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RALLY REVOLUTION ARRIVES with RALLY NAVIGATOR

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This is web-based software (it FREE!!!) 

http://www.rallynavigator.com/

You can make you own roadbook in only a few moments using GOOGLE EARTH or by importing a GPX file.

 

It used to takes weeks and months to make a proper roadbook. Now it take minutes. I tested this technology for the upcoming BAJA RALLY and it was extremely accurate. 

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Rally Enthusiasts, Riders and Drivers: If you love the adventure of roadbook navigation, this is THE place to create and share awesome Rally Routes easier than ever before.  Starting from scratch or by importing a GPX file of an existing route.  Follow our clear instructions and you will have a unique Roadbook to share with your friends.  Search our Public library of routes and download your Roadbook.

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Reno, Nevada – Rally Navigator is a new, simple way for motorcycle riders create, print and share Rally Navigation Roadbooks used in Cross Country Rally Navigation events such as the Dakar Rally.  Now anyone can have fun with roadbooks, not just the Pro’s.

Based on Google Earth, Rally Navigator uses intuitive design to quickly create Roadbooks by either importing GPS tracks from an actual ride or virtually creating a route by tracing detailed satellite images of roads and dirt tracks. Wherever the rider needs turn instructions, a waypoint is created with a single click.  Rally Navigator automatically captures segment distance, CAP heading, GPS location and draws a basic image of the intersection, called a “Tulip Drawing” Simple drag and drop Icon placement and drawing tools finish out the details for each Waypoint.

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Developer Mike Shirley says: “I saw great interest in Cross Country Rally events like the Dakar, but creating Roadbooks was incredibly tedious using current tools and methods. The adventure of Roadbook Navigation was only accessible to the Pros. Rally Navigator makes the process quicker, more accurate and also allows sharing of routes.  Our goal is to build a community of off-road motorcycle enthusiasts working to create a worldwide library of interesting roadbook routes, growing the sport of cross country rally and dual sport riding.”

 

 

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Rally Navigator is a web based software that works on any modern computer.  Users log into their secure account and can create and store routes in a personal library.  Users can also share routes via email, Facebook or post them to a public library for all riders to enjoy.  All interaction is immediate and in real time thanks to the power of HTML5 canvas.

 

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Rally Navigator is offered in 3 versions

Basic Free Version - Standard Features on All Versions

  • Drag and Drop Rally Navigation Icons
  • Custom Tulip Drawing Tools
  • Drag and Drop 5 Basic Waypoint Text Descriptions
  • Supports Kilometers or Miles
  • Facebook Integration for Sharing
  • Sharing Preferences: Keep Route Private - Share with Select Friends - Share in Public library
  • Select Road Type for Tulip Drawing
  • Automatically Calculate and Print Fuel Range in Header

Premium Version - Additional Features - $49 per year - Not for Commercial Use

  • Print Roadbooks with Complete Tulips and Navigation Icons
  • Show and Hide CAP Headings and GPS Coordinates for each Waypoint
  • Create Rally Route From Imported GPX tracks
  • Utilization of Google Earth Roads & Routing Function - Snap Track to Road
  • Support for Continuous Roll Print Output
  • Import Captured GPX Tracks Over Existing Routes to Correct Route After Pre-run
  • Export GPX Tracks of Routes to GPS Units for Pre-Running

Pro Version – Licensed for Commercial use by event and race organizers

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What's the make and model of your handheld bar mount GPS? and where can you find the meaning of the  navigation icons?

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Baja Forum or the "rally"Forum?

 

 

Don't start trouble, the 4 posts a week this forum averages is plenty. 

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Really Cosmo, Scotty has set up a rally in BAJA, You may not like to ride there, but that's what this forum is about, BAJA! Good Luck Scotty!!!

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Portlandcsc, the one you see pictured there is from Tourtech

 

The RAM mounts are very good at 1/5th the cost 

 

Here's a nice piece penned by US rally privateer Charlie Rauseo.

Its a great read. Couple this with a run through FREE Rally Navigator, and one could actually teach herself to run a practice rally.

 

Its a good point COSMO brings up. There are 2 rallys taking place in BAJA (although NORRA is "roadbook optional" and a third in Northern Mexico to be announced in a matter of days.

 

For old guys like some of us, this is a great way to stay in the game. Give it a try, you might like it.

 

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Mr. breauxman, will there or is there a map for this event ? i would like to find a nice spot to enjoy this, or follow the whole thing... i could also take some cazadores and firewood... 

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What's the make and model of your handheld bar mount GPS? and where can you find the meaning of the  navigation icons?

That's Mike's Shirley's bike during the Reno Rally a few weeks ago.  He's the creator of the Rally Navigator tool.  His GPS is a Garmin GPSMAP 60csx (no longer in production).  The best economical replacement for that one is a Garmin GPSMAP 78, from WestMarine.com on sale for $199.  The 78 would be perfect for the upcoming Baja Rally!  The roadbooks for the Baja Rally are being created using this Rally Navigator tool, so indeed this thread is related to Baja, in a roundabout way.  The Dakar roadbook lexicon (that defines the symbols) is in Charlie's navigation write-up here:

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0061/7252/files/Rally_Navigation.pdf

 

edit, oops, Scotty beat me to it!

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Mr. breauxman, will there or is there a map for this event ? i would like to find a nice spot to enjoy this, or follow the whole thing... i could also take some cazadores and firewood... 

Thats a good question for the BAJA RALLy thread, but no (and yes)

 

No) The riders will get their mapbooks at 6:30 pm the night before but of course there are no reference points per se. So, there are no maps for the routes. The course is all but a vague mystery to the riders until they find their way hopefully to the finish. The average speed for the winners will be the slowest in BAJA due to the navigation. 

 

Yes) The rally is media friendly and people signing up for media credentials (pretty lax) will get several "press points" the night before each days' stages. These are GPS coordinates with a little bit of directions and a photo of what the photo points look like. 

 

Our media liaison will hook you up if you give him the secret password on Friday Oct 4th at Santo Tomas

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