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Old 04-28-2014, 12:48 PM   #316
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starting on the right side of your phone, about even with the hundreths digit position, slide your finger to the left. You will see zero. tap it. That works for the A side. Also, you can tap the top of the tenths to add mileage or tap the bottom of the tenths to subtract mileage. The B side is a whole different story!
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:09 PM   #317
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someone has to be first.

Rode 50+ miles in the rain yesterday working on the route.

Maz drove (4WD with heat) over 90 checking another part.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #318
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Rode 50+ miles in the rain yesterday working on the route.
I rode some old routes from Sandisfield up through Adams from 12-4 yesterday. Hardly anyone (car, bike, foot) was out...
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:17 AM   #319
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I have Friday off but am going to go to Springfield and get the Mass off road registration and then head over to Mt. Prospect. May do some tooling around after I unload.

Do you need Mass off road registration for this event? Or is street legal fine?


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Old 04-29-2014, 04:28 AM   #320
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starting on the right side of your phone, about even with the hundreths digit position, slide your finger to the left. You will see zero. tap it. That works for the A side. Also, you can tap the top of the tenths to add mileage or tap the bottom of the tenths to subtract mileage. The B side is a whole different story!
To access the menu TAP the three bars to left of heading degrees. (I'm so used to swiping down I was missing it)
You need to put in the pass code to reset B trip, if you delete the pass code it will be one less step to adjust as you need to key in B trip adjustments
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:50 AM   #321
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No need for orv sticker just registration and insurance .
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:59 AM   #322
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No need for orv sticker just registration and insurance .
Correct. Everything on the route is a town road. You could legally drive a vehicle (4wd only in many spots) down any of them.

Just for planning purposes for those who can only make one day:

Saturday is longer and has tougher (steeper) hero sections. 140+ possible miles if you did all hero sections.

Sunday is a bit shorter and the hero sections aren't as difficult.(still challenging, but not as steep)
120 miles, to get people and workers back with enough time to break things down, pack up and head for home.

So if you have to pick one day or the other, there you go.

Gasoline shouldn't be an issue, as there is fuel available inside the first 20 miles each day, so you don't have to worry about starting full each morning.

Saturday you will be able to buy lunch(and more gas) at a really nice store with a deli.

Sunday food is at a conveinence store stop with standard fare and fuel.

and don't forget, Saturday's supper is included with your entry. Additional Saturday dinner tickets can be purchased for those who have people with them who aren't riding.

Remember too; the fire dept will be selling coffe and breakfast items both mornings at the start area.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:17 AM   #323
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This from one of our pre-riders...

Pros:
I used black background and red characters. Very clear.
The tapping to increase or decrease tenths is very useful.

Cons:
As one could imagine, no cell service, no mileage. And you need to have it on charge continuously while using it, otherwise it draws the battery down quickly.

I lost cell service twice on the Saturday route, and therefore, mileage did not continue until I entered the next cell and by then it was 5-6 miles off. These units are probably good in the plains states and in cities, or as a secondary device, but not in the hidden hills of MA!
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:22 AM   #324
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This from one of our pre-riders...

Pros:
I used black background and red characters. Very clear.
The tapping to increase or decrease tenths is very useful.

Cons:
As one could imagine, no cell service, no mileage. And you need to have it on charge continuously while using it, otherwise it draws the battery down quickly.

I lost cell service twice on the Saturday route, and therefore, mileage did not continue until I entered the next cell and by then it was 5-6 miles off. These units are probably good in the plains states and in cities, or as a secondary device, but not in the hidden hills of MA!
I'm surprised it uses cell and not GPS like the maps app. I hear they are working on the app not cutting the music out for the next update.
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:28 AM   #325
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it's a shame they didn't write the rally blitz app to include the android ecosystem. at least you have a chance at a element hardened device (samsung/sony/garmin Monterra and more coming out all the time) without resorting to cases or otterboxes. of course as soon as you plug in a usb cable to charge your phone any weather sealing is gone. the garmin monterra while having a high cost of entry, is fully weather hardened in its default powered condition, will work with any gloves on, and you get the benefit the android ecosystem (locus, orux, osmand are all excellent apps for navigation of tracks and/or routes).

edit: i guess i should say there are definitely no shortages of rally/tsd apps for android in the market...as well as a roll chart app...so BTR, how about an electronic version of the roll chart since you won't publish a GPX track (which I'm totally fine with). electronic roll charts could be my impetus to belly up to the bar and pick up the monterra.

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:52 AM   #326
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:09 PM   #327
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edit: i guess i should say there are definitely no shortages of rally/tsd apps for android in the market...as well as a roll chart app...so BTR, how about an electronic version of the roll chart since you won't publish a GPX track (which I'm totally fine with). electronic roll charts could be my impetus to belly up to the bar and pick up the monterra.

Rally Navigator ( http://www.rallynavigator.com/ ) appears to be free and now has a feature to make small sized roll charts.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:39 PM   #328
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so after further review, the android rollchart app i linked to would be useful as a paper replacement - but it does not do any 'real time' odometer readings or adjustments. it would work just like a paper roll chart, with the added advantage of tulip diagrams, and a simple touch of the screen to advance it forward/backward. any odometer discrepancies would be corrected by "math in your head". this is a great start - it's too bad the author hasn't done anything with it since 2010.

i looked for an odometer app that would mimic the ability of a trip computer and i didn't stumble across anything terribly useful.

the rally navigator app looks very cool. if you had an electronic roll chart holder. otherwise having to scroll through 1-2" of paper for each turn would be a) distracting your eyes from the road and b) annoying.

all the android rally/tsd apps i looked at are way too complicated for simple rollchat navigation that is required for these events.

so bottom line, a gpx track is still the best solution.

my roll chart holder is on my "skinny" bike which is currently in upstate new york; so i'll be looking to use the rollchart app on my phone ... i'll be doing a lot of typing!
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:49 PM   #329
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You can just follow me, because I'll be following someone that has a roll chart.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:55 PM   #330
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so bottom line, a gpx track is still the best solution.
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