First, I really think we should start a sticky on this subject to pool our collective knowledge (mostly to help me out).
As some of you know, our club is hosting a race this spring, and I'm playing the role of race director. I have 6.02x10^23 questions and no one I can just pick up the phone and call (yet). I know that cdr hosts a very successful race every year, so hopefully he joins in on the fun.
Right now, I'm drawing up the criterium and road race/time trial course for reference to submit to the proper authorities for approval.
First question: What's the best way to draw up a course map?
Do you print off a map of the roads and draw on it? Is there an online mapping service you find useful?
Kind of simple question, I know, but it's my first time around, and I'd like a collective bf brainstorm.
Any other tips & tricks would be fantastic!