New and updated information on CD-ROM
Since the completion of 2001 in 2001, we have been working to bring you updated
information from Ken's Journey. Below is a list of the significant changes
between this CD version of the website, and the online version of the website as of
the end of the bike trip.
By providing this material on CD, we are not limited by the size and bandwidth
constraints of our web hosting service.
Updated Photos! While everyone enjoyed the daily
photo updates during the bike ride, they are less than desirable quality for
printing out pictures, or even enlarging on your computer screen. The pictures
we used each day were taken with a PalmOS based handheld computer and are only
640x480 resultion, at best! But, they provided a way for us to give daily
pictures online, and they served their purpose well. Randy took his "real" 35mm
camera along for the ride, and since the completion of the trip we have been
digitizing Randy's photos (thanks to Randy for these). This represents the
largest change to the website.
In cases where Randy had a nearly identical picture to one that was taken with
the Palm computer, we have replaced the picture entirely with Randy's picture.
In cases where Randy did not have a nearly identical picture, we have retained
the original Palm Computer picture. In cases where Randy had additional
pictures, those are added to the pages as well.
How can you tell the difference? In the photo pages contained on this CD, the
original Palm Computer pictures are "locked" in size, meaning their size will
not change if you shrink or expand your web browser's window. This is because
they do not have sufficient resolution to gain much by expanding (if you have a
large monitor). The replacement/additional pictures taken by Randy are not "locked",
and will always expand to a fixed percentage of the browser's window size,
allowing viewers with larger monitors to see more details. This is because the
35mm scanned photos do have adequate resolution to allow printing out and better
Any of the photos contained in these pages may be directly accessed via your CD-ROM
drive letter, or through your browser (right-click, save-as) for printing or
saving elsewhere. They are located in the "\pics" or "\randypics" folder of the
A full year has passed since the events of the bike ride. We asked each of the
riders to give one last journal entry with their thoughts about the bike ride
now that some time has passed. These are located from the bottom of the main
journal listing page, located here.
New media coverage! Be sure to check out the "News
" page and see all the news coverage. Especially check out the audio/video
links which inlcude two evening news spots from TV stations in Wisconsin, and an
interview with son Jeff on the Ken Hamblin talk radio show!
A painting of Ken! Did you notice the candid shot
of Ken on the bottom of day 4? Well this picture inspired a friend and artist to
paint Ken in that pose. Here is a photo of that painting. The artist is Gail Smith
of West Richland, Washington. Way to go Gail!
Joes $20 pictures! Did you notice that Joe was sporting a $20 bill in many of
the later pictures? It is a little hard to see due to the poor quality of the
Palm Computer pictures, but it is there. Why? We the webmasters, bribed Joe to
smile, offering him $20 if he smiled in all the remaining pictures... We've put
some of the Palm pictures next to Randy's pictures (Joe didn't show the $20 in
Randy's) so you can see for yourself. The link here
takes you to a clear picture of Joe doing this. There are others as well.
Better navigation throughout the site. We've added more buttons and links
throughout the site to make navigating easier, especially through the journals
and pictures sections of the site. Enjoy!
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