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Old 06-13-09, 04:09 AM   #1
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Mapmyride.com

Who knows and/or loves www.mapmyride.com ?

I do!!!

It is optionally free - the worst downside is that there is a little ad that appears on the maps or, for about $40 US, you can get rid of the little ad.

Link off to it and have a look. It's a great tool for recording rides with GPS satellite technology, gradients etc.

If you have (which I don't) a certain GPS enabled phone or i-Phone, you can automatically have your ride tracked.

I am from Melbourne, Australia and would like to meet other people who are on this site.
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Old 06-13-09, 08:33 AM   #2
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I have used it and am not impressed. One thing is that on a route of 100 miles or more, it gets slower and slower until it is almost impossible to use. Due to some little glitch, it will occasionally start doing a thing where it links back to a previous point on each new click. So I like the idea- but the actual implementation leaves something to be desired, and sure doesn't make me want to invest my money in the site.
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@ StephenH- do you have a good alternative? I have been using mapmyride, and generally like it, but have had a few experiences like you describe (though I ride lower mileage, so slowness isn't usually an issue). Overall, I do like mapmyride, but...
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Fair comment - I like it, though. If you know of a better mapping tool that works well and easily, say so.

There is some tool associated with an Australian website that I can't remember the name of that is specifically devoted to hill climbing, plus there is a fairly nifty (again, Australian) website called www.cyclingprofiles.com.au which links into it.

The slowness thing can be annoying (and may have something to do with the computer you're working on, too) and it also doesn't like it when you are cycling on freeways/motorways (whatever they are called in your part of the world), but, generally speaking, for something that is potentially free, I like it.
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Unfortunately, I don't have a good alternative. I have seen people recommend two or three other sites, but haven't even tried them to see how they compare. (Seems like "Bikely" is one, I forget the other.)

On the long distance stuff, that's when I've been trying to enter brevet routes from the cue cards to check elevation (which can be way off anyway). It's not that I'm routinely riding over a 100 miles. I'm just looking for easy challenges.
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http://www.cycle2max.com/ is the website that I was thinking about - it specifically caters for cyclists who want to measure hills - it is created by an Australian (former Olympic cyclist) and has a heavy Aussie basis, but I see that it has other countries measured out, too.

www.bikely.com seems to work on the same principles as www.mapmyride.com

Oh well, each to his own.

You can check out my recent rides, including a lovely ride today in Melbourne's winter at mapmyride.com looking me up under my real name, Glenn Hanafin - it is a great site, IMO: http://www.mapmyride.com/user/124822.../glenn+hanafin

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PS: looks like the mapmyride people already have some comments on your grievances; see here: http://www.mapmyride.com/community/d...rmance/#Item_0
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I use

both map my ride and map my run. I have not encountered any problems with map my run, most likely because I don't look at more than 20+ mile runs. Now map my ride has presented some of the fore mentioned issues but i still enjoy using it. I like the elevation profile feature!
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both map my ride and map my run. I have not encountered any problems with map my run, most likely because I don't look at more than 20+ mile runs. Now map my ride has presented some of the fore mentioned issues but i still enjoy using it. I like the elevation profile feature!
As to your final sentence [about the elevation profile feature], me too!!!

PS. I find that, by turning that feature off whilst doing the mapping, the mapping will work more quickly. Then, just turn it back on again.
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Try BikeRouteToaster I usually use Gmaps Pedometer for most of my rides.

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On the long distance stuff, that's when I've been trying to enter brevet routes from the cue cards to check elevation (which can be way off anyway). It's not that I'm routinely riding over a 100 miles. I'm just looking for easy challenges.
Unfortunately, the best way I've found of doing this is with Topo.
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