After my training ride, truncated by the pedal fix talked about below, I stopped in at the Apple store to take a look at the iPad. And whoaaa Holy Kowabunga Batman, I have to wonder why I've not been following closer. This thing is major hot. On my way over I was determined to ask them how I could track my ride w/o making my iPhone otherwise useless to me. In other words, they agreed that all the iPhone GPS software that was out there had to run in the foreground as Larry Magid also pointed out on my Facebook wall in his Huffington Post piece. And that that should change soon. But not before my ride.. And until it does, if I run a route tracker, I can't take voice notes, text message or run email or the internet .....
iPad to the rescue. At 1.5 lbs, and 10 hours of battery life, I can wear a light back pak as it tracks my route during the day. And then use it as a computer to capture all my iPhone pictures for the blog I will be creating at night . The 3G version that will let me do all this is due out at the end of this month!!
The iPad also has auto correct so that it picks up most errors and fixes them right as you type. Photos enlarge with finger tips, And reading books looks amazing. I predict that it will make all other readers look silly. I mean you can turn pages by dragging them with your fingertip. If U need the print bigger, you tap a barely visible icon. And there is no keyboard in the way......
This looks like a crucial tool for my ride. With it, there is no need for my glunky, power hungry a/c dependent iMac that will get thrown around on the bus as we move about.
Now I just gotta buy one. Anyone feel like being Official Tracking Mechanism Supplier of the 2010 Mayors' Ride? $499 :)
For those of you who saw me talking Tow Hitch for the bus/Busycle, John Oleary hath reappeared with more of his magic. Look at this hitch idea and tell me this guy is not other worldly. John always hits the nail where it needs to be hit. With results producing traction. On the head:
He found this on the Internet -
Above is Paul Gregg who rode over there with me. Paul is our Busyscle escort and the man who saved my Acer netbook by putting Linnux on it...
THX 4 all of U!!
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'77 Coma, Paralysis, Clinical Death Survivor
'79 TransCon Upright, 86 TransCon Recumbent
2010 first to pedal Eagle HiWheel TransCon
National Bicycle Greenway Founding Director