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Old 08-08-2013, 06:36 AM   #289
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Originally Posted by DaveRMS View Post
He's talking between tulips. Say you have tulips at 10 and 12 miles. Then while pre-running you find a wash out (danger) at 11.35 miles. It can be difficult to add a new track handle at exactly 11.35 miles. Especially if the track has many trackpoints between the two waypoints.

I imagine that it's easier to type "11.35" and let the computer figure out where on the track that is.

Bingo. But does it even need to find the point on the course? I'm not sure how the backend between GE and the RB that eventually gets printed works, but even if there were no GPS coords for the inserted item the "in between" tulip would still have value to the rider.

Not to pile on, but speaking of GPS coords. Perhaps a happy medium between every tulip gets GPS coord, or no tuplip gets GPS coords would be a "every 10th tulip get's GPS coords" This would still allow for positive navigation, albeit with a lot of back tracking if you have to use the coords. This would help prevent people from getting too lost, but still reward those who navigate the course correctly.
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