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.  

In 2019 I ride from Melbourne to Adelaide starting mid-March.  This went OK so I aimed to cycle 600ks a month, 6000k in 2019, in order to keep fit. This happened – although with the introduction of an electric bike mid 2019.

The task in early 2020 was to prepare for another Victorian Rail Trail adventure in March/April but then, as we all know, COVID-19 happened. We have re-scheduled that trip twice now, currently aiming at Feb/March 2023. By then we will be vaccinated, multi-boosted and covid may have mutated enough to not kill us or leave us breathless.

For 2022 I will be focussing on riding 100k a week, 5,200k for the year to keep fit for next seasons camping tours. I am also thinking about how to carry gear on Ernie the Bike E. Can I add racks or maybe a trailer? A question to be resolved.

Here’s how things are going :