Thought some of you GPS nuts would like seeing an application of GPS, satellite messaging and map software.
The second annual Colorado Trail Race started July 28th. 23 mountain bikers lined up to race 530 miles of singletrack from Denver to Durango. This race is epic with a capital E!
Some of the racers carried SPOT tracking units, allowing their progress to be tracked as the 5 - 8 day race rolled on. It was really cool to get an instant update on everyone's position.
I was able to export GPX files for everyone's points and put together a replay of the race so far. Here's the first four days (link to vimeo--for some reason embedding isn't working on mtbr):
And the latter half of the race:
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