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.
Earlier this week a reader sent me over a note letting me know that my favorite friend – Mr. Duck – was featured alongside me in the Polar Bear Plunge brochures that are now found in countless stores around the DC area.
After some quick back and forth e-mails, you can actually download* the PDF of the brochure, including me. Hence, how I was able to check it out. Sure enough, me and Mr. Duck are right there inside!
This picture is actually from two years ago, when I did it with a group of triathlete friends – including The Girl. You can read up on that awesomeness in this post (tons of pics).
Interestingly, within that post you can actually see the camera this was taken from, just in the lower left corner of the picture:
Funny how small the world is sometime.
Mr. Duck was originally something I picked up in Jordan, while on a work trip there. I had the weekend and went and visited the Dead Sea and I found the duck at a little roadside stand on the drive out there. Full story and video here. I nearly lost him that day…
If you’re looking for other examples of me swimming in cold water (Polar related, not Dead Sea related, as that was warm), you can pull them all up right here with this simple link. For example, the year prior at the Polar Bear Plunge. That year it was determined it was too cold for the second wave of plunge participants. So Rob and I made our own plunge in a nearby creek (video included, possibly the funniest video ever shot/published here):
Perhaps some of my Parisian friends can let me know of a good Polar Bear Plunge in the area**. Though, the weather here isn’t quite cold enough to warrant the ‘Polar Bear’ part of the plunge. Just more like a wet bear plunge.
With that – enjoy the weekend, and thanks for reading! Get ready for next week, it’s gonna get crazy busy around these parts!
*To view the brochure, go to the main page, then ‘Register’, then ‘Printable Brochure’. And of course, the Plunge Maryland is all for a good cause (Special Olympics) – so consider signing up, or supporting a team!
**Interesting side note: The river here (The Seine) has been so high the last few days that much of the running/walking paths along it are currently underwater. And today was the first time in 6 months here that the tour boats couldn’t make it under the bridge near Notre Dame. It was a quiet/dark night without them and their brilliant lights. Interestingly, two cargo boats made an attempt. One came so close that the guy reached up and touched the bridge. A short bit later, the second boat made the bridge attempt, but then somehow grounded itself on a portion of river that was otherwise a running path. Saw it at the start of my run. A gazillion river police boats/cars out there sorting him out. Anyway…moving along…
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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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.