The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA

By DC Rainmaker & GPLAMA

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This revamped DC Rainmaker Podcast (interim working title) takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with detailed geekery analyis!

Episode Date
FIT95 DCR Open House Studio Audience Special Episode with Q&A!
52:48

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:

- Corporate acquisitions
- Wearables and watches recap
- Power meters - a bust?
- Indoor trainers
- Cycling GPS units and accessories
- A huge pile of awesome Q&A questions
- Our most impressive tech of 2019

Show links:

1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals 
2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/

And on social, you'll find us at:

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

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Dec 06, 2019
FIT94 Debating how best to carry a GoPro in our mouths, also who needs 25% gradients in trainers?
55:30

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:

- Recap of the Best Sports Tech deals
- Relive Relived! Wahoo Integration, is it a restart?
- The Elite Zumo Smart Trainer Review
- Do trainers need to simulate 25% gradients!?!
- Things that LAMA puts in his mouth
- GoPro releases earnings. Are they turning a corner?
- DJI Mavic Mini: Who got their first flight first?
- The best Garmin watch charger...for $10!

Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way, as always!

Show links:

1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals 
2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/

And on social, you'll find us at:

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Nov 19, 2019
FIT93 Zwift Posts Jobs to Build Big Indoor Gear, Strava's CEO got Disconnected
01:00:58

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:

- BKool ditches hardware
- Strava's CEO departure
- Zwift plans new hardware division
- Peloton acquires their Taiwanese hardware manufacturer
- Canyon Updates their Indoor Trainer Policy
- PowerTap G4 Chit-Chat
- Garmin Pace Pro goes to FR945/FR245
- Ray’s Tacx NEO 2T Full Review

Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way, as always!

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog 

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Nov 12, 2019
FIT92 You had one hand (picking) job: The Year of 2019 Indoor Failures
01:02:21

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:

- VirtuGo goes under
- DCR Smart Bike Shootout Post Discussion
- Google buys Fitbit
- Suunto features firmware update
- DJI Mavic Mini: Lama's first drone?!?
- IQ2 $25 power meter advert...or not?
- Strava mapping change (thumbnails): Does it matter?

Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way. Regrettably, this was recorded about two hours prior to Strava's CEO announcing his departure, and before Bkool sold off their hardware business. Always more for next week!

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog 

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Nov 05, 2019
FIT91 Which smart trainer to get? We dive deep on all things trainers!
01:19:28

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:

- Elite's new 'Upgrado' App: Firmware upgrades with Italian flare
- GoPro Max: Do you get Max or the Hero 8? An explainer
- Leomo Type-S: Full Android 'Sports Performance Computer'
- Hammerhead Karoo gets ANT+/Varia Radar Connectivity!
- Garmin Edge 530/830/1030 to inReach and a bunch of other updates
- Bowflex bike: A Peloton competitor that works on Zwift?!? (https://www.bowflex.com/bikes/)
- The 2019-2020 Trainer Recommendation Guide: So much to discuss!

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog 

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Oct 26, 2019
FIT90 Hiding devices in plain sight until caught by the paparazzi [Audio Fixed]
01:06:17

Here's what we covered on this weeks meandering episode of the FIT File:

- Hiding unreleased devices in the wild!
- DCR Open House 2019 Registration Opens
- The return of the Strava App news… removing sensor support
- Lama's Neo Bike Unboxing: Creating snowglobes
- Kona Power Meter Counts - historical Reference: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/insights-ironman-championships.html
- New Kinomap Platform Updates
- Garmin Swim 2 Released/Announced
- Polar Vantage V & M Firmware Updates to add Ignite features
- Zone5 Sports Cloud Platform
- Yet More Peloton lawsuits - https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-10-08/peloton-sues-cycling-rival-echelon

P.S. - Sorry for the audio issues on the original publish/upload, teaches me (Ray) to upload the podcast before the morning coffee. Thanks for listening...again!

