Archive for July, 2012

GPS Files for 2012 Colorado High Country 1200K

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

This post contains GPS files for the Colorado High Country 1200K, prepared for the version of the route posted by John Lee Ellis on July 3, 2012. But please read this information before downloading them.

There is a separate route segment for each day of the ride. The start of major climbs is indicated by a waypoint such as “C30.0m808′to1028′ Cameron Pass,” which indicates the start of a 30.0 mile climb from 8080 ft to 10280 ft at Cameron Pass. The summit is then indicated by something like “Top 10280′ Cameron Pass”.  (These notations were all a “best effort” in the time allowed but not guaranteed to be exact.)

The 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 - 20120709 Colorado High Country 1200K