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Gear

DIY Touchscreen Kit for Gloves

6 Stitch Kit and Glove

The 6 Stitch Kit converts your favorite pair of gloves to work with any touchscreen device. 
All it takes is 6 stitches.
  • You can now wear your favorite gloves or mittens while using your iPhone or other touchscreen device
  • Texting-related frostbite and un-answerable incoming calls are things of the past
  • ​It takes just two minutes to sew a few stitches of the advanced textile thread to the finger or thumb of your favorite gloves (full instructions are provided for this incredibly simple task)
  • Don’t suffer with cold phone hands any longer and especially don’t buy those expensive and unattractive "tech gloves"
    DWB/MSFWith each kit sold we donate $1 to Doctors Without Borders to help stock medical kits in the world’s neediest regions
    Click here to buy a kit now
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Rides

Sauvie Island Ride and iPhone Shakeout

panorama

My iPhone shakeout continues to prepare for my cross country TransAm ride later this year.

I was able to upload a waypoint to TrackMyTour.com.  And this morning, on Danielle’s advice, I did download MS Windows Live Photo Gallery and stitched together my first panorama. I am learning to overlap all the images as it was a glorious view of all the local mountains and I didn’t connect the entire set, so only these two of Mt. St. Helen’s and Mt. Adams from the edge of the Bridge to cross the Columbia to Sauvie Island. 

I was unable to get my pictures to upload to Posterous, I intend to use Posterous as a WebSite as well as distribution tool to everything else.  What I hadn’t done well was learn to synchronize my contacts from Google.  I didn’t realize one does it manually from Google to iTunes each time, so my contacts were behind.  I tried texting Posterous which has worked in the past, but the message left but never arrived.

Still learning the ins and outs of the iPhone after all this time, it lost track of my computer, so I reauthorized that again, and then 16 of my Apps were out of date, but according to iTunes, but not the iPhone itself which said “All Apps were up-to-date”.  I trust this will not give me further complications this summer.  I am not going to be tethered for 90 days.

 

Categories
Gear

Track My Tour

I have no idea if this will work, or does work, but if it does, it could make my life this summer a great deal easier on the TransAm Trail.

TrackMyTour keeps your friends and family updated on the progress of your bike tour, hike, sailing trip, road trip, vacation, or any other tour. See a sample map, read the tutorial, or just download the app and give it a try.