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The DC Rainmaker Podcast

This is a 30 minute live-to-tape Q&A format show where listeners ask Ray Maker of DCrainmaker.com questions about sports technology and other random topics. Ray offer his expert opinion and co-host Ben Hobbs of TRStriathlon.com offers smart-ass commentary. To leave a voice message for Ray or Ben, visit trstriathlon.com/radio.
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Dec 11, 2015

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

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Dec 4, 2015

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Nov 12, 2015

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 5, 2015

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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Oct 30, 2015

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Oct 14, 2015

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Sep 18, 2015

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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Aug 7, 2015

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Jul 30, 2015

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 23, 2015

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 17, 2015

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. 

To contibute your thoughts on the new DCR Podcast Drinking game click here.

Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. This week an interview with Olympian and World Champion, Andy Potts.

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Jul 9, 2015

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

Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. This week an interview with Ironman World Champion, ITU World Champion and Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Leanda Cave.

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Jul 1, 2015

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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Jun 26, 2015

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 18, 2015

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 12, 2015

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 4, 2015

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.

May 28, 2015

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 21, 2015

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). 

Check out the live coverage of Ironman Texas that Ray referenced.

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May 14, 2015

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.

Visit TRSriathlon.com for all things triathlon and listen to the latest episode of TRS Radio featuring an interview with Gwen Jorgensen.

Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews.

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