Managed to solve this. I modified the range test sketch to read Adafruit BME280 sensor from the I2C port and printed out the values to the serial port. Basically it looks like to run any sketch on the board you have to have the radio code portion connected. If you want to print to the serial port use SerialUSB.print or SerialUSB.println, etc. I will post the sketch in the same folder as my SPI mods.
By the way, this should not be the case, the sketch should run whether the radio coded in connected or not. Have not investigated this yet.