Author Archives: Ray Maker

Investor Call Tech Tidbits: GoPro Q2 2017

As I noted yesterday, when I’m sufficiently bored, I listen to investor calls for companies in the segment.  The last call I’ll likely be joining anytime soon was GoPro’s earnings call.  I was interested to see what they might have … Read More Here

Interbike moves to Reno (and Tahoe) in 2018, opens to consumers

Interbike today announced that they’re moving from Las Vegas to Reno and Tahoe, starting in 2018.  In addition, they’ll be adding in two customer/outdoor days packed with events.  The show, however, will stay in September, which puts it at odds … Read More Here

Investor Call Tech Tidbits: Fitbit Q2 2017

As I noted just a few hours ago, when I’m sufficiently bored, I listen to investor calls for companies in the segment.  In today’s case, that was two investor calls.  It’s that time of quarter with plenty of earnings calls … Read More Here

Investor Call Tech Tidbits: Garmin Q2 2017

When I’m sufficiently bored, I listen to investor calls for companies in the segment.  Or, I read through investor reports – such as Amer Sports (parent company of Suunto), last weekend.  In actuality, these calls are often filled with interesting … Read More Here

In Just 7 Days….

Yes, the time is once again almost upon us: The Annual DC Rainmaker Giveaway Extravaganza.  While most of my neighbors are out on vacation, I’m here to step up the game and wake up the neighborhood.  Or at least, keep … Read More Here

Wahoo ELEMNT MINI In-Depth Review

Can this $99 bike computer do everything the larger Wahoo BOLT & ELEMNT can? I dive straight into testing and all the details you need to know.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Another hot summer weekend in the city, but one that’s filled with sport and non-sport alike! Here’s what I was up to! 1) Indoors in the summer: I started off the weekend with a bit of a trainer ride.  I’m … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 30th, 2017

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

In case ya missed it: DCR Live Q&A Recording Available

Friday evening Parisian time (or increda-early morning Australian time), I held another DCR Facebook Live session.  A boatload of you joined, and we covered an even greater boatload of topics.  Tons and tons of questions, so many questions that I … Read More Here

DCR Facebook Live Q&A Tomorrow –July 28th!

It’s time. Again. Because, well, it’s been a long time since the last time.  Plus, The Girl will be joining me this time! Tomorrow (aka this Friday) I’ll get be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A session for anything you’ve got … Read More Here

Best Bike Computer 2017: Garmin Edge 520 vs Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT

Looking to find the best GPS bike computer? Time to dive into who does Strava best, which has best sensor support, and of course navigation!

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

A busy weekend back at home with plenty going on! Here’s what I was up to as the Tour de France descended into town. 1) Kickin’ off the weekend SNAP-style: My first act of the weekend was a handful of … Read More Here

Tour de France 2017- The Finish in Paris

Ahh yes, one of the best days of the year for a cyclist living in Paris.  No, actually, definitely the best day of the year for a cyclist living in this city.  And this year didn’t disappoint! This was, I … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 23rd, 2017

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Strava will now fix your Garmin or phone when you break it riding…or not.

On the list of things I didn’t see coming this Friday afternoon was Strava announcing that if you manage to kill your bike computer or phone while riding your bicycle, Strava will now pay get that device fixed or replaced.  … Read More Here

Wahoo’s New 2017 KICKR SNAP Trainer: Hands-on

This week Wahoo quietly launched an updated version of the KICKR SNAP trainer.  That’s Wahoo’s lower-end trainer that sits at $599USD.  Of course, Wahoo only makes two trainers – the full KICKR (direct-drive), and the KICKR SNAP (wheel-on).  The full … Read More Here

Hands-on: Airdog’s new ADII sports-tracking drone

Last week Airdog announced their latest sports-tracking drone, the Airdog ADII.  Years ago the company announced on Kickstarter their first drone, simply called Airdog, which was aimed 100% at the sports tracking market.  It didn’t pretend to be a more … Read More Here

Garmin Acquires Cycling Aerodynamics Company Alphamantis

This afternoon Garmin has announced that it has acquired the cycling aerodynamics focused company Alphamantis.  What’s that?  You’ve never heard of Alphamantis before?  Shame, you’ve been missing out on some pretty cool stuff. Alphamantis has actually been around a number … Read More Here

Xert rolls out free real-time FTP app on Garmin devices

Earlier this week Xert rolled out a new Connect IQ app.  Now I don’t normally cover too many Connect IQ apps.  In fact, I think I’ve only covered maybe 2-3 ones in total so far as standalone individual posts go. … Read More Here

Wahoo Rolls Out ELEMNT/BOLT Live Tracking with Data & Routes

One of my biggest complaints about live tracking on Wahoo’s platform over the last year and a half is that it sucked.  I mean, not just a little suck, but a big suck.  Previously when you enabled live tracking on … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 17th, 2017

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Tour de France Behind the Scenes: How Dimension Data Rider Live Tracking Works

If you’ve been watching the Tour de France over the past week and a half, you’ve likely seen either the little gizmos pointing off the back of rider’s seats, or the constant stream of data on your TV about where precisely … Read More Here

Amazon Prime Day Deals Today in Sports Tech

(Updated Last: 7:50PM US Eastern Time) Today is Amazon Prime Day, which is basically an excuse for the equivalent of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales to happen in July for one day…and in this case, one vendor. It technically started last … Read More Here

Paris Blog: A Trip to A French Costco- Wine tasting, caviar, and so much fromage!

It’s been far too long since I posted in the ‘Paris Blog’ section.  When we first moved over here (5 years ago this month!!!), we posted slightly more often.  Now much of what used to be Paris Blog material has … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 9th, 2017

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here