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog 

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Oct 20, 2019
FIT89 Ride it like you stole it: The Zwift/British Cycling Cheating Scandal Explainer
01:01:37

October has arrived on the sports tech scene full of turbulence, here's what was on tap this week:

- The entertaining stories of our smart bike deliveries
- Wahoo acquires Speedplay Pedals, what does it mean?
- Ray costs Shane more Money: GoPro Hero 8 released
- Skydio 2 drone announced: Yet more financial distress for Shane?
- InsideRide KICKR E-Flex Accessory Announced
- Zwift Mountain Bike Steering released to public
- The Zwift/British Cycling Cheating Fiasco
-- Part 1: Technical explainer
-- Part 2: Admission & Penalties
-- Part 3: Debunking excuses
-- Part 4: Punishment worthy of the crime?

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog 

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Oct 07, 2019
FIT88 Stop press! Strava actually announced a new feature?!?
01:11:28

We're hot into the September release festivus, with everything from new wearables to potentially game changing sales of companies. Plus lots of funny stories along the way (for realz this time).

- Tacx NEO Bike Review
- The Great Wahoo Bike Race
- Apple Watch Series 5 Initial Testing
- COROS Vertix Firmware Update & COROS APEX Pro
- Wahoo / TrainerRoad Workout Sync
- Wahoo Chickens and Lamas in Radar Update
- Assioma MTB pedal hack - It actually works!
- Data security on Strava - why is there a gap?
- Strava actually announces a new feature...kinda.
- Fitbit's for sale, this has big implications.

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 25, 2019
FIT87 Watch This Space: We recap a dozen smartwatches launched this month
58:20

Here's your complete late Summer 2019 watch launch recap. We dive into the key features of each new product - as well as who exactly these companies are targeting, plus, the winners and losers. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them):

  1. Garmin Fenix 6 Series 
  2. Garmin Vivoactive 4 Series
  3. Garmin Venu
  4. Garmin Connected GPS Feature for Vivomove 3, Vivostyle, Vivosmart 4
  5. Apple Watch 5
  6. Apple Watch Series 3 Price Drop
  7. Fitbit Versa 2
  8. Sigma Watches id.TRI id.FREE
  9. And a few others that we got distracted on as well...

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 17, 2019
FIT86 Eurobike Recap: Who's gonna buy all these smart indoor bikes?
01:00:40

Here's your complete Eurobike 2019 sports tech recap. We dive into all the new tech found at the show this year, and our thoughts on everything. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them):

Smart Trainers:

  • Tacx (Neo2T)
  • Elite (DiretoX, Tuo, Suito)
  • Wahoo (none. But new firmware!)
  • Saris (H3, Rocker, Desk)
  • 4iiii - Fliiiiiiiiiiiiight 
  • Kinetic - R1 (not new)
  • Jetblack - Volt and EMS

Smart Bikes:

  • Tacx
  • Elite's Price Reduction
  • Stages
  • Wahoo
  • SRM
  • TrueKinetix
  • VeloPro

Other Tech/Power Meters:

  • SRM MTB pedals
  • Rotor INspider power meter
  • Zwift steering 
  • Steering devices
  • Rouvy Apple TV
  • Kinomap's new layouts

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 10, 2019
FIT85 Someone had a baby...and now we're late on this podcast
36:20

It may be quiet now, but next week is Eurobike and things are already hitting the hopper!

Here's the full topic list:

- Zwift Hacking at DefCon: Is it a real concern?
- InsideRide Rollers Review and Discussion
- How to listen to PodCasts on Garmin wearables? (Listener question)
- Garmin launches Amazon Music
- Wahoo adds Varia Radar support (and Ray's x-rated bike filming setup)

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 29, 2019
FIT84 Garmin got sued by Philips, say what?
01:07:23

It may be quiet now, but things are starting to brew in both the Lama Lab & DCR Cave. Enjoy the calm before the storm as we dive into a slew of topics.

Here's the full topic list:

- Philips sues both Garmin and Fitbit
- Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer - Ready for prime time?
- MARQ Review - Worth $1,500?
- Zwift quietly releases dinosaurs...putting it to the test!
- Equinox Bike Announcement...and then it all went to @#$#.
- How to load maps on your Garmin devices for free
- InPeak Power Meter - Handling feedback to make a better product

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 09, 2019
FIT83 The Worst Crowd Funded Power Meter Company Revival!
51:52

After a week or two of recovery from a crazy early July of travel around the global (and TdF watching) for both DCR & Lama, we're back in action!

