A very moving movie with Rebecca Rush. A must see!
Check out Blood Road https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1RVR7ZEZW1W11/blood-road #redbulltv
Wrote this post back in 2013 and now there needs to an update.
If The Plan "B" Goes Bad There's ineversolo.com http://bikewright.blogspot.com/2013/12/if-plan-b-goes-bad-theres-ineversolocom.html
Since the time I wrote this post I and been on again and off again on my need of a tracking/messenger service. Just like any type technology or service the bottom line for me is (1) is it really going to help me and after two months am I still going to use it? (2) What is that service going to cost me?
Let's be honest here nothing I can purchase today that is going to help me when I am out on a road ride and a distracted (messing with a Flippin smartphone) driver hits me.
This is were I have to control expectations of what the technology and the services can do for me. It’s not going to stop that distracted driver, but will help get me life saving support in a timely matter.
While conducting my research I found out that the ineversolo.com site has been taken down. You cannot log in to your account on the app as well. That got me thinking that maybe there is not a need for such a service and leaving a note or sending a text or an email works just as good. But what I think I liked about the service and the website was the easy of building your plan and the alert that it sent to your contact(s).
Think about your normal work day. You get emails, text messages all day long. But we are so busy we forget about things and without that automated reminder we miss important things. I would hate that an hour after my contact got off work that they remembered that I am three hours overdue and I needed help.
I did find another website that is like ineversolo.com and it could be a replacement. There was a small yearly fee of $6.00 for the service. Once you start to add up these different sites and services it adds up to some real money.
So before I pull the trigger on anything, I am going to see if some of the tools (email, sharing links, templates ,etc) I have now will work for me. I believe development of a process that make sense and is not cumbersome will be the goal. Once I figure something out I will post an up date. But I would like to hear what other people do. So please post in the comments section.
I don't know if it's a normal cycle or part climate change, but it seems like winter has left Virginia early this year. Well maybe... This week we had a record breaking high of 81 and then in 24 hours the high is 33 degrees cooler. When I got up this morning it was 24 degrees! That is a huge difference.
My point of this post is a reminder for all of us that pursue outdoor activities. Don't let Mother Nature fool you during the months of March and April! This is the time of year that the weather will be nice and then two days later it will be cold again.
I can remember being in the Field for training in the early 90's and it was the first week in April. It had been nice that week and that weekend the weather turned on us, Cold and windy and it had rained Friday night. The guys that stayed the the GP Large tent was up most of the night digging a trench to keep the water from flooding the tent. I had found the best place to set-up my pup tent and had no issues. Late Saturday afternoon the commands started pulling the troops back to the barracks. With the mind set train as you fight I stayed out in the field and woke to a dusting of snow the next morning. Three seasons in one weekend...
Don't get caught being under perpared. Check the weather for the time period that you are going to be gone even if its just a few hours for a day hike or bike ride. Pack that shell and gloves in your pack! Something tells me you might need it.
Be Safe out there!