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Cue Sheet and GPS Files for December 7 Woodbine Wallop 200km RUSA Brevet

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

The cue sheet for the Woodbine Wallop 200km RUSA brevet, starting at Woodbine, MD at 7:00AM on December 7, 2013 is now posted at 2013_dcr_200km_woodbine_wallop_cue.zip.

Park in the Park & Ride shown on the map. The ride itself starts from the Woodbine McDonalds at 7:00am. Registration starts inside the McDonalds at 6:00am. Those of you who remember registering in the cold and dark of the Park & Ride lot may appreciate registering inside the nice warm McDonalds. Why not come early enough to get a hearty breakfast before the ride?

Everybody should bring lights and reflective gear to this ride. The ride starts slightly before sunrise and the days are short enough now that most riders will finish after dark. But that’s usually a treat on this ride because many houses are lit up for Christmas!

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 settings like those 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 2013_dcr_200km_woodbine_wallop_gps.zip.  The RideWithGPS route is posted here:  http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3738201

Just how much climbing does this ride have?  In 2008: 11917 ft on my GPS; 2009: 10653 ft on my GPS; 2011: 12922 ft on my GPS with no handlebar bag;  2013: 11927 ft (on Bill’s GPS); on Garmin Connect from Bill’s GPS: 11263 ft; and on RidewithGPS from uploading the route: 9939 feet.  And on the DCR webpage it says 11285 ft, the average of the first two figures. Take your pick!