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Old 10-16-2013, 05:59 PM   #46
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I created a new way that allows you to use a much cheaper Garmin, most likely one you already have.
What are you a rocket scientist or something?

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #47
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What are you a rocket scientist or something?

I'm in.



Very few people will get that one.

Meanwhile, I'll start looking for the building with tires used as a car park markers on GE. That'll keep me busy for a while
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:40 PM   #48
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Very few people will get that one.

Meanwhile, I'll start looking for the building with tires used as a car park markers on GE. That'll keep me busy for a while
You haven't found it yet?
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Mention to HogWild which way the wind is blowing where you're at, wait 20 minutes, and he'll post a picture of the intersection your at and a Google Earth route of how to get there.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #49
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Meanwhile, I'll start looking for the building with tires used as a car park markers on GE.
We've got the remote bivouac picked out. If you go there in Google Earth you can see we've been burning in a few new roads for each stage. Plus there's a pool there, in the middle of the massive dunes, with bikini girls all around. Check it out!

Paste this into the GE search box, or click the link below:
39° 8.207'N 83° 27.032'E

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39%C2...84668&t=h&z=18
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:34 AM   #50
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We've got the remote bivouac picked out.
If you zoom out that seems quite remote in my opinion
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:44 AM   #51
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If you zoom out that seems quite remote in my opinion

Great place for a putting green!
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:48 AM   #52
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Is it Mandarin or Spanish I need to brush up on?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:44 AM   #53
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We've got the remote bivouac picked out. If you go there in Google Earth you can see we've been burning in a few new roads for each stage. Plus there's a pool there, in the middle of the massive dunes, with bikini girls all around. Check it out!

Paste this into the GE search box, or click the link below:
39° 8.207'N 83° 27.032'E

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=39%C2...84668&t=h&z=18


That settles it: We'll need to have 30L fuel tanks for this rally - That's 7 gallons for you imperialists!! Its a a long way to the bivouac!
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #54
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That settles it: We'll need to have 30L fuel tanks for this rally - That's 7 gallons for you imperialists!! Its a a long way to the bivouac!

and visas with red stars on them
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #55
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There is some concern about navigation in Rally Diabolico. Though we are introducing a new concept that is related to navigation, it seems it’s being interpreted differently than it should be. In fact navigation will be pretty much the same as in any other cross-country rally. If you can read a basic roadbook, use a rally odometer, and read a compass heading from your GPS, you shouldn’t have any unusual problems navigating in Rally Diabolico. We’re not changing the basic way one navigates in rally. And we’re not throwing in tricks or mad scientist crazy stuff, . . . well, maybe a tiny bit of crazy. It’s mostly the same old stuff you’ve seen before, though some of the terrain is a bit diabolical.

By nature, navigating dune sections is somewhat more challenging than simple roads because the path to follow isn’t clearly marked as a road on the ground, it’s on your compass. But if you follow your compass heading reasonably well, you’ll find the next waypoint just fine. It’s an extremely simple concept. Big dunes can force you to zigzag off the defined compass heading at times, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to mentally correct for that and keep yourself roughly on course.

What’s different with Rally Diabolico is how you know you “achieved” that next virtual checkpoint (VCP), and how we score you at those points. In order to keep the cost of the event in check, we’ve developed a new low-cost approach to inform you that you have achieved a VCP using your existing affordable GPS. In Dakar and many other rallies, an expensive custom GPS is used, driving up costs. Experienced Dakar competitors may even find our approach makes dunes navigation slightly easier than what they are used to. Don’t get me wrong, it will indeed be a challenge, but nothing a reasonably capable person could not handle.

And when all else fails, try one of these options:
1) Go to one of the handful of safety or course waypoints we put in your GPS, and continue on the course from there.
2) Bail out and ride in the rough direction of the bivouac (you’ll know, it’s easy).
3) Follow the dozens of tracks in the sand ahead of you.
4) Look for someone who knows where they are, and buddy up with them.
5) Push the HELP button on your SPOT.
6) Call officials on your sat phone if you have one.

If you’re still concerned that it may be too tough, sign up for a navigation class from Dave at RMS.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:29 AM   #56
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You have my vote on the waypoints! It does increase safety and allows you to pick up the roadbook again in case you lost your way.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #57
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If you’re still concerned that it may be too tough, sign up for a navigation class from Dave at RMS.
Next session is November 2-3. We still have a couple open slots and a rental bike available. Next option will probably not be until early spring unless we have specific interest.

For what it's worth in the form of another opinion, HogWild writes roadbooks to perfection. I choose that word carefully. Navigation will be challenging because of the terrain covered, but will be straightforward in that the roadbooks will be accurate and precise.

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Old 10-18-2013, 06:42 AM   #58
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Ok, I can handle it, I just dont want to die a dessicated hulk, in between two humps of sand I can follow at GPS at the very least
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:48 AM   #59
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Ok, I can handle it, I just dont want to die a dessicated hulk, in between two humps of sand I can follow at GPS at the very least
And you won't have me "sweeping" this one .... So .... You know.......
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:32 AM   #60
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I am so excited for this event. Hogwild's roadbooks have set the standard for years, and the roadbook is the lifeblood of the event.

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