Here's the full topic list:

- TrainerRoad price increases - twice in under 12 months.
- Zwift also increases their price
- Favero Assioma Firmware Update: Cycling Dynamics Implemented
- The Elite Suito: Trainer to beat for 2019?
- LIMITS power meters are back baby!!!
- Visit to Giant in Taiwan / Their MY20 Power Meter Preview / CADEX line
- Gear I Use Discussion
- Body Battery Metrics vs Sleep Deprivation
- Peloton sunsetting their older bikes.

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shoutout to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 02, 2019
FIT82 Strava's Relive Nightmare, Tour de France & Giro Rosa Tech
01:05:03

We're back from the Tour de France & Giro Rosa complete with plenty of sports tech tidbits, recorded in front of a complete studio audience at the DCR Open House. Enjoy all sorts of fun!

Here's the full topic list:

- Wahoo acquiring Sufferfest - Suffolligans? Walandirans? What this all means.
- Strava vs Relive - What the in the API is going on? And why is Spongebob Squarepants involved?
- Tour Tech - From the Tour de France and Giro Rosa - Trainers / Power Meters / Head Units
- Questions / Q&A from our live audience.

Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration!

Huge shoutout to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jul 18, 2019
FIT81 Eleven Ways Shimano-Based Power Meters Fail
01:06:13

Sorry for Ray's clipped audio. We were just too excited being all in the same room we didn't triple check it. My bad (My = Ray). On the bright side, we packed a ton of stuff in there this week with lots of good discussion:

- The Rivet: A Zwift competitor? Or too soon?
- FulGaz and Trainer App Price Bumps
- Shimano Based Dual Sided Power Meter Failures
- Edge 530/830 firmware updates & recommendations
- Unboxing Forerunner 945 to paying for lunch with Garmin Pay timed test
- Apple Beddit 3.5 new beta features!
- Swimming with the Tekrapod, what's it for?
- Tour de France starts this weekend - We’re off to the Tour!
- Questions for DCR Even House

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jul 06, 2019
FIT80 No KOM's in Rental Cars
51:11

There was a lot of air this week. Here's all the filler:

- Zwift Time Trial Mode, and Group Ride Fence updates
- FulGaz: New Training features & ERG mode
- Garmin GPS Chipset Rabbit Hole
- IQ^2 Never Ending Updates
- Polar Ignite GPS Watch
- Lama Lab tests of the Crown Rollers
- BKool AIR Testing Tidbits
- New Stryd Running Power Meter Wind Tunnel Testing
- Some fun behind the scenes tidbits

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 30, 2019
FIT79 Shady Kickstarter Rabbit Holes
45:08

Here's what you'll get to enjoy this week:

- Shady advertisers on the internet re-using our content
- The Absolute One Cycling Computer
- Kickstarter: Bad rap deserved?
- Shimano Di2 Wireless Module Bluetooth Update
- Wahoo KICKR CORE Firmware Update, any good?
- Wahoo ELMENT ROAM Updates
- Garmin Extended Display Mode, what is it?
- BKool Air Smart Trainer First Ride (finally!)
- Crown Rollers First Ride
- Power Meter Rabbit Holes That Go Deep
- Beer Stockage Levels at the DCR Cave

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog

Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 24, 2019
FIT78 That time we crashed hard
46:40

Here's what's on tap this week:

- Feedback from the Garmin Issues post
- Stages releases new Dash units - First ride!
- IQ2 Update (of course!)
- TrainerRoad launches planned workout sync for Garmin
- DCR Summer Open Cave Event
- That time we crashed our bikes hard (or got hit by a car)
- Do emergency crash detection beacons work?

