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?
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In Depth Product Reviews
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.
Read My Sports Gadget Recommendations.
Here’s my most recent GPS watch guide here, and cycling GPS computers here. Plus there are smart trainers here, all in these guides cover almost every category of sports gadgets out there. Looking for the equipment I use day-to-day? I also just put together my complete ‘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) list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
Have some fun in the travel section.
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.
My Photography Gear: The Cameras and Equipment I Use Daily
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!
The Swim/Bike/Run Gear I Use List
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 2021 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 Gear Guide too.
Tag Archives: Olympics
London 2012 Olympics odds, ends, and fun leftovers
Our stay in London was fairly short – only four days. But we still got to see a lot during that time. Including both the men’s and women’s triathlon – as well as the women’s marathon. But we did get … Read More Here
My Spectator Report: London 2012 Olympics – Men’s Triathlon
Going into this morning, we knew the crowds would be big. Really more like huge. Gigantic even. The media had warned how packed the Hyde Park venue and surrounding areas would be with the Brownlee brothers competing for another Team … Read More Here
My Spectator Report: London 2012 Olympics–Women’s Marathon
Unlike our attendance at the Women’s Triathlon the day prior, we didn’t have any tickets to the Women’s Marathon. Instead, we’d just join a million or so others that would simply find a spot on the course and enjoy a … Read More Here
Photo of the day: Upside-down Garmin on a Olympic time-trial bike
On Wednesday, while watching the Women’s Olympic time-trial event, I saw a tweet from the guys over at NY Velocity noting that Britain’s 2008 Olympic Silver medalist Emma Pooley had her Garmin Edge 500 oriented in a rather peculiar position. … Read More Here
Paratriathletes are real athletes too, and how you can help them before this weekend
Over the past few days you may have seen some rumblings around an upcoming vote in Guangzhou, China this weekend that will decide whether or not to allow the sport of triathlon into the Paralympics. As you probably know, triathlon … Read More Here
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 5 (The final day)
Our last day started much like the previous day – on the slopes of Whistler at Creekside checking out the Super-G, this time though it would be the women we’d be watching. The crowds came out in full force for … Read More Here
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 4
Day 4 started early, way early. That’s because we had to make the 2-3 hour trek north up to Whistler, from Vancouver. The trick is that in order to get to Whistler you have to have a valid permit to … Read More Here
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 3
We heard the news late the day before, and worked for about a day and a half to see what our alternative options were. What news you ask? Well, due to the lack of snow at the Winter Olympics, the … Read More Here
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 2
After the previous night’s medal ceremonies followed by wandering around town, we were all a bit happy to sleep in some. Around mid-morning I went out for an 8 mile run, and then afterwards went to pick-up The Girl from … Read More Here
Vancouver 2010 Olympics Trip – Day 1
We got up fairly early on our first day up here in Vancouver…as in 4:30AM early. This was to allow enough time to catch our 6:06AM bus departure from the Vancouver area up to the Whistler area for the 10:30AM … Read More Here