Today’s QT comes to us from Scott Douglass. It’s a quick and easy way to “self-laminate” a cue sheet.
Here’s what Scott writes:
I use a Garmin 1000 BUT I also carry a cue sheet as backup on rides where it’s necessary.
I cover the cue sheet with clear 2-inch packing tape, front and back. Overlap the edges and trim to fit.
Doing this provides two advantages:
1) Sweat (moisture) does destroy paper when stuffed in the jersey pocket; this makes the cue sheet water- and sweat-proof
2) If used as a primary route guide and mounted to your handlebar, this “self-lamination” stiffens the paper so it doesn’t flap around.
This trick is cheaper than lamination, doesn’t require a trip to a Kinko’s or similar place, and no special tools are needed.
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