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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!

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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!

    FIT99 Live Studio Audience Recording at the Tour Down Under - Ask Anything

    FIT99 Live Studio Audience Recording at the Tour Down Under - Ask Anything

    This was a special live studio audience recording of the FIT File podcast from the Tour Down Under at the Rapha pop-up shop. Guests include Wahoo lead developer Murray Hughes, sport scientist Neal Henderson, and a boatload of audience questions.
    Note the video version is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxUeUJVH1Kw
    0:00 – Bikes, Beer, and Tech Explainer
    1:50 – Introductions
    5:40 – The impact of less accurate power meters in the pro peloton/athletes
    15:30 – To Murray: What was the most difficult Wahoo product feature to develop that you thought would be easy?
    19:50 – What has surprised us in the last 12 months in sports tech?
    26:00 – Do pros and elite athletes use indoor training apps/devices the same way as consumers?
    28:00 – Why can’t we just plug our trainers into WiFi?
    31:35 – To Wahoo: What’s Wahoo’s power meter plans for Speedplay (since acquisition)?
    32:25 – To Neal: As an elite coach, what do his athletes screw up the most?
    34:14 – What do we expect with Zwift’s entrance into trainer hardware?
    37:35 – Is reliance of tech taking away from riding a bike?
    41:30 – To Neal: What does he see with mental health in the pro peloton/elite competitors, and coping with pressures?
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    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.

    • 45 min
    FIT98 The mother of all pro cycling data driven teams...and kangaroos.

    FIT98 The mother of all pro cycling data driven teams...and kangaroos.

    Here's what we covered on this weeks special episode of the FIT File:
    Team NTT's crazy data-driven analytics and coaching platform Leomo sensor solution for proper bike fit Chatter about kangaroos, koalas, snakes, and other Australian things. Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnTcHkv1EQE
    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.

    • 22 min
    FIT97 Testing Nipple Clamps, and other Illuminating Things in The Dark

    FIT97 Testing Nipple Clamps, and other Illuminating Things in The Dark

    Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:
    Zwift’s Crit City Course  DJI Mavic Mini (DCR & Lama Experiences) RGT comes out of beta! Rouvy’s Tour de Suisse partnership, and our ideas on how to make it super cool. Wahoo KICKR Bike Update: Bike profiles & Di2 Synchro Shift GoPro Light Mod goes live (and new magnetic nipple clamp swiveling mount) LVL The First Wearable Hydration Monitor refunds Kickstarter backers. Merry Christmas all! 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.

    • 47 min
    FIT96 Peloton, and other things that drop during the night

    FIT96 Peloton, and other things that drop during the night

    Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File:
    - Skydio 2 Review Behind the Scenes Chat
    - Stages Dash Gets ANT+ Radar
    - KICKR Bike Review & Chit-Chat
    - Tacx Training App New Release
    - Zwift Crit City...Maybe?
    - Rapha's expensive indoor clothes
    - Favero gravel bike SPD hack!
    - And yes, Peloton. Oh Peloton.
    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    • 55 min

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