Archive for May, 2009

End of an Era

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2009 by Pat Regan

At 2 P.M. Friday afternoon my Bonnie was stolen. Needless to say, I am crushed. The day before, I got that helmet cam working and filmed my Bonnie’s last ride. I just can’t bring myself to post it right now. It was a ride through Times Square on (the now closed to traffic) Broadway. I found out yesterday, they found my bike in NJ. It has been in an accident. A great relief in one sense, but because of the holiday weekend, I can get no information on it’s condition other than it will need to be towed. I could write volumes about my interaction with the police here in NYC, but I want to move forward. Tomorrow I will get a release form from the NJ Police and see the condition of bike. Wish me luck folks. I’d like to keep the stories flowing. My summer plan should provide great entertainment if I can get her back on the rode in time. UGH!

GoPro

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2009 by Pat Regan

Planning what gear to take can be fun. I like to groove on a little online shopping for camping gear and such. My latest toy is the GoPro Camera. It has many accessories available so you can attach it to almost anything. A small tab attached to your helmet will allow the camera to click on. That’s my next step. Helmet cam! The following clip had the camera attached to a suction cup on my gas tank.

 

I’ve only used the camera this one time so I can’t give it a qualified review yet. I think you can expect to see the results of it’s continued use throughout this summer.

Summer Plans

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2009 by Pat Regan

I’m planning the next big trip. It looks like a good one, but may need some trimming. I’d like to keep it to a six week tour with a little room for flexibility. The present plan may go a bit beyond the walls of flexibility.
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This is what the plan looks like. Rotating counter clock wise from New York, NY. A little abstract I know, but if you know the country you can figure it out.