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Old 10-15-09, 09:44 AM   #1
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Directions by bike comming soon to Google Maps

From Google Maps blog:

"cyclists will now find many more trails and paths to explore. Soon we even plan on providing you with biking directions to take advantage of this new data"

Wahoo!!!
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Old 10-16-09, 09:09 AM   #2
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They showed the rig they're using on the Today show this morning. It's a pedal-tricycle with a panoramic camera rig in back of the rider. They didn't mention the weight of the thing, but it looked like it would be a job to get through some of the rougher areas.
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"comming"?
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Old 10-16-09, 11:46 PM   #4
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They showed the rig they're using on the Today show this morning. It's a pedal-tricycle with a panoramic camera rig in back of the rider. They didn't mention the weight of the thing, but it looked like it would be a job to get through some of the rougher areas.
It was in Portland a month ago:
http://bikeportland.org/2009/09/08/g...and-this-week/

quote: I was biking out near Airport Way on [the I-205 bike path] a couple of hours ago and came across the Google Maps Bike. He was riding the ramps up and down from Airport Way to the 205 multi-use path. Hes part of a team from San Diego that trucks the bike(s) around and rides/maps. The setup weighs 300 lbs and he rode 20 miles yesterday.

Personally, I like http://ridewithgps.com/
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Old 10-18-09, 07:07 AM   #5
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They are taking requests to map trails, et al with the trike. Put in a request for your favorite trail.
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That would be sweet, but I'd much rather have some results when searching for bike trails.
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