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Old 11-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by Stinky151 View Post
Sending my entry on Monday!!! This is gonna be awesome!!! So can anyone tell me, does a vapor vector fill the need for an ico? Or should I spend the full $350 on one from rally management?
I think you are going to want the ICO Checkmate Enduro Computer. It tells you if you are riding early or late.

http://www.icoracing.com/

The trick is learning how to program it when you get your roadbook instructions the night before. I am told it takes lots of practice. In 2010 there were a couple of fellows who didn't figure out the programming until the last couple of days. But they were spot on once they did!

I rode the non computer class before. I solved for time at each route instruction and noted it on my roadbook. I mounted stop watches on my tank. I used my GPS satellite clock to start in my second and simultaneously started my stop watch. I then attempted to adjust my speed if my stop watch told me early or late to a given route instruction.

Seems like it should be easy but the math gets tricky and a math or nav error screws up the whole stage. If you had a TSD calculator it would be a lot easier than trying to solve for time in MPH and Miles. The enduro computer allows you to make mistakes yet recover.

It looked nice, but sucked to use:


This would have helped if I had it:
http://www.machinehead-software.co.u...time_calc.html
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