Sunday, April 24, 2011

Interesting Photo App & Corvallis Moto Bloggers

I downloaded a very interesting photo stitching iPhone app made called Photsynth. The author listed is Microsoft and it is supposed to work with a site called with authentication provided by Microsoft Live. To make a panorama, you touch the screen then simply start moving the phone around. The app automatically takes the pictures when needed and stitches them together. This is a crude test while sitting near the Horizon Air gates at Portland International Airport.

Saturday Morning Coffee

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet some of the bloggers I had met last July in Bend. Troubadour and Trobairitz have mentioned several times in their blog postings that they usually met with other riders for coffee most Saturday mornings. Troubadour sent me the time and location so I crashed the party obviously showing up "bikeless".

Stacy of was there as well as about a half dozen others whose names I don't remember. (I'm horrible at remembering names) It was pretty entertaining seeing the interaction of obviously good friends and I immediately felt welcome. After some pastries and coffee, the group moved outside for another hour or so before folks headed of for rides or errands.

Trobairitz's Gladius looks even better in person than in the pictures. Maybe it was the sunny warm weather (atypical I'm told) but the blue frame really stands out. It was a real pleasure to meet everyone and their friends. By Saturday evening, the wind and rain returned and it pretty much rained the entire trip to the Portland International Airport this morning.

BTW, Blogger/Google does not make it easy to edit posts without a real computer.


Mike said...

Wow, that's a cool app with stitching capabilities! I'll have to try it with the weaker iPod camera.

Also, that was nice that you got to meet with the Corvallis area moto-bloggers. Yesterday the weather was a mighty fine. Have a good flight!

Stacy said...


Nice seeing you as always. Though I wish someone had told us it was his birthday... hummm hummmmmmm.

SonjaM said...

Dear Richard: Happy belated (?) birthday.
Hope your travels will lead you to Vancouver one fine day.

RichardM said...

Ummmmmm, you can never believe everything you read on the Internet. (I guess I should've made up information when registering on the forums)

Thank you for the birthday wishes...


Unknown said...


happy belated birthday, just in case it was

Riding the Wet Coast

Trobairitz said...

Neat-o app for your phone.

You should have told us it was your birthday. We wouldn't have sung to you promise. We would have bought your coffee and pastry though.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and say hello and meet our "coffee enthusiasts with a motorcycle habit" crowd. Anytime you are in town you are welcome to stop by.

At least you had one sunny day.

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Troubadour said...

Glad you could join us, it was good to see you and we all look forward to your next visit.

Troubadour said...

...and Happy belated Birthday.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Richard M:

First of all, the entire staff at Twisted Roads would like to wish you a belated birthday. Since we are on Twisted Time, however, your birthday is also today too. I look forward to meeting you in Alaska some day... When the temperature climbs and the whale blubber shimmers in the heat. Mybe you could recommend a great place for "stinky fin."

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

irondad said...

Sorry to have missed out on seeing you. Thanks for thinking of me even if you couldn't find my cell number!

BeemerGirl said...

What a nice way to spend a morning, coffee and friends and motorcycles. :)

Happy [belated] Birthday!