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Discussion: Suburb run

in: brycec; brycec > 2016-11-29

Nov 29, 2016 11:58 AM # 
tRicky:
Who made this site? The three course types look somewhat familiar...

Oh wait, it was you.

Incidentally, I got an error when I tried to sign up. All sorts of red writing all over the screen and something about a 'cake error' (I didn't get any cake, maybe that was the error).
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Nov 29, 2016 12:37 PM # 
fletch:
I got the same thing as tRicky when I first tried to register (through the about us tab?), a different error message when I tried to log in with google, but got through when I reloaded the page and tried again.

Now I just have to not be in Geraldton to give it a go...
Nov 29, 2016 12:49 PM # 
brycec:
mmm thank you for this feedback - I will raise it immediately. the signups have been stable but as we make tweaks sometimes things break.

Fletch I will make you some courses in gero - but they will be month longs rather than weekly ;)
Nov 29, 2016 1:07 PM # 
fletch:
I was going to say that if you wanted to have a test runner of courses to minimise issues with not being able to get places that it looks like you can on Google maps, I'd be happy to do it, but don't think I'll have that long in Perth over Christmas.

If you're going to set me courses in Gero, stay away from Karloo and Spalding. I'm not running through them any time soon...
Nov 29, 2016 1:37 PM # 
brycec:
Thanks fletch - I think though thats just a hurdle each course is going to have to tackle at the time as there will be about 150 courses a year in perth - so would be a huge feet to check every control before they are live at current its just careful armchairing with the option to refine is someone says they cant go somewhere.

re gero - noted!
Nov 29, 2016 2:15 PM # 
tRicky:
I don't think Fletch is capable of running for a week, let alone a month.
Nov 30, 2016 9:25 AM # 
fletch:
I could totally check 150 maps / year... if I had nothing else to do. I used to do 50+ lightpoles per Metro map in single runs when I was setting them up.
Nov 30, 2016 10:29 AM # 
brycec:
:) yeah its tempting to try run them all but I dont practically have the time either.

ricky - google signup should be fixed now.
Nov 30, 2016 10:35 AM # 
tRicky:
Sorry, I already went for my run today.
Nov 30, 2016 1:55 PM # 
Juffy:
I'll get excited in 179 days when my local course opens.
Nov 30, 2016 2:38 PM # 
LOST_Richard:
Might try Shenton run on my bike

Is that legal?
Nov 30, 2016 10:27 PM # 
brycec:
i didn't put a submission option on for on bike as I didn't want to encourage on bike until app was ready as most of pop wouldn't have a map board. But really up to you how you do it.
Dec 1, 2016 1:02 AM # 
tRicky:
Who would want to do a map run on a bike? What a stupid idea.
Dec 1, 2016 8:38 AM # 
simmo:
I'll come back in January - nothing for me until then. Guess I could ride over to Shenton and do it on my bike:)
Dec 3, 2016 4:45 AM # 
jennycas:
I may have just informed the OA Conference about this initiative - website looks really really good! Are you at all concerned about public liability...?
Dec 3, 2016 6:36 AM # 
tRicky:
The public can be liable for themselves for once.
Dec 3, 2016 8:22 AM # 
brycec:
No as we aren't running events or competition - we are a classified as a content provider.

If we get large enough though I will certainly get extra insurance just to cover it but at current am relying on precedent

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Oh and thank you for the compliment and promotion :)
Dec 5, 2016 7:37 AM # 
brycec:
jenny, I should add - I did speak to an insurance broker who advised given the nature of what I am doing and how I am doing it I dont need liability insurance for participants :)
Dec 5, 2016 7:37 AM # 
brycec:
jenny, I should add - I did speak to an insurance broker who advised given the nature of what I am doing and how I am doing it I dont need liability insurance for participants :)
Dec 5, 2016 12:50 PM # 
gudeso:
Really cool idea Bryce
Dec 6, 2016 11:46 AM # 
tRicky:
You know, I love the fact that your one line course (to date) is jammed firmly between the map for my Christmas novelty event in December (Carine), the Warwick event I've drawn and am setting for January and the Duncraig map I've drawn for February (for Coreen, a different person to Carine).
Dec 6, 2016 11:59 AM # 
brycec:
100% unintentional. I created that about 6 months ago! but I will claim some level of awesome planning :)
Dec 6, 2016 1:23 PM # 
tRicky:
Means I'll have plenty of opportunities to run it over the coming weeks :P
Dec 6, 2016 1:37 PM # 
brycec:
look forward to hearing what you think.
Dec 8, 2016 7:37 AM # 
tRicky:
Well the point calculation function works! I got the same score as what I calculated out there :-) I had to run through a road junction in front of a turning car at one point but the driver seemed intent on waiting for a bus that was still 100m down the road. Also got points for not quite going into the middle of a cul-de-sac when there was a car reversing a trailer into the middle of the street in front of me.
Dec 8, 2016 7:41 AM # 
Juffy:
Your next task, should you choose to accept it, is to see if you can work out what the tolerance around each control is. (like SI-Air, but not quite as finicky) :)
Dec 8, 2016 8:42 AM # 
brycec:
Haha it's generous but you have to be sure of your GPS accuracy so good luck with that
Dec 8, 2016 8:54 AM # 
tRicky:
That's a bit harder to test than SI Air. With SI-A you get an immediate response and can just ride (or run for those who do the other version) past the same control multiple times. SR I'd have to check a number of controls and figure it out when I got home.
Dec 8, 2016 11:04 AM # 
jennycas:
How long do you think it will take for people to start doing the courses in their cars?
Dec 8, 2016 11:25 AM # 
brycec:
good luck to them.

oh and if I notice a trend on that I have a few tricks to 'cleanse' them out of the results very quickly :)
Dec 9, 2016 9:47 AM # 
LOST_Richard:
Or this alternative

http://www.the-route.co.uk/
Dec 9, 2016 2:33 PM # 
brycec:
Thanks Richard I will look over this in detail
Dec 9, 2016 2:37 PM # 
tRicky:
Looks like they have mountain bike options.

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