Cycling Cue Sheet Column Headings
When documenting a bicycle route in the form of a cue sheet I have come to believe that the ideal number of columns necessary to provide a good document is six. They are:
Cue Sheet Ref. – This column starts with a 1 and sequentially numbers the number of rows the cue sheet has. If there are 35 rows in the cue sheet, then the first row is number 1 and the last row would be number 35. This column enables a person to cross-reference each row in the cue sheet to a waypoint (or cue sheet entry) in the corresponding GPS file or other GPS device file.
Cumulative Mileage – This column will provide how far a cyclist has ridden since departing on the ride from the first controle location.
Segment Mileage – This column will provide how far a cyclist has ridden since leaving the previous controle location.
Dist to Next Waypoint – This column informs the cyclist how far it is between one row in the cue sheet to the next row in the cue sheet.
Action – This column instructs the cyclist how to proceed typically. Think right (R), left (L), straight (S), and cross (X). Other direction abbreviations include: TR, TL, BR, BL, 1stR, 2ndL, Start, and Stop.
Description – This column instructs the cyclist regarding what streets he will be turning onto. But it is also a place where other things will be noted, such as river names, bridge names, controle information, points of interest, notice of entering a new town, starting a climb, food stations, water holes, and other miscellaneous comments.