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    Scott in Tucson
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    Mountain Bike Quantum Physics

    (x-post GPS forum)

    One of my favorite things about mountain biking is you don't have to drive to play.

    The options are endless when you leave from home on a bike. What if all possibilities happened at the same time?

    This video explores that, replaying several thousand mountain bike rides that started from this Tucson mountain biker's home.





    Or, as my girlfriend said as she walked by, "do you have an ant problem in your computer?"

    Another way of looking at it is that you leave a trace everywhere you pedal, and indeed glycogen and time -- life -- is burned everywhere you go. Simply by being there, you change what there is, what it becomes. And you change yourself. This video shows the weaving of the 'rich tapestry of life', or my Tucson MTB neural network, at about 250,000x real time.





    The lines get darker and thicker the more a route is traced. You can see my favorite trails very clearly. So many rides, so much time and energy well spent. The red lines remind me of blood veins, with my house as the 'heart.' It's fitting since those lines are my lifeblood, a huge part of what drives me, a manifestation of imagination and exploration.

    Thanks for watchin'.
    Author of TopoFusion GPS Software. MTB+backpacking = bikepacking.net. Ride Diary.

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    again...love the features there. I could see some limitations using it in my case. There's only two short local mtb trails within biking distance. All the others I have to drive to.

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    I love this.

    Awesome post.

    This is like going to a seminar....snort snort snort.

    Too bad you didn't post this on December 31, then I could legitimately call it most original post of the year. Now you won't believe it.

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    Very cool I wish I could ride from my house but alas, the drivers out here in Vegas would get me sooner or later.
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    Very interesting and informative as well. Thank you! -GT2005

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    Incredible concepts. Inspirational works.

    Warren.

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    Very very cool. I have often pictured the paths I take in my head...but seeing it actually done with GPS is just amazing.

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    Well done sir!
    "No good deed goes unpunished"

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    You wanna go ridin?
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    Solid.
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    Geaux ride!
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    Awesome

    Looks like I need to get myself to Tucson!
    -'08 Jamis Dragon Comp
    "Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary…that's what gets you" - Jeremy Clarkson

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    THAT is cool!
    bikeporn is protected speech

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    superb!
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    Cool I wish I was able to ride to my trails and back home again.

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    Wow that is great.. Best post I have seen on here in a long time! Beautiful and inspiring too..

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    Very cool. I enjoyed watching that. Good thing I'm not an internet axe murderer because now I know right where your house is.

    KRob-------------> Wishing he knew how to use his GPS for something other than an expensive odometer.

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    pants on head retarded
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    I like it. A lot.

    Keep riding!

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    No really, I am that slow
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    I like the stragglers trickling in at the end. "Hurry Billy! The storm's comin..."

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    i dig it.
    always face the herd

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    yeah, uh............bikes
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    The only time I truly feel that I am collapsing all possible solutions to the wave function except for the one that I'm conciously experiencing is when I'm riding my bike.

    :smiles:

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    Awesome! Always motivating to see people riding out to trails instead of riding.

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    thats so cool, might have to do that here as i ride from home to all my tracks also

    Kiwi

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    nice. i have the tf and i really like it thus far. haven't got the right gps unit yet to get data into it...

    nice. nice. nice.
    tao of data tracking, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Despacio
    I like the stragglers trickling in at the end. "Hurry Billy! The storm's comin..."
    Those guys went epic ... way up to the far right in them hills.

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    i like the little guy that just hangs out at the upper 50 :P

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    This place needs an enema
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    Aha--hundreds of laps at Fantasy Island! I knew it!

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