Maria Parker’s Vendetta Century, White Oak, NC, 10/01/2010, Pic

Maria Parker [MPP100Record008]

This photograph taken by Mike Zagorski, shot that with Dr. Jim Parker’s camera.
It is posted in Dr. Jim Parker’s Blog at the Cruzbike Site. He says:

Pending certification by the UMCA and World Recumbent Record Association,  Maria Parker, my lovely wife, has significantly raised the mark for the women’s 100 mile road event. She set the current record of 4:48 (four hours, forty eight minutes) last October on the Silvio (on her way to the 200 mile and 12-hour Records).  On 1 October 2010, she completed the 100 miles in 4:27, averaging a blistering pace of 22.5 mph. Starting at 6:18 am in darkness, in White Oak, NC. She fought wind gusts up to 20 mph under overcast skies as the last remnants of a deadly tropical depression cleared the area. The Cruzbike Vendetta performed flawlessly. Even when heading directly into the headwinds on the 20-mile loop course, she was able to sustain speeds over 20 mph.

Many thanks to John Tolhurst, Doug Burton, and the entire Cruzbike community for helping bring to life such an amazing bicycle. Together, we have created a speed machine for the open road that may have no equal.

I like the motion in this picture. Maria look very relaxed here. Thanks Jim for the permission to publish this picture here. –jim artis

Garmin Edge 705 Speed Metric

AR.Drone ~ Modified [modding]–a more stable base, by Topper


Do you want one of these German innovations? This one by Topper on the Air-Drone Forum.

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  I do not know how much weight is saved by using carbon fiber. The genesis of this modding is to limit damage due to a hard crash such as Topper experienced on his first AR.Drone flight.

AR.Drone Apps ~ Now there are four [4]

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The first four apps for the Parrot AR.Drone

The number of apps available for the AR.Drone seem to be “rapidly” increasing. Of course, not as fast as drone owners want—then there’s the much desired app for drone wars. The 3 new apps are getting lots of buzz on the interwebs. The newest is from AR.Max, Germany

AR.PowerFlight, $0.99, by a German iPhone & iPod Touch developer, is based on the FreeFlight App by Parrot, but has more exiting features:

  • Save snapshots in the app’s documents folder
  • Set snapshoot  frequency [1-60 seconds]
  • Logs Navdata as csv file. Analyze it later with QtiPlot (Shareware)
  • See current altitude in meters and centimeters
  • Transferred snapshots & logs to a Mac/PC using iTunes

Update 1.0.1, pending approval, fixes bugs and optimizes performance. It adds retina graphics and iOS 3.1.3 support for the iPad.

 Also see this vid.

AR.Drone ~ Modified [modding] by German AR.Pilot


Yesterday, 10/02, he posted a comment on this blog linking me to his latest YouTube Video of recent mods he has made to his drone. There have been several. I have published three articles to display his work. AR.Pilot is quite creative. Thanks Jörg for sharing!


AR.Drone ~ in Deutschland [] ~ the German Forum
AR.Drone Modding ~ Conversion by AR.Pilot, 09/16
AR.Drone Modding ~ Sans conversion by AR.Pilot, 09/17

Cycling Experiences Blog ~ Reader Locations [10/02]

Reviewing the stats, CE visitors today the top 10 articles viewed follows:

Home page


Mike Zagorski’s Vendetta Century, White


Mike Zagorski ~ the 2nd Vendetta Century


Champion Mike Zagorski tries to break th


Maria Parker ~ Another video short [47 s


After the ride ~ Maria Parker’s Vendetta


AR.Drone ~ Flight Record App from All Ab


Mike Zagorski’s Vendetta Century,


Cycling Experiences… Blog ~ reade


Maria Parker ~ metrics ~ Vendetta Centur


Other Who’s.Amung.Us Maps



It was a good day for this blog–700 pageviews. THANKS AGAIN! Here is the map of stars. Reset at midnight EDT for the remainder of the month.

It is always interesting to see where my readers are in respect to the blog in general and in this case the hits you see to the left. Thanks for being here. –jim