Author Archives: DC Rainmaker


Hands-on: The CycleOps Magnus Smart trainer

Let the new trainer games begin! Oh…crap…wait, they already began – earlier this summer with new CycleOps trainer, Elite trainers, and even Tacx trainer updates. But, with a brief summer intermission completed, we’re back into the swing of new trainer … Read More Here


A Long Weekend in Ibiza

Ahh yes, Ibiza – famed locale for foam parties, alcohol-fueled escapades, and stunning beaches and water.  A place where unattached 20-something’s across the world flock.  And thus obviously the perfect place to go with the little 6-week old nugget for … Read More Here

Garmin releases Strava Live Segments for Running, Muscle Oxygen on devices, Photo Watch Faces

Phew, all sorts of Garmin news over the last few days on numerous fronts, and this post seems the easiest way to bundle up three totally different things into one tidy little package.  Let’s get on with the show! Strava … Read More Here

A DCR August Wahoo KICKR Giveaway Winner!

This past weekend I held a giveaway for a new Wahoo KICKR trainer!  Consider it a bit of a reminder to get back outside and enjoy those summer miles (or kilometers) while you still can!  A whopping 7,426 of you … Read More Here


5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s what we were up to on this beautiful and hot holiday weekend here in the nation’s capital. 1) Afternoon strolls around town After wrapping up a few work items Saturday morning at the Studio (for both The Girl and … Read More Here

Week in Review–August 14th, 2016

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

A DCR August Wahoo KICKR Giveaway!

Now that everyone has recovered from the Giveaway Extravaganza, it’s time to get this DCR Giveaway Show back on the road again.  And there’s no better time to do so than mid-way through the 2016 Summer Olympics. Think of this as … Read More Here

TrainingPeaks adds Strava Segment Integration

Yes, you read that title right: TrainingPeaks, arguably a competitor platform to Strava, is now supporting Strava’s most import feature: Segments. Though, not entirely in the way you might expect. Yesterday evening TrainingPeaks rolled out the ability for you to … Read More Here

GoPro’s New Cycling Handlebar & Seat Rail Mounts: In-Depth Review

Last month GoPro announced a handful of new mounts, three of which were focused on cycling.  This would actually be the first time that GoPro has directly released a bike-specific mount (let alone three of them).  In the past, they had … Read More Here


5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

After spending last weekend down in the South of France, we were back home this weekend, and here’s what we were up to! 1) Unboxing new gizmos While there were many gizmos and gadgets that arrived over the past week … Read More Here

Week in Review–August 7th, 2016

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

Friday DCR Facebook Live Q&A: Aug 5th!

It’s time. Time for the first ever DCR Facebook Live event! Tomorrow (or today, depending on your locale) I’ll be doing a question and answer (Q&A) on Facebook Live.  So bring all those saved up questions about sports tech goodness … Read More Here

Tech Tidbits: Basis closes up shop, Strava announces live tracking platform

Here’s my thoughts on two noteworthy news pieces that just hit the interwebs. Basis firms recall, shuts down services You may remember earlier this summer when device maker Basis announced that users should cease using their Basis Peak devices due … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness rolls out Strava Live Segments to ELEMNT GPS

Today Wahoo became the third company to introduce Strava Live Segment support on devices.  Live Segments means that you can get Strava KOM or PR information during your ride on favorite segments, directly on your Wahoo ELEMNT.  Garmin was the … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s new Android Wear based M600 GPS Sport Watch (with music!)

Today Polar announced their latest wearable, and in the process also signaled a shift in direction to a far more open platform than they’ve ever had in their 39 year history. The Polar M600 takes the best of their M400 … Read More Here


Hands-on: Team Zwatt launches subscription based power meter

Today a little known Danish company called Sensitivus launched a trio of power meters on Kickstarter.  While power meters on crowd funded sites are hardly unique, Sensitivus has taken a new twist on things by offering what is the first … Read More Here

Everything you ever wanted to know about ANT+ FE-C and bike trainers

As we near trainer season, I’ve seen an uptick in interest in understanding what exactly ANT+ FE-C is, and why it matters when it comes to choosing a trainer (or an app, or a bike computer).  So I figured I’d … Read More Here

Withings Body & Body Cardio WiFi Weight Scales In-Depth Review

Back in June Withings announced two new WiFi scales, though only one of them really got any attention – the new Body Cardio scale.  I wrote up a bit of a preview post back then, but needed more time to … Read More Here


La Course, Le Tour, and the Paris Finale–2016 Edition

While almost every day is a great day living in Paris, there are a few days that really take the cake: Bastille Day (Fête nationale), and the finish of the Tour de France. Over the last three years however, ASO/UCI … Read More Here


A Day at the Tour de France: Time Trial in The Mountains

While I typically get in a number of Tour de France stages each year, this year was a bit different with the arrival of our little peanut.  The Girl went into labor a few hours before Le Tour began Stage … Read More Here

Tour de France 2016: The Trainers & Power Meters of the Pro Teams

Yesterday I spent the day at Stage 18 of the Tour de France.  One of the advantages of this particular stage is it’s a time trial.  This means that each rider races individually, with the first rider of the day starting … Read More Here


Zwift & Tacx launch ability to shake your trainer riding cobblestones. For real.

So here’s the thing – every time I go to Eurobike, Interbike, CES, or some other trade show I’m always asked the same thing by virtually everyone in every booth I visit: “What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen thus far?” … Read More Here

First Look at the New DCR Babymaker Product Tester

Our first product tester in residence has now arrived! Heck, she even arrived via Velib bike with a polka-dot wrap. Despite joining us just two weeks ago she already been out testing various devices. From heart rate sensors to weight … Read More Here

Week in Review–July 17th, 2016

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

European Readers: Clever Training Europe is here!

With about half y’all outside North America, it’s time to get you the same 10% discount that my US readers get from my partnership with Clever Training.  And there’s no better company to do that with than Clever Training themselves! … Read More Here