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2018 Round 8: Darley Moor, Sun 11th Aug

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It turns out the cable that failed was one of the old ones that came with the timing kit, not one of the slightly beefier ones bought since. Hence it is of unknown age and provenance and probably well due for retirement.

I'm not sure I would have relished riding under a dangling cable in last Saturday's gale, even if anyone had remembered to bring the necessary gantries and guy ropes required to suspend the thing. The cables are pretty robust and if one or two need replacing every few years then it's a reasonable price to pay.
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Originally posted by RoyMacdonald RoyMacdonald wrote:

I'm just wondering if the cable can be suspended above the riders? It wouldn't have to be raised very high, even the upwrongs don't need that much clearance. It's a thought.


The BPCC were taking this approach for the Shenington 24 hour race, with a gantry above the track with traffic lights mounted on it, as well as various cables.

Seems to me that while that's perhaps the ideal solution, it has the fundamental problem that to do it safely requires a structure that takes time to build and strike, and is going to be awkward to transport (even if you're just stringing a caternary wire between two poles, you need poles and weighted bases). You also need even longer cables, to account for the extra vertical distance.

A simpler (FCVO simpler) approach would be to have a second RFID reader on the far side of the track, and either use a dirt-cheap cat5 cable to connect to it, or use WiFi and a suitably beefy battery. The system supports this, though I'm not sure I'd want to...

I'd suggest that the current approach and considering the across-track cable to be a wear item is probably more sensible. It might even be worth keeping a spare in reserve?

Incidentally, I found this nick in the insulation:

Wasn't easy to photograph, but I can see copper inside. That'll do it for water ingress.

ETA: Crosspost with Andrew S

Edited by kim - 13 August 2019 at 8:28pm
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Originally posted by kim kim wrote:




The interesting thing is that there appears to be a compatible tag lurking somewhere in (or within a few metres of) the front half of our house. I know the EPC, but not where it is or what it might be attached to (no, not my helmet). Didn't quite get bored enough to turn the gain down and wander around with an aerial to try to locate it... :)

 

Is there a rental car near as they use them to log when they come and go into a depot?
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Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

Originally posted by kim kim wrote:


The interesting thing is that there appears to be a compatible tag lurking somewhere in (or within a few metres of) the front half of our house. I know the EPC, but not where it is or what it might be attached to (no, not my helmet). Didn't quite get bored enough to turn the gain down and wander around with an aerial to try to locate it... :)

Is there a rental car near as they use them to log when they come and go into a depot?


Entirely possible, the system certainly has enough range to reach the road outside.

Actually, my Co-Wheels membership card is RFID, maybe it's that? I'll have to try it next time the system's set up.

Another likely suspect is the proliferation of miscellaneous previously-loved computer equipment.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote atlas_shrugged Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2019 at 9:11am
A GCN teaser for a GCN Darley Moor special here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc-5bSIs8G8
 
The main GCN video from Darley Moor will be out on Sunday according to this teaser.
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Please make sure you turn the volume down as Barney had a microphone - There will be sub-titles for those not from the North.... LOL

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They needed a Northerner as the mild drizzle had forced the Goodman family to run away back down south in search of milder weather.
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Anyone (coaxial cables excepted) who was at Leicester knows that weather was pretty mild...
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Here' the provisional results for the Darley Moor races last Sun.

Please message me or post here with any quibbles before the end of Sunday.

Looks like there were a few very close split second differences between some of the time trial results...

