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The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA

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!

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DCR38 Heart Rate Tonight

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.

30mins

26 Mar 2016

Rank #1

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FIT92 You had one hand (picking) job: The Year of 2019 Indoor Failures

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.

1hr 2mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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FIT94 Debating how best to carry a GoPro in our mouths, also who needs 25% gradients in trainers?

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.

55mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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FIT95 DCR Open House Studio Audience Special Episode with Q&A!

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 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.

52mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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DCR44 Magic Mic

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.

34mins

24 May 2016

Rank #5

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DCR47 Prexit

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.

34mins

9 Jul 2016

Rank #6

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FIT88 Stop press! Strava actually announced a new feature?!?

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/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.

1hr 11mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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FIT90 Hiding devices in plain sight until caught by the paparazzi [Audio Fixed]

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.

1hr 6mins

20 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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FIT83 The Worst Crowd Funded Power Meter Company Revival!

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/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.

51mins

2 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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FIT81 Eleven Ways Shimano-Based Power Meters Fail

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.

1hr 6mins

6 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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DCR11 Garmin & Strava in Bed

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 Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben, including the interview with Challenge CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

31mins

1 Jul 2015

Rank #11

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FIT79 Shady Kickstarter Rabbit Holes

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.

45mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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DCR37 British Men

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.

32mins

18 Mar 2016

Rank #13

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FIT73 Bezelgate, and new products extravaganza!

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 Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

55mins

4 May 2019

Rank #14

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DCR10 Ray Holycross

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 Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.

31mins

26 Jun 2015

Rank #15

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DCR12 Stryde it out

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. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.

21mins

9 Jul 2015

Rank #16

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FIT89 Ride it like you stole it: The Zwift/British Cycling Cheating Scandal Explainer

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.

1hr 1min

7 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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FIT80 No KOM's in Rental Cars

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.

51mins

30 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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FIT71 Goats With Garmin Running Watches

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!

44mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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FIT74 Are we in violation of the Terms of Service?

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 Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

44mins

12 May 2019

Rank #20