Monday, December 26, 2011

Some Bike Bling For Christmas

My bike loot. Gloves and helmet, and then all the electronic gadgets. Coolest is the tire stem lights. Hope the batteries last for a while!

As I noted in the previous blog post, I got some new biking “stuff” for Chrismtas—new gloves, a new helmet, several new lights, a new computer.

Today, I spent some time pimping up my bike. The easiest to install were the tire lights—Audrey got me tire stem covers that light up whenever the tires move.

She also got me a second rear light and a rear helmet light, both of which work and were easy to install.

The only off note was the new computer. It has cool functions, including, it says, a thermometer, and it’s wireless, too.

But in 45 frustrating minutes, I could not get the sensor on the wheel to communicate with the computer. I have no idea what the problem is, but I had to give up after a while. Audrey suggested a bike ride would help cool me off, so I took a brief, dusky pedal up to the top of the Brentwood Drive hill, and felt much better afterwards.

I’ll try fiddling with the computer later on this week.

But, all in all, I am set for more riding! I’m definitely going to be more visible, hooray!


  1. Joe, I have the same kind of wireless sensor, I think. For me the trick seems to be the angle (and extremely close proximity) of the sensor and the little round doohickey on the spoke. You can come inspect my setup if you'd like.

  2. Cate: I may take you up on that. I suspect it's something like that.