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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.
The Queue is a place where I post quick galleries of products that have just started the review cycle. Here’s more from the onslaught of new products that have come in lately (tons more planned over the next few weeks). At the moment, these don’t show up in the main RSS feed since they are just quick galleries. You can however subscribe specifically to The Queue RSS feed here (mostly to just use it as a notification mechanism).
2) Top 10 Most Influential People in Triathlon in 2012: There’s actually two lists here. First is Inside Triathlon’s Magazine’s list, and then is Joel Filliol and Paulo Sousa’s list as a response. In reality, I don’t think either one is holistically accurate. Inside Tri’s list seems to focus more on the industry side, whereas Joel/Paulo’s list focuses mostly on the high performance racing side (especially ITU). In my opinion, the real list would focus on those that influence the other couple hundred thousand folks that compete in triathlons each year. I think the list is probably somewhere in between the two, though probably slightly more geared toward Inside Tri’s list. Still, good names to know on both lists.
3) For the ladies: Two weeks ago I posted in my Week in Review some athletic photography content geared towards men (or ladies who appreciate ladies). Since I’m an equal opportunity poster, this one is more for the women (or, the guys that like guys). It comes from a running race in Boston…with rather little clothing involved. (Thanks to Christina for sending in).
6) A really, really, really big tree: Given how many of us hang out in the woods running, cycling or doing whatever it is that you do – I figure most will appreciate this incredible composite photograph of the worlds second largest tree. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and look at the person and the scale involved.
7) Treadmill Fails: Leave it to Steve to search out a couple of good Friday treadmill fail videos. A solid way to start off your weekend (especially since the world didn’t end).
10)A rather loud bike horn: Pretty cool concept. Watch the video, I like that I can give a quick friendly boop versus a bigger honk. For the price, I went ahead and bought in. The timelines are a bit long (especially if you had a good few months for the Kickstarter lateness factor). Go to about the 1:40ish marker on the video for the different sounds/etc…
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?
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 2021 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 Gear Guide too.