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Old 09-25-2012, 09:59 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by kenaroo View Post
We've had really good luck using road book editor for printing and distributing to multiple riders

I made a lot of symbols for in cad to work with the program. you can find them here

Here are the steps I go through to make a route
  • I get an idea for a route and an Idea of where I want to go
  • get on google earth to check things out and make a plan
  • check to make sure nothing is on private property and if needed seek permission
  • double check my topo map program to see if all the trails and roads are on it
  • route and download the track in my gps
  • ride the route and explore options and make sure it's duable
  • ride the route and start taking notes using blank road book paper in road book
  • input into RBE and print
  • re-ride and make corrections to road book
  • think you got the picture.

When starting out I had a habit of over marking the course... sometimes too much information can confuse the riders too. Marking every corner and bump in the road also takes a lot of time.

I finally figured out that if you keep the compass bearing that most can follow the course and mark the big changes and issues.

Thanks for the tulips! I've been using RB editor on some roadbooks I'm working on, too.
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