Saturday, July 28, 2007

76s - Big Bang!

I am now completely convinced the Garmin 76s is better than the 76cs and the 76csx for use in competitions. While scoring the Hang-On comp, the 76s performed flawlessly, while the other two had a variety of problems, from broken track logs to elevation data not transmitting with the waypoints (a compgps issue).

The broken track logs are the bigger issue because if a track is split up enough, sooner or later, the scoring software is not going to score one of their tasks correctly, and while the scorekeeper can work hard to try to fix it up, the problem is a gear problem which is the pilots responsibility.

The bottom line - at under $200 shipped to your door, the 76s is still the best bang for the buck for a competition GPS.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Red Bull X-Alps!

The X-Alps is this the premier Extreme Paragliding competition of all time.

Live Tracking technology is used to display each of the 30 athletes positions as they fly and hike 528 miles through the heart of the European Alps. Nate Scales and Honza Rejmanek are representing the USA at the event.

The Red Bull X-Alps website can be found here.

Check it out!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Pan Pacific Pilots

Greg Babush and some Aussie's and a Kiwi are living the para-life in Europe. I stole one of Greg's pictures! What a shot!

Ciao Bella


Thursday, July 12, 2007

My Other Car is A...

Steve Forslund would have paid at least a month's salary for this car, lucky for him he had no way to get it home, where he could have added it to his collection of strange cars.

We had several days this week with temps above 100 degrees and moisture coming up from the south - lightning has started several fires across the state...

I should make it up to Golden for the Canadian Nationals, but I will miss at least the first day of the comp.

Get out and Enjoy your Life!