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    flatest route from A to B

    I was just snooping around the net and found this site: www.flattestroute.com. Maybe someone would find this as neat as I do.

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    Flattest being the route with the fewest declines and inclines or Flattest in terms of highest peaks and lowest valleys? If you change your route to Boston to SF, you'll see it sends you through the Rockies which is not the OA flattest route.

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    And does it compromise safety and/or scenery for the sake of flatness?

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    What I find amusing is you live in Iowa and are still looking for a flatter route.

    I usually do the opposite and look for ways to complicate my route.

    It looks kind of cool though - and sort of counter intuitive. Nice find.

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    It doesn't seem to try too hard to find the flattest route (and it almost certainly has no idea about safety or scenery).

    Still quite cute.
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    I use stumbleupon and it gives all sorts of pages that are of interest when you give them a list of your interests. For some people in other parts of of the country could be of interest. My area of Iowa we have very few hills but if you go along the bottom half of the state there are lots of hills and some of them fairly steep. With stumbleupon I have found many interesting pages about cycling, that is how I found this forum.

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    Well, heck; That's the same route I've been taking already. It didn't help.

    http://www.flattestroute.com/?from=i...mt+evans%2C+co


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    From the looks of your map, I think the only way to get there other than that route would be by air.

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    Hey thanks - I bookmarked that site...

    My local rides are mostly up and down and I don't usually pedal downhill - All in all I'm only pedalling half the distance???
    No matter where your at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)

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    Way back when, I was in the army and we had a saying for just such an occasion "You can't get there from here" I'm sure that lots of other people use it too. Try changing the start and end address, could be the map program can't find it so its sticking its tongue out at you. I played with it a couple times but in my area a big hill is 5-6% for 1/4 mile so didn't play with it much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
    Hey thanks - I bookmarked that site...

    My local rides are mostly up and down and I don't usually pedal downhill - All in all I'm only pedalling half the distance???
    Yes, and since it's up halfway and down the other half it's a flat ride.

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    While it does provide some interesting alternative routes, it tends to favor river trails and rails to trails. While relatively flat, those routes can be rocky, bumpy, and full of sand and gravel. I wouldn't be surprised if I found myself on a dirt road with heavy washboard action while following one of the routes.

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    Flat and direct, is where the Main Highway Develops, and increases in traffic volume over time.

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