A19 SIG Mapping Party - Thursday 5/4 at 8:00 PM

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Anonymous

"Regarding this weekend's A19 ride, Bob Mirell says:

""On this ride, unlike the others, the leaders will follow, not lead. I hope you've all practiced reading a cue sheet. If you get us lost, you must do 8 hill repeats up Churchill with 16 leaders behind you pulling on your jersey.""

So, I've purchased the Upper and Lower Fairfield Hagstrom road maps and will photocopy the 11""x17"" sections for whomever wants to show up with a HiLiter and trace the route.

Preliminary location will be Tekserve in Chelsea, but that is not confirmed.

Unless you're running a GPS unit, if you've never tried to lead a ride off a cue sheet alone; on unfamiliar terrain, without mapping or scouting ... I don't recommend it.

RSVP - soupstone-at-mindspring-dot-com

If three or more people RSVP by Wednesday night, it's on.

[Or if you want to do it yourself, try a local Barnes & Noble for the maps or the Hagstom store in midtown. Kinko's for the 11x7 copier.]
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Neile (not verified)

"""will photocopy the 11""x17"" sections for whomever wants to show up with a HiLiter and trace the route.""

I actually did it last night and it was a pain. Required six 11x17 pages joined at odd angles. I dislike marking up the original map but it might make sense here. If people want to drop by Tekserve Thursday night at 8:00PM, I'll lay them out. Let me know.

I sense a GPS unit on the horizon.



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Ted (not verified)
Maps

How do you use these maps when you are riding?
Mounting them to the habdlebars would seem difficult.

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Neile (not verified)
"""Mounting them to the handlebars would seem difficult."""

"Not really, If you can get the route onto a few 11x17 sheets, they'll fold neatly ito a 9""x6"" holder, then you flip it in the holder like the cue sheet. There any number of home-made and commercially available solutions. Basically a clear, waterproof holder and some elastic/velcro/clippy things.

http://www.oklahomabicyclesociety.com/hintstips/mapholder/mapholder.htm

I prefer securing the holder to the *front* of the bars and shifter housing.

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Jim (not verified)

I'm riding in your group!

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Neile (not verified)
It's on. (nm)
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MJ (not verified)
impossible!

Okay, so I tried to map it out on my own, and this route is impossible! Can't even figure out how to translate cue sheet to map. (Maybe my map is outdated?) In any case, the A19 leaders certainly have a sense of humor. Hope other folks figured it out better than I have, or tomorrow is going to be really interesting....

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MJ (not verified)
humble pie, eating words, etc.

okay, i take it all back. impeccable cue sheets, incredible surroundings, and finding the turns was a far cry from impossible. thanks leaders, siggies, for another really great ride.

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Neile (not verified)
We solved the problem of reading cue sheets in a paceline

... by clipping them to each other's butts.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), no one's was big enough to take the map.

Seriously, I heartily second MJ's comments and thanks to the SIG leaders. Excellent work.

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