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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning on: January 16, 2015, 08:54:18 AM
ayayron


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« on: January 16, 2015, 08:54:18 AM »

Thought I'd kick off this thread and get some stoke flowing with this Google Earth 3D flyover of the course:

Colorado Trail Race Flyover
from Aaron Johnson on Vimeo

Sorry for the "Trial Version" watermark - $500 for Google Earth Pro? No thanks.

Hoping to be there again this year - still deciding between a Tour Divide ITT or CTR!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 02:10:49 PM
peteshoe


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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 02:10:49 PM »

Cool thanks for posting.  That combined with an overnighter last night and my stoke is high!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 08:43:12 AM
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 08:43:12 AM »

Great post.  Google makes Stony Pass look sooooo easy.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 01:08:03 PM
mountainjah


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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 01:08:03 PM »

Aaron, thank you for continuing to enable me in spending hours of my life flying over Arizona and Colorado!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 07:52:35 PM
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 07:52:35 PM »

That was great, nice to see the course from Durango.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 09:42:05 PM
Cadence Lee

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 09:42:05 PM »

Wow!  That was pretty neat to see the contours!  Thanks for sharing!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 08:49:06 PM
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 08:49:06 PM »

!!!!! That's rad. Thanks for sharing. It's probably not healthy to be this excited so many months out.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #7 on: January 21, 2015, 07:54:03 AM
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2015, 07:54:03 AM »

!!!!! That's rad. Thanks for sharing. It's probably not healthy to be this excited so many months out.

Dude-- it's only 186 days away! Time to start training........
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #8 on: January 21, 2015, 08:09:54 AM
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2015, 08:09:54 AM »

!!!!! That's rad. Thanks for sharing. It's probably not healthy to be this excited so many months out.
On the contrary....it's very, very healthy.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 12:37:13 PM
hjknox


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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 12:37:13 PM »

Dude-- it's only 186 days away! Time to start training........

Haha. Truth!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 05:55:57 AM
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 05:55:57 AM »

If anyone plans to do some early-season riding on the CT, the first 7.5 miles of Seg 3 are closed until April 30th.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3827621.pdf
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #11 on: January 22, 2015, 05:55:53 PM
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2015, 05:55:53 PM »

Hunter, are you in this year?
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 08:38:31 PM
Adam Alphabet


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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 08:38:31 PM »

Man, thanks for the fly over vid Aaron! So many good memories of the route flooded back in those 6+ minutes.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #13 on: January 23, 2015, 06:40:23 AM
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2015, 06:40:23 AM »

Joey, yes! I'm not teaching this summer, so I'll be in Durango. Looking after Jay's house while he's in Greece in June. I'll be there for the ddc too.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 08:33:43 AM
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 08:33:43 AM »

Another fantastic video, Aaron, and thanks for posting it up!   thumbsup

What Addy said....so many memories came flooding back...the beauty, the suffering, and the isolation!  Great stuff, man!!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 04:22:29 PM
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 04:22:29 PM »

I'm guessing with all the new races popping up there wont be the 70ish riders this year. However, I hope to be there again this year!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #16 on: January 23, 2015, 04:38:13 PM
Bob Loblaw


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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2015, 04:38:13 PM »

I plan to be there. First time for me
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #17 on: January 24, 2015, 08:21:11 PM
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2015, 08:21:11 PM »

Just posted Episode January 24, 2015 – 2014 Funnies! It features some funny moments from the AZT, TD, and other races last year.
http://mtbcast.com/site2/category/podcasts/
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #18 on: January 27, 2015, 09:45:11 PM
Cadence Lee

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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2015, 09:45:11 PM »

Sorry.  I'm new to using a forum and new to CTR too.  I hope this is the right way to post a question.  Ok... I have a Garmin 800 that I was hoping to use for navigation (along with the CTR data book as well).  Does anyone have any experience using a Garmin 800?  Do I need to download some map or something?  Or can I just download the gpx file?  I've used the Garmin to get around other mountain bike rides (much shorter) and have done well.  Just wondering if anyone else has used before and has any advice to offer.  I'll also take suggestions for more detailed maps than what are provided in the CTR guidebook.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2015 Planning Reply #19 on: January 28, 2015, 05:49:58 AM
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2015, 05:49:58 AM »

Hi Candence,

I haven't used the 800 but I am a Garmin user- Specific feedback about your model aside, navigation on the CT is not "very" difficult except for a few, key places....(and these are confusing and should be researched!)

I would expect any rider relying on GPS to have both the GPX track AND base maps loaded on to your device for the race. Without the base maps, you're just following the purple line with no clear context and if you get off track, you can get lost quickly and not know how to turn it around....BTDT.   IMHO,  the data book is really the go to source on the CT- very comprehensive and clear.....it really is like Fisher Price- My First Trail Guide.....clear, concise and well worth the donation/investment to the CTF.

The only thing that I sometimes wish for is a larger, paper map of the areas I'm traveling thru.....Yes, the base maps are all you need for nav, but sometimes I like to just look out at the view an orient myself...I find that hard to do zooming out on the GPS screen- A paper map fulfills my impulsive need to be like "what's that peak over there? Is that buttercup town in the distance?" etc....also good when I forget to change batteries.

So navigation is straight forward, BUT....as mentioned above, there are some tricky spots. I don't feel it's a service to you/or anyone else to call those spots out...racing self support is about putting in the time to ensure your success.... research the threads on this site and read CTR athletes' TRs from around the inter webs and you'll quickly discover where those critical junctions, misplaced blazes and old school signs still trip people up....

Way to do your homework sister! headbang
 
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