On Monday, I finally made the decision to buy a GPS watch of my own, and ordered the Garmin 310XT from REI.com (it was on sale!). I also ordered a bike mount from Amazon, since it was out of stock at REI. They both arrived yesterday, which was perfect timing! I was so excited, and I used it for the first time this morning. I'm pretty satisfied with my purchase!
I went on a 34 mile solo bike ride this morning through the hilly countryside. I didn't set the watch to display my speed, so I tried to change the settings while riding. Not the best idea, but I finally got it to display my instantaneous speed after struggling for a while.
The 34 miles were pretty hard, and I felt drained going uphill. I think I was dehydrated, because after drinking most of the water from my CamelBak, I started feeling a little better. Still, after 2 hours of riding, I feel pretty beat.