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Jun 17, 2019
FIT77 The Front Fell Off: Swimming with Garmin watches
51:50

Here's what's on tap this week:

- Garmin Live Event Sharing Feature
- Giant Power Pro power meter
- TrainerRoad new Desktop App beta
- Sufferfest SUF Coaching - Customized training plans
VirtuGO haunts us with Virtual Ghosts to train with!
- Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM updates - Turn by turn navigation for Strava routes!
- Garmin Edge Varia radar tone selection… the beep is back!
- Ray’s Garmin Watch Swim fail in triathlon
- A Rant on General Garmin stability/buginess
- Apple WatchOS 6 Preview

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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Jun 09, 2019
FIT76 Snap, crackle, pop. Sounds bike computers and F-16's make.
46:59

Hey folks, sorry for the delay this week, we were waiting on something to go live that we had talked about, and finally it did. Enjoy!

- Wahoo halts ROAM shipments till July
- Zwift ToS Update v2
- Suunto 5 Watch Preview
- F-16 puts a halt to SIDI orders in the US
- GranFondo New York Strava stats overview
- Both the WattBike ATOM and Kinetic R1 Trainer lands in Australia this week
- SRAM bump the PowerTap G3 hub to US$499
- ‘Esports bibs’.... Really?
- Lost not Found - 4iiii’s Chipolo theft tracking

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
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May 31, 2019
FIT75 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sorta.
55:53

Here's the roundup:

- Garmin Forums - Down for a week of housekeeping..and hopefully back?
- The new DJI OSMO Action (cam)
- The COROS Vertix Watch … a Fenix Wannabe?
- Details of Ray’s FirstBeat Keynote
- Zwift Android quietly out of beta.... kind of.
- Pedalling Metrics: Pedal Smoothness & Torque Effectiveness. PS, TE, or just BS?
- Big 20% off sale and various other Garmin/Suunto/GoPro/etc

Check back weekly for new episodes!

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Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama

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May 19, 2019
FIT74 Are we in violation of the Terms of Service?
44:33

Here's the roundup for the week:

- STAC Performance acquired by 4iiii
- Bryton 450 Cycling GPS review discussion
- Giant's new crash replacement policy
- FulGaz releases Android and iOS apps, what's next?
- Zwift's Giro d'Italia Stage 1 course - a success?
- Zwift's Terms of Service Controversial Update
- Tile vs Chipolo Lost Tracker Test Results!

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
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May 12, 2019
FIT73 Bezelgate, and new products extravaganza!
55:49

Here's the roundup for the week:

- New Garmin Forerunner 945/245/45 discussion
- New Wahoo ROAM Cycling GPS: Does it miss the mark?
- Garmin's new Female Health Tracking Features
- Polar's updates and new watch
- Suunto's platform updates
- Xert iOS Product Release
- Samsung Fold debacle, kinda like sports tech
- IQ2 changes direction

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog
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May 04, 2019
FIT72 Do As I Say Not As I Do
43:04

Here's the roundup for the week:

- Garmin's Edge 530 & 830 Deep-dive
- New speed/cadence sensors with party tricks!
- Canyon's new trainer ads violate own warranty statements
- IQ2's 1st Kickstarter birthday
- Peloton's music fiasco continues
- What do people actually value on GPS bike computers? And what's the year going to look like?

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Apr 27, 2019
FIT71 Goats With Garmin Running Watches
44:39

Here's the roundup for the week:

- Sea Otter Tech Round-Up
- Ray’s Visit to Zwift HQ
- Our take on the Specialized Roubaix Demo ride
- The Wattbike Atom X Smart Bike
- Direct force vs Power Estimators Power Meters
- Tracking escaping GOATS with a Garmin Watch!

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Apr 22, 2019
FIT70 Sea Otter Tech, Garmin changes, and Wahoo's big announcement
37:30

Here's the roundup for the week, complete with special guest Des from DesFit. Also, check out the rare video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/TdeiHw0Wk0s

- Big changes from Garmin at Connect IQ Summit
- Optical HR Sensor Shootout post - All you need to know about optical HR sensors.
- SRAM buys PowerTap
- We talk about Wahoo’s new hardware…. Announced on April 11th
- TrainerRoad outdoor workouts (a two part series of announcements)
- AroFly (cheap power meter!) launch/re-launch on Kickstarter

Check back weekly for new episodes!

