Thursday, June 30, 2011

Departing Tomorrow for the TWVT Loop Ride

Tomorrow morning a small group of riders including myself will be departing on the Trans West Virginia Trail loop I put together. This is a four day dual sport ride totaling around 900 miles.

I will attempt to post daily updates on this site. You can follow our progress on a map by visiting the Current Location (via SPOT) link above, or by going to the Spotwalla page I created for this ride.


I was playing around with my GoPro while packing and made a little time-lapse video. I almost got all of my gear into my tank back and top case, but the extra fluids, tubes, and rain gear forced me to use the saddle bags as well.

Saturday, June 25, 2011 is a very cool tool developed by a fellow member.

Features include:
  • track drawing/editing/uploading/sharing
  • photo uploading
  • track to route conversion
  • searching
  • free!

I just signed up and created my first map (of the Bayview ORV area). There isn't much there yet for my neck of the woods. Hopefully some fellow riders will add more content soon.

Here's a thread on that gives all the details.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

6-16-2011 Dual Sport Ride

Video from a short ride though some local woods today:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Delorme inReach two-way GPS Communicator (via engadget)

The Delorme inReach two-way GPS Communicator looks to include a lot of the same functionality of the SPOT satellite messenger, with the addition of being able to send and receive text messages.