Updated 26.10.2023

27 January 2009

Silly Impulse Buy

Useless Equipment

I found this in a box in the cellar. For reasons unbeknownst to me I seem to have purchased this 'cykel computer' a few years back for the rock bottom price of 20 kroner [€3.00]. One of those classic supermarket impulse purchases of an item I have absolutely no use for.

What possible interest do I have in recording my distance travelled, my speed, my whatever else the thing records? Even if I did record it, I have nobody to talk to about it. The other 499,999 other daily cyclists with whom I share the bike lanes certainly don't give a shit about my average speed or distance travelled - let alone their own.

If I showed up at work and said "hey! I just did XX km in XX minutes!" I would be met with strange looks and worried grimaces.

So after taking the shot I promptly chucked this Cykel Computer into the trash - the electronics container, of course, so the city can dispose of it properly - and my life is better off for it.

But a shiny, new bell... THAT'S something important AND useful. Hmm. I'll keep my eye out for one.