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Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
DesFit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DesFit

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Apr 16, 2019
FIT69 New podcast name, plus new Road Grand Tours Apple TV app!
46:22

This week we've got the podcast renamed (though, not yet with a fancy new podcast album cover). Plus, we take a look at the the new Road Grand Tours (now called RGT) Apple TV app and splintering of their app platform. We talk about our experiences with Magene's direct drive trainer, and dive into Ray's sports tech industry chat at a Barcelona business school. We chat about the upcoming Sea Otter show, as well as Garmin's Connect IQ Summit next week.

Check back weekly for new episodes!

Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews.

Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology goodness.

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Apr 06, 2019
FIT68 Lefties only, and the final new Podcast name options
39:53

We dive into what Ray's been doing in Mallorca the past few days including an update on both the Samsung Galaxy Active and Garmin MARQ Athlete watches, plus Shane takes us down the rabbit whole that was two power meter reviews (at opposite ends of the goodness spectrum). Plus we discuss Zwift's big televised event, as well as the latest Apple Watch update rolling out ECG support to a boatload more countries.

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Mar 29, 2019
FIT67 Hell Has Frozen Over
46:33

Three's company! For our third revival episode we dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? And Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million.  Not only that, but what the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer - and will Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets.

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Mar 23, 2019
FIT66 Private Yachts and Weight eDoping
45:58

Two in a row baby, we're officially on a roll! This week we tackle the least expensive new Fitbit, to the most expensive new $2,500 Garmin GPS watch. Plus, how quickly can you lose 8KG for proper Zwift cheating? We also tackle some news out of the Wattbike camp, and the state of the podcast feeds. Oh - and we are most definitely still looking for your suggestions on a new name. Hit up our Twitter's below to lob us ideas!

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Mar 15, 2019
FIT65 The Revival Show!
56:16

Yup folks - Ray is back, this time with Shane Miller of GPLama as we embark on a new podcast adventure. While the topics will be familiar, we've changed up the format a bit and going a bit deeper. Plus, we'll even change the name and podcast image once we get your suggestions, so feel free to hit us up on Twitter with all your suggestions.

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Mar 10, 2019
DCR64 We're Back
30:50

Ben and Ray catch up after a long spring break. They discussed tiny drones, a new trainer, bike computers and they even answered a question from the audience. 

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Jul 08, 2017
DCR63 Facebook Live
01:32:12
Mar 30, 2017
DCR62 Artificial Intelligence + Preview of a New Podcast
01:04:09

In this episode, Ray and Ben get right to the listener questions. Among other things, they talked about training software, the Fenix 5, alleged artificial intelligence and the actual future of sports tech. 

Links:

Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get it on iTunes.

Sam Harris Ted Talk on AI.

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Mar 29, 2017
DCR61 Which way is the Beach?
35:52

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss the death of Computrainer, Mobile World Congress and why it makes sense to fly to Barcelona just to use the pool. Then they answered questions ranging from 1 week to 4 months in age. 

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Mar 06, 2017
DCR60 The Analyzer
43:42

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his Apple Watch review, his new Analyzer software and they answer listener questions related to a stolen heart rate strap, power meter selection and more. 

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Feb 16, 2017
DCR59 Catching Up
32:06

In this episode, Ray and Ben continue to catch up on past listener questions that accumulated over the break. 

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Feb 09, 2017
DCR58 They're back!
32:49

In this episode Ray and Ben catch up after a long break. Ray talks about spending time in Australia, the CES show, ISIS using drones, motor doping and more. They wrapped up with listener questions.

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Feb 02, 2017
DCR57 The OZ Episode
34:46

In this episode, Ray talks about the best holiday deals, great deals still available and other news from November. They also touched on the GoPro drone recall before answering listener questions. 

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Dec 02, 2016
DCR56 Failure to Launch
36:00

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the collapse of Brim Brothers, the annual DCR open house in Paris and a disastrous triathlon watch launch by Suunto. Then they answered a couple of listener questions. 

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Oct 27, 2016
DCR55 Motor Dopes
35:37

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the ANT+ Symposium, trainers and drones. Then they answered questions from the audience. They finished up with a thought provoking conversation about motor doping, if Ray thinks pro cyclists have been cheating, and how motors could be used to improve cycling in certain scenarios. 

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Oct 18, 2016
DCR54 Oh Canada
29:39

In this episode, Ben and Ray take questions from Canadiens ONLY!! But first, they talked about drones and other cool stuff.

