Got a Garmin Forerunner 405 sports watch this week. It's a heart rate monitor and a GPS device. I love it already. Just check out this example. Now I get all the data a nerd exerciser could want. Except cadence. Must get a separate sensor for that.
I must say I love the modern times. I purchased the device from handtec, because there it was considerably cheaper than in Finnish internet stores. I placed the order on Tuesday, and on Thursday evening FedEx brought the package to my door. Just two days! I remember ordering some posters from England about 15 years ago. Back then the process included exchanging the national currency to pounds in the local bank, snail mailing the order along with the bills to the retailer, then wondering for weeks whether the delivery would ever arrive or not (it did).
In case you're wondering, yeah, I'm not on such a tight budget anymore. At least I'd like to think that. My wife usually is horrified of the cost of anything sports-related, though. But anyway, I'll change the name of the blog to "Shamelessly elitist tons-of-money-spending cyclist" any time now. If I can be bothered. I'm on a summer vacation now, and I'll try to ride the bike more, sit in front of the computer less.