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Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« on: January 06, 2010, 10:01:47 AM »

One of my favorite things about mountain biking is you don't have to drive to play.

The options are endless when you leave from home on a bike. What if all possibilities happened at the same time?

This video explores that, replaying several thousand mountain bike rides that started from this Tucson mountain biker's home.


Or, as my girlfriend said as she walked by, "do you have an ant problem in your computer?"

Another way of looking at it is that you leave a trace everywhere you pedal, and indeed glycogen and time -- life -- is burned everywhere you go.  Simply by being there, you change what there is, what it becomes.  And you change yourself.  This video shows the weaving of the 'rich tapestry of life', or my Tucson MTB neural network, at about 250,000x real time.


The lines get darker and thicker the more a route is traced.  You can see my favorite trails very clearly.  So many rides, so much time and energy well spent.  The red lines remind me of blood veins, with my house as the 'heart.'  It's fitting since those lines are my lifeblood, a huge part of what drives me, a manifestation of imagination and exploration.

Thanks for watchin'.
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Re: Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 05:18:07 PM »
Hi Scott,

Your "ants" are pretty interesting.  How did you eliminate the track lines from the display to get just the moving dots?

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Re: Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 08:23:05 AM »
I just used the "show tracks" toggle on the toolbar.  Works like a charm!   ;D
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Re: Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010, 09:16:33 AM »
Doh!  Thanks for the pointer.

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Re: Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010, 07:26:47 AM »
very interesting.  I should try that with a Colorado map over a period of years. Maybe next winter, if I can figure out how.

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Re: Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 06:35:13 AM »
What did you use to capture the video?

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Re: Quantum Physics - GPS replays
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 11:01:13 AM »
A free program called "Camstudio" and I believe using the Divx codec.  Camstudio is very easy to use.
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