Archive for May, 2011

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for June 4 Middletown (Shenandoah) 600K ACP Brevet

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The cue sheet for the Middletown (Shenandoah) ACP 600K brevet starting at the Middletown Super 8 in Middletown, VA at 4:00AM on June 4, 2011 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20110604 Middletown 600K Brevet. Park near the sides of the Super 8, and far from the front entrance. Registration will take place at the Super 8 from 6-8PM on Friday and from 3-4AM on Saturday. Lights and reflective gear are required so bring your bike and reflective gear to registration for inspection.

The link to the GPS files is posted below. But please read this information before downloading them. 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.

We strongly recommend that you set your GPS to the settings below. We cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads. Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:

Guidance Method: Follow Road
Follow Road Method: Shortest Distance
Next Turn Pop-Up: On
Follow Road Options:
Off Route Recalculation: Prompted
Calculation Method: Best Route
Calculate Routes for: Car/Motorcycle
Avoid: (set to none – the route itself should control this)

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

GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20110604 Middletown 600km Brevet.

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for May 21 Frederick 400K ACP Brevet

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The cue sheet for the Frederick ACP 400K brevet  starting at the Ft. Detrick Hampton Inn in Frederick, MD at 4:00AM on May 21, 2011 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20110521 Frederick 400K Brevet. Unless you are a paying guest at the Hampton Inn, park in the farthest lot of the Pediatric Center, across Taney Rd from the Hampton entrance, and indicated on the map. (Same place we parked at the May 7 300K.) Registration will take place at the Hampton Inn from 6-8PM on Friday and from 3-4AM on Saturday. Lights and reflective gear are required so bring your bike and reflective gear to registration for inspection.

The link to the GPS files is posted below. But please read this information before downloading them. 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.

We strongly recommend that you set your GPS to the settings below. We cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads. Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:

Guidance Method: Follow Road
Follow Road Method: Shortest Distance
Next Turn Pop-Up: On
Follow Road Options:
Off Route Recalculation: Prompted
Calculation Method: Best Route
Calculate Routes for: Car/Motorcycle
Avoid: (set to none – the route itself should control this)

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

GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20110521 Frederick 400K Brevet.

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for May 7 Frederick 300K ACP Brevet

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

The cue sheet for the Frederick ACP 300K brevet starting at the Ft. Detrick Hampton Inn in Frederick, MD at 5:00AM on May 7, 2011 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20110507 Frederick 300K Brevet. Unless you are a paying guest at the Hampton Inn, park in the lot behind the VFW Hall, accessed from Taney Rd and indicated on the map. Registration will take place at the Hampton Inn from 6-8PM on Friday and from 4-5AM on Saturday. Lights and reflective gear are required so bring your bike and reflective gear to registration for inspection.

The link to the GPS files is posted below. But please read this information before downloading them. 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.

We strongly recommend that you set your GPS to the settings below. We cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads. Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:

Guidance Method: Follow Road
Follow Road Method: Shortest Distance
Next Turn Pop-Up: On
Follow Road Options:
Off Route Recalculation: Prompted
Calculation Method: Best Route
Calculate Routes for: Car/Motorcycle
Avoid: (set to none – the route itself should control this)

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

GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20110507 Frederick 300K Brevet.

A set of tcx files, which are used in the Garmin edge series, was generously provided by Mohammed Adawi (but were not tested on the checkout ride). Each turn is tracked and each segment ends at the designated checkpoint: TCX Files - 20110507 Frederick 300K Brevet