Permanent routes, what makes a good one?
Bek brought up an interesting question in my thread about Fleche routing. Since they are totally different subjects, I thought I would start a new thread to see if anyone had any words of wisdom about permanent routing.
I need to finish some of my permanent routes. I stole one almost 300k from Tom Rosenbauer. Got to find a couple of kilometers to add. The problem with a lot of routes around here is that there can be an absence of places to stop for water and food. Also, some really nice routes have shortcuts, but no good place for a controle.
I mentioned this to Crista Barras, the permanista, and she suggested info controles. On info controles, the rider has to answer a question about something that they find on the route. For example, what color is the 4th mailbox at mile X.