Friday, September 30, 2011

Google Maps Helicopter View

The new 3D animated view could be really useful for route planning.

Read the story on Mashable.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Laurel Highlands Ride 9/25/2011

I met up with RCR member JeffB in the South Hills area and we headed down 51S towards Ohiopyle. We took our first short break at Linden Hall.

From there we snaked our way on some fun back roads to Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pa.

After a few pictures from the observation tower we headed towards Meyersdale for some lunch. We stopped at a morgue-turned-restaurant called The Morgeun Toole Company.

After lunch we rode up to check out the windmills. I hadn't been close to one before, even though I've driven by them dozens of times on the turnpike. They are pretty impressive.

After that we did some exploring and eventually ended up in Laurel Mountain State Park and then through Linn Run State Park. We took another break in Ligonier for some cheesecake and a tasty beverage.

The route to Ligonier:


Jeff put together a really great route. We hit a lot of nice fast gravel and dirt roads and even found a bit of mud. The pavement we road was smooth and twisty. The awesome scenery, along with some pretty nice weather, made the 300 miles easy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

9/18/2011 Ride

The No Destination Ride.

I met up with some of the RCR guys for breakfast and after some procrastination in choosing a direction we headed north to Goddard State Park.

After a short break, we rode over to Pymatuning to feed the fish.

A few of the guys went home at that point, and the rest of us headed for the original Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon, Pa for lunch.

A beautiful day for riding.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New! Follow by Email

You can now get updates to this blog by email. Look for the "Follow by Email" box in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

Contour Releases a Waterproof Camera, the ContourRoam

I'll be looking forward to reading some reviews on this unit. 

Read the story on Engadget

Finally! Google Releases it's Blogger iPhone App

On my TAT ride I used the Wordpress iPhone app to update that blog and it was handy when there was no wi-fi. I want to get to the point where I don't need to bring a netbook on long rides. This app will be a big help in that endeavor.

Read the full story on The iPhone Blog (TiPb)

App Store Link 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

RCR City Ride 9/1/2011

The biggest turn out yet, 19 bikes tearing around Pittsburgh!