Luv my iPhone, but what to do in the rain???

Water protection was recently discussed in this BROL thread. I’ve extracted some of the comments and place them below. Please see the thread for other comments. Thanks!

I do not see anywhere in the iPhone spec for water resistance. So that means the phone would die in your 1st rain storm. If I had one, I’d likely sweat the thing to death!

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As Rafael & Bruce ride, Mr. G may see something like this.

Bruce in my mirror

Everyone loves the mirror shot [self included]. Here, Bruce just happened to be behind me as we returned to our start point after the rest stop by the lake. Note the famous trailer.

If you have not done a Catrike Rally, you should. A nice winter break for the folk who live in the north. It’s normally scheduled for the last of February/first of March. Watch the Catrike Message Board and BROL for details.

Wishing Rafael & Bruce [and Sierra] lots of fun during their time together.

Here is info on the Rafael ~ Bruce meet-up

Bruce & Sierra

You have seen various shots I took of Bruce and Sierra during the ’09 Catrike Rally in Winter Garden, Florida. Here’s one that shows Sierra’s face—cute dog.

On to the task at hand–Bruce confirmed for me that he and Mr. Giraldo have exchanged communications and that they are to meet in Chanute, Kansas, Saturday evening, o8/01. They plan to be together the next 2 – 3 days.

This will give Bruce [Trikebldr] ample time to resolve mechanical problems [Bruce goes to work on Destiny Saturday night, while Mr G. publishes] and for the two of them to enjoy the camaraderie of each other’s company. I’m sure Sierra will add yet another dimension to the experience.

I’m hoping to get sufficient information from both of them to report it here.

Stay tuned…

I am pleased to finally announce…

Final Prep for my Goblin Cricket Tail FairingSilk’s wait for the Goblin Cricket Tail Fairing, storage version, is now  measured in days. I received a message from Mr. Jeff Bales this evening that he is shipping my fairing today. It has really been a long time since my May 25, 2009, order. I’m modifying my iHome speakers. More on that later. I’m hoping by this time next week, I’ll be able to show you my pictures of the fairing.

Kansas Ride Request accepted by Mr. G

I travel everywhere with my little fur-girl (dog). She’s with me 24/7 and will be riding with me in her trailer. Consequently, my speed isn’t usually as high as most riders. Nor my distance endurance. I don’t plan to ride the whole day with you, but to unload one tike and trailer at your proposed destination and ride back toward you, then forward with you. I don’t want to impede your progress in any way, so my main objective is to help with your mechanical issues and maybe get some ride time with you, as well as some relaxation.

Mr. Giraldo has accepted Trikebldr [Bruce’s] offer to ride with him and check his trike. The two are in the process of coordinating the details. They are likely to meet-up on Saturday. Bruce will be hauling his faithful companion Sierra.

Bruce is from Kansas City and has been following Mr. G’s Tour of Discovery though my postings. He became concerned when Mr. G reported his right tire problem and wanted to help at the point. Subsequently, he contacted me in an effort to ride and assist him with triking mechanical matters. Well, it’s going to happen!

I’m fortunate to have seen Trikebldr at two Catrike Rallies in Winter Garden Florida. My most recent in February/ March of this year.

meet Sierra

Mr. Giraldo’s 07/23 ~ 07/29 Travel





TOD Tour of Discovery - Day 38 052

Hello, this is my first weekly summary of Mr. Giraldo’s Tour of Discovery since he departed Pueblo, Colorado. No, I have not stopped my coverage—I’ve just gone to a WkSum format. Thanks for your readership and continued interest in Mr. G’s adventures. I plan to use this format through the completion of his journey in Weston, Florida. I appreciate your comments on this reporting format. THANKS! –jim

Mr. Giraldo covered approximately 393 miles [we’ll call it 400] the last 7 days.

Date Tour Day Departure Town Time of Departure Distance Ridden Arrival Town Time of Arrival
07/23/09 Day48 Pueblo, CO 6:36 a.m MDT 89 miles Haswell, CO 7:30 p.m. MDT
07/24/09 Day49 Haswell, CO 7:38 a.m. MDT 80 miles Tribune, KS 7:29 p.m. MDT
07/25/09 Day50 Tribune, KS 11:28 a.m. MDT 22 miles Leoit, KS 6:37 p.m. CDT
07/26/09 Day51 Leoit, KS     ~ Rest Day ~ 0 miles Leoit, KS ~ Rest Day ~
07/27/09 Day52 Leoit, KS 7:15 a.m. CDT 80 miles Ness City, KS 4:13 p.m. CDT
07/28/09 Day53 Ness City, KS 7:35 a.m. CDT 64 miles Larned, KS 5:05 p.m. CDT
07/29/09 Day54 Larned, KS 7:45 a.m. CDT 58 miles Nickerson, KS 3:24 p.m. CDT

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My iPhone & Catrike 700

My iPhone RAM Mount arrived late this afternoon. I installed it and took a few pictures. I still have some finishing [cut and blacken bolts] to do. I also received my black charging cable. I wanted a tether for the iPhone. This is perfect. This cable locks in [must depress side buttons to release], where the Apple one does not. I am very please with the setup. I hope you like the pictures. –jim


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