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    How to time myself

    Is there any way for me to time myself when im doing DH by myself without a fancy computer thing coz im on a pretty tight budget lol.

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    I've seen people use timers used for dirt bikes on their rigs. Just hit the big red button and it starts tge timer. I forgot the name if it, bur I'll look it up for ya after work.
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    thanks for that, ill have a look into it

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    Just go to Walmart and get a $5 watch that has velcro straps and a stopwatch built in (one with the big start and stop buttons on the front). Wrap the watch around your bars next to your shifter facing up.

    Works great and its cheap/easy. I used this for a while. Plus its extremely lightweight if that matters to you.

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    I used one of those finger timers for years. I actually attached mine to the bars right by the left grip (no shifter so it's easier to reach it). Worked great until I lost it (strap wore out...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba View Post
    Just go to Walmart and get a $5 watch that has velcro straps and a stopwatch built in (one with the big start and stop buttons on the front). Wrap the watch around your bars next to your shifter facing up.

    Works great and its cheap/easy. I used this for a while. Plus its extremely lightweight if that matters to you.
    cheap and it works
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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba View Post
    Just go to Walmart and get a $5 watch that has velcro straps and a stopwatch built in (one with the big start and stop buttons on the front). Wrap the watch around your bars next to your shifter facing up.

    Works great and its cheap/easy. I used this for a while. Plus its extremely lightweight if that matters to you.
    Yeah do this. And if you want to go really pro take the cover off the watch and wire in a moto kill switch (it's pretty easy) and you can have the start/stop button right next to your grip and easy to activate w/ your thumb.

    I used to make these for my buddies back in the day. Maybe time to start again? Would you pay $40 for a such a setup?

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    i like the watch idea....i will be doing this tommorrow
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    You can get a cheap cycle computer for $10 that is designed to mount to you handlebar. If you aren't concerned with speed, distance, etc. you don't need to hook up the transmitter to your fork/wheel to record that data. Just make sure you get one with a stop watch function and not just the trip timer. Some of the computers only have a trip timer that requires you to hook up the transmitter since they are designed to measure ride time, and will only record time when the transmitter registers wheel movement.

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