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Archive for 2009

Red Colubus Monkey

At Zanzibar island, off the coast of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. July 2009.


Madagascar Motor Boat

(Blog restore) The boats in Madagascar generally have a regular engine that runs a pulley to the prop shaft. 1/60, f 7.1, ISO 200, 40.0mm


Madagascar: Native Bird

(sorry for the double post, I'm restoring my blog). Canon Digital Rebal. f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 400, 200mm


Madagascar: Girl Leaning on Pole


Madagascar: Green Frog

f/8, 1/80, ISO 200, 100mm (100mm macro lens). No flash.


One ounce removed off KH Moment cranks

Joseph Campbell came over last weekend to ride trials. He was mentioning how heavy the KH cranks are, so I told him we could quickly mill out some material. I took a deep pocket out of the bank of them and removed one ounce form each crank. The cranks started out at about 11 oz and ended up at 10 oz each. The chips on my mill: UPDATE: How about I spell “ounce” and not “once”.


Custom machined V-brake adapter for magura brake mounts

I made this on Saturday out of aluminum: a machined adapter that lets me attach a v-brake to magura brake mounts of my unicycle. The picture below (iPhone quality, sorry!) shows the first one, which was a little larger than #2. The hole for the spring is better on the second one.


Madagascar: Trees


Madagascar: Vast Open Space

..and my Louise on a unicycle! This was a “short” 20 mile ride that we did. Louise was wise, and turned around early and ended up doing about 10 miles. I went a lot further, attempting to look for some cool stuff. I did manage to find some cool single track, but it was pretty short. Geared KH24:


Ride the Lobster race pictures from Florian

I was checking out some pictures on Florian Schlumpf’s website, schlumpf.ch (creator of the two speed geared unicycle hub), and saw some old pictures from the Ride the Lobster unicycle race. I copied the ones with me in them, of course! Me sporting the RTL jersey and my number: A team picture! Kevin passing the baton (a GPS) to me, with AJ and Sondra in the background: Nimbus 36 with KH/Schlumpf geared unicycle hub: The frame is now dead; the bearing holders were not working right, and the two front tubes on the frame have a crack and are about... [read more]


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Comments are currently broken. I need to fix them. I know about the problem..I just have to figure it out. Sorry, and thanks!


Madagascar 2009 Adventure Part 1

(republish) This is a story of our Adventures. I right it mainly for myself, but I hope others will at least look at the pictures, or possibly enjoy reading it. On July 15th, 2009 Louise and I hopped on Air Madagascar and flew from Nairobi (NBO) to Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. We were set to begin a one month adventure to see an island that has some of the most unique animals and vegetation in the world. We had pre-arranged a tour with Rija from rijatours.com, which was nice, since we had a driver pick us up at the... [read more]


Madagascar 2009 Adventure Part 1

(republish) This is a story of our Adventures. I right it mainly for myself, but I hope others will at least look at the pictures, or possibly enjoy reading it. On July 15th, 2009 Louise and I hopped on Air Madagascar and flew from Nairobi (NBO) to Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. We were set to begin a one month adventure to see an island that has some of the most unique animals and vegetation in the world. We had pre-arranged a tour with Rija from www.rijatours.m [UPDATE: Fixed link, thanks Rija!], which was nice, since we had a driver... [read more]


Madagascar: Girl Leaning on Pole


Back to geared cokering!

My 36″ geared unicycle was out of commission for a while; the hubs bearings needed replacing, and the creator (Florian Schlumpf in Switzerland) now has an improved version. Today was the first real test ride of it, and man, what a tough ride! It has a long tough offroad uphill, followed by some knarly muni for a bit, and then turns into some nice back roads to Corralitos before heading back to Aptos. 32-34 miles, depending on who’s watch you look at. Interactive map: http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/california/watsonville/179125236171760788 Static screen shots: Elevation profile:


Louise Performing Artistic Silk

Louise is performing artistic silk (aerial tissue) at the Berkeley Juggling and Unicycle Festival. What: Berkeley Juggling and Unicycle Festival Public Show When: Saturday 09/18, 7:30 PM Where: King Middle School theater How Much: $10 Hosted by: Frank Olivier Show details: http://berkeleyjuggling.org/festival/show.php (Photo by Ken Adelman) Come earlier in the day to learn how to unicycle!


KH36 Handlebar

My old handlebar on my coker wasn’t quite what I wanted, and I have been quite happy with the one I use on my 24″ mountain unicycle, so I decided to make a version for the big wheel. This one is the same as the other, except it attaches to underneath the seat instead of extending to the frame.


Machining a unicycle clamp

I needed a brake adapter for my KH36 to go with a new handlebar I made. I finished the handlebar a few days ago to replace my red one. The red one was made of thick steel, and doesn’t have quite the right angle I want. Old red one on the left, new one on the right: I also need a brake adapter, since the magura brake will not fit on the bar ends. I had some cromoly tubing that was the wrong inner diameter, and way too thick. I used the lathe to turn the tube to the correct... [read more]


Lemur Hand

Lemur Hand f/5.6, 1/80, ISO 200, 200mm


HDR – French Building in Madagascar

An HDR from three exposures taken on 8/1/09. f/20, 1/80s (others: 1/320s and 1/20s) , ISO 200, 17mm. The three originals used:


Ringtailed Lemur

Canon Digital Rebal, f/5, 1/60, ISO 400, 200.0mm


Avenue of Baobabs and Unicycles

These pictures complement the Mad Uni video when we rode from Morandava, Madagascar to the Ave of Baobabs. Louise by a tree:    Corbin – Louise took a much better picture than mine


Madagascar Unicycling Pictures

We took a pirogue (a dugout canoe) from Isle aux Nattes (a tiny island, not even shown on google maps) to Isle Sainte-Marie, a larger island off the east coast of Madagascar. We then road around for about 20 miles one day, and 15 the second. Louise hanging out while I sit on the edge: Waiting for the rain to stop (free unicycle bath):


Unicycling Video: Mad Uni

Mad Uni – Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar July 26th, 2009 Featuring: Corbin Dunn and Louise Lovelle MPEG-4, 45.3 MB, 1:17 duration. Also available is a medium version 18.4 MB. This is pretty much the only footage I shot when we were in Madagascar. I concentrated on taking photos when in Madagascar, and filming when I was in east Africa. The video is footage of Louise and me riding from Morondova to the Avenue of Baobabs. It was about 20 miles total, with half of it in the dirt and half on pot-hole infested roads, roughly from the coast to the... [read more]


Brake assisted coasting

Brake assisted coasting is kind of cool. Especially when your feet are horizontal. Corbin, in Nairobi, Africa. A short clip of what I’m working on for my video of Africa.


Colorful Bug, Madagascar

At the Anja Preserve f/18, 1/100, ISO200, 200mm, Canon Digital Rebal XT, 70.0-200.0mm lens.


Old stuff: Zip line and treehouse finishing

Ah, some pictures and details I meant to post ages ago. Building stairs for the treehouse: Accessories for the zip line: And me installing it:


Metalworking: cufflinks

One of my first metalworking projects was making cufflinks for my wedding. They are aluminum and I turned them on the lathe, and used the mill for some drilling and flattening (by eye). The back piece screws on and off.


Avenue of Baobabs, Madgascar

Avenue of Baobabs, Madgascar Another HDR I took. The clouds were amazing. I may spend some more time tweaking these to make them look a little better.


Louise at the Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar

Louise at the Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar HDR from three exposures. f/9, 1/160, ISO 200. 17.0mm.



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