Thought some of you GPS nuts would like seeing an application of GPS, satellite messaging and map software.
The second annual <a href="http://www.climbingdreams.net/ctr">Colorado Trail Race</a> 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 <a href="http://www.findmespot.com">SPOT</a> 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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