I’m DC RAINMAKER…
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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I have built an extensive list of my most frequently asked questions. Below are the most popular.
- Why haven’t you yet released a review for XYZ product you mentioned months ago?
- Will you test our product before release?
- Are you willing to review or test beta products?
- Which trainer should I buy?
- Which GPS watch should I buy?
- I’m headed to Paris – what do you recommend for training or sightseeing?
- I’m headed to Washington DC – what do you recommend for training?
- I’m from out of the country and will be visiting the US, what’s the best triathlon shop in city XYZ?
- What kind of camera do you use?
- What are your least favorite countries/places?
Follow me on Twitter3 hours ago@assistant_ref2 Without cell phone nearby? Not many you'd want to buy. With cell phone - all Garmin devices.12 hours ago@johnnyboy4711 Best value today is Stages/4iiii left-only, or a bit more at Power2Max/Quarq/PowerTap C1. Else, PowerTap hub also.18 hours ago18 hours ago@ciaranhandley No, I don't have a unit. Nothing planned at moment. It's basically just a Power2Max rebranded.20 hours ago@J_Roose It would show a duplicate. You can simply delete one if you like (I basically do so every ride).
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Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide (Winter 2016-2017 edition) – covering almost every category of sports gadgets out there. Looking for the equipment I use day to day? I also just put together my complete 2015 ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things). And to compliment that, here’s The Girl’s (my wife’s) 2015 list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
I enjoy explaining new things to folks – especially showing people how to get the most from their gadgets. Here’s an ongoing list of “How to” guides.
It turns out I’ve written a fair bit of stuff over the past few years – and after it disappears from my front page, a lot of it never really sees the light of day again without Google’ing skillz. Or a photographic memory…which I don’t have. I’ve taken a look back and found stuff that…continues to find a trickle of readers via web searches or forum links.
Today GoPro rolled out their data overlay capability to the GoPro Quik desktop suite. This allows folks with the GoPro Hero5 Black camera, which contains GPS, to add in metrics like speed, distance, vertical, and more. It catches up to … Read More Here
Over the last few months Zwift has been occasionally teasing their ambitions around expanding the cycling focused platform to other interests. One of those being running. They’ve tweeted out various screenshots of running on Zwift, and I believe even shown it … Read More Here
Over the last few days, Garmin made three fitness related software announcements: A) They (finally) enabled you to combine activity tracker data from multiple devices into one cohesive picture B) They enabled Strava Beacon support through Garmin Connect Mobile C) … Read More Here
One of the major selling points of Fitbit’s ever-expanding wearables, particularly fashion-focused wearables is the ability to change between multiple devices during the day. You could start the morning off with a workout on the bulkier Fitbit Surge GPS, and … Read More Here
Update: Head over to my full Black Friday Deals Page here! As I noted a few weeks ago, we’re seeing companies shift their holiday sale efforts earlier and earlier each year. It used to be that Black Friday marked the … Read More Here
It’s that time of year again! Time for you to start planning your trek to the 3rd annual DCR Cave Open House! Yup, it’s gonna be the third open house already – how time flies since we did all that … Read More Here
It’s been a touch bit over two months since Polar announced their first Android Wear device, the M600 GPS-enabled watch. This running/lifestyle/not-triathlon focused watch was not only unique in Polar’s stable for being Android Wear, but for also including features … Read More Here