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Old 10-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #76
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I have looked at it several times. The device looks really cool! But their website doesn't show enough to convince me it would be helpful for my approach. Since there are no maps for USA, how would I use it to make a roadbook in an area I had not ridden to yet? How does it know the kmbetween points unless I have already driven the route? I don't ride the route until AFTER I have made the initial roadbook. If I made the roadbook during or after the first prerun, I would have to go back and prerun it again to check that the roadbook was correct. Unfortnately I don't have enough vacation time to do that.

How does it take into account significant elevation changes that make the distances longer than what a flat GPS track would show?

I draw the tulip drawings at home, based on the GE images and my memory after prerunnig. There is no way I could draw them while riding the route. It takes way too much time if you want to make nice drawings. It seems thier tools allow the tulips to be drawn at home, or out on the route, which is a nice option. Maybe there is a way to combine parts of my approach with the Tripy-II approach, but I don't see it, or don't see how it would make the overall task better and easier.

If I had their unit and software in my hands, I'd surely give it a try. But the price is a bit too high for me to buy it and then find out that it didn't work for me. Maybe they would be willing to donate a unit and the software to allow me to evaluate it?
Ill contact them and let you know!
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:36 AM   #77
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Very cool, I really like the writeup on how you make the roadbook, really gives an appreciation for how much work this really is. I hope to do the RMS training day next year. Hopefully I can do some of the Grand Rally the year after!
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:57 AM   #78
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Subscribed. THis is awesome!
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #79
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We completed two more prerun trips, covering portions of Stages 6, 7, 8, & 9.

In prerun 4 we had Mark and his buggy come along as support and to carry gas. In that trip we ended up in a wash that was too rocky and difficult for the buggy. We had to turn back early and ended the trip far from completing what we had planned. Plus, my wife decided she will NEVER go a trip like this again.

Then this past weekend we put in 3 more days of tough riding. Good thing the buggy didn't come on this one because we ended up going down a gnarly boulder wash, then a bit later we hit a similar wash going up. For me these sections weren't much fun at all, but they will stay in the route to keep the difficulty high.

Hogette Wild in the buggy


Buggy in action:


Ready to go (before falling into the cow piss&shit hole):


LKN4DRT's piss&shit bike towing our support wagon:


LKN4DRT on the edge!


Grand Canyon hillclimb to Heaven:


Grand Canyon hillclimb from Hell. The map says this is a road !


Remote view point:


Where we start the day, and where we finish it. Everything in between is just Grand !


New F2R roadbook and ICO switch (thanks RMS):
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:12 PM   #80
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:39 AM   #81
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Insanely jeolous hat you could be exploring this kind of territory.
Unbelievable!

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:51 PM   #82
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That is going to be so much fun
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #83
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Insanely jeolous hat you could be exploring this kind of territory.
Unbelievable!

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Ditto. Jesus, that looks awesome. Wish I could get out there myself.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:40 AM   #84
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anybody from the east coast wanna trailer out there and give that a shot..looks epic
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:53 PM   #85
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Grand Canyon hillclimb from Hell. The map says this is a road !

Who made that map Taddy Blazusiak?

Looks like fun in some crazy kind of way!
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:31 PM   #86
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It was rideable if you were fresh. Hog and I just went down a wash that was steep and filled with large boulders. We had to hike down a few times to make sure we could ride through. It will test your endurance.
My arms tired out holding the camera up to video.


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Old 11-01-2011, 04:42 AM   #87
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It was rideable if you were fresh. Hog and I just went down a wash that was steep and filled with large boulders. We had to hike down a few times to make sure we could ride through. It will test your endurance.
My arms tired out holding the camera up to video.


So, to do the "Grand Rally" you need a big bike with long range that is stable in the fast stuff but magically turns into a tiny trials bike for the technical stuff

I really do hope to get out there and try this out sometime over the next couple of years
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:06 AM   #88
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looks like a good ride for the newer harder compound trials tire
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #89
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looks like a good ride for the newer harder compound trials tire
Someone needs to develop a trials bike 4 gallon fuel tank for this stage and the one that follows it. In the following stage we go down a canyon that's worse than what's shown above. This GE image of that canyon doesn't show how bad it is. 40 years earlier, there was a road through it, but now it's only passable by horse or gnarly moto rider. Fortunately on this one we go DOWN rather than up.
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There was another wash/canyon we went up that was a fair amount better, but still it managed to dislocate my dad's finger and bruise his ribs. He shortcutted back, but returned for the last day of riding.

Roadbook comments:
- LEFT off main road to corral
- Through corral, open/close gate
- Right, HP to wash at heading 277
- Right, up wash
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