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eck

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Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« on: April 21, 2008, 05:07:33 pm »


Here is a junction, three from the finish of the Snow Roads. Riders should turn left into the minor road, where the car is coming out. The major road swings hard right.
Do I say: "L (sp SO) B955 Cortachy" or "L B955 sp Cortachy", or "SO B955 sp Cortachy". The sign, partly obscured by the tree, at the junction indicates a left turn for the B955, not straight on.  :-\

EDIT: I did a 200 DIY yesterday and took some more foties of some junctions of the lower half of the Snow Roads route: I'll put them in the Gallery later if anyone's interested?
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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 05:10:25 pm »
I'd say L because the riders will be deviating from their current carriageway.

alan

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 05:13:29 pm »
Left turn on right-hand bend

annie

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 05:13:53 pm »
L

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 05:15:20 pm »
I'd expect that to be:-

L sp B955 Cortachy
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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 05:18:07 pm »
L sp B955 Cortachy
Not having seen many route sheets I'd make Greenbanks' line:
L at fork sp B955 Cortachy

Rob

Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 05:20:29 pm »
I've written a few and would put :-

L (appears SO) sp Cortachy* (B955)

Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 05:22:27 pm »
To me a fork is where the road splits and there are no road markings to make it obvious which way is continuing on the current road, and which way is turning off the current road. More common on minor roads.

I wouldn't class the above junction as a fork because there are road markings.

FWIW the Severn Across routesheet has an instruction:-

L (physically SO) on RH bend sp TOWN CENTRE

The other end of the spectrum I've seen a routesheet that didn't even include directions on it unless necessary. The above junction would have just been:

B955 Cortachy
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 05:26:55 pm »
I'd expect that to be:-

L sp B955 Cortachy

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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 05:29:51 pm »
Left turn on right-hand bend

I'd say a variation on this:
Left on right hand bend, sp B955 Cortachy

border-rider

Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2008, 05:31:47 pm »
I've written a few and would put :-

L (appears SO) sp Cortachy* (B955)

That's what I'd expect - or, if I saw that instruction I'd visualise something very close to the photo

Or what hellymdic said

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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2008, 05:34:42 pm »
Left turn on right-hand bend

I'd say a variation on this:
Left on right hand bend, sp B955 Cortachy

Wot she said.

H

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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2008, 06:02:51 pm »
Left turn on right-hand bend

I'd say a variation on this:
Left on right hand bend, sp B955 Cortachy

I like this but would add (effectively straight on). The whole thing abreviated to the same standard as the rest of the route sheet of course.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2008, 06:06:34 pm »
L on RH Bend (SO) sp Cortachy

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2008, 06:16:42 pm »
L at car?   ;)

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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2008, 06:20:39 pm »
L at car?   ;)

Helpful as ever, eh?  ::-) :P
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2008, 06:48:58 pm »
L on sharp RH bend (effectively SO) sp Glen Clova

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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2008, 06:58:00 pm »
I would put "L on RH bend sp Cortachy (B955)".

If the roads were of more equal status I might put "L (actual SO) sp Cortachy..."

As it is it looks more like a turn than a straight on.

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2008, 06:59:11 pm »
L on RH Bend sp (Cortachy) App SO

Is how it would appear on my route sheets,  as the riders are deviating from the road priority.

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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2008, 07:11:26 pm »
Left on RH bend SP B955 Cortachy.



Here is a junction, three from the finish of the Snow Roads. Riders should turn left into the minor road, where the car is coming out. The major road swings hard right.
Do I say: "L (sp SO) B955 Cortachy" or "L B955 sp Cortachy", or "SO B955 sp Cortachy". The sign, partly obscured by the tree, at the junction indicates a left turn for the B955, not straight on.  :-\

EDIT: I did a 200 DIY yesterday and took some more foties of some junctions of the lower half of the Snow Roads route: I'll put them in the Gallery later if anyone's interested?

frere yacker

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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2008, 08:39:25 pm »
PS: The town/loch should correspond to the sign at the bend (you can see it on the corner across from the car) not the one before it.

eck

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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2008, 08:15:51 am »
Thanks to everybody - except Noodley, obviously - for their helpful thoughts.  :thumbsup:

Also, I need a question for an info control at Rhynie. Will this do: "What is the time on the church clock?"
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2008, 11:24:31 am »
Thanks to everybody - except Noodley, obviously - for their helpful thoughts.  :thumbsup:

Also, I need a question for an info control at Rhynie. Will this do: "What is the time on the church clock?"
Yes.


Provided you pop round and stop the clock before any riders come through.
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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2008, 11:29:01 am »
L on RH bend B955 $ Cortachy

or

L eff SO B955 $ Cortachy
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Re: Routesheet instruction: opinions please
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2008, 11:37:59 am »
I think all of the above instructions are clear.

Yes it's left.  Yes it's on a RH bend.  Yes it appears SO.   Most importantly of course it is labelled as B955 which the other road isn't.

I think I'd have "L (SO) B955 SP Cortachy" (unless you were actually going through Cortachy in which case it'd be in capitals.

As long as the routesheet was in miles that would ensure no problems at all.