Thank you everyone for the kind words, but more importantly for everyone that came out and raced, vended, volunteered, or spectated for making this the best KOH yet.
All the fence is cleaned up, power grid pulled in, microwave network put away, trash cleaned up in town. The first loop is completely cleaned of markings and car parts.
We need to clean up the trash from the spectator camping and roll up the rest of town.
Wind is kicking out butt tonight but I hope to be home by Thursday.
Thanks again for making it the smoothest event to date.
Not true, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint are non-existent. See attached pics, plus below:It's amazing how KOH has taken the sport of off-road racing and transported it back 10 years with open pre-running and "open" spectating while at the same time moving it ahead 10 years with the live coverage of the event. The only thing I wished we had was more consistent live helo footage on the first loop but I understand that we're trying to broadcast something live all over the world from a location that doesn't even have cell coverage.
ATT had strong signal from "Cell Phone Bush" and Chocolate Thunder. Zero every place elseNot true, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint are non-existent. See attached pics, plus below:
Verizon (United States of America) Cell Tower Map
But, Verizon has signal everywhere I went -- Hammertown, Chocolate Thunder, MM128 (T1 Desert Truck race). I was able to do some LIVE uploads -- digital SLR pics, smartphone pics/videos
I just got a smartphone (on special) with ATT pre-paid. Showed up at Hammertown .. NO signal. I networked with some people I left, & they unanimously mentioned Verizon as the preferred carrier for KOTH. Went back to Apple Valley & got a Verizon pre-paid. Signal everywhere I went during the race.
See attached pics. Verizon has a cell tower close to Johnson Valley lake bed..no other carrier has one