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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fun with maps and gadgets

For the last week or two, I've been playing around with a Garmin 310XT heart rate monitor/GPS system. Those of you who know me know that I'm no techno-gadget geek, so I'm slightly embarrassed to admit how much fun I've been having with this toy.

For example, ever wonder how steep that hill on Sunset is? Me either, but now I know....I wore this thing during the Winterstart races and made some pretty cool maps of the courses.

Winterstart Classic Race

Winterstart Skate Race

And last Sunday I hit nearly 20mph on a few of the downhills. I think I'm going to have to go back and try for 25.

The device has a nifty heart rate monitor too, which I haven't used too regularly. Sometimes, I don't care to quantify how hard I'm working....


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