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Phil Donahue Show, Road Stories, & Aquatic Teaser

Bikelab Notes #17 — June 5, 1992 by Steven K. Roberts IN THIS ISSUE: Phil Donahue Show Road Stories  Sensory Input Capacitors Hints of Aquatic Nomadness “If it needs to be stronger, we make it bigger. If that makes it ugly, … Continue reading

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Update from a Kentucky Rainstorm

Bikelab Notes #16 — May 10, 1992 by Steven K. Roberts IN THIS ISSUE: Update from a Kentucky rainstorm Donahue show and other plans Antennas, PPP, SPARCbook, CDROM, and more magic “Is that Evil Knievel?” — overheard comment from a … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #15 – The Mother of All Layovers

by Steven K. Roberts Nomadic Research Labs IN THIS ISSUE: High-tech Nomadness Returns! The Mother of All Layovers The Mothership BEHEMOTH Technical Update    CELLULAR PHONE     HAM STATION     PNEUMATICS     FORTH DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM and MAC STATUS     … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #14 – Post-Nomadic Stress Disorder

by Steven K. Roberts — Silicon Valley, California December 31, 1991 “The difference between art and work is that work has a deadline.” —David Berkstresser Post-Nomadic Stress Disorder… and Quest for Humans Damn, I hadn’t anticipated this… but I should have. … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #13 – Mothership and Mini-reviews

by Steven K. Roberts — Silicon Valley, California October 30, 1991 “Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?” —unknown cyclist on RAGBRAI, passing me on a 90-degree day as I cruised easily with Cusco on the stereo and ice water … Continue reading

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The Rhythms of the Road

by Steven K. Roberts — East Lansing, Michigan September 20, 1991 The view from Menomenee, Michigan (9/8/91) The rhythm of the road is once again the backdrop of my life. After three years of building and planning — a time characterized by … Continue reading

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The BEHEMOTH FAQ

by Steven K. Roberts — Silicon Valley, California June 22, 1991 “You know you’re going slow when you’ve got dead bugs on the BACK of your bike.” — the always-quotable David Berkstresser, watching me trundle slowly up his driveway during a test … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #10 – Antenna Farm

by Steven K. Roberts — Silicon Valley, California May 28, 1991 “Daddy toys!” — concise assessment by Julia Selfridge, age 2, upon being introduced to BEHEMOTH for the first time. Well, there are now 49 days to departure, and I’m in … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #9 – BEHEMOTH Bike Tech

3:15 AM. It’s becoming a familiar time — a favorite one, even. This time of day, there are few commercials on the radio to disrupt the back-to-back jams. There are no phone calls, few stray beeps from the SPARC, none … Continue reading

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Bikelab Report #8 – Satellite Datacomm

This is part 2 of this issue of the Bikelab series… the topics are so different that they really need to be separate posts. Given that passionate buildup, I guess I owe you a whiz-bang development in bike-tech this issue! … Continue reading

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