My short route time is still getting better. It’s good but it tells me that I’m not at peak performance ability. I was able to crank out the 1.4 miles in 26 minutes. 3.2 miles per hour. My average speed is now my walking speed. That’s great! It’s my best speed yet.
Funny thing – a guy slowed down in the morning to take a photograph of me. I gave him the thumbs up, he snapped the shot and continued taking his kids to school.
It must be pretty funny to see a guy dragging a tire wearing shorts outside of his sweats, using trekking poles. Too bad I was drinking from my water bottle at the time. I need to grab a friend to get some better photographs.
I’ve been working on updating my website for a few with some serious help. One thing I’ve been trying to do is embed a map of my current position. This has been a little more challenging, as it has to be done in the field.
The goal is to do field updates with my iPhone for the Yellowstone expedition in a few weeks. There are various services and devices (Spot) to do this. However, for the moment it’s just another bill against the funds to get me to Antarctica.
As such, there’s a risk I won’t have a good enough data connection to send map updates and I’ll be out of business on the website. That would be unfortunate but it’s worth a try. One trick I did find with the iphone is screen capture. That would be my last hurrah in trying to update my site from the field.
To do a screen capture with the iphone, simple click the home and power buttons at the same time. The screen will be captured to your pictures (camera roll). You can then email, send or whatever else you want to do with that.
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