I just lost my post, when are RW going to fire their current web designers and start using the US RW one, it is much more stable and with far fewer limitations!!!
Columba, It was a Garter snake about 2 foot long. We have a lot of snakes but none of them are poisonous, at least around here.
TS, I am very impressed with my new HRM, it produces a very clean profile without any smoothing applied. It uses the ANT+ protocol which syncs directly with my 405 so no uploading to the PC. It is just like use Garmin's chest HRM but no need to wet it and it goes on the arm. It works well on the bicep so very comfortable. I just have to wait and see how it handles the cold. My only criticism is that it is easy to accidentally switch on but not off.
Graham, Well done but I am not surprised that there were still some hang over from the previous races. 10 miles is tough.
An easy 8.3k today, just steadily increased the pace but none of it fast.
We had an interesting incident with a turkey yesterday. One of the dogs caught one which was a bigger surprise to the dog than the turkey. The turkey lay on its back with its huge feet up in the air clawing anything that came near. I was dispatched to rescue it. I just turned it over on to its front and then it immediately run away.
Another wild creature story. I came home from the gym one day this week to find MrsMick6 in a total panic, a snake was sitting on an outside window sill trying to get into the house. Again I was dispatched to fix it. As soon as I tried to grab it, it slivered on to a bush close by and disappeared into the grass with the dogs in hot pursuit. Of course they did not catch it before it went under the deck.
It worked, surprise surprise. Electronics are generally cheaper in the US and normally there are no charges for US delivery. I had my new HRM delivered to a US address on the border, next to the St Lawrence Seaway. I live about 45 minutes away so I had an enjoyable day riding down there to pick it up on my motorbike. I then rode about 30k alongside the Seaway to a Heritage site, a pioneer village where I met up with the family(3 kids, a cousin and us). In the evening we all descended on a local pub for dinner, all together a great day.