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    Squirrel solveg's Avatar
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    I am MAD and feeling stupid...

    So, because I joined the Spinner Saturday, I thought I would finally get a handle on my new Cateye computer. I didn't get an instruction book with it, and have accidently zeroed it out a couple times trying to reset it, but never was able to do it when I wanted* to do it.

    So I found the instructions online and went about learning how to set it up.

    I had been using it this whole time in KILOMETERS. I thought I was making good progress with building up my miles, and it was in KILOMETERS! When I accidently reset it, it defaulted to KILOMETERS and I never had my reading glasses on near the bike to notice!!!!!!!

    I am a total wimp. I did what I thought was 9 miles today, and it was only 5.6 miles.

    OH MAN. I am SO bummed. It felt* like 9 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg
    OH MAN. I am SO bummed. It felt* like 9 miles.
    Its alright man. In good time...9 miles will seem like nothing.
    Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, 1/2 a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

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    It will happen. No need to fear.

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    You could make up for it by setting your scale to read in kilograms. That might make you feel better.

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    Everything over the first 10 feet is gravy...who cares how many miles the ride is as long as you are having fun.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Mooooooo JustBarno's Avatar
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    you're doing something... and that is more than a lot of people... feel good about your progress

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    - keep riding - that's what's important...

    :-)

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    I started out riding less than 2 miles. Any miles are better than no miles.

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    Look at the bright sides of this >
    1- You didn't lose a billion dollar satellite because of the error
    2- It really doesn't matter. Keep plugging away and soon, sooner than you think, you'll look back at this and laugh.
    just being

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    +1 to not losing a satellite

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    I'm already laughing. It was a trip to the nursing home to see my grandma (92 and cruising around in her chair like it's the Indy 500--I had to ask where she was and the guy said I'd "have to catch her first").

    I was taking "short cuts" but kept running into lakes. When I saw the odomoeter at 4.5 miles, I knew it was a lot* further than it would have been by car, so I was gonna drag out maps and see what happened.

    Well, now I know* what happened. And when I tried to take an even shorter route home, it was about 2 miles uphill.

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    Short cuts have a funny way of turning into long cuts that are uphill in both directions and a headwind, not matter which way you ride!

    I've done the accidental reset too, it happens!
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    Ride, ride and ride some more. You'll be doing 9 miles so fast you'll forget you ever thought that was a long ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Short cuts have a funny way of turning into long cuts that are uphill in both directions and a headwind, not matter which way you ride!

    I've done the accidental reset too, it happens!
    And whats worse is when you are heading one direction the wind is blowing against you, then by the time you turn around the wind has changed direction and is blowing against you. Never fails.
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