Reno Rally Navigation Ride - June 22-23. Everybody's invited!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by RenoMoto, May 29, 2013.

  1. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    It looks like we are a GO for printing Roadbooks on roll feed printers:

    These are test books for the Reno Rally Navigation Ride...

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    Need to adjust the layout, margins etc. We will have 5 inch wide printed images with 1/4 inch margins on both sides. 5 inch header and tails included for getting them taped up in a road book holder.

    Plan: Reno Rally Pre-Run on Saturday...get the final versions to the printer Monday.

    I'll share more pics and details after we have the final products in hand..
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  2. christian

    christian Long timer

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    Thanks for the hard work!
    Can't wait to do it
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  3. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    I'm going to pre-run the route this weekend. The Sunday "Reno Rally - Northern Loop" is currently 279 Waypoints and 160.84 miles.

    So I have a detailed track to reference during the pre-run, I have exported the track from Navigator and loaded it to my Garmin using the "GPX" feature in the "My Routes" library. This feature currently downloads the full resolution GPX track of the Reno Rally - Northern Loop which includes 1904 track points. A Garmin GPSMap60 will only hold 500 track points per track, so the track was filtered down to 499 points using GPSBAbel.

    In the near future Navigator will automatically filter the GPX export to 499 points and send it directly to MapSource for loading to a GPS unit. Very handy.

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    During a pre-run, I will capture the actual track in my Garmin, plus a separate High Resolution GPS logger (Holux MC 1000C or USGlobalSat DG200 Data Logger) I also make any voice notes in a GPS enabled voice recorder on my iPhone ("GPS Voice Recorder" in the Apple App Store) along the way (dangers and things you can't see on Google Earth)

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    Once back home, I will use the "Overlay GPX" feature in Navigator to place the captured Track and Waypoints I have dropped in my Garmin over my hypothetical track you see in the image. This along with voice notes give me a clear picture of what needs to change in the final route. I hold off on detailed tulips etc. until after the pre-run.

    I'll make final changes to both Saturday and Sunday routes over the weekend. Using the "Print Roll" feature I will create a single sheet PDF file about 300 inches long. PDF files go to the printer Monday AM - ready for pick up Wednesday PM. 20 copies of each days roadbook for a total of 40.

    40 roadbooks x 300 inches each = 12,000 inches = 1000 feet stretched end to end.

    I am building GPX files to share with the riders that show Waypoints every 10 miles or so + any bailout points onto roads where a chase truck can easily get in to pick up broken bikes (hopefully no broken bodies!)

    Printed route outlines, list of rider contacts, emergency contacts (local sherrif, hospitals etc) are being prepared for the riders also.


    I'm not trying to toot my own horn with all of the details, just painting a picture of the route making process and illustrate how far Rally Navigator has come - it's a GREAT tool for producing quality roadbooks. I give FULL CREDIT to Scott Whitney (HogWild) for teaching me most everything I know about creating roadbooks - he is The King!

    Once you see how its done, other folks may create more riding events like this - that was the whole point of developing Rally Navigator.

    Looking forward to a great weekend!
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  4. christian

    christian Long timer

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    One suggestion regarding the 500 track point, why not allowing the user to chose 1 track with 500 points filtered OR creating multiple tracks with 500 each.
    Older unit allow 20 tracks with 500 points each. Would be good to be able to use all of it.

    We can talk GPS if you want on the 22-23

    Thx
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  5. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Good idea. The GPX format itself can handle multiple tracks in one file. So we probably could include the truncated track, the full track, and the N truncated partial tracks all in one file. Then the user can just import whichever they want into the GPS.
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  6. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Absolutely FANTASTIC tool! I’m super impressed. Its gone way beyond what I imagined in our first conversations about roadbook making. You’ve got the app and the whole process refined so well, I can pretty much retire from the hard work task, and just ride all the new events that will come from RN users. I congratulate YOU and your RN team for the significant effort you put in to make this happen, and the significant $ investment you’ve made. RN will be an invaluable tool for many future rally events worldwide. The whole sport will benefit. THANK YOU Mike!!!
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  7. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    We've come a long way from my inaccurate sharpie-scrawled roadbooks at Dumont in 2004! I really love riding rally routes and I'm really happy that RN is going to introduce lots more people to this cool sport.

    Absolutely without malice, I hope that Scott gets hopelessly lost on this ride.

    fun fun
    Charlie
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  8. ktmJOE

    ktmJOE Been here awhile

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    Scott has google earth/maps implanted in his brain, I dont think he can get lost even if he tried
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  9. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    I'm heading out to pre-run the Day 2 Loop tomorrow - the dogs are PUMPED!!

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    See you in Reno!
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  10. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Without giving too much away - here are a couple of pics from my pre-run yesterday. I ran into a couple of locked gates, fences etc so I have some minor re-working to do on the route - pretty typical stuff.

    The Sunday loop is epic...see for yourself...

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    The countdown is on - see you this weekend.
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  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    You gave away too much!

    I checked those places out on Google Earth. Very cool!!! Your bike was even there in the same place in one of the GE images. :D

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    Google Earth same place ( 39°50'20.60"N 119°30'57.29"W):
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    Your photo:
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    Google Earth same place ( 39°54'47.19"N 119°21'15.43"W):
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    Then when I checked out your house, you had clearly made some upgrades, including cooler dogs. Here it is back when GE got their shoot, with some lazy-ass dogs: :D
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  12. EBMOTT

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    So want to go . But I can't get off work.
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  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    So let's get this straight.... You're an expert at roadbooks, photoshop... AND bullshitting? Can't wait to meet you.
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  14. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    So Mike,

    The pic with the sun bleached bones. Were those the riders who failed to top off at the previous gas check, or what?!

    Pointman

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  15. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Roadbooks are being printed and I think we are ready for a great weekend of riding!

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    Sunday Profile:

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    Check your email for GPS/GPX data and more info for the weekend.

    Pumped.
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  16. bobzilla

    bobzilla Dirty Old Man

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    Great area,,, we did some of that in the new years day club race a few years ago. it wasnt dusty then, covered with about 3-5 inches of snow. the bones.....well I have often wondered where certain club members went?:evil

    wish I could make this...sounds epic

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  17. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I'd be so down for this ride, seeing as it's basically in my front yard.
    Unfortunately, the gadgetry is a bit out of my reach at the mo.

    BTW, Sierra Gold is known for scantily clad bar maids, I just wanted to warn those who may be affended. :wink:
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  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    I've been trying for the past few days to get my online permit, but there always seems to be some kind of error. I've changed my name, with and wihtout middle initial, changed the address format et al, with not success. I've also called to purchase with no answer or callback. Not sure what's going on here......
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  19. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    You DO need a permit to ride on the Indian colony - if you are having trouble getting one online - Call (775) 574-1000 and ask for Randa. She can help get things squared away.

    or Click here

    I had an unscheduled chat with Officer Mitchell last weekend - He will be looking for us on Sunday!

    Good Luck!
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  20. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Done and Done. Thanks Mike ( & Randa)
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