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July 18, 2019
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/gplamaRay'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.
July 6, 2019
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/gplamaRay'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.
June 30, 2019
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/gplamaRay'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.
June 24, 2019
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/gplamaRay'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.
June 17, 2019
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 Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
June 9, 2019
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 Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
May 31, 2019
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 Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
May 19, 2019
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: PS, TE, or just BS? - Big 20% off sale, Garmin/Suunto/GoPro/etc Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
May 12, 2019
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! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
May 4, 2019
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 Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
April 27, 2019
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? Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
April 22, 2019
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! Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
April 16, 2019
Here's the roundup for the week, complete with special guest Des from DesFit. Check out the rare video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/TdeiHw0Wk0s - Big changes from Garmin - Optical HR Sensor Shootout post - SRAM buys PowerTap - Wahoo’s new hardware…. Announced on April 11th - TrainerRoad outdoor workouts - AroFly (cheap power meter!) launch/re-launch on Kickstarter DesFit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DesFit Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
April 6, 2019
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 Magene's direct drive trainer, and Ray's sports tech chat at a Barcelona business school. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
March 29, 2019
We dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million.  What the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer? Wll Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a revie
March 23, 2019
We dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million.  What the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer? Wll Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a revie
March 15, 2019
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. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
March 10, 2019
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. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
July 8, 2017
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
March 30, 2017
This is a replay of Ray's recent Facebook Live session.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get it on iTunes.  
March 29, 2017
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. Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
March 6, 2017
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
February 16, 2017
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
February 9, 2017
In this episode, Ray and Ben continue to catch up on past listener questions that accumulated over the break.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
February 2, 2017
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. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
December 2, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
October 27, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
October 18, 2016
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.  Interested in learning more about becoming a member of TRS Racing? Click here. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
October 7, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray take questions from Canadiens ONLY!! But first, they talked about drones and other cool stuff. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
September 29, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
September 9, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
August 26, 2016
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. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
August 19, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
August 14, 2016
After a month long hiatus, Ray and Ben explain why they've been absent before answering all of your sports tech questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
August 11, 2016
Here’s a unique Facebook Live Q&A with DCR, covering a million and one questions.  View the video here: https://www.facebook.com/dcrainmaker/videos/1306175926067111/ Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
July 9, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
June 23, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new totally silent Stac trainer. Then, they answer all of your fascinating sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
June 1, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new Elite trainers that were launched over the weekend. Then, they answer your sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
May 24, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray answer lots of questions after a discussion about Ironman Texas and bad conditions for racing. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
May 16, 2016
New product announcements from Garmin and CycleOps, plus lots of amazing and terrible questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
May 2, 2016
In this episode Ray answers hard hitting sports tech and other totally unrelated questions from a hotel room in Venice, Italy.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
April 22, 2016
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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
April 8, 2016
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. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
April 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. Links: FREE SHIPPING on the website theracery.com and use coupon code HUSKYHOBBS for a 6% discount. Ebay store address: http://stores.ebay.com/theracery/. Like The Racery on facebook and follow @theracery on instagram. Ray's tips for your first triathlon. Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
March 26, 2016
In this episode, Ray and Ben answer lots of questions about HR... and other topics.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
March 18, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray answer sports technology questions asked by British men. Links: FREE SHIPPING on the website theracery.com and use coupon code DCNERDMAKER for a 5% discount. Ebay store address: http://stores.ebay.com/theracery/. Like The Racery on facebook and follow @theracery on instagram. Ted Talk about astronaut heart rate. Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
March 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. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.  
February 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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.  
February 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.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
February 4, 2016
Links: YouTube video link of Airdog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9J3q-mRTCE Amazon Link: http://dcra.in/AirdogSports Support this podcast: Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.
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