Dots on the Track Map

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Dots on the Track Map

Postby blaster99 » Mon May 24, 2010 3:45 pm

So after the Budds Creek race, being one of the guys being lapped, I figured this would be a good idea. Once someone had crossed the finish line, the dot on the track map representing them should change to a different color, so a lapped rider can tell if a leader is coming behind them, and make sure its not a rider battling for position with them. I know the blue flag has already been brought up, but if you are in a pack, and the leaders are lapping the whole pack, it would be hard to determine if the guy lapping you is right behind you, or 2 spots back etc. This could help us slow guys get out of the way for the leaders, and still keep our racing going. Just a thought.

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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby Servatis » Mon May 24, 2010 6:21 pm

already been discussed i believe, anyway best solution to me would be 4 colors.
leader - green
rider in front of you - blue
rider behind you - white
finished rider - grey

that way if you see a blue or green dot coming in from behind you know he is coming to lap you.
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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby blaster99 » Mon May 24, 2010 7:17 pm

Oh alright cool. Or if any rider is on a lap number higher than you make it green and if hes on a lap lower than you make it red or something.

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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby stocksy129 » Tue May 25, 2010 4:39 am

1st-green
2nd-orange
3rd-red
Have the blue flag system and hope riders obey it, if not some type of time penalty for not letting leader pass some how?

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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby Nybrok » Tue May 25, 2010 9:13 am

Oh, guys can you tell why i ONLY see green dot on the track map :roll:
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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby blaster99 » Tue May 25, 2010 12:03 pm

stocksy129 wrote:1st-green
2nd-orange
3rd-red
Have the blue flag system and hope riders obey it, if not some type of time penalty for not letting leader pass some how?


Sounds good to me. I would love that blue flag. I feel bad when I mess other peoples races up because of my slowness :oops:

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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby 02RR02 » Tue May 25, 2010 3:09 pm

I would rather use the suggestion Servatis had, than using different colors each positions.

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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby Tom cortvriendt » Tue May 25, 2010 3:10 pm

Or, if you been lapped , you get the blue flag :)
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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby Matheus#112 » Tue May 25, 2010 4:14 pm

Servatis wrote:already been discussed i believe, anyway best solution to me would be 4 colors.
leader - green
rider in front of you - blue
rider behind you - white
finished rider - grey

that way if you see a blue or green dot coming in from behind you know he is coming to lap you.

i agree with you...

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Re: Dots on the Track Map

Postby JohnnyMac » Wed May 26, 2010 5:19 pm

Since we're talking dots, Id like that big arrow representing myself to be a RED dot instead. The arrow hides nearby dots next to me.

** I think the real question is, what are the rules for when a blue flag comes out at real events? In an mx/sx event, do they wave the blue flag for just the top 3 leaders only? If so, stocksy has right idea. If blue flag comes out for anyone getting lapped, then servatis has better idea.


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