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Old 05-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #114
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Hi Art,

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 View Post
I'm thinking of the minimalist approach.

Of course I will bring my spare road book holder

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