Nov 03 2009
Went out for 4×12x5 intervals yesterday along River Road. At the end of the 1st, the Power Tap pooped out. Couldn’t get a read from the hub. After numerous f-bombs, I finished the workout and headed into work, finally realizing that I can’t really feel my toes.
Nearly broke Google looking for a solution and finally picked up some batteries for the hub unit. I’d read somewhere that the cold temps really suck the life out of the batteries. They should normally work on above 32F. And Saris says about 300hr is average for battery life. I’d just replaced everything in August but I have been riding a consistent 10-12 hours a week since.
Tried it out on the way home when it was warmer and it worked fine. Got the batteries just in case so I’ll keep an eye on it. With the weather gradually turning crappier and my broken trainer hopefully on it’s way back to me, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.