Last week, I got a gaget to tell me how far I would have gone on my bicycle – if I wasn’t stuck to the trainer. This gaget, or “computer” as Cindy calls it, works off the back wheel, so it doesn’t matter that my front wheel isn’t spinning. It’s wireless too. Cool, right?
Well, not exactly cool. Today, I began spinning only to find that I was going nowhere fast. I wasn’t pleased. I began pressing buttons as I continued to pedal. Nothing. Then I unhooked the computer for a closer look, and as I did this I saw the wireless signal begin to work. Now, I don’t have a big bike. I am only 5’2″, so I have a very small bike. It would seem that such a device would have a transmitter strong enough to go from the back wheel to the handle-bars of my little bike.
Although I was annoyed, I decided to work with the defect. I looked around for a place to put the computer and could only find one obvious spot. Into my bra went the computer. After 30 minutes, I was happy to discover that I had gone 10 miles.
I don’t want it to get ruined by sweat, but my problem was solved for today. I’ll figure out a better spot to mount it on my bike by next Monday. Perhaps, I’ll take it back to the cycling store for them to solve the issue.