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.
Friday, at around 5AM my time when I was putting the finishing touches on the Fenix 5 In-Depth Review, I logged into the WordPress control panel and noticed something interesting: I was at 2,499 published posts. That review would make for post 2,500.
Which…is sorta mind boggling to me.
It doesn’t feel like 2,500 posts, somehow, it feels much smaller. But sure enough, it doesn’t lie. And actually, there are slightly more posts than that, as drafts don’t count (15 of those) – nor do ‘Pages’ that I use for some content (43 of those). There are a handful of guests posts mixed in there, but with the other 43 pages not counting, it’s definitely over. So one way or another, 2,500 times I’ve pressed publish on something and hoped for the best. Oh, plus 609 YouTube videos.
This fall will actually mark the 10th anniversary of the site. And quite a bit has changed since then. Posts used to be shorter (much…much shorter), and actually slightly more frequent. Over time things leveled out to the average of 3-5 posts per week. Some weeks far more (at trade shows), and some far less (when travel or life got busy). And all that ignores some moderately big changes in life. When I first started the blog, I didn’t even know The Girl. These days we’ve got not only a dog, but a little 8-month old peanut as well. Back then I lived in Washington DC, and now I’m in Paris.
For fun, I decided to pick every 100th post since then. So post #1, #100, #200, #300, and so on – all the way up to Friday’s post #2,500. Some of these posts are more meaningful than others, and many entirely random snippets into a piece of my life. If you’re looking for more random snippets, at the bottom of every post you can choose to go forward/back to the next day’s post (or day before). I promise – so much more randomness (especially earlier on).
The Girl has been asking for a calendar view for years on the blog – a way to just pick a date in the past and get lost in posts. Some day it’s definitely something I’d love to see. Until then, here’s your weekend distraction.
But first…a huge thanks for reading! Especially to those that have been here since the beginning!
Phew – so there ya have it, 2,500 posts in 25 posts or less! What’s interesting to me isn’t necessarily the random selection posts above, but all the posts in between. For every post seen above, there are 99 other posts not shown. In general, the older the posts of mine, the more random and non-tech they were.
Maybe by the time September comes along – the 10th anniversary of the blog – I’ll have that calendar thingy working that The Girl asked for, allowing you to simply see a photo like the above for every post ever written. Massive distraction for sure!
With that – thanks for reading and coming along for the journey!
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.