Ride Submittion w/ Mandatory Spotwalla

HDConvert

Premier Member
#1
Ok, I think I've got it figured out. Looking for some admin confirmation of: when we see this... "Spotwalla.com is REQUIRED FOR THIS RIDE" I'd like to verify what I'm doing and how I've got it set lines up with what ya'll are looking for. I think I've read everything about 'Spotwalla Protocols' and other forum posts, so I tested it out this weekend as I was out 'n about collecting AULDR points.

For example: I'm planning on the Ride Around Texas and will submit an electronic application. On top of all the typical application requirements, I would add this link:
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2167d5e212e029c2f5&hoursPast=0&showAll=yes

Or is this the link you're looking for?
https://spotwalla.com/publicTrips.php?un=HDConvert

I created a trip in Spotwalla with specific dates (17-19 Jan), turned on Spot and 'tracking'... and went out to ride. I've got messages programmed for pit stops / gas stops. Keep in mind this specific link was riding over 3 days this past weekend. Would you like to see a 'check-in' at specific sites (gas stops / etc...)? The RAT calls out specific locations to get a DBR... would a 'check-in' be what you're looking for on top of that?

Thanks for the help!
 

dmcqueeney

Staff member
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
IBR Staff
#3
Ok, I think I've got it figured out. Looking for some admin confirmation of: when we see this... "Spotwalla.comis REQUIRED FOR THIS RIDE" I'd like to verify what I'm doing and how I've got it set lines up with what ya'll are looking for. I think I've read everything about 'Spotwalla Protocols' and other forum posts, so I tested it out this weekend as I was out 'n about collecting AULDR points.

For example: I'm planning on the Ride Around Texas and will submit an electronic application. On top of all the typical application requirements, I would add this link:
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2167d5e212e029c2f5&hoursPast=0&showAll=yes

Or is this the link you're looking for?
https://spotwalla.com/publicTrips.php?un=HDConvert

I created a trip in Spotwalla with specific dates (17-19 Jan), turned on Spot and 'tracking'... and went out to ride. I've got messages programmed for pit stops / gas stops. Keep in mind this specific link was riding over 3 days this past weekend. Would you like to see a 'check-in' at specific sites (gas stops / etc...)? The RAT calls out specific locations to get a DBR... would a 'check-in' be what you're looking for on top of that?

Thanks for the help!
Greetings ...
This page is the best reference for the details when SpotWalla is required.

For your test ride, the appropriate link would be the first of the two that you mentioned.
I see in that view that your update frequency is 10 minutes. For a ride that requires SpotWalla, we prefer a 5-minute frequency. Some devices or service plans may not support the preferred frequency, in which case, the smallest available frequency should be used.

Specific individual rallies/rides would have their own requirements regarding check-ins & stops, independent of SpotWalla use; it wouldn't hurt to also send a SpotWalla track point for these.

Regards ... Dave McQueeney