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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By HogWild
Big Dog's suggestion is the way I go these days. ...

Big Dog's suggestion is the way I go these days. There's a bit of a learning curve, but the end result is excellent.

Filtering 20 tracks down to 500 points each is a poor solution. It works, but...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 07-08-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,720
Posted By HogWild
I got a sense of the way they lean years ago when...

I got a sense of the way they lean years ago when I started my Grand Rally (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=695886) project. I ended up routing as far from their land as possible. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 06-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,484
Posted By HogWild
Bill, Be aware Hwy 89 South of Page was...

Bill,

Be aware Hwy 89 South of Page was closed when I was there in April at this location (36 40.093'N 111 37.775'W) and at the bottom due to major slide mid-way down "The Cut". It's been...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,197
Posted By HogWild
SPOT uses Globalstar, not Inmarsat. There were...

SPOT uses Globalstar, not Inmarsat. There were problems with Globalstar sat phone connections due to a problem in the satellites. That problem did not affect the section of the satellites that...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-06-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By HogWild
The 78sc is on sale right now for $199 at West...

The 78sc is on sale right now for $199 at West Marine (http://www.westmarine.com/handheld-gps/garmin--gpsmap-78sc-marine-handheld-gps-receiver-with-compass-and-barometer--11553609) (no camera or topo...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 05-29-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By HogWild
In Google street view there is indeed a gas...

In Google street view there is indeed a gas station there. I can't confirm that is still in business today, but it looks real in Google. There's also a True Value hardware store and Church's...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By HogWild
Yes, and Baja Mil, NORRA and lots of other rides,...

Yes, and Baja Mil, NORRA and lots of other rides, and they can all fit in this GPS at one time. The earlier models (60, 76) had less memory to hold tracks.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By HogWild
Garmin 78 for $149 at West Marine: ...

Garmin 78 for $149 at West Marine:
http://www.westmarine.com/handheld-gps/garmin--gpsmap-78-handheld-gps--11553583

Better than the Etrex 20 because:
- Bigger screen
- Has 12V power input...
Forum: Hacks 05-05-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,613
Posted By HogWild
The coefficient of thermal expansion for plastic...

The coefficient of thermal expansion for plastic insulation is greater than for copper wire. That means when everything gets warm, the insulation will expand more, filling that gap. If there was no...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By HogWild
False. There are a lot of ways to use a GPS....

False.

There are a lot of ways to use a GPS. Not all ways are the same as the way you use it. I almost never use maps in my GPS when I'm riding. I DO use LOTS of Tracks.

When I do use a map,...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,491
Posted By HogWild
There are all kinds of ways to mount a damper. ...

There are all kinds of ways to mount a damper. This is the typical way on motocross rigs, i.e. vertical. It doesn't look like it would work, but it does indeed. The closer the fork mounting point...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By HogWild
Go here, post your issue, and one of the...

Go here, post your issue, and one of the developers will respond:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851881
Make sure to list details like Win or Mac, web browser type and version.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-08-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By HogWild
Rally Navigator now supports narrow roll chart...

Rally Navigator now supports narrow roll chart (dual sport) format. If you haven't tried it, take a look. It makes roll chart creation super easy!
http://www.rallynavigator.com/
...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By HogWild
Rally Navigator now supports narrow "roll chart"...

Rally Navigator now supports narrow "roll chart" (dual sport) format. If you haven't tried it, take a look. It makes roll chart creation super easy!
http://www.rallynavigator.com/
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By HogWild
A transmitter in one device can sometimes...

A transmitter in one device can sometimes interfere with a receiver in another device even when on different frequencies. This is especially the case when they are so close. The SPOT has a...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 33,758
Posted By HogWild
Yes, a great time with a great gang. Entries and...

Yes, a great time with a great gang. Entries and sponsors of the postponed Rally Diabol%@&* were invited to join me for some fun to tide them over for a few months. Thanks Dave, Ned, Phil, Rick,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By HogWild
The GPS tracks are here: ...

The GPS tracks are here:
http://www.transamtrail.com/store/#gps
Forum: Racing 03-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,631
Posted By HogWild
I'm working on the 2016 route. NSA connection...

I'm working on the 2016 route. NSA connection and Castera brain tap comes in handy for that! :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-18-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By HogWild
The biggest bang for the buck for what you're...

