We have gotten quite a bit more press coverage than I had anticipated. Here’s a list of what I know of so far:
And, here’s video from a segment on WRAL’s 6pm news yesterday evening:
I’ll have a more complete writeup later when I can slow down and wrap my head around things, but for the moment here’s a quick update. Our first balloon lost tracking about about 20k feet. Not to be deterred, we quickly put together a second balloon from spare parts and sent it up. It landed a few hours later in Rocky Mount and we spent 4 hours getting it out of the tree where it landed about 65 feet off the ground! Once we did, it turned out to be well worth it as we found some great pictures!
Also, we ended up on the front page of the News and Observer today! Here’s the article.
I just spoke briefly on the phone with Josh Shaffer from the Raleigh News and Observer newspaper. It looks like there will be an article about our balloon launch in tomorrow’s paper. I don’t think I’ll have a chance to pick one up unless I can find one in the evening. If anyone local can grab one for me, I would greatly appreciate it.
I’ll write more about this when I get a chance, but this Sunday morning, myself and a group of people will be launching a balloon to “near space” in an attempt to get a picture of black sky and the curvature of the earth. You can read the press release about it here: http://tinyurl.com/33wxxww
It’s been a crazy month, but a lot of fun!
John, Lee, & I left from John’s house in Cary, rode the greenway to the back of Lake Crabtree County Park, then rode a while there before returning to John’s house via the greenway.
Direct link to activity on Garmin Connect.
Went out this morning and met a few friends (John, Landon, & Lee) at the back of Lake Crabtree County Park. John & Landon had to leave early but then Lee and I rode loop 6 then loop 5 and then finished up with the lake trail. I logged just under 6 miles.
Link to activity on Garmin Connect.
I was on vacation for the first part of June and near the end of that I managed to get a ride in with my friend Armand near his place close to Chattanooga, TN. We rode the Booker T. Washington State Park Trails.
Then this past weekend, I met my friend Lee at the Little River Park trails and we rode them:
I’m hoping to get some more riding in, perhaps this weekend so we’ll see how that goes. And, eventually, I’ll have a post on what I did for vacation, but until then you can read my wife’s blog about our trip.