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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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Apr 3, 2016

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.

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Ray's tips for your first triathlon.

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Mar 18, 2016

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 7, 2016

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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Feb 18, 2016

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 12, 2016

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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Jan 28, 2016

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.

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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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In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsenseno-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable priceClick here. 

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Jan 20, 2016

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 14, 2016

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 5, 2016

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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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

In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.

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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.

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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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