Sunday, December 12, 2010

Raining.  A lot.  Hard.  Booties, gloves, compromised.  Flood warning in effect.  Flood watch in effect.  Mudslides?  We'll see if the Longfellow creek floods the All Star Fitness parking lot again.

Update - Only mild flooding in the parking lot was seen.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

ROTD

The ride of the day was a bit of an exploration into the link between Southpark and Georgetown, then up to Beacon Hill, through the I-90 tunnel, just to the other side, back and along Alki.

http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=61850

Distance 27.39 miles
Time 2:54:31
Av spd 9.41mph
Max spd 35mph
Odo 1561 miles

Wheels still true.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sigma Bike Computer

The old Cat Eye bike computer died again.  This time I think it was the wire.  The first time I replaced it I used the same wire so that wire lasted 12,750 miles.  The computer itself lasted over 10,500.  I never needed to replace the battery.  I was thinking about going wireless to clean up the bike a little but I read a lot of stuff about the wireless models being affected by high voltage power lines and picking up info from other peoples computers when riding in groups so I went with a wired model again.

This time, however, I wanted to get away fro Cat Eye.  I went with a Sigma 1009.  It was only 32 bucks.  Tells me all the same info as the Cat Eye I had with the exception of only one tripometer.  Instead of a second tripometer it had a total overall time display.  Sort of like a odometer for time.  I was able to transfer the odometer mileage over to it.  Also I can get a cable to hook it up to my PC and transfer information.  Sweet.