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Old 03-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #286
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I'm in for the PB300. I'm going to plan on using that as a final shakedown with all the big tank/road book/gps crap all loaded up.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:27 PM   #287
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I'm in for the PB300. I'm going to plan on using that as a final shakedown with all the big tank/road book/gps crap all loaded up.
Hey: That's cool! The Routes for this year are not done yet, but if you want to practice navigation and all day riding, I can give you the route from previous years to practice. The PB300 was orginality layed out as a rally practice loop. IMHO, the only way to get ready for a mullti-day event, is to ride all day, for multiple days.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:28 AM   #288
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Jack, do you offer the PB 300 route in road book form?
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #289
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Jack, do you offer the PB 300 route in road book form?

Bill: FYI, my dream since I first read about it in 1985, while in Europe, is to do the Dakar. The PB300/500 routes were my practice loops. As I've said before, the only way to practice for a multi day event, is to ride for multiple days.

I mentioned that I could create a road book for a portion of the this years PB300 route for some of the locals to use for navigation practice for the Mexican 1000. Your question got me thinking.

For a while I was the only guy I knew with a road book holder . Let me see how much work making a Road Book for the PB300 would be. I didn't want to do a typical route sheet like the DS's or enduro's use, but a road book, that sounds like fun. I'll post again soon.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #290
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Maybe Scott Whitney could convert your gps tracks easily to a roadbook.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:38 PM   #291
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Finally got some good progress on my bike build in preparation for the Mexican 1000. I am fabricating a frame mounted nav tower to hold my roadbook, lights, etc. I put some pics and even a couple videos on my blog: http://dakardream.net/blog/?p=508
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #292
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On the other hand, if your thing is Dakar prep or just the challenge of navigating at speed, then we will have a quality Dakar style roadbook and some special trophies for those who choose to do it without gps.
I am guessing the roadbook is in miles? Can someone confirm this?
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #293
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I know that everything in Mex is Kilometers... but the roadbooks floating around from the previous ones are Miles with K in small font below the miles..

here I clipped the first page..
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:33 PM   #294
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We've been getting in some sand practice...

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:06 AM   #295
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It was nice seeing you again, the event was great!

Mike and I have put a travel plan together and I thought I might run it by the experts. We're thinking that hauling our two bikes on an old open trailer behind his Honda Element is the plan. We didn't want to haul down with anything to flashy and the element should fit the bill Ideally, we would love to find someone that can drive the Element along the route to Cabo for us.

We plan on signing up with MAG7 for service, so the Element won't be in the equation for service. Is it difficult to find someone to do that?

I may have a factory ama superbike mechanic that is willing to do this for you guys. he was responsible for a yamaha team including driving each and wrenching and checking out of hotels etc...AND,, has been to baja. let me know if I can put you guys in touch ... Michael
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:10 AM   #296
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Maybe Scott Whitney could convert your gps tracks easily to a roadbook.

Bill: Who is this Scott Whitney you speak of?

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:19 AM   #297
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #298
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Maybe Scott Whitney could convert your gps tracks easily to a roadbook.
EASILY is not a word I'd use in describing making of a roadbook. This post in my Grand Rally thread describes my whole process (LINK). The first bunch of steps would not apply since Jack already has the path defined. But even with that, it's still a ton of work. In my opinion, the quick and dirty approach is the way to go in this case, which is to ride/drive it and write the roadbook onto a blank template as you go, by hand (no computer). Use the basic page format shown above in the wrk2surf post. If you want a blank template sheet, PM me your email address and I'll send one to you.

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I am guessing the roadbook is in miles? Can someone confirm this?
The Mexican 1000 roadbooks will be in MILES. That's what NORRA has asked for, I guess because most of the competitors are most familiar with that, and are more likely to already have an odometer in miles. As before, I may include the KM numbers in small print. If there is enough of a demand, I could also supply a bunch in KM, but doubt that demand will come this year.

I just started working on the roadbooks for all the sections that are different from past years. I'll also be reworking the roadbooks for sections that remain mostly unchanged.

As before, the roadbooks will be printed on 6" x 1" sheets, which the competitors will have to tape/glue together into a long roll (for those using a roadbook holder). The cars with a navigator will get the same roadbooks sheets, but with staples or a binding along the top edge so they can flip the sheets. My special inkjet printer setup that prints on continuous rolls takes WAY too long to print them for this big event. I'm custom building a LaserJet printer that could do it a lot quicker, but I don't think I'll have it working in time for this race.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #299
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As before, the roadbooks will be printed on 6" x 1" sheets, which the competitors will have to tape/glue together into a long roll (for those using a roadbook holder).
Scott,

I assume the 6" x 1" is a typo? If not I am going to have to bring a lot more tape! Hopefully you meant to type 6" x 11".

Thanks for putting together the roadbooks for this event. My major goal for this year was to get some roadbook experience and knowing you are the one putting them together gives me confidence that the roadbooks will be done in a way that will help prepare me for other rallies.

There was talk about having some sections where the roadbook diverges from the GPS track to give the guys using the roadbook a chance to get some sort of bonus by hitting some hidden waypoints that are off of the gps track. Is this still the plan?
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:59 AM   #300
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