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Old 05-05-2011, 04:08 PM   #571
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Considering there was only 13 entries they have featured rather well.


That is because we are more interesting than a boring old bike!
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #572
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Ah you've been busy doing secret squirrel stuff.
I thought I spotted you on the news jumping out of a blackhawk.

Don't worry I wont tell anyone.



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Old 05-06-2011, 12:55 AM   #573
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is that dust behind Joe from the bike infront
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:04 AM   #574
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Digitial map readers

I was just wondering the other day after getting back from condo and thinking about a question my girlfriend asked me whilst she was helping me wind my maps into the MD for day 2, Is there a better way to do the maps instead of using paper scrolls, ie a digitial display.
Not sure if anyone has brought this idea up or I'm just dreaming.
Wouldn't it be great if you just turned up and downloaded the days route instructions into your display and away you go, and it was syncronized with the ICO so the next instruction flashed up as the kays tick by. ?
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:42 AM   #575
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I heard touratech was doing exactly what you described but I cant find any info on it.

Thanks for making me look good again Ross, You'd never guess I was only doing about 5kph round that corner
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:53 AM   #576
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I was just wondering the other day after getting back from condo and thinking about a question my girlfriend asked me whilst she was helping me wind my maps into the MD for day 2, Is there a better way to do the maps instead of using paper scrolls, ie a digitial display.
Not sure if anyone has brought this idea up or I'm just dreaming.
Wouldn't it be great if you just turned up and downloaded the days route instructions into your display and away you go, and it was syncronized with the ICO so the next instruction flashed up as the kays tick by. ?
The DAKAR (then TSO) had a far more detailed GPS route in years past (mid 90's to early 2000's) and the "compass" arrow pretty much did the job of showing the direction of the entire course (actually, at the time, CITRÖEN and MITSUBISHI had systems that they could "download" the route info into their own nav computers - similar to that which you describe - but these were banned, as only the factory teams had access to it and it was a BIG advantage).

The GPS did not however detail things like cautions and speed zones etc. (basically it was just an electronic compass) and the result was that a lot of bike riders paid more attention to following the electronic arrow, and NOT keeping an eye on the roadbook, speeds cosequently rose, and as the pace went up... so did occurrence of big accidents happened... and so the move (back to a less is more GPS navigation) back to making the roadbook the primary source of nav info, wast taken (to the system used in place today).

What you are talking about is digitally replicating the paper instructions (incl. cautions, turns, speed control zones etc.) as an electronic "roadbook". Coupling this to the trip meter (or via the GPS... would be even more accurate/simple) is entirely possible with todays technology (GPS,SPOT,IRRITRAC etc.), but by combining (and simplifying) the need to keep updating the maps roller and "bumping" (correcting) the ICO/trip to correlate with the routechart.

The system you describe is quite possible to create... what the cost, and what effect it would have on simplifying "navigation" (ie. make it easier/raise the speed averages on the course)... well that is another question.

It sure would make it simpler to navigate... that in turn would make it "faster" as well... on the other side... with less things to keep in the top of mind (calibrating the trip, rolling on the maps) while on "the fly", then perhaps the rider can concentrate more on the riding/terrain and yhis would REDUCE accidents (even if the pace went up slightly?). Interesting option for the future maybe... any electronic geeks want to give it a shot?
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:18 AM   #577
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:29 AM   #578
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This is a big crop of Don Lark about 1 km from me and really moving.



The same rider, Don Lark now appears. They really make the ground up quickly.

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Old 05-06-2011, 03:26 AM   #579
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Thanks for making me look good again Ross, You'd never guess I was only doing about 5kph round that corner
All that training on the postie certainly has improved ya ridin

Freakinawesome pic
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:02 AM   #580
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Thats a great picture Ross, so wish i could take pics like that
Good to meet u at condo mate
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:15 AM   #581
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Thats a great picture Ross, so wish i could take pics like that
Good to meet u at condo mate
Hi Martin,
It was great to meet you as well mate. It was a hectic weekend and not too much time to socialise but really enjoyed our chats.

Pics are easy to take mate, just ask anyone. Push the button, hey presto, instant keeper..
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:46 AM   #582
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Hey Sylvia/Ross I would like to buy that pic off you can you PM what I need to do etc. I know just the bloke to send it to he also is an orkadiain

Fantastic pics youve got some talent with that camera

Gasitt!

Hi Gassit,
Not sure what an orkadian is but, .......... thanks I think.

And thanks to anyone else who commented if I missed you.

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As for images. I haven't really had the time or motivation to do much this year, sorry, but I have had some deadlines to meet and no time to play. IF I do anything this year it will be a DVD.

IF you only want 1 image, then PM me and eventually I will get to you, but don't hold your breath eh.

If I have not posted a pic of you as a rider, then ask here in the forum and I will find you eventually, with some luck.

The images I have posted are good enough to pinch size wise, and I know many people have as they keep appearing in social media sites and the like, but the originals, without watermarks are much bigger/better and print up a treat, if anyone wants one. If people want to steal them, I cannot stop them, but if I do not post pics everyone else misses out on the opportunity to view a great event.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:47 AM   #583
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:54 AM   #584
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[QUOTE=Sylvia;15843277]As for images. I haven't really had the time or motivation to do much this year, sorry, but I have had some deadlines to meet and no time to play. IF I do anything this year it will be a DVD./QUOTE]

Ross what you did for us last year was great but shit there must have been some work in it. How about a flat price for a DVD with all your Condo stuff on it in printable quality? Is that feasible , or just, or are there too many megathingies to get on a disc? We'd all like to benefit from you efforts but you have a real job too!
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:09 AM   #585
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Pics are easy to take mate, just ask anyone. Push the button, hey presto, instant keeper..

bollox ...... seen your setup
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