Measuring a course
09/21/2016 11:47:18 AM
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Any suggestions for the best wheel for measuring a course? Is this even the best method? If not, what is?
Any suggestions for the best wheel for measuring a course? Is this even the best method? If not, what is?
09/22/2016 11:44:01 PM
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@Mjacaruso The very best method, in terms of accuracy, is a steel tape measure, but that's very time consuming. The next best method is a wheel. A bicycle with a counter is the third choice and GPS is the very last choice. It really doesn't make much difference what brand wheel you use, although Rolatape is sort of the standard by which others are measured. You do however need a medium or large wheel, the small wheels are for smooth surfaces only. Something in the range of 3ft/1 m or larger. After that, look at the features and find one you like. Prices tend to range from $75 to $125 depending on the features.
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The very best method, in terms of accuracy, is a steel tape measure, but that's very time consuming. The next best method is a wheel. A bicycle with a counter is the third choice and GPS is the very last choice.

It really doesn't make much difference what brand wheel you use, although Rolatape is sort of the standard by which others are measured. You do however need a medium or large wheel, the small wheels are for smooth surfaces only. Something in the range of 3ft/1 m or larger. After that, look at the features and find one you like. Prices tend to range from $75 to $125 depending on the features.
10/19/2016 2:32:49 PM
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@CoachMark USATF uses a Jones Counter for road races. You could use this on grass as well if you calibrated it using a precisely measured stretch(using a steel tape) of the same surface.
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USATF uses a Jones Counter for road races. You could use this on grass as well if you calibrated it using a precisely measured stretch(using a steel tape) of the same surface.
10/19/2016 2:58:15 PM
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@kshirk Yes, a Jones counter was what I was talking about when I mentioned a bicycle with a counter.
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Yes, a Jones counter was what I was talking about when I mentioned a bicycle with a counter.
11/27/2020 7:18:26 AM
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12/15/2020 5:59:05 AM
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