Friday, August 07, 2015

Behind the Scenes.

Up in the mountains above Heber, before we had lunch in Midway, we ran into these guys.

Seems that getting the video from the cameras on the ground to you an me isn’t as easy as I thought.  The cameras send the signal to an airplane circling above the valley, the plane sends it to these guys who send it down to link down at the finish line. 

Their job here?  Set up all the equipment, sit around watching it and then put it all away.  Nothing to do once it’s set up, unless something goes wrong.

We talked to this guy for a half hour or so, nothing too drastic happened, but it was interesting watching the race from there, and hearing about how the whole thing works.

1 comment:

Lisa Shafer said...

Well, now... that's pretty interesting. :)