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  1. Agreed, I used to love the place, agian not worth the risk. Did a 25 at Wolwespruit before Sani last year and was broken!
  2. Never thought of it. Is there a route away from tar roads or is it along side most of the way?
  3. The route I mapped out is a short 30, so anywhere from 30 to a 70. But im not a fan of cycling next to tarred roads. I prefer to hit dirts roads away from it all.
  4. There would only be 3 of us which I dont feel would be in our favour. Its a pity as those hills across the road look inviting. Ive found that theres only so many times that you can do Big Red. I am previously used to starting my ride from my garage before I moved into Midstream Estate but now Im struggling to find a pleasant/safe ride in the Midstream area.
  5. Hi All Im hoping to get some advise. I (actually a couple of mates) are eyeing out the are across from Big Red Barn for a weekend morning ride. The heat maps in Movescount (Ive attached and you can se it on the right of Big Red) show that they are active but not actually sure how safe it is and if its actually worth a ride. If put a quick route together based on the heat map, please see attached. Any advise would greatly be appreciated. Thanks! route2385426-Little_Red.gpx
  6. I see this topic has been inactive for a while and wanted to get your take again on the area. I recently moved to midstream and trying to find a decent safe ride thats not on or along the "road". Any ideas?
  7. As always when I first hear of consumer wearable technology I automatically think "gimmick" but after reading the article and realising the calibre of the developers and company behind this product we actually might have a game changer in front of us. VIDEO: Everysight - a revolutionary new consumer wearable technology company – announces its official launch today (November 2015). Everysight is spun out of Elbit Systems – the largest defense technology company in Israel and market leader in advanced fighter jet and rotary wing helmet mounted display systems – and backed by external investors. The Everysight team brings decades of cutting edge experience in augmented reality and vision display systems to the consumer wearable market. Driven by a passion for cycling, the company chose to focus first on smartglasses for cyclists and, in 2016, will launch its first product: Raptor by Everysight. Raptor smartglasses pack uniquely unobtrusive display technology and powerful functions into a deceptively sleek design. The team spent several years working with professional cyclists to design and optimize Raptor, which looks and feels like traditional sports eyewear, but with hidden technology that helps athletes get the most out of their activity. Raptor will also be equipped with Everysight Beam technology, which sets it apart and makes it a superior and first-of-its-kind product. Similar to what pilots have been using for decades, Everysight Beam is a unique see-through display technology that crisply overlays information directly in the wearer's line of sight. With Everysight Beam, the lens itself serves as the augmented display, eliminating offset displays found on other smartglasses. Everysight Beam avoids peripheral distractions, reduces eyestrain and eliminates opaque display elements that can obscure the view. In addition to superior optics, smartglasses with Everysight Beam are stylish, lighter and more comfortable. “We have more than 30 years of experience and dominate the market in vision systems and augmented reality, integrating real-time data in pilots’ helmets to optimize performance and keep pilots safe and focused on what matters,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, CEO of Everysight. “Now we’re bringing this experience to the consumer market with smartglasses that will revolutionize how athletes see and experience information. Raptor is the first step in our greater plan to create a full line of smartglasses.” Raptor by Everysight will launch in 2016, with an open program for the developer community and full product details announced at that time. In the meantime, to learn more about Everysight and be among the first to receive updates on product news and announcements, please sign up for more info at www.everysight.com. SOURCE: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151117005584/en
  8. The big question is are useful things seen as valuable in the terms of nice to have rather than "WOW look what I got". Battery recharging packs were, in my opinion, a good idea for a branded item that Ive seen pop up over the last year but has everyone generally received one? The new riders at these events most likely wouldn't have so they would enjoy it but would the previous guys go... seen that, got that, "boring"
  9. Not actually, most sponsors cover it in their leveraging budget, or at least the ones Ive worked on. The clothing (usually sponsored by a technical or clothing brand) or bags (also potentially sponsored) are procured by the rights holder which they usually brand with the event and title sponsor. These gifts are also bought in large quantities thereby reducing their actual purchase price and the price on the entry fee.
  10. Ive been working on cycling events for quite a while and have noticed a common letdown for participants, the quality of race/event packs - the gear and gadgets that they receive. Multistage race events offer a larger more expensive selection of gear and gifts in general but is it what cyclists really want or need. What would you put in and be realistic Look forward to some ideas and hopefully the guys can look at this and keep up to date what we all really want.
  11. Was a random, and agree a pointless comment. Have to admit I don't follow the guys career. But thanks for the honesty.
  12. Love everything except for the hanging cables from the rear shock, looks like it could get caught on your foot, probably never would but it would be at the back of my mind.
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