If you are planning to do a rally or just prefer the old paper-style way of navigating, having a roadbook is always a good idea.
First of all, you need a route, if you don't have one, feel free to use this fantastic route.
It works using Kurviger web or the Kurviger App. On the website click on the dropdown menu, right of the RouteName, then on
Turn Instructions and then on
Export Roadbook. Now you can simply copy the table. If you are using the app you can export the route as CSV file. Our user Uli was so friendly to provide us a worksheet to import make it easy to either paste the copied roadbook or open the CSV. You can get the worksheet here (English version included).
The worksheet will tell you:
Why and how to use the computing MS Excel worksheet in combination with Kurviger?
Imagine the following situation:
You are planning a long day's route in a bigger group. Starting in South Germany near Füssen, crossing Austria and Italy by famous passes and ending near Bozen in South Tyrol (in the example at the Hotel Castel Latemar in the region of Bozen, well known to bikers)!
Problem is, that you know already, that the group will not ride … (in my case, with the roadster: drive, but this doesn't make any difference, so I go on calling it “ride”) … the whole route in a “corso” (parade, all members in a line): Different members of the group ride their own style and velocity, some prefer to ride hard, some prefer to have more stops for taking pictures (or for “liquid emission”) and so on. And additionally you know, that some Austrian friends will join the group after the coffee break, and some others will join the group after the lunch break, and so on. So you a Road Book, that not only gives the route, the waypoints and places of breaks, but also realistic (!) points in time, when all these latecomers will reliably catch the group. That's where the table comes into play.
(First it may sound complicated, but once or twice done, it's quite easy to apply! Of course being a bit familiar with Excel may help, but is not really necessary.)
NOW you finally find some main information in the header:
NOW you may:
With this combined information, all members of the group have a chance to find the group at fixed times and places (indeed provided that you all stay patient and wait at every meeting point until the departure time provided in the list!! :) )
Additional Information: Sometimes you want to provide the members of the group with more information, so they can see the distance and needed time from one waypoint to the next and at which time they should pass a waypoint at least to meet the group again in time at the end of the next planned break.
Of course the worksheet contains all that information; it's only a question which rows and columns you hide or show. (Hiding or showing of rows and/or columns in excel is quite easy, if you know how to do.)
By the way: The route showed as an example here we, i.e. a group of 8 Barchetta roadsters, drove last weekend - which for me was a test of Kurviger V. 1.1.3 also - and it worked very well! :) And it was a very nice trip!!