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  1. bvbull200

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    I don't know if I am phrasing it correctly, but I'm looking to see if there is an app that sends your GPS location to a site that can be viewed by others in real-time. What I would be trying to do is turn the app on, then go running, and give others the ability to track my progress as it happens. Cardio Trainer lets me upload my map after I finish running, but nothing real-time.

    Any ideas?
     

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    It's called Latitude. It's part of the Maps application already on your phone.

    Google also has a My Tracks app you can download which will record your running track if you want to try that.
     
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    Latitude but your friends need to have Latitude (and u guys being friends) before all can see where you are.
     
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    I run a taxi company. All my cars have android phones and instamapper installed which works brilliantly for the live tracking.
     
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    Latitude is out if I have to have people sign up as "friends" through google. Glympse seems to be good, but I tried sending out a Glympse invite and it took forever. I will give instamapper a shot.
     
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    I'll have to check some of these out. I'm going to take a couple long motorcycle trips this summer, and a few people would like to follow my trips in real-time.
     
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    Wow, have fun Hrethgir :)
     
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    The main fun will be AFTER the ride, although I'm sure I'll enjoy the rides while on them! The ones I have planned are a Saddle Sore 3000 and an in-state Saddle Sore 1000. The in-state SS1K is riding 1000 miles in less than 24 hours all inside the border (Oregon in this case), and the SS3K is riding 3000 miles in less than 3 days. The 3K ride will cover 7 state capitals on the journey- Salem, OR; Sacramento, CA; Carson City, NV; Phoenix, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Boise, ID; Olympia, WA; and finishing back in Salem, OR. Gonna be a challenge, but should also be fun! I did a regular SS1K last summer (not in-state), and it was challenging, and I was pretty tired at the end, but I enjoyed it, and it felt great when I got the certificate and pin for it. Check out www.ironbutt.com for more info and other rides. Someday I'll try the 50CC: Coast-to-Coast in less than 50 hours. San Diego, CA to Jacksonville, FL is the fastest route, just about 2300 miles. Call me crazy, but it sounds like fun!


    Planned In-State Saddle Sore 1000 route:

    In-State Saddle Sore 1000 Route - Google Maps


    Planned Saddle Sore 3000 route:

    Saddle Sore 3000 Route - Google Maps
     
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    I don't know about you Hrethgir but often it's the riding that's the 'funnest' part of the trip for me. I'd like hop on my bike, ride 200km to a destination, use the toilet there and then turn back :)
     
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    That's basically what we did last summer, except we had to stop for gas every 100-110 miles! Left Woodburn, OR at 5 AM, jumped on I-5, rode down to Arbuckle, CA, about 507 miles away, then turned around and went back to Woodburn, arrived there a little after 2 AM the next day. We had all kinds of weather and temperatures and everything, and it really was a blast! Cool and dark when we left, warmed up as the sun came up and we got further south, until we go deep into California, where it was probably around 100 degrees. We went through the Siskyou pass between Oregon and California late morning, and that was my favorite part. It was jus right temperature wise, the sky was clear blue, the sun was out, the views were great, and the traffic was light, we had a blast! Of course, go through the same pass that night, probably around 11 PM, it was dark and very cold, probably in the high 30's, not quite as fun! We did see a semitruck that looks like he probably fell asleep at the wheel, went off the right side of the highway, hit a barbed wire fence, then came back across the highway and ended up with the cab in the median and the trailer blocking 1.5 lanes, and he also drug the barbed wire fence across the highway behind him! Next gas stop, we all checked out tires for leaks, but no problems, thankfully! Oh, and I had a spaz moment at the first gas stop, and fell over in the driveway while trying to leave... twice! Went to leave, and saw a car coming, and decided to wait for him, but I was just starting the turn when I decided to stop, and my balance just got off and I fell over to the right side. D'OH! Got it back up, then because i was in a hurry to catch the other guys I was riding with, I just tried to hop on quick from the right instead of going around to the left, and when I took it off the kickstand while jumping on, I pulled it too far and went right back over on the right side! Double D'OH! No damage but my ego, and no real problems the rest of the way, just a lot of sweating and freezing, LOL!


    Here's my bike, a 1984 Honda Magna V65, all decked out for long rides:

    [​IMG]
     
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    U bloody rode for 21 hrs non stop Hrethgir??!!
     
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    Well, not non-stop, we had to stop for gas every 100 miles and took a break then, and had a sit-down lunch, and a rest at the turn-around point, so we were probably only actually on the bikes for 17-18 hours, LOL! Never did more than 2 hours straight in the saddle due to gas stops.
     
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    hehe, yeah, I didn't mean literally :)

    Thanks for sharing Hrethgir :)
     

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