In 2009, I rode the Last Chance 1200k. My goal was to complete the course in less than 75 hours. This goal seemed to be within my reach when I reached the checkpoint at the 650 mile mark in 62 hours. 13 hours for a century - that should be a piece of cake. Unless I get lost.
Well, with less than 5 hours of sleep in three days, my navigational skills were less than astute. Luckily, I met another rider and we rode together for the last 75 miles and I completed the course in 72 hours.
I had driven the course before the ride and I thought I was prepared to navigate the final 100 miles of the ride. I had not anticipated that the course would look very different at night and that my mind would be foggy.
And the concept for Brevets was born. A very simple app with only one purpose: To keep you on course during long brevets. Think of it as an electronic cue sheet. The app had to be very efficient so that the iPhone battery would not be depleted rapidly by its use. In testing with an iPhone 7, Brevets lasted approximately 200k when used in background mode.
Courses can be created by the user, or predetermined courses can be downloaded from iCloud. I have been testing this app on the brevets in our region and it has been reliable and accurate.
If you purchase the app and have suggestions for other features you would like to see, please contact me at the email address provided on the "Main" screen.