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Rim Fire Closure

I’ve uploaded a Google Earth file showing how the Rim Fire and closure order affect the rides I’ve posted for the Stanislaus National Forest. The most recent closure order runs through November 18, 2014, but that date can change. See … Continue reading

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Google Earth Map Overlays (for map geeks)

This post is about options for improving on the default aerial imagery in Google Earth by providing various maps beneath the data. This post will also be added to the “Using Google Earth” menu. I’ve previously provided a link for … Continue reading

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Rim Fire Update

As the fire activity has decreased, smoke is more a nuisance rather than an acute health hazard now in Sonora. There’s usually a smoky smell in the mornings, but the air is reasonably clear, and conditions improve as the day … Continue reading

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The Rim Fire

I’ve been assuming the fire situation to be well-publicized and haven’t addressed it. But I am seeing traffic on the site, so here are some pointers for people who are from out of the area. There are Forest Closure Orders … Continue reading

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Bald Mountain Heliport Webcam

I’ve been meaning to get this on the site, and today is the day. When there’s a question about whether there’s fire, smoke, or thunderstorms, it can be handy to check the Bald Mountain Heliport Webcam on the Stanislaus Forest … Continue reading

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longhorn village less sugar bike

The blog comes with a fairly comprehensive report of statistics. Things are good and the traffic is steadily increasing. But let’s face it, if I was expecting to set records for web traffic, it would be time to throw in … Continue reading

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Changes

Some updates to note: Revision of Tuolumne Westside Rail Trail post. Revision of American Camp Fire Lookout post. Addition of labels to loops on Tuolumne Bikes Google Earth map–makes it easier to navigate the blog using the map. Updates to … Continue reading

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News of Record

Sonora Union Democrat March 19, 2013 News of Record for Sat. March 16 9:03 am “A driver of a pickup truck yelled at people riding bikes on Algerine and Algerine-Wards Ferry Roads and shoved one of them. The truck driver … Continue reading

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Technology!

The lion’s share of the work on this project so far has been figuring out the technology and how to make it simple for the user. As it has evolved I’ve reworked the pages and post format to try to … Continue reading

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The Big Map

The Big Map isn’t all that big, especially so far. It’s just a map to show the various loops on as the posts accumulate. Once the core of the county is on the Big Map, each loop and the road … Continue reading

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