Thursday, September 4, 2008

mixed frequencies

I was on my bike last night as it was starting to get dark so I flipped on the lights. A few minutes later I noticed that my odometer/speedometer had stopped counting – it was displaying 0mph. Then I noticed that one of my lights was low on power. (I have two headlights. One of my friends asked me once why I have two headlights on my bike as if it was extravagant or something. There are stupid questions.) I flipped the headlight to a different setting and the speedo started working again. Then stopped again. Then I turned the light off completely and the speedo started again. So apparently my light was interfering with the wireless signal for the speedo. But there hasn’t been a problem between these two before so I’m wondering if maybe at lower battery charge levels the headlight gives off a slightly different frequency/radiation that interrupts the speedo. Will the problem correct itself when I recharge the batteries? We’ll see…

2 comments:

shawnkielty said...

Have you considered the other possibility. "Jonah, casually riding his bike as dark approaches, not realizing it, flips on his lights, and enters the Twilight Zone."

Jonah said...

Yeah, I kinda like the sound of that...