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Oct 07, 2016
DCR53 Vegas Baby, Vegas
31:18

In this episode, Ray talks about his trip to Interbike where an amazing number of product launches DID NOT take place. Ray will tell you everything you need to know about trainers, so that you can make your final fall purchase decision. They also answered a few listener questions. 

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Sep 29, 2016
DCR52 Eurobike
34:07

In this episode, Ray talks about his RV trip to Eurobike where an amazing number of product launches took place. Ray will tell you everything you need to know about trainers, power meters, bike washing, head units and more. They also took time to discuss the new Apple watch before answering just one question. 

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Sep 09, 2016
DCR51 Pump Up the Base
35:53

In this episode Ray fills us in on the new $1500 Garmin fashion GPS watch, a new trainer from Cyclops, a swim tracker from Hong Kong and a new Stryd running power meter.

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Aug 26, 2016
DCR50 Took a Pill in Ibiza
35:00

In this episode, Ray talks to Ben from an outdoor cafe in Ibiza. Because of some excess wind, we had to do some significant noise reduction in post-production and it sounds a bit wonky. We apologize. Nevertheless, it's a great episode that hits all the major notes: Garmin, Strava, drugs, etc. There may or may not be some youtube karaoke. 

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Aug 19, 2016
DCR49 Live Airstreaming
34:00

After a month long hiatus, Ray and Ben explain why they've been absent before answering all of your sports tech questions. 

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Aug 14, 2016
DCR48 Facebook Live
01:44:42
Aug 11, 2016
DCR47 Prexit
34:47

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the birth of his daughter, some less important sports tech stuff and then they answer all of your terrible sports technology questions. 

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Jul 09, 2016
DCR46 Stac that Cheese
32:30

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new totally silent Stac trainer. Then, they answer all of your fascinating sports technology questions. 

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Jun 23, 2016
DCR45 Elite
36:09

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new Elite trainers that were launched over the weekend. Then, they answer your sports technology questions. 

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Jun 01, 2016
DCR44 Magic Mic
34:00

In this episode, Ben and Ray answer lots of questions after a discussion about Ironman Texas and bad conditions for racing.

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May 24, 2016
DCR43 Retraction
32:17

New product announcements from Garmin and CycleOps, plus lots of amazing and terrible questions. 

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May 16, 2016
DCR42 Love Child
31:56

In this episode Ray answers hard hitting sports tech and other totally unrelated questions from a hotel room in Venice, Italy. 

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May 02, 2016
DCR41 Ladies Night
31:14

This is ladies night, and the feeling's right. This is ladies night, oh what a night. In addition to answering questions from the ladies, Ray and Ben discuss Sea Otter and his visit to UCI headquarters. 

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Apr 22, 2016
DCR40 That Ain't a Knife
32:19

In this episode, Ray and Ben talk about the upcoming Sea Otter show in California before answering all kinds of interesting questions about sports technology and Donald Trump.

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Apr 08, 2016
DCR39 Two for Tuesday
30:39

In this episode, Ben and Ray answer 2 questions about Garmin and 2 questions about Scosche Rhythm HR monitors. They also discuss how NOT to die during your first sprint triathlon.

Links:

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Apr 03, 2016
DCR38 Heart Rate Tonight
30:13

In this episode, Ray and Ben answer lots of questions about HR... and other topics. 

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Mar 26, 2016
DCR37 British Men
32:43

In this episode, Ben and Ray answer sports technology questions asked by British men.

Links:

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Ted Talk about astronaut heart rate.

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Mar 18, 2016
DCR36 Smart Bike Lights
32:40

In this episode Ray calls in from the Canary Islands to discuss smart bike lights, the best choice for tracking fitness related to pilates, and questions about Garmin data.

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Mar 07, 2016
DCR35 Gingerbreadcrumbs
30:26

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the SRAM Red Etap, the new Power Pod wind based powermeter, Ray's trip to Mallorca and finally they answer all of your questions. 

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Feb 18, 2016
DCR34 Power Meter Price Drops
34:35

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the new addition to the DCR family, power meter price drops, the overwhelming response to the gingerbread man discussion and much, much more. 

