Yesterday was a rest day while the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy left town. We didn’t get much rain (less than 1/2″) so I ran some errands and fixed the Wahoo Speed sensors for both the Stradalli and Blue Norcross. I exchanged a couple of emails with Wahoo Fitness support and they suggested putting the battery in opposite of the usual way for five seconds. I did that and the blue light started flashing from the sensors and I paired them with my Elemnt computer. Back in business with the speed sensors.
The PowerPod not responding was another issue. Connecting the PowerPod to the Isaac desktop software program it seemed to work. I updated the profile and then tried pairing it with the Elemnt. Pairing went smoothly as far as the Elemnt recognizing the power sensor.
Leaving home at 10:53 this morning riding the “New Caney – Gene Campbell Road” route the speed sensor worked correctly but the PowerPod just showed “0” as connected but not wanting to report any power reading. I pushed the start button a couple of times and it went into the setup mode of counting up to 100 as I rode. After reaching 100 it flashed 21, 200 watts and then started to display real power readings for the rest of the ride. The only issue was when I stopped at the Valero station on FM 1314 and Sorters Road for about 20 minutes and started riding the PowerPod needed to restart and I pushed the start button to wake it up. From the PowerPod again sent watts to the Elemnt computer. I am going to see if I can change the “sleep” setting to a longer time period.
A short dog chase surprised me as I biked through Woodridge Forest on Quiet Ledge Drive. A Culligan truck (remember the “Hey, Culligan man” commercials?) was parked on the left side of the street and as I rode between it and a parked car on the right a dog darted out from a driveway growling and chasing me. The chase came to an abrupt end when someone yelled from the driveway and the dog stopped, I didn’t waste any time leaving the spot. This was the first time for a dog chase in Woodridge Forest.
After the tropical storm the weather is heating up. At the start it was 91 and by the 1:56 pm finish it was 98. The south 10 mph wind wasn’t a problem during the ride.
The bike ride went smoothly along the rest of the route. The few 18 wheeler trucks passing me on Gene Campbell Blvd. gave me a wide berth as they usually do and the rest of the traffic is light. Cycling SE on FM 1314 put the wind to my right front quarter requiring more effort when I rode out in the open.
Scattered rain in the Saturday forecast may cause a problem but I want to ride early to avoid it.