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Old 05-16-14, 10:43 PM   #1
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Google Maps now features elevation profiles for bike routes.

Google Maps Adds Elevation Profiles To Bike Routes To Help You Avoid Those Steep Hills
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Old 05-16-14, 10:48 PM   #2
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Yeah, just noticed it this afternoon as I was trying to figure out a new bike route. That's really a awesome addition to Google Maps!
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Thanks for the heads up
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I tried it and it does not seem to pop up yet.

Maybe a windows XP issue.
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Old 05-17-14, 04:51 AM   #5
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or find them.
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I tried it and it does not seem to pop up yet.

Maybe a windows XP issue.
Microsoft-Windows-XT huh? You have a new master --> Google. Try using Chrome browser.
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I tried it and it does not seem to pop up yet.

Maybe a windows XP issue.
try a hilly route, not the beach route...........
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I use the elevation profiles to make sure that my rides have enough hills, not to avoid them.
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Avoid steep hills? Really?

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The site gmap-pedometer.com has shown elevation and calories burned for a number of years. I believe it's a google site?
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once you put in your directions you have to go up and click on the bicycle in the tabs.
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I tried it and it does not seem to pop up yet.

Maybe a windows XP issue.
It appears there are some minimum elevations required for the graph to display. Short flat rides won't generate a profile. You also need to have the bicycling mode set.
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https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Idah...d39.587569!3e1

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To all, I tried Boulder Co to Brainard Lake with google chrome and IE, and yes I did click on the bicycle. Did not work.

Using the link above and changing the locations worked.

My stored favorites link is https://maps.google.com/maps and as well as https://www.google.com/maps seems to be the issue.
Using https://www.google.com/maps/dir/ does work.
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WOW, I just went to google maps and tried the new version and it's pretty impressive. Way better than gmap-pedometer..... Tim
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