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Old 05-31-08, 09:24 PM
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I started cycling last Summer. I really enjoy it. I went for my longest solo ride today, 60.7 miles. It was great and I learned a lot. Anyway, I have been using a Garmin Forerunner 305. I downloaded my ride on Mapmyride.com here's the url: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...ello/397939320

If you click on the tab labeled Hybrid (bottom right of screen) you can see the map overlay with satellite images of beautiful Idaho, where I live. You can also select "view elevation" in the left column and it will show you some of the rollers I went over.

Anywho, I'm really just testing to see if anyone else is able to view the map. There use to be a way to view it in Google Earth and then you could lay out the map so you could actually see the hills I ride around. Idaho is a gorgeous place to ride, especially this time of year. The hills can be killers at times though.

Perhaps in the future I can figure out a way to post the data from my Forerunner so you can see the old ticker clicking away. I only averaged 146 bpm today. Did a 10 mile run the other day and keep my heart rate right at 183 the whole time, whew-wee!
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Old 05-31-08, 09:44 PM
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Actually, just by clicking on View this Route in 3D (Google Earth)**

from your website will bring up the route in Google Earth. Looks like a great ride !
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Originally Posted by sharptailhunter View Post
I started cycling last Summer. I really enjoy it. I went for my longest solo ride today, 60.7 miles.
You stopped 1.3 miles short of a metric century*********** Quitter!!!!* Just kidding.* Nice effort,* a full century is clearly within reach.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by crash66 View Post
You stopped 1.3 miles short of a metric century*********** Quitter!!!!* Just kidding.* Nice effort,* a full century is clearly within reach.
Guess I did huh, I didn't even think of that. I do want to tackle at least one real century this year. Perhaps if I could get with a group so I'm not pushing the wind the whole time. Sure enough I had a head wind each way yesterday. How can that be when it was basically an out and back, stinking wind!

I didn't see the Google earth link when I created the map. Unfortunately it doesn't do those hills justice. I had multiple 7-8% grades and one 10% hill to go over. In fact I live at the top of a 7% grade, that gets annoying going up that thing after all my rides. Next home will be built on the flats.
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