GPS Tracking Unit Arrives!

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Now that my GPS tracker has arrived I’ll be testing it on the Progress Map for a few days. It seems to work with Google Maps very well so far. The unit itself can only store a limited amount of data so I’ll need to test how multiple uploads affect the path from start to finish.

Earlier this week my saddle bags (panniers) arrived. These will mount along side of my back wheel on both sides. I’ll have to be sure I’ll have everything I need while trying to keep the weight minimized.

The day after my saddlebags arrived, my 4 season, 2 man tent was delivered! I’ve set it up inside the apartment to check it out and see if everything was in good shape. Looks good to me!

Now I’ll be working on packing up what stuff I have left after my yard sale and putting it in temporary storage. I’ll continue to try and sell most of it via Craigslist and with the help of a few friends.

As each day goes by I get more excited about getting on the road. I can’t wait to start complaining about the weather and my aches & pains!

© Ron Wynkoop and Bike2Cloud9, 2011.

About bike2cloud9

Recently retired and going to attempt crossing the U.S. on my bicycle. Please become a sponsor or just cheer me on!

4 responses »

  1. AussieAnnette

    Evening BSR,
    We had little brown caterpillars in similar concentrations a couple of weeks ago…before that it was crickets and before that locusts…must be the year for it… Well I guess maybe that kind of thing was behind all that ‘rapture’ talk that I have been hearing has been happening in USA… plagues and earthquakes and the like.
    We are all still here (as far as I can tell :-))!!!!
    Anyway we will follow your adventures with interest.

  2. This is such an exciting adventure! You are so brave to be doing this, but then again you are the exact kind of person who is able to do something like this, with all your talents and your great personality…this is going to be great!!

    Your website is terrific!

  3. This looks great! I love the name of your mission, Bike2Cloud9! Do you have a contact at Kennedy Space Center who can help you with the vial of sand? If not, let me know and I’ll try mine (not the astronaut, someone else who’s an employee there).

    It looks like a great cause, and I look forward to following your progress, and keeping your fans at informed about this great adventure.

    • Hi Kathleen!
      I have an escort that can get me to the beach for the sand and possibly for my exit ride along the crawlerway and past the V.A.B. building. I need to make further contacts to exit K.S.C to Titusville via the three mile long shuttle landing strip.

      I am honored to have teachers follow my travels and hope to bring inspiration, interest and knowledge to the table with my adventure.


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