It took a bit of getting used to being back in Tasmania – it’s not at all like the rural areas in South Australia!Continue reading “Ist week back. Fixes and Testing.”
Before I head off to Adelaide I decided to test my ability to update these pages using a phone. I don’t intend to carry a laptop on the trip and the phone will be the device via which I will be able to provide pictures and update the blog.
The plan for the first 4 months of 2019 is to prepare for and then go on a decent, long ride. I have chosen to ride between Melbourne and Adelaide using an inland route. The Ferry will be booked shortly.Continue reading “2019. A New Year. New Challenges !”
Well, a holiday from cycling with only 43 kilometres cycled in the week. Instead we took the car plus caravan over to the north-west corner of Tasmania and stayed at Smithton for a few nights. Smithton is lovingly known locally as “Smiffy”.Continue reading “Week #52. 2018. A cycling holiday”
The weather shut things down early this week. Grey and wet or grey and threatening wet is not conducive to riding. Later it got better.
Front picture “has the red light on the camera gone off yet?”.
What? Well, it’s like this.
I set up a new WiFi T100 on the Brompton yesterday and a quick check showed speed readings although it seemed to be speed reading a bit high. However, today the T100 did not work. The screen lit up but nothing that should come from the sensor registered. Checked the sensor distance to magnet on the spoke and it was OK. Checked the T100 “manual” which is a sheet of paper with simple pictures – distances within spec. Also checked the internet and found on a general cycle web site that the distance, magnet to sensor, should be within 3-5mm – and it is. Checked the magnet lines up with the white line on the sensor – it does. Opened up the sensor and found a small battery and pulled it out. OK, which way does it go back in? Can’t remember! Where is the plus or minus sign on the fittings to tell me? There isn’t one.
In 2018 I was able to rise to the challenge of riding an average of 100k per week for the year.
My initial challenge to self in 2019 was to ride from Melbourne to Adelaide starting mid-March. This went OK so I am now trying to cycle 600ks a month, 6,000 in 2019 in order to keep fit and be ready for another Victorian cycling adventure next Autumn.
Here’s how things are going :