Archive for May, 2012

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for May 26 Frederick 400K ACP Brevet

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

The cue sheet for the Frederick 400K ACP Brevet, starting at the Frederick IHOP at 4:00AM on May 26, 2012 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20120526 Frederick 400K Brevet . (PDF format at Cue Sheet PDF - 20120526 Frederick 400K Brevet)

Lights and reflective gear are required for this ride so when you come to registration please be sure to bring your reflective gear and ensure that you have the required front and rear lights mounted on your bicycle.

Registration opens inside the IHOP Saturday morning at 3:00 AM. Please park in the adjacent shopping center away from the IHOP entrance and other stores. Bike inspection will be held outside the IHOP.

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. The GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20120526 Frederick 400K Brevet.

NOTE: At mile 5.8, after riding under US15, you will need to tell your GPS to navigate the second route, named “Ct1s2Elmer/Jefferson”. (This additional route segment was required since at least some of the Garmin GPS maps do not contain Elmer Rd.)

Cue Sheet and GPS Files for May 12 Frederick 300K ACP Brevet

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The cue sheet for the Frederick 300K ACP Brevet, starting at the Frederick IHOP at 5:00AM on May 12, 2012 is now posted at Cue Sheet - 20120512 Frederick 300K Brevet. (PDF format at Cue Sheet PDF - 20120512 Frederick 300K Brevet)

Lights and reflective gear are required for this ride so when you come to registration please be sure to bring your reflective gear and ensure that you have the required front and rear lights mounted on your bicycle.

Registration opens inside the IHOP Saturday morning at 4:00 AM. Please park in the adjacent shopping center away from the IHOP entrance and other stores. Bike inspection will be held outside the IHOP.

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. The GPS files are posted at GPS Files - 20120512 Frederick 300K Brevet.