Archive for April, 2009

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for May 2 Warrenton ACP 300K Brevet

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The cue sheet for the Warrenton 300K ACP brevet starting at the Hampton Inn in Warrenton, VA at 5:00AM on May 2, 2009 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20090502 Warrenton ACP 300K Brevet. GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20090502 Warrenton ACP 300K Brevet.

Always get a copy of the final cue sheet. That final cue sheet contains the official route, so in case there is a conflict with the GPS file, you should resolve the conflict in favor of the cue sheet. Use the GPS as a handy-dandy adjunct. Keep your wits about you, as the GPS cannot notify you of road hazards — it is up to you to ride safely.

By the way … make sure that your GPS either has maps already downloaded, or select the relevant maps around the routes.

ACP 300km brevet - May 2 - Warrenton, VA

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Starting at the Warrenton Hampton Inn, the route is a slight modification of the 2006 route that also incorporates many sections of earlier 600km routes, a reverse section of the VA200km, and portions of the 2005 400km. The first 120 miles are hilly to rolling miles after which the route becomes rolling to flat for the last 70-80 miles.

After a brief stretch on VA17, we take the “back” way out of Warrenton on Blantyre Road and then riders will head west to Marshall and ride the many ups, downs, and stunning early morning vistas on Crest Hill Road all the way into Flint Hill. More hills and more terrific scenery await the riders on the way to Washington VA. Turning west to the foot of the Blue Ridge, the scenery just keeps getting better on a long rolling stretch on VA231 which brings the riders to a detour toward Old Rag and a control at the Syria Mercantile. Continuing south the riders skirt Madison crossing US29 and pick up the 2005 400km route to Elly, Aroda and Old Somerset. Returning to route 231 the riders head into Gordonsville and then continue farther south. The route then turns east through the more mellow terrain of Louisa county on VA22. After heading north for a control in Orange (don’t miss the great milkshakes!), riders return to Warrenton through Batna, Lignum, Kelly’s Ford and Remington.

Controls: Warrenton, Marshall, Syria, Aroda, Lindsay, Orange, Warrenton

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for Apr 18 Warrenton ACP 200K Brevet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The cue sheet for the Warrenton 200K ACP brevet starting at the Howard Johnsons in Warrenton, VA at 7:00AM on April 18, 2009 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20090418 Warrenton 200K Brevet. GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20090418 Warrenton 200K Brevet.

Always get a copy of the final cue sheet. That final cue sheet contains the official route, so in case there is a conflict with the GPS file, you should resolve the conflict in favor of the cue sheet. Use the GPS as a handy-dandy adjunct. Keep your wits about you, as the GPS cannot notify you of road hazards — it is up to you to ride safely.

By the way … make sure that your GPS either has maps already downloaded, or select the relevant maps around the routes.