According to an simple stress test that I took at home, my estimated max heart rate is 185. At this point this means nothing to me. I am waiting for a book to come in the mail that will hopefully give me some guidance as to how to train properly with the HRM.
This morning on the 28 degree ride to work I used the HRM for the first time. My initial discovery is that I have been riding too hard too long. I was able to slow down and I felt really good for the whole ride. I'm excited to see what kind of improvement this change of pace will bring.
Have a great day!!