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    Google Maps now features elevation profiles for bike routes.

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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.
    Last edited by CB HI; 05-16-14 at 11:28 PM.
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    or find them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    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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    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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