Author : Chris Hines: firstname.lastname@example.org. “I was interviewed by the Durhams about GPS system that we supply and was told ver batam that it would not be used for speed at all! We wrote a program that eliminated the speed function and it was turned down. Hmmm… We DID NOT supply them GPS for 2011 or 2012 and will not do any business with them in the future! What I do find ironic is that Beth and Jim both told me when we were interviewed that they wanted nothing to do with the speed function on our system. You can reach me at 480-797-8775 and I own ArrowTrack GPS Tracking systems. We build a unit just for motorcycles. Thanks” Chris.
I remind everybody that The Medicine Show Land Trust, a.k.a. Hoka Hey Challenge, stated in an official press release and in their own website that “during the 2011 edition all riders were GPS tracked by the company US Fleet Tracking with the dual purpose of “enabling event organizers to verify the riders’ speeds and routing.”
So, if the statement made in the email/comment above is true, and if the organizers Jim & Beth Durham requested same (to shut down speed tracking) from the GPS company they used, how could they eliminate the top 11 finishers after riders GPS data study told them they were speeding and before giving them a lies detector test 2 months later? Also many participants have reported all over the web that they were assured before the challenge that GPS tracking would be used only for positioning of their motorcycles, but NOT for speed checking. Some have made allegations that the Durhams planned the route and distance such a way that no rider could finish on time without speeding, a way to eliminate all top finishers and a way to keep for themselves almost all prize money supposed to be given to the winners. I was unable to verify these allegations.