Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, 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, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually 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. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
Yes, the time is once again almost upon us: The Annual DC Rainmaker Giveaway Extravaganza. Albeit slightly later in the summer season than years’ past – but worry not, I’m not skipping it!
Next Tuesday (August 4th) starting at exactly 12:00AM Eastern (0600 CET/CEST) the pinnacle of sports technology giveaway awesomeness will commence…again.
Last year the numbers were huge – both in entrants as well as prizes. Thousands of dollars in gadgets were given away to people everywhere on this little blue marble (everyone is welcome). Here’s a refresher set of posts for all the craziness that went down last year. But as with every previous year, I aim to make it bigger and better. Bigger prizes, worth more. Cause as always, bigger is definitely better. The conversation with Clever Training roughly went: “How can we giveaway even more stuff?”. To which I accepted the challenge and went about planning next Tuesday (including feeding the web servers’ meters a bit extra for next week).
Like last year I’ll be giving something new away every 2 hours. This means that every two hours a new giveaway starts and the previous one closes (i.e. 12:00AM, 2:00AM, etc…). The entry period will only be open for two hours for each giveaway. So be sure to plan your entire existence on Tuesday around being able to enter during that two hour period for each giveaway.
If you aren’t sure how to convert your time zone to Eastern time, you can use this little tool to figure it out. Though, it doesn’t really matter as long as you know what time to start in your country.
So if you need to barricade yourself in the pantry for 24 hours to ensure proper attention to entry periods, that’s totally acceptable. Just do what you need to do!
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 2018 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.