Jan. 6

Here’s What Happens When You Order a $35 Power Meter

Remember IQ2? The Kickstarter-based startup that’s been trying to produce a budget power meter for about 33 months now? You might recall late spring 2019 they announced a change in direction from a small crank-arm attached pod to a full on pedal-based power meter. Then this past spring they announced …

Jan. 2

New 2021 GPS Accuracy Issue Impacting Some Garmin, Suunto, other GPS Devices

Update: As of Sunday morning this should be resolved, however, you’ll want to ensure your GPS has fully synced before heading out, and it doesn’t hurt to give it a few extra mins outside before pressing start. Just a super quick post to provide a tiny bit of context on …

Dec. 30

Wahoo Releases Accuracy Fix for KICKR V5/2020: Test Results

Over six months ago, when the Wahoo KICKR V5/2020 was released it contained one not insignificant flaw: It’d overshoot efforts, sometimes by hundreds of watts, when the flywheel speed was low. Meaning, typically when your speed was low and you accelerated, it’d register a false spike. It’s something I outlined …

Dec. 28

Video Long-Form Discussion on Best (and worst) Cycling Gadgets of 2020

Hey folks – just a quick one here today to share an episode I recorded with Het is Koers here in the Netherlands, which translated from Dutch to English would come out roughly as ‘The Game is On’. According to my Dutch friends, this is what the Dutch commentators would …

Dec. 23

Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2020 Edition

It’s that time of year again! Or rather, it was a few weeks ago. But – the key thing is I’ve squeaked into home with this annual tradition of a post. And this year we stepped it up to video format. Ya know, using all that spare time we have. …

» Here’s What Happens When You Order a $35 Power Meter
» New 2021 GPS Accuracy Issue Impacting Some Garmin, Suunto, other GPS Devices
» Wahoo Releases Accuracy Fix for KICKR V5/2020: Test Results
» Video Long-Form Discussion on Best (and worst) Cycling Gadgets of 2020
» Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2020 Edition

5 Easy Steps To The Site

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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.

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Read My Sports Gadget Recommendations.

Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide and trainers here – 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 ‘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!

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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.

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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!

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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 2019 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 2018 Gear Guide too.