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.
That is a great google hack. I do hope that google makes it available on google.com-- I have no idea how stable sueandpaul.com is, although I appreciate what they did.
winter is comming
Yeah this tool rocks.. I was even able to trace a path on a future cyclotouring trip and get the distance. Love it!