Thursday, June 18, 2009
Spotty Tandem Spotting
A classic pose next to the "Love Shack"
I am so proud of the Dynamic Duo. They are are the pointy end of the Tour Divide despite very limited time on the tandem pre-race and a few mechanical issues during the race. Back in Lincoln, MT, they lost their original Spot device that was loaned to them for the race. When they got to Helena, the procured a new Spot at a store there but needed some help to activate it via computer (you can't just turn those suckers on and go) so I checked with Tour Divide officials and it was deamed legal for me to help them activate their new Spot from my computer.
Well, the new Spot doesn't seem to like "Tracking" mode. I have received several "Ok" messages but very few "Tracking" messages with the exception of last night between 10:30 PM and 1:00 AM. So, if I hear from the Tandem-maniacs, all I can do is let them know what the most recent Spot messages received were. Let's just say that I am not impressed with the usability of the Spot at this point.