Hey there, Tuesday!
I know, I know, it’s been a while! The summer was hectic, and wonderful, and heartwarming… and hectic. Did I mention hectic? Honestly, we are now staring down the barrel of October, and it got me thinking. Maybe my newsletter peeps would still remember me if I started back up on a regular schedule?
If you’re new to this newsletter feed, welcome! And I do apologize for the long absenteeism. I can’t promise it won’t happen again, but Ray and I have been nailing down pretty solid work schedules as of late and here’s to hoping we can stick to them. It’s not like the past 18 months have been disruptive or anything! Anyways, you can always check out the Newsletter Archives and catch up on what was happening in the past! ALSO, there are two little nuggets dropped in the archives you might not have noticed before!
That’s right, there are two full episodes of the Quarantine Corner linked in the newsletter archives that we opened up for public consumption! If you follow Ray on Instagram, then you have most likely seen teaser previews in the past, but there are two FULL episodes posted. As well, over the winter (man it has reaaaaally been a long time since the last newsletter) I edited together a small preview video, introducing WHAT the QC actually is! So if you’re reading right now, wondering where I’ve lost you on this “Quarantine Corner” thing, that should help clear things up. Long story short, when the world first came to a grinding halt in March 2020, I suggested to Ray that we do something more light-hearted for the DC Rainmaker Supporters. These regular video posts focusing on behind the scenes of the business, personal product opinions, and stories of family life became something we looked forward to during periods of lock-down, and now it’s a video series we fully intend to keep up. We hope you enjoy them as well, and maybe consider becoming a DCR Supporter.
For my long-time readers. I really have missed you and our email exchanges. Thanks for sticking with me and patiently waiting for the next newsletter. As always, I’ll give you the latest update of what’s been happening below the fold in the In-Depth Thoughts from The Girl section.
I certainly will not recap everything since the last newsletter, that would just be silly. Instead, here are the latest hot topics Ray has post onto the world wide web!
The hottest topic right now is the GoPro Hero 10 Black In-Depth Review. The funny thing is, I never really took much interest in the GoPro cameras. I knew they were great and all, but usually Ray always has one on him, and I was told what to do! BUT last week, he made me edit the GoPro Hero 10 Beginners Guide video, and now I’m feeling pretty confident with using a GoPro… who’d have thunk it!
Of course, I would be amiss to not mention the latest Apple Watch announcement. We are all waiting
not so patiently to get our hands on a unit, hopefully sometime later this fall. Until then, here’s the latest post of Ray’s recap, Apple Watch 7 Launched: Complete New Features & Tech Details.
And if you're wondering about the Fitbit Charge 5 review, that's hit a strong snag over the last few days requiring some late-night conference calls with people 9 timezones away. But one way or another it's going out by the end of the week.
And last but not least, Ray has revived the 5 Random Things posts. This week features the dynamics of bringing 3 kids to the biggest bike shop we’ve ever been in. Inclusive osaid store having an indoor test track, and how one of our Peanuts incidentally rearranged some of the shelving units after “forgetting” to steer the bike… oh boy.
Oh and wow, now last LAST but not least, Ray just posted a couple hours ago about Wahoo’s new “sorta” Rollers. They non-announced announced the product over the past three days at the UCI World Road Championships. The head-scratcher is, however, Wahoo put this product out there in the warm-up area for every athlete to ride on… and never said a word about it? Huh?? So there are very few details about the product, but Ray managed to get permission from another photographer at the event to let Ray use the photos on the website to help break it down for everyone on what we are seeing as a first look at this product. I know, I know… it’s all a little strange! Either check out the post or watch the video. Your call!
That’s it for this week, keep reading for the YouTubes and In-Depth Thoughts from The Girl.
The YouTube channel is still doing its thing. Sometimes a video just happens to be the more effective way to get the info out there. This past few weeks especially, there have been so many new videos up. Take a look below and see if something strikes your fancy.
Also, a PSA here. If you hit the like button on a YouTube video or subscribe to a YouTube creator’s channel, that’s a really great way to support people who are putting out content. More importantly, if you subscribe, and I disappear again for another 4 months, you’ll still be kept well informed of new videos being published!
· GoPro Hero 10 Black Review: 16 Things to Know
· GoPro Hero 10: The Complete Beginners Guide
· Apple Watch Series 7: All the New Features in 7 Minutes
· Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Sports & Fitness In-Depth Review: 7 Things to Know
· Whoop 4.0: Quick New Features Overview
Also, if you liked this summers’ Huge Open Water Swim Comparison video, Ray has another “bake-off” planned for cycling head units. And somehow Haribo Gummy Bears got dragged into this one. Stay tunned…