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Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2019, 17:33 »
https://twitter.com/TouroftheGila/status/1125075066843041793

Break: Samuel (again), Rojas, Easter, Clarke, Wachtendorf, Zavyalov and Villalobos.
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #31 on: May 05, 2019, 20:10 »
    Three hours of radio silence now. :slow

    Not sure how this encourages future sponsors... :shh

    https://twitter.com/ChadDivo/status/1125105265739624448
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #32 on: May 05, 2019, 21:47 »
    https://twitter.com/TouroftheGila/status/1125118707288629248


    I'm thinking maybe the women setup a "Wile E. Coyote" type "detour" and sent the men traveling off in the wrong direction.
     :P

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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #33 on: May 05, 2019, 23:09 »
    https://twitter.com/TouroftheGila/status/1125147197350146048

    https://twitter.com/TouroftheGila/status/1125150681763958785

    What a weird era that we're in where Twitter handles completely supplant one's real name.  :S
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #34 on: May 06, 2019, 00:17 »
    https://twitter.com/TouroftheGila/status/1125162441090969600

    This is the 33rd rendition of this race?!

    I had no idea.   :-x
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #35 on: May 06, 2019, 08:26 »


    https://tourofthegila.com/montoya-climbs-to-gila-monster-stage-victory-piccoli-wins-tour-of-the-gila-gc/



    Massive gaps unless your were in that front group. Roberge the big loser (42+ minutes), but since his team leader held onto for the GC win, he probably won't be too unhappy.

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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #36 on: May 06, 2019, 12:34 »
    Three hours of radio silence now. :slow

    Not sure how this encourages future sponsors... :shh

    https://twitter.com/ChadDivo/status/1125105265739624448
    To be fair, if there's no coverage in the area, there's not that much they can do. We've been in similar situations in Sibiu - but that was half an hour at most (if that).

    Possible solutions:
    1) Get a mobile phone provider to set up cell towers - unlikely (unless they become a race sponsor and that's payment in kind)
    2) If there is mobile phone coverage, but no mobile internet coverage, send texts with updates to someone stationary (at the finish?, at least somewhere where there is internet coverage) who relays the updates onto Twitter
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #37 on: May 06, 2019, 13:20 »
    Possible solutions:
    2) If there is mobile phone coverage, but no mobile internet coverage, send texts with updates to someone stationary (at the finish?, at least somewhere where there is internet coverage) who relays the updates onto Twitter

    Or...relay info by CB radio or something similar? There must be a way to establish some sort of communication, I would think.

    (Although, realistically, I realize that just not that many people are paying attention, or even care too much, one way or the other.)
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #38 on: May 06, 2019, 13:26 »
    Or...relay info by CB radio or something similar? There must be a way to establish some sort of communication, I would think.
    Or that - though the range of those may not be enough to get out of the (apparently rather large) no-coverage area. And from personal experience, verbal communication is fraught with the danger of misunderstanding. Written communication less so.
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #39 on: May 06, 2019, 14:26 »
    Written communication less so.

    Problem solved!  :P



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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #40 on: May 06, 2019, 21:09 »
    Or that - though the range of those may not be enough to get out of the (apparently rather large) no-coverage area. And from personal experience, verbal communication is fraught with the danger of misunderstanding. Written communication less so.

    Just FYI, this area is quite close (measured in texas distance)  to one of the main space - and - nuclear - weapons facilities of the USA -  so it's got to be really at the back of beyond.  :S 
    Instead of a cell phone company, get an army unit with a communications company, they have both the equipment and the competence for handling the outback, and they will often appreciate a little technical exercise without the ordinary objectives of dealing or averting death and destruction.
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    Re: [2.2] Tour of the Gila
    « Reply #41 on: May 10, 2019, 11:05 »
    Just FYI, this area is quite close (measured in texas distance)  to one of the main space - and - nuclear - weapons facilities of the USA -  so it's got to be really at the back of beyond.  :S 
    Instead of a cell phone company, get an army unit with a communications company, they have both the equipment and the competence for handling the outback, and they will often appreciate a little technical exercise without the ordinary objectives of dealing or averting death and destruction.
    Operation Frequent Update is go. I repeat, Operation Frequent Update is go! :D
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