I like to fiddle with mechanical things as much as the average guy, but I'm getting pissed off and am ready to quit.
I have a bike on a trainer and want a computer with a sensor running off the back wheel so that I can keep track of time, distance, speed... I forked out the bucks for a "good one" with a heart rate monitor and received crap. It ran OK after I figured out how set it up but it began registering intermitently and then stopped all together. (don't tell me to adjust the sensor and magnet. I'm not that stupid so I tried that first.) By accident I cut the wire (too fine to be called a cable) when I was taking it off the bike so the whole thing was f#$%^.
Today I picked up a new one by the same company with less bells and whistles. My logic being that the speed/distance sensor had a wire, I would not have to worry about a weak radio signal between the left chainstay and the handlebars. I installed it on the bike. The lights are on, but nothing works. No cadance, no speed, no distance... nada.
Tomorrow I'll take my bike with the computer mounted in to the shop where I bought the computer and see if they can fix it. If they can't get it right, they can take it off and give me a refund.
I feel like I've wasted the day, and tomorrow is a waste too because I shouldn't have to take it back to the store for them to get it right. (or not)
Good thing I have tons of excess income, (or so my ex thinks) so I can throw money at problems.
I'm having a hard enough time with motivation to ride the trainer. Getting a computer was supposed to make it more interesting. not.
Some days I just want to quit.
I know. These little annoyances shouldn't get me down, but they do.