Whats Does An Audax Route Look Like ?

For those who have never seen one or are just curious to know, I thought I would give you an idea of what an Audax route sheet looks like using the route from yesterdays Kennet Valley 100 Audax yesterday.

This is the A4 sheet you download from the Audax event website.  All the abbreviations used on the sheet for navigation can be found at the top of the page.

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You then fold it into four and clip it in to some kind of holder on your handlebars or location of your choice and rearrange it as you go along to show the current section of the route.

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I use a custom made holder made by Polaris with my Garmin mount beside it.  ( By the way, the SRAM Garmin mounts are much cheaper than Garmins own! )

Route Sheet Holder

Route Sheet Holder

I also download the .gpx route from the event website and load that into my Garmin and have it set on the map page.  This is not only as back up but in conjunction with the route sheet, which is enclosed in a polythene bag, gives me a picture of whats ahead and where the control points are.  I haven’t found a way to mark the control points on the Garmin route as yet, or even know if its possible.  All kinds of weird and wonderful imaginative ideas for route holders are to be found as you look around these events.

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