Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Wahoo, Tacx, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, HR straps, sensors, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. 20% off means you’re saving $200+ in most cases. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
It’s been nearly two years to the day since I did the last ‘Great DC Rainmaker Survey’ – and thus I think it’s time again to see what you all are thinking. When I did this last time, I was blown away with how many of you responded. Almost as many as in some giveaways – over 1,000 people! What’s cool is at that level I’m able to make really concrete choices on where to focus time.
Last time I preempted the survey post with a bunch of historical text about where the blog has been and how it got there. A bit of the ‘history of DCR’ in one post. I won’t make you re-take that class, but if you do want to read it – I encourage you to do so here. Almost everything still applies, oddly enough. (Results were here)
With finishing up the site redesign last fall, I’m eager to hear your ideas for how to improve things further. Whether that be more posts about a given topic (i.e. chocolate), different product reviews, or diving into totally new ideas – such as doing demo day/camp of sorts. There’s plenty of room in the survey to provide written responses if you’d like.
The survey enables me to ensure that I’m still giving you interesting stuff. Or at least entertaining stuff. Of course, with as many people visiting as there are every day it’s hard to find 100% consensus, but I think 99.9% agreement is a totally reasonable goal, no?
Like last time I’ll leave the survey open for a period of time (probably a week), and then close it and tally up the results. Also like last time I’ll share some of the high level results and feedback on new ideas and new ways to improve things.
So I thank you in advance as I HUGELY appreciate your feedback. I promise, it only takes a second or few to complete. Thanks for reading!
CLICK HERE TO START SURVEY (NOW CLOSED)
Oh, the survey is anonymous (unless you want to provide an e-mail at the end for me to get back to you).
(P.S. – If you recently…or not so recently…ordered a sticker, another batch of them just went out…sorry for the delay! I’ll be switching over to a slightly new system that makes the sticker process near instant – Read: removes me from the equation.)
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.