Old 01-07-09, 02:32 PM
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The one 100% must-have feature for any ride tracking side is the ability to draw routes and have them be auto-routed onto roads. Bikely has this. gmap-pedometer.com has it. bikejournal and bikewire don't.

The other 99% must-have feature is keyboard navigation of the mapping area (+/- to zoom in/out, arrow keys to scroll around). Bikely has this, most others don't.

I lost my garmin 305 and I'm too cheap to buy another so what I do after each ride is to draw it into bikely and save the route with a name like "20090107 Commute to work". I know it doesn't give me fancy stats like my average speed and what-not but I at least know the mileage and approximately how much climbing was involved. I care more about visualizing the path I took, not so much counting yearly mileage.

So for now I'm stuck with bikely even though there are some things about it that really irritate me (make a wrong click? too bad - no undo function!).
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