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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bike commuting with a Wonky Cadence Sensor


I made all the right decisions in my cycling wardrobe for Wednesday's bike commute.  It was around 45 degrees and I went with tights, t-shirt, long sleeve riding shirt, high vis riding jacket.  My ears got a little cold but enough to warrant an ear band (that I had in my backpack).  Also, in the pack, for the ride home because I new it was going to be much warmer was a pair of shorts and a short sleeved jersey.


Something was amiss right out of the gate.  I was getting cadence readings but my speed and distance wasn't working properly.  Once at the top Hanover Road, I reset the GPS but it didn't work.  Later, I found out that it's the cadence sensor and that I have to change the battery.  Only it has brand new batteries!


I was having a pleasant ride despite the technical issues, Route 302 through Newtown is such a pleasant route to ride and thinking to myself that I really need to gear down the Qball by a couple of teeth when a painful reminder of 12/14/2012 popped up at a roadside church.  The pleasantness of the ride faded into anguish as I thought about those families impacted by this tragedy and what a fucked up world we live in that something like this could have happened.

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