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Old 6th February 2009   #1
miro_odonor
 
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What's the best ride planner / pedometer

For a while now I've been using Gmaps pedometer to plan longer rides.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

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It's not amazing.

Has anyone found other similar tools that work well?
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Old 6th February 2009   #2
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http://www.mapmyride.com/

It has a cycling specific workout calculator too.
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Old 6th February 2009   #3
miro_odonor
 
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That looks excellent, thanks.

It's great to be able to access other cyclist's favorite routes.
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Old 6th February 2009   #4
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Bikely?

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Old 7th February 2009   #5
BlueQuinndonor
 
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I never managed to make bikely work. no idea why.
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Old 15th November 2009   #6
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There is a good run down of bicycle iPhone apps at this blog: http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/cycli...or-the-iphone/

Still not sure what ride tracking software and site I want to use. BlueQuinn you suggest mapmyride dot com but as the reviewer mentioned it's smeared with loads of ads.
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Old 15th November 2009   #7
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I still find gmaps pedometer the quickest to use.
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Old 15th November 2009   #8
vélo libre
www.cyclestreets.com is another
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Old 15th November 2009   #9
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http://www.bikehike.co.uk/
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Old 15th November 2009   #10
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I've used Gmaps Pedometer, Bikely, and Bikemap.net. I find Bikemap the one with the best features. Gmaps Pedometer is good for a quick fix, as you don't need to register or anything to enter a route.
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Old 15th November 2009   #11
vélo libre
http://maps.camdencyclists.org.uk/
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Old 15th November 2009   #12
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they prefer you to use cyclestreets.net (it redirects to that from the .com - but +1 for sure.

I've reported problems with routes and they've been fixed the same day. They'll even back end the fixes to openstreetmap so that everyone gains.

has 3 routes now - fastest (busiest), balanced, and quietest.
Highly recommended.
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Old 15th November 2009   #13
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Only working for short rides at the moment though.
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Old 15th November 2009   #14
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Half the people on here probably think a pedometer tells you how tall your local kiddy-fiddler is... :-(
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Old 15th November 2009   #15
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they prefer you to use cyclestreets.net (it redirects to that from the .com - but +1 for sure.

I've reported problems with routes and they've been fixed the same day. They'll even back end the fixes to openstreetmap so that everyone gains.

has 3 routes now - fastest (busiest), balanced, and quietest.
Highly recommended.
Heh, completely forgot about cyclestreets.net. I was thinking more of non-automatic cross-country ride planners. Of course. It's great. Run by volunteers, still in beta and still excellent. Go for it.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #16
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Does anyone know which of these mapping sites allows you to drag a bit of the route line interactively in order to tweak the route? I remember clearly doing it on one of them, can't remember which it is.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #17
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I think I know what you're talking about, hold on.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #18
edscobledonor
 
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something like this?

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/
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Old 3rd November 2011   #19
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Well, it was one of the popular sites that people on here regulalry post routes from, and it has this excellent feature where it mapped out a route for you if you dragged the route to, say, a favourite climb (ahem) or whatever.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #20
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Strava? Gmap-Pedometer? Bikely?
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Old 3rd November 2011   #22
Skully
 
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Thanks Ed I'll have a play with all these. Can't seem to operate the first one very easily...
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Old 3rd November 2011   #23
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I generally use mapmyride, but I never use satnavs or anything on rides. I'll use it to work out distances, then I'll use an actual paper map for long rides.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #24
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That's what I use...let's you sort of draw your route onto the map...not that I'm expaining that very well!

You'll find plenty of LFGSS users' rides on there too.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #25
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Lucy, alternative like ridewithgps often have a cue sheet to print out on top of the GPS.

here's an example (click full route to get an idea);


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Old 3rd November 2011   #26
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Does anyone know which of these mapping sites allows you to drag a bit of the route line interactively in order to tweak the route? I remember clearly doing it on one of them, can't remember which it is.
Mapmyride does this.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #27
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I generally use mapmyride, but I never use satnavs or anything on rides. I'll use it to work out distances, then I'll use an actual paper map for long rides.
Yep, this.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #28
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Mapmyride does this.
Ta
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Old 3rd November 2011   #29
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Lucy, alternative like ridewithgps often have a cue sheet to print out on top of the GPS.
Ahh! That's useful info re: the cue sheet. I've just been writing my own until now.
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Old 3rd November 2011   #30
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I discovered the Explore Segments page on Strava yesterday. It's possible I've been living under a rock and you're all already using this but I though I'd share because it is amazing!

Go to –
http://app.strava.com/

Click –
Explore

Type your postcode into the top-left field (if your not already registered).

You can effectively scroll around your location seeing all the cat 1,2,3 and 4 climbs, who'se ridden them and how fast. You have all recorded segments in your area shown on the map, the slider at top narrows the search.

If you love the hills then this is a godsend.

Last edited by miro_o; 4th November 2011 at 12:38.
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Old 4th November 2011   #31
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...for instance ...this.
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