Archive for October, 2011

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for October 22 North by Northwest 200K RUSA Brevet

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The cue sheet for the North by Northwest 200K RUSA brevet starting at the Frederick Roy Rogers  at 7:00AM on October 22, 2011 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20111022 North by Northwest 200K Brevet. Be sure to park as far from the businesses in the shopping center as possible. Registration will start at 6:15AM in the Roy Rogers. (The Roy Rogers opens at 6AM if you would like to get some breakfast before registering.)

The route is also entered in Ride with GPS :

North by Northwest Overview Map

The link to the GPS route 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 - 20111022 North by Northwest 200K Brevet. There was a right turn where one of the two GPS units on the checkout ride failed to follow the turn. So pay attention to the cue sheet!