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[RC] Playing with my Timex GPS - RhndLev

Well, I got to play with my new Timex Ironman GPS this week and I discovered 
a lot of new things.  Primarily, I discovered the reason that the people 
riding with me at the Novice NATRC rides got so fussy with Chief and me.  Turns 
it's because Chief's slow, slow trot [the one where I'm pulling him in and 
going, "Easy, easy, son."] is 7.2 to 7.8 mph.  When he's really trotting, he's 
going anywhere from 12 to 14 mph.  I guess I just thought those people fussing 
about how fast we were going were just, well, fussy.  LOL.  I really thought 
he was trotting about five or six mph.  I had no clue how fast he was going.  

The people riding with me were accomplished riders and neither of them was 
really aware of just how fast our horses were trotting.  The one lady's horse 
was walking at 5.2 mph and she was shocked to hear that.  

Anyway, the Timex Ironman is a fun little gizmo and really easy to use -- 
once you remember that "Monitor off" means you've forgotten to turn the arm 
thingie on.  :-)



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