In celebration of our 1st year

November 30, 2008, marks the date that we started blogging here with a single blog versus the multiple blogs I published at for several years. November 30, 2008, ended with 70 pageviews. It has now been a year, and 97,966 pageviews later [during standard time, my statistical day ends at 11:00 p.m.]. Thank you for your loyalty and support during the year. I hope that I continue to merit your viewership.

In reflection of the year, here are your top-10 stories:

2,839 Pageveiws
Luv my iPhone, but what to do in the rain
This story is about a no-cost alternative to protecting an iPhone from the rain. The photo was picked up by Gizmodo and the rest is history.
1,683 Pageviews
46-seconds of Maria Parker in action
This story is about Maria Parker’s ride to a world record as she rode a Silvio Cruzbike for 12 hours and 241+ miles. Amazing that I captured 46 seconds of her ride with my iPhone, posted it and the rest is history.
Catrike 700 [Silk]
Silk on the prowl
This story is about my Catrike 700 [CT7225] named Silk and the fascination with it. This is a static page on my blog.

It was #1, until bumped by the 2 stories above.

iPhone 3GS mount for 2 of my 7 cycles
This story is about mounting and adapting my iPhone 3GS to two of my seven cycles using two different types of mounts. The mounts are both functional and secure. The photos helped the story.
1,229 Pageviews
Velokraft VK2
Velokraft VK2
My beloved low-racer and another static page is now 5th on the all time pageviews list.
1,193 Pageviews
Maria Parker’s World Record Quest ~ 10/1
World Record Spreadsheet
Maria Parker’s accomplish is simply amazing and I was there to cover it as a blogger. I am not surprised the 2 of the top 5 stores are about her ride.

Congratulations MP!!!

1,128 Pageviews
Reasons to buy a Catrike
This story expresses my reasons to buy a Catrike Trike. My trike is a Catrike 700, shown above in a touring mode. So many times we read what we do not like about a product. I decided to do the reverse.

This picture is of Silk in her touring mode. Now she sits with  a tail fairing [two pictures up].

1,120 Pageviews
So, you want a Crank Forward Bike…
Intro: For years the bicycle industry has been searching for a way to mainstream recumbent bicycles; to make them simpler, easier to ride, easier to sell—without hand-holding, explaining and education that dealers must endure. Some recumbents have gotten less rider-friendly over the years with more reclined seats and higher pedals. The bike industry needed a more comfortable bike — thus the “flat-footed” bike or “crank-forward” bike was born.
DiNotte 1200L Headlight InstalledThis story pre-dates my RANS Citi Crank Forward [called Faye] and gives links to other articles on the Crank Forward bicycle.It has truly been a joy to ride this bike, particularly as a single-speed.
1,114 Pageviews
RAAM ’09 Team RANS
This story is about a 4-man recumbent team who Raced Across America [RAAM] in 2009 and placed first in the 4-man category, getting to the destination before the team riding Diamond Frame bicycles.  They rode the RANS Xstream recumbent bicycle—new to racing.
1,059 Pageviews
RANS Stratus XP
FestiVELO '07
Claxton, GAThis is my “Cadillac.” It is smooth and very comfortable to ride—great for touring. As originally setup, I used it primarily for touring. Now, it is set as a bit of a hotrod.

As we celebrate our 1st year, we move ever closer to the 100K Pageview Milestone. One of our viewers has the closest prediction to the date that will occur and will receive $100 to mark the occasion. Thanks to those who made the 21 predictions. Stay tuned for results of that contest.

Again, thank you for all you do for me and this publication. You make blogging interesting and fun.


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    If it does, I’ll likely setup a group for events that I may blogcast.

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    Me & Faye ~ 11/28 ~ a short video

    This is the edited version of the vid I recorded yesterday from the SCEPTER Logitech Webcam Pro 9000. From the live and recorded fast-action video, I am still not seeing what I expect for the purpose intended. I want to see smooth motion of cyclist. The relatively still “in- my-home shots” seem okay.  So, I continue my quest for the best [non-professional] video camera to stream to you live events.

    I am pleased that my testing is giving me results from which I can make adjustments. I hope to hear from the WebCam 7 developer [in Switzerland] tomorrow to address the IE video and audio in general  issues. IE will show flash video; but, WordPress does not permit flash. I will let you know.

    Thanks for watching as I trek along, completing a goal. Enjoy the vid above for what it is worth.


    WebCam Update ~ 11/28

    The last 3 days have been intense. First, the realization that my Tablet PC is underpowered for the Webcam task at hand, that of delivering streaming video the Livestream. So, lots of research and a replacement PC is in hand. I’ll call it HP junior.

    11-28-2009 ScreenShot Well, I’ve changed my video presentation from Livestream to WebCam 7. While I really liked the features of Livestream Studio, Procast, and Webcaster, they did not integrate easily and I continually had Adobe Flash Crashes. My findings are that if the video device that was there last, is not seen by Flash, there may be a crash. The system may have assigned a different name or whatever—not something I did. I think the system would have worked much better with a single PC and one camera. Anyway, I concluded I need stability.

    I spent the better part of Thursday & Friday finding a suitable replacement package. Yesterday [Friday] afternoon, I decided on the WebCam 7 package. It allows you to see video from 4 cameras simultaneously and then select either where you want to see much larger video by going the WebCam 7 viewer.

    I have issues to resolve with it. Audio when viewing [my preference id the external viewer to avoid cross-talk]. I have a support request in. Currently, the video does not show in Internet Explorer, but does in Chrome, Firefox, & Safari. Opera displays the video, but with 60Hz lines. Over time, I trust these problems will be resolved.

    I’m working on a resolution to both these problems. At least, my software is no longer crashing and I’m more available to blogcast rather than having to be a control room director and fix-it technician. Although I have some issues to resolve; overall, I am pleased with the results thus for.

    We have a separate Chat Room and you will be able to directly message me [hate the ads]. I may just change to Windows Messenger. There are other features yet to be revealed. Thanks for your patience and please keep watching. I see exciting things in the future of this project.


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    Hi all: Thanks for hanging out with me -it’s been a blast! I’m working on the summary, now, and will post it within a few more days.
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    Windows® 7 X 2

    hp pavilion dm3zThat is, I now have 2 computers that are running W7. The second one is a HP Pavilion dm3 [replacement for my underpowered Tablet PC]. It works well and easily fits into my “control box.”

    OTOH, I am having problems with the combination Adobe Flash Player 10 and Livestream Studio. The latter crashes on my main laptop, yet runs on the new HP dm3 [the “remote” computer]. My planned live shots yesterday are deferred for a bit.

    Windows® 7 on my TPC is UP!

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    Albeit, slow in getting there [issues installing SP1 for Windows® Vista]. Ultimately [ pun intended], I did a clean install. There was not anything I need to keep for the computer’s current role. I wanted the upgrade experience for future computer jobs.

    Well, Procaster from Livestream connects and runs on my TPC, but it is not streaming my video. Plus, the frame rate is much too low [1-3fps].

    It looks like my TPC will be back in its mobile bicycling mode and I’ll have to find a faster laptop for the video streaming. It was a good try, but no cigar. Anyone have a laptop with a Dual-Core CPU for sale?