Peg’s Posts: Customer stories from Sea Otter Classic
Another multi-Garmin owner is Jackie (shown on right in this photo) who took top honors in the sport class single speed race this year at Sea Otter. She won expert class last year and has a whole host of racing titles to her credit, including nationals downhill champ. Jackie trains and races with an Edge 305, and thanks to its wireless installation, she can easily switch it from bike to bike to bike to bike to bike to bike to bike. That’s no typo — Jackie owns 7 bikes! Unfortunately, the easy on/off mounting style made her Edge an easy target and she had one stolen. She’d previously owned the 205 model. Once Jackie replaced her 305, she removes it after every ride and tucks it in a jersey pocket.
Here’s Sean, from San Francisco, who biked and hiked up Mt. Fuji with his Edge 305. What a trip! Sean came by with a photo showing his 305 display when he reached the summit and a suggestion for future ads. Thanks Sean — customers like you are some of the greatest inspiration for our ads. Next, I talked to Stacey, who competes in road, mountain and cyclocross for Fox Racing. His wife purchased a Forerunner 305 for running and cycling and Stacey uses it as well for triathlon training and competition. This active duo also uses Forerunner for day hikes up to 25 miles. Stacey said they’ve been impressed with Forerunner’s satellite reception, even in areas with deep canyons.
And the bravest … or luckiest … customer I talked to was Mark, who owns a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. Last year, Mark and his brother were ice climbing on Mt. Baker in Washington. Mark slipped, took a 25-ft vertical fall and broke his leg in 22 places. His brother had to run 7 miles back to get help and by the grace of the 60CSx, he was able to give the Navy exact coordinates for his brother’s location. A wicked storm was moving in and the Navy said they could not attempt the rescue without exact coordinates. Mark waited a painful 4 hours alone on the mountain, but he said it was the fastest rescue operation the Navy had made. And just in the nick of time—the storm later dumped 72” of snow on the area. Despite some extra hardware in that leg, Mark made an exceptional recovery and he says “I was very lucky.”
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