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HMHHMH Posts: 19
edited September 2009 in Road beginners
for beginners on the road you will not take you very well surprise the field, so it can calculate routes previously at http://www.googlebike.com/en.htm. I leave you here an example of a route from Edimburgh to livingston. You can create any route and see the profile and data

wait that you like



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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Cheers!

    Shame I can't use google earth at work :(
  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    Not compatible with Firefox! :o

    I hope Chrome works because I'm not installing IE.

    Wait, I'm confused. :? You have to install a Google Earth plug-in for either Chrome or IE instead of installing a plug-in for Google Earth?
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    Installing IE? Go to windows explorer, type in a website, does a browser window come up? I uninstalled IE once and it was still there.
  • GarzGarz Posts: 1,155
    Strangely looks a little school project style quality.. but will install and give it a go!
  • MKkMKk Posts: 5
    In the example is it not saying you should cycle down the M8!? I find http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php works pretty well!
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    It says its not compatible with firefox, however it still works ok on firefox, at least it does on my pc.
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  • HMHHMH Posts: 19
    that luck
  • SO, what are the advantages to this over similiar other sites/software?
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  • SO, what are the advantages to this over similiar other sites/software?

    not many really, it works on firefox, it's free, it auto follows roads err that's all I can think of. I'm not saying it is good/bad just an alternitive
  • 37monkey wrote:
    SO, what are the advantages to this over similiar other sites/software?

    not many really, it works on firefox, it's free, it auto follows roads err that's all I can think of. I'm not saying it is good/bad just an alternitive

    I think robthehungrymonkey meant the Google map.

    As I can see it's fiddly, the final graphics are censored and you can't click route points with any accuracy.

    The only "useful" thing I can see about it is that it gives you estimated slope % for the ride. However, it only works on routes less than 40km due to accuracy. So pretty pointless really.
  • 37monkey wrote:
    SO, what are the advantages to this over similiar other sites/software?

    not many really, it works on firefox, it's free, it auto follows roads err that's all I can think of. I'm not saying it is good/bad just an alternitive

    I think robthehungrymonkey meant the Google map.

    As I can see it's fiddly, the final graphics are censored and you can't click route points with any accuracy.

    The only "useful" thing I can see about it is that it gives you estimated slope % for the ride. However, it only works on routes less than 40km due to accuracy. So pretty pointless really.

    AS much as I was quite un-impressed, that final feature you mention might tell me what the average gradient is for the hill that killed me at the weekend!
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    AS much as I was quite un-impressed, that final feature you mention might tell me what the average gradient is for the hill that killed me at the weekend!

    I think all it is doing is summing the climb and descent figures and dividing by distance. Any route site should give you those numbers so all you need to do is the final calc.
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  • AS much as I was quite un-impressed, that final feature you mention might tell me what the average gradient is for the hill that killed me at the weekend!

    Well, i'm less fit than i thought that killer hil is actually -0.4% lol. :lol:
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  • Can I ask why this forum, Bike Radar continues to use the route plotter Bikely when 95% of the routes uploaded are outside the UK and 95% of the people that use this forum are from the UK?
  • What's a 'desnivel'?! :)
  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,439
    Fogliettaz wrote:
    Can I ask why this forum, Bike Radar continues to use the route plotter Bikely when 95% of the routes uploaded are outside the UK and 95% of the people that use this forum are from the UK?
    Because BR and Bikely are owned by the same company.
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