra runners and hikers.  This comes in firmware version 2.90. The watch itself came out over … Read More Here