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Feb 12, 2016
DCR33 What's Up, Air Dog?
32:20
Feb 04, 2016
DCR32 Night Riding
27:07

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the largest sports trade show in the world and we answer all of your sports tech questions about topics like ear buds, training partners and the Timex trainer.

Links: 

Ben's recording set-up.

Jaybird X2’s: http://amzn.to/1SciuKW

PowerBeats2 Wireless: http://amzn.to/1j8xkC7

Mpow Swift BT4.0 Headphones: http://amzn.to/1KGcNg1

ISPO General: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/01/ispo2016-finis-kuai.html

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Jan 28, 2016
DCR31 Expensive Coins
36:51

In this episode Ray tells you where to look for the next round of product announcements, then they take lots of questions. 

Links:

Trainer App In-depth Guide

1907 Indian $10 Coin

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Jan 20, 2016
DCR30 CES Part 2
31:27

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss FitBit, 360 degree action cams and then Ray answers all of your questions.

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Jan 14, 2016
DCR29 CES Part 1
32:30

Ray joins us from Las Vegas where he is covering the annual Consumer Electronics Show. In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss product launches by Garmin, Polar and Under Armour before answering listener questions. 

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Jan 05, 2016
DCR28 Treadmill of the Future
25:14

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss BLack Friday and Cyber Monday as well as the future of treadmills. 

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Dec 11, 2015
DCR27 Ray does TRS
43:47

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Dec 04, 2015
DCR26 Mind Bottling
32:55

Topics include the ANT+ symposium, Ray's beard, his negative review of the Limits power meter, Black Friday, and a discussion around crowd-sourced projects in the sports tech space. 

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Nov 12, 2015
DCR25 Ray's Retirement
25:43

Don't quit your day job, unless you're Ray Maker. In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his retirement from Microsoft. Will he expand the scope of his reviews? How will he fill his free time?

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Nov 05, 2015
DCR24 Crank Region
31:00

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Oct 30, 2015
DCR23 Garmin Announcement
33:12

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Oct 21, 2015
DCR22 Slackers
32:22

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Oct 14, 2015
DCR21 The Girl
31:39
Sep 25, 2015
DCR20 Interbike
56:00

In this edition, Ben and Ray hit Las Vegas for the Interbike trade show. First Ben and Ray chat about some big news and announcements and then Ben hits the tradeshow floor to bother the vendors. 

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Sep 18, 2015
DCR19 EuroBike
33:34
Sep 04, 2015
DCR18 Miserable Bastards
30:42
Aug 21, 2015
DCR17 Apologies
30:46

If you are in the US or Canada, you can get a free pair of xx2i sunglasses by filling out a brief 2 minute survey. Pay for only shipping and processing. Click here to take the survey.

Links:

Nike Story Ray talked about.

Article about Bahrain 13 Endurance.

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Aug 13, 2015
DCR16 Podcast Extravaganza
34:28

If you are in the US or Canada, you can get a free pair of xx2i sunglasses by filling out a brief survey. Pay for only shipping and processing. Click here to take the survey. Note: when I recorded the intro, I was under the impression that this was a style of Rudy Project sunglasses. In fact, it is a separate brand distributed by Rudy. 

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Aug 07, 2015
DCR15 Le Tour
32:36

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the Tour de France, whether or not Chris Froome is racing clean and Ray's Croatian sailing trip. Then, Ray answers a few listener questions.

Links:

Strava Plugin: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/02/stravaplus-extension-plugin.html

Giveaway Extravaganza: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/in-just-7-days-2.html

Power Meter detail: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/power-meters-pro-cycling.html

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Jul 30, 2015
DCR14 Iron Cowboys
33:40

First Ray helps an emailer figure out how to record and store a 90 hour bike ride with his GoPro. Then Ray and Ben discuss the Iron Cowboy and they answer all of your questions.

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Jul 23, 2015
DCR13 Tiny Cameras
30:32

In this episode Ray details the new GoPro small camera and the fact that the Garmin VIRB is shipping. Then they answer random questions about sports tech. 

