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Discussion: Rogaine

in: brycec

Nov 6, 2017 12:42 AM # 
Looks like we're back to a 'non-novelty' type event this year with the rebanning of GPSes! How do they think a GPS is going to help on a street event?
Nov 6, 2017 1:52 AM # 
I think its a standard template that the setters dont actually read/modify. Generally the setters of novelty are novice setters having fun with a family so cant blame them for rolling over paperwork.

Ill be having my GPS on :P
Nov 6, 2017 2:06 AM # 
** having now downloaded and read it - they have modified pretty much every one of the standard paragraphs so no idea why they left it in.
Nov 6, 2017 2:43 AM # 
Actually Gerard and Sue are the vetters and have stacks of experience having been around for many years (and were in charge of the "B" form for over a decade) but they are sticklers for rules. If we get DQed for having one well no big deal since we're only going out for three hours anyway.
Nov 10, 2017 1:17 AM # 
FWIW if they DQ you, they should do the same for everyone carrying a smartphone.
Nov 10, 2017 1:24 AM # 
already had this thought given there is unlikely to be any teams without one.
Nov 10, 2017 1:39 AM # 
that that case this could get interesting then :)
Nov 10, 2017 3:56 AM # 
I don't have a smartphone although I think Evo does. Ironically my GPS would be less helpful for navigation in an urban environment than a smartphone.
Nov 10, 2017 6:19 AM # 
Is that really ironic?
Nov 10, 2017 6:34 AM # 
Yes, they have banned GPS devices from the event as illegal navigation aids but not smartphones, well not specifically anyway.
Nov 11, 2017 12:41 AM # 
Oh well that is ok then. Mine is a watch, I won't use it as a GPS... Just like a phone is a communication device and not a portable map.
Nov 11, 2017 1:18 AM # 
Exactly, my Forerunner tells me what time we need to be back for the sausage sizzle. This may be a lot earlier than expected now that the forecast has changed from 30 a couple of days ago to now being 36.

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