Anyone who plans to use this file should set their GPS as follows:
Go to the Setup->Routing page and set as follows:
By the way … make sure that your GPS either has maps already downloaded, or select the relevant maps around the routes. I cannot guarantee that these will keep you on the official route, but if you have your GPS set some other way, it is entirely possible that it will take you off route, possibly onto unsafe roads.The GPS file contains "climbing waypoints" before all of the "significant" climbs. Generally, "significant" means more than 400 feet, since that's about when I start wondering if the climb will ever end. But I think I put in some near the end that are a tad less than 400 feet. But that still potentially leaves out hills that riders may think are "significant" while they're climbing them -- a 200 foot climb with a 20 percent grade will probably get your attention. The way to read the climbing waypoints is as follows: "C8.7k45to74" means "Climb for 8.7 kilometers for a total of 450 feet to an altitude of 740 feet". Sometimes there are ups and downs in a climb: These are ignored in the measurement of feet of climb. Typically the climb is measured from the "local minimum" -- e.g. the stream in the valley floor -- to the top of the climb. So it's often the case that the start of the climb is pretty gradual and the "real" climbing comes a little later.