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    Useful bicycle resource

    I may be the last person on Earth to have discovered this, but I recently saw an online bike-route mapping tool that's kind of fun, and even useful. It let's you map routes in your city, and even records mileage and elevation changes. Another function, which I haven't tried yet, finds bikeable routes for you. (I'm also not sure if it can recognize MUPs, either.)

    http://www.mapmyride.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bragi View Post
    I may be the last person on Earth to have discovered this, but I recently saw an online bike-route mapping tool that's kind of fun, and even useful. It let's you map routes in your city, and even records mileage and elevation changes. Another function, which I haven't tried yet, finds bikeable routes for you. (I'm also not sure if it can recognize MUPs, either.)

    http://www.mapmyride.com/
    yea, even I knew about that one.
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    Ahhhh, thanks - forgot about this one - like the altitude feature.

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    Thanks...I may have to switch to that one... I have been having "frame" issues with routeslip.com

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    I have been using www.bikely.com. It loads faster than Routeslip. I confess I have not tried Mapmyride. There may be even still others.
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    I don't see the benefit over a paper topographic map, that I can wrap in cellophane and stuff in my pocket if I want to take it with me. When I'm in a strange area I stop dorky utility cyclists or weirdy beardy recumbent riders to ask for precise routing. In the DC region the hispanic guys on cheapo bikes that I've talked with have been extremely knowledgeable about the shortcuts. Some of them get off their restaurant jobs after the subways close and have long commutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwd View Post
    I don't see the benefit over a paper topographic map, that I can wrap in cellophane and stuff in my pocket if I want to take it with me. When I'm in a strange area I stop dorky utility cyclists or weirdy beardy recumbent riders to ask for precise routing. In the DC region the hispanic guys on cheapo bikes that I've talked with have been extremely knowledgeable about the shortcuts. Some of them get off their restaurant jobs after the subways close and have long commutes.
    I mostly use paper maps myself, because you can find the route faster than you can fire up the laptop, but the routing sites are nice, too, because you can calculate mileage pretty quickly and easily, and find out more about the topography. My guess is I'll mostly use the site to figure out how far I went after I get back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwd View Post
    I don't see the benefit over a paper topographic map, that I can wrap in cellophane and stuff in my pocket if I want to take it with me. When I'm in a strange area I stop dorky utility cyclists or weirdy beardy recumbent riders to ask for precise routing. In the DC region the hispanic guys on cheapo bikes that I've talked with have been extremely knowledgeable about the shortcuts. Some of them get off their restaurant jobs after the subways close and have long commutes.
    I find paper maps more convenient for planning routes, but the web sites are much better for sharing routes with others. (I use bikely.com.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by twobikes View Post
    I have been using www.bikely.com. It loads faster than Routeslip. I confess I have not tried Mapmyride. There may be even still others.
    I'm another bikely user. I haven't tried Mapmyride either. I have a topo map book of Arkansas, but I like Bikely's photo feature as well. Bikely is easier to use than my little map calculator wheel.
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