I am an early adopter of being a premium/Tourer subscriber.
today I created two routes and generated the 5 character route codes.
I entered these into my phone and shared these codes with my riding buddies.
I had no idea I just “screwed” my buddies.
My riding buddies happen to be non-premium users.
I am pretty sure I knew they were not tourer subscribers -
But in my opinion, I should neither know nor care what is my riding buddy’s status within Kurviger.
I was unaware that the code I gave them would be converted to a “standard” non-premium route.
This means even though we each are using the same code I am one route, they are on another.
As rider leader, I am embarrassed.
In my opinion when the system generates a route code,
that route code is “gospel” and should faithfully navigate the route charted as it is the one and only source of truth for the route.
In my opinion, the website/system should not generate a code if the code can not be trusted to navigate the intended route.
Ideally, the system should automatically insert enough “shaping points” so the code generated is valid.
Or the system should guide me into what must be done so my route codes are valid.
As a Premium user I wish to create cool routes using the tools I paid to use.
As a leader of my group I wish my team to have the ride route that I am leading.
I totally want Kurviger to succeed, that is why I was an early subscriber.
But as things are now, I have two choices.
- retain my good reputation as ride leader by NOT using the premium tools that I paid for
- go ahead use the premium tools I paid for and “hope” I don’t screw my riding buddies too badly by sending them on roads that I myself am not taking.
I am not happy with those choices, I feel a 3rd option should be the standard.
If one paid for the tools, you get to use them, the routes you create are always valid.