YouTube, we’re on the air or should I say, we are on the ether*.
I had trouble easily integrating videos into the website. However, it was pretty easy to put a link to an existing youtube video. It was also pretty easy to upload videos to youtube, once you establish a “channel”. Well, the Lone Rider now has a place to place any videos along the ride that might be worthwhile. The first video is something I always wanted to do. It is a take-off of the introduction to each episode of “Then Came Bronson”. With the kind help from a member of my church, Mike Maroney, we recreated our own version to the introduction to my trip. Mike did some great editing and mixing. I want to thank one of my neighbors, Rich Hahn and one of Becky’s former co-workers, David Schuth for contributing their Thespian talents to the final product. Hope you have fun watching. We had fun making it. The music is from the original show as well. You should be able to get to it via: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g20fbTMEyj4 or https://youtu.be/g20fbTMEyj4
It was shot close to our home. The trickiest part was getting me to the start of the left turn lane. I’ve had plenty of practice riding through that intersection, but not usually with a camera recording it. It’s all part of the adventure!
The Lone Rider
*As all of us IT, Electrical Engineering nerds know, this is a reference to the early computer networking systems developed out of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Labs. Ethernet, based on Robert Metcalfe’s PhD dissertation, was commercially introduced in 1980 and first standardized in 1983 as IEEE 802.3. Basically it is the foundation for all computer communications that make up what we now know as the internet. He named it after the disproven luminiferous ether as an “omnipresent, completely-passive medium for the propagation of electromagnetic waves”.