Went for a ride today...never ending hi-jack thread

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I just wish they would get the radar on the Hawk Hill back up so at least you have a chance of figuring out the timing of the ride in relation to the intensity of the rain. It has got to be 3 months now since I have seen a radar shot of this side of the island.
     
  2. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    Shut off for safety reasons. The brand new dual polarized radar is only days away from being back up on the brand new tower that's twice as high. A long anticipated upgrade. Marble Mountain is next.
     
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  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    'Tis what I figured but I have relied on it for years and I'm getting contrary in my old age. Actually, I wasn't very calm when younger either.
     
  4. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Agreed!! The lack of Holyrood radar coverage was a nuisance on my recent NL trip. For the southeast Avalon (Irish Loop) as well as the Burin. Got up on a rainy morning camping at Frenchman's Cove and waited for around three hours for the showers to dissipate. Would have been most helpful to know what was happening - kept getting partway done during a lull and then having to take shelter while a shower passed.

    Any idea whether the revamped radar at Marble Mountain will cover the top of the Northern Peninsula? Ran into a similar situation packing up at Pistolet Bay.
     
  5. Relic

    Relic Member

    Days away! Can I quote you on this? :)

    First I thought it was broke, but then found out that it was being upgraded. Hopefully the wait is worth it.
     
  6. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    October 5th is the date I think
     
  7. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

  8. Relic

    Relic Member

    Well... That's a few days. :p
     
  9. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

  10. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    How long to complete and will the old remain in operation until the new is ready to start up? I read on the site that they attempt to pick down time for when critically bad weather is less likely. Will be interesting to see if the range for the new one encompasses the top of the NP and some of Labrador/Quebec.
     
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Who are you using for tower erection?
     
  12. Relic

    Relic Member

    That sounds so wrong....
     
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  13. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    The foundations take about 4 weeks. Tower erection also about four weeks. You cannot be near one of these radars when they are operating that’s why it is required to be shut down when doing work nearby. Our company finished the tower at Holyrood in August. Building install, radar and radome install and commissioning and calibration occur after that and has nothing to do with us. Due to the nature of the Marble Mountain site I wouldn’t be surprised if site prep is done in 2021, tower foundations in 2022, and tower erection in 2023.

    We did Chipman, NB last year.
     
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  14. TonisToo

    TonisToo Active Member

    We do it ourselves, that’s our business.
     
  15. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I did a stint building radio towers many many moons ago before full body harnesses and being tied off. My first day in the air was tightening splice bolts on a 750' self supporter. No orientation, no pep talk just go to work. They just hooked me on the headache ball and sent me to the top by myself with wrench and 3' cheater bar. You only tied off to work, not while you were moving. Good times.
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    This is just a screen shot from my Garmin Montana for illustration. I've saved most of the longer the rides I've done since 2013 but I think the latest ones are starting to override the earliest ones as some days are missing.
    I'd like to "create adventure" and share/save them somewhere but I can only seem to create one day of an "adventure"at a time just like I saved it. Even the single days won't save or share anywhere, and I can't seem to reorganize each day by date. The screen shot on the left shows the days of one ride all in order, but the days on some other rides have moved out of order and I can't get them back in chronological order.
    The individual days are pretty good... they play the route on the map, stop and pop up the pictures you took etc. but that's it, won't save, export, send etc.
    Does anyone know if the Basecamp software is still supported?
    I also have a fair bit of Go Pro, iPhone and P&S footage I'd like to integrate into these as well. Winter's work there if I could get it all working. Just trying to save where I went and what I saw for the rocking chair days.
    Anyway, got to stop using the Montana until I figure this out as I'm starting to loose data from 2013.
    Also looking for a newer and simpler system, maybe a good dash cam that will track your route , geolocate and take stills and video only when you tell it? Any clues? TIA:( upload_2020-9-20_16-8-18.png
     
  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Why don't you offload it all to a hard drive?
     
  18. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    I use Basecamp regularly. No issues other than the fact that the program is a pain in the ass. Still, I manage to create each day's route and upload to my old Zumo.

    Edit: If you have a .gpx, .gbd or other format file, it can be imported into Basecamp and converted to a route.
     
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  19. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    I have no trouble getting the routes to show up and even 'run' in basecamp so that seems to work ok. Don't think I can save or send them to anyone tho. Have you done that part? I thought we used to be able to export them to a basecamp website or somewhere that others could view and comment on them?
    Also will it let you create and export an adventure several days long that you saved at the end of each day? I haven't used this much lately due to the PITA factor but I may faff with it a bit to save earlier data. What do you do with your adventures after you've created them?
     
  20. EmmBeeDee

    EmmBeeDee Member

    Been a while since I was here last. Nice to see familiar names. Hope everyone's well, or as well as can be under the circumstances.

    Went for a ride on Friday. Stephanie and I escorted our neighbour, a 50 something lady from Cape Breton who's had her bike licence for years but hasn't actually ridden much. She picked up a cute little CB125R and this is her first ride with us. Slow and steady all the way.

     
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