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How-To: Pocket-Sized Maps for the iPod

{ Posted on Jan 23 2009 by Bill Zimmerman }
This is the result of an experiment to put a topo map of Mt. Cameroon on my iPod nano. I’m hardwired with a fascination for maps of all kinds (my post Crowdsource Mapping Cameroon is but one example) so ...Read More »

Journey to Work

{ Posted on Nov 26 2008 by Bill Zimmerman }
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This post was inspired by Steve Jackson's "Journey to Work" Flickr video that he posted last week. He encouraged others to participate, so this is my contribution. The place I call home, Buea, is a scenic mountain town sandwiched between Mt. ...Read More »

By Request: Colin’s Bike

{ Posted on Nov 07 2007 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Since posting my interview with Colin MacNeill, I’ve received a number of email requests from gearheads asking for specs on Colin’s ride (which he has dubbed “Blessed”). So here, without further ado, is all the technical info a budding ...Read More »

Building the African Fixie, Part 5

{ Posted on Feb 15 2007 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Today I was very happy to find a bright yellow and red DHL padded envelope waiting for me at work. It weighed a mere 1.5 pounds (you needn’t ask the cost to send it) and arrived in my hands ...Read More »

Building the African Fixie, Part 4

{ Posted on Feb 08 2007 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Part of doing a shakedown ride on a project bike is to find out what can go wrong. Find it I did, indeed. Thankfully, it didn’t happen in so much of a spectacular fashion as it could have. ...Read More »