It's been a while since we did routes together. It will be great to see you again.
I know I sell nav gear, so take my opinion with a grain of salt...
I *strongly* recommend an electric roadbook reader for two reasons:
1) I think rally is fun. I like to share it and have newcomers have a great first experience. Manual readers usually undermine that. They are such a pain in the a$$ that people end up turned off to the whole thing. YMMV.
2) It's simply not as safe. It's impossible to adjust a manual roadbook safely at any kind of (race pace) speed in rough terrain without compromising your control over the bike.
Just my $0.02.
Originally Posted by LC4Dakar
I'm thinking of the minimalist approach.
Of course I will bring my spare road book holder