The biggest bang for the buck for what you're doing is the Garmin GPSMAP 78. It includes the round connector to allow 12V power from your bike, so it still works if the GPS batteries go dead (the...
Forum: Racing 03-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,760
Posted By HogWild
A typical 11 inch long "page" has 7 navigation...

A typical 11 inch long "page" has 7 navigation points (rows). A long roadbook may have 50 to 60 "pages" or more, creating a continuous sheet 50 feet long or longer. When rolled up, that's a pretty...
Forum: Racing 03-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,529
Views: 522,511
Posted By HogWild
It was pretty hard to find, but it's here: 31...

It was pretty hard to find, but it's here: 31 39.249'S 69 28.133'W
Forum: Hacks 03-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 2,298,324
Posted By HogWild
Needs some rubber... ...

Needs some rubber...
https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1969116_651548461573264_356164658_n.jpg
Forum: Racing 03-02-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 20,671
Posted By HogWild
What I want as an rally organizer is the ability...

What I want as an rally organizer is the ability to know if it was taken out of odometer mode at any time during the race. This is because normally it's not allowed to use any mapping or other smart...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
This.

This.
Forum: Racing 03-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 20,671
Posted By HogWild
Can you describe this in more detail.

Can you describe this in more detail.
Forum: Racing 02-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
It's only a bummer in that it's inconvenient for...

It's only a bummer in that it's inconvenient for those who planned around the original dates. It's actually allowing us to make things even better than they would have been. And for all those who...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
I'm sorry to report that Rally Diabolico is...

I'm sorry to report that Rally Diabolico is postponed. The "why" is not what many thought, and won't be discussed here. We're looking at what our next steps are, and those who entered will be kept...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By HogWild
It wasn't me. I only use tracks (or roadbook).

It wasn't me. I only use tracks (or roadbook).
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 2,298,324
Posted By HogWild
Gromit: ...

Gromit:

http://hogwildracing.com/other/GromitMaxSpeed.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By HogWild
I don't think you understand how the SPOT system...

I don't think you understand how the SPOT system works. A "hat" isn't going to block the signal at all, unless it's metal or soaking wet. On the other hand, your body will block the signal getting...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By HogWild
That's a terrible place in many circumstances. ...

That's a terrible place in many circumstances. In that position, your body will block half of the sky, which may block the unit from getting its signal out. Depending on where you ride, and where...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6,350
Views: 2,298,324
Posted By HogWild
Great for both wet rainy weather, and hot sunny...

Great for both wet rainy weather, and hot sunny weather. Handles worse than most other rigs when you get a puncture!...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
Oops, I jumped the gun. We just got one from San...

Oops, I jumped the gun. We just got one from San Luis Rio Colorado (the host town), so it's now 4 entries in the last in 24hrs!



Welcome Raul and Jorge, from Club RPM...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
Wow, 3 more entries in the past 24 hours, one...

Wow, 3 more entries in the past 24 hours, one Canadian, one Californian, and one from down near Mexico City. Someone got everyone motivated!
Forum: Racing 02-10-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
We scout the world and beyond for great rally...

We scout the world and beyond for great rally locations:

http://hogwildracing.com/misc/mars_rover_sidecar.jpg
Forum: Racing 02-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
It's quite false. We've had several meetings...

It's quite false. We've had several meetings with the government environmental officials who represent the areas our race covers. An environmental impact study is just being completed. Initial...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
I see some vendor websites say DOT for some...

I see some vendor websites say DOT for some tires, yet the manufacturer site says "Not for Highway service" for those same tires. What we'll be looking for is the manufacturer DOT designation on the...
Forum: Racing 02-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
Yes, DOT tires for motos. Current rules,...

Yes, DOT tires for motos.

Current rules, from the website:

All vehicles must pass scrutineering.
No paddle tires allowed on any race vehicle. DOT tires required on all motos.
Mandatory...
Forum: Racing 02-02-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,494
Posted By HogWild
ICO Rallye VR Light: ...

ICO Rallye VR Light:
http://www.rallymanagementservices.com/
Forum: Racing 01-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 29,319
Posted By HogWild
Imagine a landmark 40 kilometers away, far beyond...

Imagine a landmark 40 kilometers away, far beyond the distant dune in this image. And imagine the roadbook says go at a compass heading of 192 to get to that landmark point 40 kilometers away.
...
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