Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Watching the race from home

Visit the Netstar Guardian site to track the FNB Home Loans Team's progress and exact location. To do this, click on the Netstar logo and log in with the Freedom Challenge username and password (User: freedom, password: password). Select John and Albert from the list (D_John_7275 and d_Albert_7279) and click on Latest Position button on the top left of the site. If you found them on the map, click on their arrows to check the last time that the signal was updated and to get their exact coordinates. You can use these coordinates in Google Maps to view their location if you prefer Google to the map on the Guardian site. If you need further instruction, or get stuck somewhere, please follow this link to the Freedom Challenge site where there is a detailed explanation of the Guardian service and how to use it to track the progress of the race.

At the time of writing, Albert and John were at Sun City next to the pool. Just kidding, they are somewhere in the middle of nowhere on their way to the next support station, about halfway between Cradock and Aliwal North.

In addition to the live tracking, the Freedom challenge site also has a rider progress table, that shows the check-in and checkout times at all the support stations along the route. This table is updated regularly and is a very useful view of the riders' progress.

Lucky for me, these tools help me to track them from the comfort of my living room and there is no need to follow them up those mountains.

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