Route mapping

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Pituophis
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Route mapping

Postby Pituophis » Tue Dec 11, 2012 14:24 pm

As someone who only has a "thick phone" and no access to Strava, what are the best web sites that I can plan out routes or map training rides on, and see what I am actually doing mileage wise etc?
I did stumble upon one the other week, and like an idiot, didn't save it! I can't seem to find it again now :(
Maybe it was a trial or something?
Going out and buying a GPS device is not really an option at the moment. :oops:
Any suggestions?

PoweredByIdris
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Re: Route mapping

Postby PoweredByIdris » Tue Dec 11, 2012 14:31 pm

I use www.bikehike.co.uk to map routes so I can see distance/hills. If it's complicated route, write out some basic directions onto a strip of masking tape and stick it to the top tube.

Buckie2k5
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Re: Route mapping

Postby Buckie2k5 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 14:42 pm

http://ridewithgps.com

excellent mapping tools with elevation chart. you can also print out a cue sheet giving turn by turn directions

Pituophis
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Re: Route mapping

Postby Pituophis » Tue Dec 11, 2012 15:19 pm

Thanks gents, I'll have a look

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Re: Route mapping

Postby oxoman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 15:38 pm

plus 1 for bike hike just remember to switch from follow road when following trails etc otherwise it goes by nearest roads. Cant fault it saves killing my mobile battery to run Strava. Also shows elevation if you want.
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RobertSims
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Re: Route mapping

Postby RobertSims » Tue Dec 11, 2012 15:48 pm

I just use the 'add route' function on here (under training section). Shows cycle routes, mileage and elevation. Works great for me.
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Pituophis
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Re: Route mapping

Postby Pituophis » Tue Dec 11, 2012 16:22 pm

Bike hike is the one I stumbled on before as it turns out :D
Plenty good enough for what I need, thanks again gents.

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Re: Route mapping

Postby drlodge » Thu Dec 13, 2012 14:30 pm

I use http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com with my Garmin 800.
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