Cycling Experiences Blog ~ Reader Locations [09/02 – 09/30]

Who’ shows your star if you are a reader of this blog. I wanted to capture a full month, but wanted to show you the first 2 days [08/31 & 09/01] and an interim on the 17th. Now, I’m cutting off 2 hours because I have packing to do and an early start in the morning. Here you are & thank you so very much. I’ll clear the stars at midnight tonight and note where our hits come from Friday and Saturday.

Other Who’s.Amung.Us Maps


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White Oak Century, 10/01 & 10/02 ~ Update

Maria's Loop Here is the latest information I have from Dr. Parker:

1) Maria plans to start [weather permitting] at 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, 10/01 versus 6:30. Please tune in early. This century will likely be over before 11:00 a.m. EDT.

2) Mike arrives in North Carolina tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, 09/30. He will not give the Vendetta a spin until Maria has completed her century. He will see the route, but not likely ride it before his record attempt on Saturday morning. We’ll have his ride decision Friday afternoon—Silvio or Vendetta.

There you have it. I look forward to interacting with you Friday and Saturday. –jim

AR.Drone ~ Drone Control, new, 09/29, by Tommy Kammerer

Drone Control by Tommy Kammerer

Use this interface to control your drone. Take screenshots easily. Log and plot navigation data. Is able to show flight time and altitude. Cost $2.99.

AR.Drone Firmware 1.1.3 or higher required. All graphics iPhone 4 retina display ready.

Drone Control is a universal app, that means download once and use it on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iOS 3.1.3 or higher required.

Thread from the forum. Tommy Kammerer is a German who develops apps. Congratulation on approval of your app and being the first after Free Flight, the original Parrot App for the AR.Drone.

AR.Drone Ultraleger [Ultralight] by Slipkangooroo

It seems this drone flies with the modification, albeit naked.


Earlier efforts:

  1. AR.Drone ~ Minimalist, 09/09

  2. AR.Drone Modding ~ Conversion by AR.Pilot, 09/16

  3. AR.Drone Modding ~ Sans conversion by AR.Pilot, 09/17

White Oak Century, 10/01 & 10/02 ~ I’m set

FNL-logo Today I drove to White oak, NC [60-mile round trip] to coordinate with Mr. Dove to get Internet access and AC power. He says yes again and I’ll tip him as I did last year.

I also drove the route and verified my iPhone is useless [except for phone calls] when I only have AT&T’s EDGE Service. If I were in range of their 3G service, I’d hope to give you some type of real-time tracking. In some regards, I’m limited in what I can provide. OTOH, I may have a few surprises for you.

Please stay tuned…

White Oak, NC ~ The place of two 2010 Vendetta Centuries

CainsGrill Route

Same place as last year—Cain’s Grill marks the start point of a 19.994164-mile lap. Do 5 of those and then a bit and you have your century. For Maria, it is familiar territory.  Michael, on the other hand is more familiar with the mountains of Hawaii and the feel of a road bike between his legs. I’ll tell you soon how many times he has ridden the route he will take for his century on Saturday, 10/02.

Route Map Enlarges

The Cruzbike Vendetta ~ the bike Maria Parker will ride


…and Mike Zagorski may ride once he sees it and gives it a whirl. I hope to know soon. Stay tuned…