While using google maps to get directions for a car trip to a distant location I noticed that a function therein exists to map directions for bicycle travel. I played around with it and was somewhat intrigued by the possibilities. My question, for anyone out there, is: Have you ever used these bicycle directions for local rides or even touring applications? And, what has been your experience? I am sometimes frustrated in seeking new cycling routes and wonder if following the google directions is a good idea. Thanks for any input.