Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Bikes: '79 Peugeot UE8, '89 Schwinn Mesa Runner, '79 Schwinn Traveler
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Calculating distance of rides online
I thought some of you might find this useful:
I don't have a bike computer, but I'm often curious about how far I travel on errands and other adventures. I previously used Google Maps, inputting my departure and destination addresses to yield directions and distance. Problem was, Google rarely picked the same route I used. Today on the Lifehacker blog
I read about this Google Maps application for determining walking distances
. While aimed at pedestrians, I figured it would work for bicyclists, too.
Yesterday, a trip to the LBS turned into a quest to find out where, exactly, the bike route ended (the bike route signs unceremoniously ended, so I'm not sure if I found the end or missed a turn). At any rate, I traced my route, turn by turn, on the G Map Pedometer and the result can be viewed here
Pretty neat, I think.