Week #52. 2018. A cycling holiday

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”.

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BontRager T100 Alzheimer’s fix

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.

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Cycling in Tasmania and, sometimes, beyond

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 :