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Discussion in 'Americas' started by AdventureTrail, Jul 29, 2019.
No. It’s a tracker. Google.
Huh, that's pretty cool. How expensive is the service?
It allows others to follow you, a tracker.
I'm interested, located in Florida but whole Southeast is possible. Also under 300 CC :)
Not cheap (starts at $100 per year) , but you can turn it on and off when needed.
My GPS (Garmin 396) and a few others also have tracking - and it's free. It doesn't have emergency GPS messages, but just for tracking it's hard to beat.
Awesome! Added you to the OP.
You just wouldn’t want to loan out your G396 for dozens of people to handle for an unspecified time. I think for around $100 ish basic service the SPOT is hard to beat. The Gen 1 unit like mine can’t be worth more than $50!
I'm inclined to agree on the GPS. There's a lot of reasons it could be damaged, lost, etc.
No shit - I was just mentioning it to him as an alternative for himself, not for this project.
I’d be ok with a donation to the owner of a tracker. Get enough people together it couldn’t be that much. I think as word spreads about this the list of participants will increase. We could start a “ pony express” rally!
Agreed. The more people involved, the less that any one person would need to contribute.
Sounds like a great way to get inmates together. Meeting at rallies, bike nights, shows and other similar gatherings would be a great way to do hand-offs since people come from all directions.
I'm in Southern California (Orange County) and would be glad to kick in a few bucks to keep the service going.
As a side note, many years ago my kids had a "Flat Stanley" project. (Google Flat Stanley Photos) It was really amazing, and funny the different places our friends and family took that thing. He made stops to the peaks of mountains, went surfing, rode roller coasters and was even spent some time in jail.
That’s kind of the idea that I’m thinking of. I would also like to send a journal so that the carriers can document in there as well. I also added you to the list of riders in the OP.
Almost completely off topic, but I do machine work as a hobby and have lathes and milling machines at my shop. I'd be up for making a baton, as mentioned in the first post, so it can be the item that is handed off between riders.
Something fairly simple that will fit into a tank bag and yet it has to be damned near indestructible as well. Maybe out of some turned aluminum bar stock, etc.
Just tossing out an idea.
Awesome idea. Perhaps the "baton" can be big (and water resistant) enough to hold a mini log book of some kind. The spot tracker will show the route the baton takes along the way and the log book could describe who had it. Maybe include a permanent home address if it should get "lost and found".
It can look pretty much like what ever you can think of. Maybe an aluminum thick walled tube with threaded end caps, allowing the pictured log book to be put inside?
2" black plastic drain pipe. OR the smallest fake Pelican box from Harbor Fright.
Let me guess, you ride a KLR...
I keed, I keed - That'd work great but it'd be fun to make something cooler though.
Some good ideas coming out here. Looking forward to this!