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Seb Kemp at 2012 Trans-Provence - Full Results Up!

Sept. 25, 2012, 5:33 p.m.
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im sold. time to start training/saving for next year.

Sept. 25, 2012, 6:12 p.m.
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im sold. time to start training/saving for next year.

It sold out in 8 minutes for this year.

I'd focus your training on typing really fast to get in the online sign-up.

Sept. 27, 2012, 12:21 a.m.
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After a couple days in 15th, Seb's clawed back to 14th. He sent us a quick recap of the tracks and the riders.

Read on here...

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Sept. 27, 2012, 12:49 a.m.
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we could do this here!
could we do this here?
i have a dream…

Sept. 27, 2012, 8:09 a.m.
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oxley!

"Nobody really gives a shit that you don't like the thing that you have no firsthand experience with." Dave

Sept. 27, 2012, 8:39 a.m.
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we could do this here!
could we do this here?
i have a dream…

Trans Coast.

Day 1 [HTML_REMOVED] 2 North Van
day 3 Squamish
Day 4 [HTML_REMOVED] 5 Pemby
Day 6 [HTML_REMOVED] 7 Whistler

I've been geeking out on the timing system they use for Trans Provence. It's a relatively simple system from Orienteering racing. You tag an RFID card to start and finish each stage.

Sept. 27, 2012, 10:54 a.m.
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Patience grasshoppers, the wheels are turning

Sept. 27, 2012, 11:47 a.m.
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i also heard rumors of wheels being turned.

I think a sea 2 sky enduro series could quite easily become one of the premier enduro race circuits in the world. the talent, the trails, the locations…

Sept. 27, 2012, 3:59 p.m.
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enduro, so hot right now.

adam craig is a shredder.

while your sitten at your desk im banging laps.

Sept. 27, 2012, 4:04 p.m.
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Next year, one small step
2014, one giant leap

Go seb!!

Sept. 27, 2012, 8:13 p.m.
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any idea on costs?

It would be $2500 to buy the basic version of the same thing that Trans Provence is using. This would allow up to 5 special stages per day.

The system they use if by Sport Ident http://shop.sportident.us/main.sc

It's a system originally designed for Orienteering.

The same system to (cover 5 stages per day) could be built with open source hardware and software for $400.

Both systems require a laptop to control it that is not factored into either of the above costs. Sport Ident sells a complete system that can be run without a lap top and it spits out times on a little thermo printer and it's software to compile your post race results for $3050. You still need the cards on top of that for racers at $17 per card.

I could go further into details but it's a simple 13.56mhz rfid card read/write system. All the components are available at a fraction of the cost to build a system. Every portion of the software to program it is floating out there online in the open source arduino world. Just need to pull it all together.

Real time timing with options to post it live to the web seconds after a racer comes into the finish. My mind has been a buzz with this since seeing how the Trans Provence system works on Monday.

Sept. 27, 2012, 8:35 p.m.
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Uh, what happened to shirk?! He's talkin funny.

Sept. 27, 2012, 8:59 p.m.
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Uh, what happened to shirk?! He's talkin funny.

The inner computer/electronics nerd inside seems to have over taken the usual bike geek.

Sept. 27, 2012, 10:06 p.m.
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I just built a ghetto version of a system like this in my house.

Its very simple if you are not worried about GPS tracking of the actual ride, IE not worried about whether people could cut corners or take out a section of trail, then you can use an iPhone with a 2d barcode reader at the start and ends.
Each rider has a unique barcode assigned to them (http://barcode.tec-it.com/, Select 2d barcodes, then enter your full name in the data box). This could be stored on a cell phone, printed and laminated like a WBP pass.
The rider would then get scanned at the start and end of the stage, and the app (currently fucking wiht one called Barcodes Scanner by Romain Pechayre) keeps a history of the data from the barcode (your name) and the time that it was scanned. I guess you could then collate that data and find your times…

simple, pretty much free, and pretty much ready to go. Would obviously need to do some proper testing first, but shouldnt be too hard.

looks like something very similar to the rfid just using barcodes instead

Sept. 28, 2012, 7:51 a.m.
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I think you and Shirk need to spend MANY more hours getting this system dialled while I'm training so I can beat you guys:)

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