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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:43 pm 
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I hooked up my Garmin Edge 500 GPS cycling computer to the forks of my 450 and did some motos the other day. I used the "Lap by Position" mode, then "Start and Lap" mode. Went out on the track and pressed start where I wanted to record the lap time, and put in a moto. The track was lined with trees, so I think the data was a little sporatic on some laps, and I need to set the "Start" more to the center of the track. I set the "start" position off to one side of a table top, but my riding line was on the other side of the track.
You can see the data here. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/213877787

The company I work for is designing a billet mount to get the unit off the fork tube, and just behind the bars. I love the Garmin for the bicycle, and now I can use it for the dirtbike!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:10 pm 
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If you really want good data check out the RLC Track Commander. It will blow away anything the Garmin can do. You can do throttle position, wheel spin, clutch position, g forces experienced, lap times, predicted fastest lap times, lap segments, etc......all accurate to 1". This thing is amazing!

http://rlcracing.com/track-commander.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Virtual Trainer wrote:
If you really want good data check out the RLC Track Commander. It will blow away anything the Garmin can do. You can do throttle position, wheel spin, clutch position, g forces experienced, lap times, predicted fastest lap times, lap segments, etc......all accurate to 1". This thing is amazing!

http://rlcracing.com/track-commander.htm


I've looked at it, but $1000 is out of my price range, and I already had the Garmin for the bicycle...I would love to have the RLC and geek out on all of the data though!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:19 pm 
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Save $100 a month and it'll be yours in no time :)

Pretty interesting how your heart rate shoots up to max and stays there the entire time. Same thing I see with all my riders. That's pretty accurate GPS data for a watch!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:50 pm 
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It's actually the cycling model, although probably the same tech as the watch. I'm happy that it's down to 195! I used to go over 200 when I was in lesser condition. My heart rate was 135 before I even got onto the track, probably just from the adrenaline rush.
Again, I gotta say thanks to RacerXVT, for getting me in to shape (and getting me hooked on cycling). I could never do motos this long before I started following your programs. My races which are only 8 laps will seem like a cake walk. Thanks Tim and Coach Seiji!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Awesome.....That's what it's all about!

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