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Jul 17, 2015
DCR12 Stryde it out
21:36

Left only power meters, wearable tech clothing, Gordon Gecko phones, Stryde power meter, athlete tracking to stop drafting in triathlon and baby monitors.

Power Meter Primer

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Jul 09, 2015
DCR11 Garmin & Strava in Bed
31:05

A big show with lots to discuss. Kickr and Garmin with big product launches before the Tour De France gets started. 

In this episode we discussed:

Garmin Varia bike radar and light

Garmin and Strava

Wahoo Kickr Snap

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Jul 01, 2015
DCR10 Ray Holycross
31:33

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the new Garmin Cycling Computer, Strava versus Training Peaks and whether or not Ray is a con artist. 

 

Links:

Ray Holycross

Power Meter Primer

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Jun 26, 2015
DCR9 Intel Buys Recon Jet
28:59

Ray and Ben discuss the sale of Recon Jet to Intel and whether or not Ray is an early or late adopter. Other topics include Periscope, the FitBit IPO, and power meters under $400.

Links:

Brain Training for Endurance Athletes

Doping in Triathlon

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Jun 18, 2015
DCR8 Flash Mob
32:24

Ray joins us slightly hungover after attending a flash-mob style white party in Paris the night before. Nevertheless, he answered all of your questions with precision and grace.

Links: 

Trainer apps. 

The app Ray was forgetting was RideWithGPS.

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Jun 12, 2015
DCR7 Stranger in the Alps
30:17

Ray joins us from high in the Alps at a Polar product launch for their new cycling computer that will compete with the Garmin Edge 500. We also discussed new GoPro products, SRAM wireless shifting, activity trackers and much more.

Links: 

TRS Radio

Handheld Gimbal for GoPro.

Automatic Shifting system.

Automatic lap for Garmin.

Jun 04, 2015
DCR6 Ben is an Idiot
32:53

Topics for this episode include Ben ruining the show, Android versus Garmin Connect IQ, rollers versus cycling trainers, pricing of power meters, and more. Plus, will Apple put Garmin out of the watch business?

 

Links: 

Chris "Macca" McCormack on TRS Radio

Dave Mirra on TRS Radio

Dave Mirra Roller Video

Omelet on Rollers

Wahoo BlueSC V2

Drone Fireworks on Lake

DCR Cave

May 28, 2015
DCR5 Apple Watch Meets H20
34:46

In this episode Ray breaks down the waterproofing of the Apple watch, Garmin and optical heartrate monitoring, and ANT+ versus Bluetooth smart. Then Ray and Ben share their opinion about getting started with running and triathlon for beginners.

 

Ray also discusses how he likes living in Paris and if he’ll be there forever (his family in the US will definitely want to hear this answer). 

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May 21, 2015
DCR4 Exploring Big Issues: Fire Ants & 5Q
31:52

Ray Maker analyzes and solves the 50 Women to Kona issue once and for all. Then, he does the same with the “smart hat”.  What should an ultra-runner who runs for 30 hours + use for a watch? What are some inexpensive ways to retrofit a mountain bike with a power meter? Finally, Ray and Ben answer a pointed question about their sexual orientation.

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May 14, 2015
DCR3 Polar vs. Garmin
32:40

Does technology cause us to set false limits on ourselves? What is the future of live triathlon coverage? Ben and Ray discuss the differences between the Garmin 920XT and Polar V800 plus more thoughts on the Apple watch and cycling power meters. 

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May 07, 2015
DCR2 Garmin Vivo Fit & Questions about Ray's Future
32:40

In this episode, Ray discusses his whirlwind US tour of sports tech companies and how he avoids conflicts of interest. Questions from listeners include topics like time management, the Garmin Vivo Fit watch, the future of Ray's business and whether or not he will ever create his own product.

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Apr 27, 2015
DCR1 Apple Watch + Kickr vs. CompuTrainer
32:14

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the Apple Watch and then they dive into KICKR vs CompuTrainer, whether or not Garmin will add features to older products (and structured swim workouts?), and whether or not someone should ditch their ultra running partner.  Not to mention what Ray would do differently if he were to start DCR all over again, and how he manages travelling and training.  Plus, when do I call out companies when they crap the bed on product support?

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Apr 22, 2015