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Each had previously done the route at least once.
Also, Red Rocket's son used to live in Louisburg, and
He used to do a lot of rides on all the roads near Louisburg with said son.
During the Dec-31-2013 Range Road Road Rover Holiday Rescue ride,
One or both "commented" about turning the wrong way and
Heading toward Warrenton instead of into Louisburg.
I asked, "how did you manage that? Did you turn the wrong way at the end of Dyking Rd?"
After a few moments, Red Rocket replied,
"The cue indicates a left turn, but that only applies if you've stopped at the gas station."
A few days into 2014, I recalled the above exchange and
Decided to find my soft-copy (the original) of the cue sheet in question.
Here follows the beginning and then the interesting part of the cue sheet:
|PUE: Dyking 'n Peach Orchard Loop: 71 m.|
|0.0||R||2.0||Pleasant Union Church Rd.|
|2.0||L||18.2||Six Forks Rd||--> NL -> BG -> Pokomoke Rd --> Cheatham St|
|20.2||R||4.7||Mason St in Franklinton||--> W River Rd|
|24.9||L||2.1||Sims Bridge Rd|
|27.0||bR||0.5||to stay on Sims Bridge Rd||bR after x-ing the Tar River|
|32.8||Refueling Stop||other side of US-401|
|"L"||0.7||US-401 / NC-39||Left out of the RS; R if don't stop; TRAFFIC|
|33.5||bR||1.7||N. Main St (Louisburg)||--> S. Main St.|
The comments clearly indicate a left turn if one has visited the rest stop, but
Turn right if you don't stop.
It pays to look at the comments on a cue sheet.
Should anyone think I was chuckling AT RedRocket and LT, let me share the following:
click-here-for-the-full-story; or just note this extract:
John had printed the cue sheet out in LARGE print, taking 4 pages. I had reformatted and had the entire cue sheet on one side of an "8.5 x 11" piece of paper. Mistake -- my eyes can't read type that small while in motion on the bike. But John has younger and better eyes than I do -- and he had that LARGE print and a working confuser. ...
NC-242 was smooth and flat, and with John leading, the headwind wasn't bothering me too much; and it seemed to have little impact on John. After enjoying many minutes of the smooth-flat, I asked John about the turn (I had looked over the cue sheet, but not really studied it while in Benson). John's folding-over of his 4-page-cue-sheet was perfect -- Massingil Farm Rd was unreadable due to being smack dab on the fold, AND the right-hand column of comments was folded inside and hidden completely. ...
John took his cue-sheet out the plastic protection, and learned that we should have turned after only 0.8 miles on NC-242, AND he grinned at me and read aloud the comment: "sign may be missing".
As I indicated above, it pays to look at the comments on a cue sheet. It also helps to have the cue sheet printed large enough to be able to READ it.