Still mentioning winning PMB as a good end of a career? =( I wonder if he would actually do it? He has mentioned not necessarily wanting to retire but not being very motivated to do much else if he did win.
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I doubt they would mount start and stop buttons. The central unit probably has a ton of storage space internally on an sd card and the data is likely a form of text which compresses well so they can afford to have it be always on collecting data. A simple battery switch or unplug the battery works. I would guess those buttons are for marking like/thumbs up and dislike/thumbs down data points while riding along. This would allow the rider to annotate how his setup feels on specific parts of the course. While not perfect by requiring the rider to be giving that data it sure beats the typical "yeah by that tree and you know that brown rock my setup felt too loose" I have been designing an open source data acquisition system for a while and something that came to mind is very similar. I would have two buttons to say like/dislike that would emit audio signals that are fed into a gopro video stream. Later on you play back the video and know where on the track you need to either find a better line or tweak your ride setup to handle better.
The back sensor is probably an optical sensor using the rear disc as an encoder.
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Wade decided to give us a little show by doing a nose manual turn down the trail at Whistler as part of the second adult week at SGC.
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Yeah the bars are skinny not to mention way overdo for a change out. After shearing the rear shock bolt this weekend I ordered bigger bars to avoid the these oldies from snapping next.
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Such a fun course for riding and spectating. Racing through Yard Sale to screams of "East Coast Rider Up" was so awesome. The one year, 2001? where we had the riders left line that was extra super sketch for this year or the long go around to riders right. We practiced the hell out of the sketch line all weekend and just as we are in the start gate for Expert Category we start hearing rumors they are taking out the riders left option. Approaching Yard Sale the course marshalls were rambling something but not stopping us so I took the sketch line. Later on the riders left line was taken out for the Pros and they were forced to take the go around. Felt odd to me Experts had it as a choice and Pros did not.
Another year I remember watching pros practice in Yard Sale and April Lawyer crashed right in front of me dislocating her finger. She ran up to me screaming put it back in put it back in. I was just starring in shock and awe rather helpless. =/ Another year I took my wife to watch practice in Yard Sale only for her to see a KHS Female ( Not Melissa I think a Canadian rider) crash headfirst on a rock and knock some teeth out. That was the last time my wife would watch a race ever again.
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I was riding down one of my favorite trails on an abandoned shale mine overlooking the Delaware River. Hauling down the trail I was trying to keep my focus as far ahead as possible when two black blurs cross my peripheral vision far down the trail. As ... more »