The Cue Sheet
There is no standard format for a cue sheet. However, every cue sheet will have a logical way it should be read. The layout may vary, but the cue sheet should have these basic features:
|Distance||Type or Turn||Note or Street||Next or For|
|0.3||L||Park Drive East||2.0|
|2.3||R||AC Powell Blvd||1.2|
Cue sheets use a common set of acronyms or graphics. You will readily be able discern their meanings by looking at the road intersection.
Reading The Cue Sheet
What To Do With This Information
Note: From time to time, compare the Total Miles on the cue sheet and compare it to your bicycle computer. After a while, you may notice that the Total Miles on the cue sheet may not exactly match your bicycle computer. Don’t worry, you did not do anything wrong. The actual distances to each turn and the accuracy of your bicycle computer will vary a little. You will have to mentally keep track of the difference. Example: At the intersection of AC Powell Blvd. and Gordon Place, the cue sheet says that the Total Miles is 3.5 miles. Your bicycle computer says that you have ridden 3.6 miles (a difference of +0.1 miles). The cue sheet indicates that the rest stop should be a 3.9 miles. Since your bicycle computer is off by +0.1 miles, when you reach the rest stop your bicycle computer will read 4.0.
The best way to attach the cue sheet to your bike’s handlebar is with a cue sheet clip. You can purchase a cue sheet clip on line or at your local bike ship. You can also attach an inexpensive clip to your handlebar and clip the cue sheet to it.