Riding On Edge At the Expo

In keeping with my plan to continue resting today, I slept a good nine hours, did not workout, but feel back to myself, so I went to work.  At lunch I snuck out and went to the race expo. I arrived about an hour after it opened so traffic was minimal and it was not packed. The thinner crowds made it easy for me to see some of my running friends, always a treat. One friend showed me the cute Brooks vest she picked up at the Fleet Feet tent. Oh glee! The only vendor I was going to visit was Fleet Feet – now I knew what I was going to get. First to get my race number, tee shirt and goodie bag. Again, arriving early has its benefits. I walked right up to the table and had all of my gear in a matter of 30 seconds. I spun on my heels and looked for Fleet Feet. Oh glee again! It was very close to where I was standing and as I approached the owner saw me and waived. (I am sure at this point he was thinking “Oh glee!” based on my spending habits…) I quickly saw the vest and received the expo 20% discount.  Then he said eight words that will change my cycling experience forever…

“Check out the Garmin Edge 500 over here.” Just last week I was researching bicycle computers that I could use between my two bikes. I decided to get two Garmin speed cadence monitors to talk to my 910xt. The only issue is that it is on my wrist, not the bike so I have to be careful when looking at it. I opted to not mount the watch to the bike. Fear of losing it, fumbling it during transition, or breaking it loomed over me. The Edge 500 talks to my cadence monitors, my heart rate strap, and can be interchanged on either bike. My 910xt still picks up the data, so my bike leg of a triathlon will have the details too. Yippee. And it also had the race expo discount. And will be shipped to the store within a week for me.

There are many things in life that can keep me on edge. Training, exercising, feeling my heartbeat fast, and working up a good sweat really help take the edge off. Many people just go out and run or cycle and do not monitor the time or distance. I admire them. That would, yes, put me on edge. I relax more with a watch on and I release stress better working out knowing the details. However it helps someone strengthen the most important muscle we have, our heart, then just do it. For me, it is achieved with a Garmin 910xt and now my Edge.

Published by elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

2 thoughts on “Riding On Edge At the Expo

  1. Have a great race tomorrow. And enjoy the new Garmin when it comes in. The 910XT is going to be my reward for completing all five challenges, and Ive read great stuff about the 500.

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