Round 1 Race 1
Pos Name Nr Bike Name Class Tag Nr Laps Time MPH
1 Lee Wakefield 2 Milan SL O/Mf 2 16 44:44.92 31.3
2 Steve Slade 1 Beano O 1 16 46:35.50 30
3 Neil Kirk 78 milan GT O 78 15 45:45.62 28.7
4 Antonin Delpeuch 64 Quest O/Mf 64 14 45:51.37 26.7
5 Jochen Farwer 66 M5 Lowracer O/P/U 66 13 44:47.47 25.4
6 Shaun Pallister 92 Quest XS O/Mf/M 92 14 48:19.62 25.3
7 Andrew Sidwell 102 Rattysnake O/P 102 13 46:01.77 24.7
8 David L'Hostis 18 Z High Racer O/P/U 18 12 46:45.42 22.4
9 Kim Wall 136 Red Baron O/P/U/L/Lp/St/S 136 12 47:29.37 22.1
10 Ian Squires 150 Tandem O 150 11 44:52.83 21.4
11 Ian Baxter 93 Rans Screamer Tandem O/P/U/St/S 93 11 44:52.97 21.4
12 James Ebblewhite 84 Fujin SL-2 O/P/U/St/S 84 11 48:04.94 20
13 Grahame Sparey-Taylor 68 Bike O/P/U/Mf/M 68 11 48:15.67 19.9
14 Jeffrey James 132 cobra O/P 132 10 45:03.93 19.4
15 Brian Robertson 42 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 42 10 45:32.25 19.2
16 Colin Rose 38 Orbit O/P/U/St/S 38 10 47:24.89 18.4
17 Phillip Wilkinson 14 Ice VTX Trike O/P/U/Mf/M 14 9 48:00.70 16.4
18 John Vardty 94 Ice trike O/P/U/Mf/M 94 8 48:32.30 14.4
19 isaac sparey-taylor 80 Upright 1 O/P/U/St/S/J 80 8 50:15.31 13.9
20 Heather Fortnum 104 Mason O/P/L/Lp/Mf/M 104 7 44:48.83 13.6
21 Joeseph Sparey-Taylor 83 Upright 2 O/P/U/St/S/J 83 6 49:32.00 10.6
22 James Lowsley-Williams 105 varied O 105 0 0
23 Chris Hamilton 32 screamer tandem O/P/St/S 32 1   0
Round 2 Race 1
Pos Name Nr Bike Name Class Tag Nr Laps Time MPH
1 Lee Wakefield 2 Milan SL O/Mf 2 1 2:47.57 31.3
2 Steve Slade 1 Beano O 1 1 2:50.36 30.8
3 Neil Kirk 78 milan GT O 78 1 3:06.75 28.1
4 Antonin Delpeuch 64 Quest O/Mf 64 1 3:16.86 26.7
5 David L'Hostis 18 Z High Racer O/P/U 18 1 3:20.80 26.1
6 Jochen Farwer 66 M5 Lowracer O/P/U 66 1 3:20.88 26.1
7 Andrew Sidwell 102 Rattysnake O/P 102 1 3:21.07 26.1
8 Chris Hamilton 32 screamer tandem O/P/St/S 32 1 3:33.28 24.6
9 Ian Squires 150 Tandem O 150 1 3:33.28 24.6
10 Kim Wall 136 Red Baron O/P/U/L/Lp/St/S 136 1 3:33.41 24.6
11 James Ebblewhite 84 Fujin SL-2 O/P/U/St/S 84 1 4:01.80 21.7
12 Jeffrey James 132 cobra O/P 132 1 4:04.07 21.5
13 Grahame Sparey-Taylor 68 Bike O/P/U/Mf/M 68 1 4:08.47 21.1
14 Brian Robertson 42 Bacchetta O/P/U/St/S 42 1 4:12.25 20.8
15 Colin Rose 38 Orbit O/P/U/St/S 38 1 4:27.13 19.6
16 John Vardty 94 Ice trike O/P/U/Mf/M 94 1 4:47.57 18.2
17 Phillip Wilkinson 14 Ice VTX Trike O/P/U/Mf/M 14 1 4:54.29 17.8
18 Heather Fortnum 104 Mason O/P/L/Lp/Mf/M 104 1 5:32.26 15.8
19 isaac sparey-taylor 80 Upright 1 O/P/U/St/S/J 80 1 5:41.48 15.3
20 Joeseph Sparey-Taylor 83 Upright 2 O/P/U/St/S/J 83 1 6:53.82 12.7

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