Thursday, August 4, 2011
Correspondence from U.S. Fleet Tracking....Recent Developments
US Fleet Tracking has conducted extensive testing of the live GPS tracking system the Hoka Hey Challenge is using and noticed an issue may occur several days into the race pertaining to the individual map logins for leases units. Because USFT stands behind the absolute, most reliable location data for this event, they must suspend individual map login only for those riders that leased GPS tracking units.
You will still have tracking capabilities from the main Hoka Hey Challenge website. Unfortunately, this eliminates the possibility for individualized tracking maps.
USFT will suspend individual map logins beginning Aug. 4 at 12 p.m. CDT (11 a.m. Mesa time). After the transition, those riders that leased their GPS tracking units will only be able to view their location from the main Hoka Hey map located at www.hokaheychallenge.com
US Fleet Tracking apologizes for the inconvenience this may cause, but know that USFT wants the organizers of the Hoka Hey Challenge to have the absolute, most reliable location data for all competitors. Also note that this will not be an issue in the future.
To follow a specific rider from the main Hoka Hey Challenge map (http://www.hokaheychallenge.com), find your rider’s number on the main map, click the rider number, and select the "follow vehicle" button. This will keep the rider centered on your screen. Keep in mind since this is the Internet, you may need to occasionally refresh the web page with the main map and repeat the above process.
You must contact your rider directly to receive their rider number needed to track them, the Hoka Hey Committee will NOT be releasing any numbers to the public.
The Hoka Hey Committee concurs with U.S. Fleet Tracking since the original purpose of tracking our riders was to insure that they stayed the course, throughout the challenge. The possibility of losing this data as a result of providing individual map logins was considered to be an unacceptable risk if there was any chance that it could jeopardize rider validation.
Tomorrow will be a good day to ride!