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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:22 pm 
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Ride with GPS is quite cool, found some interesting routes to play about with.

Not so sure about MapmyRide...bit garish and lots of ads, like the workout option tho. Found quite a few new routes too.

Inspired me to get out and about with the missus today...

todays route

the GPS on my phone was acting up so i re-plotted it in google maps

some pics..

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Link to my poor cycling efforts here.

http://ridewithgps.com/users/15381/activities

If you look carefully in todays ride, you can just spot the point where I stuffed it, when trying to get out of a rut.

Will add a few more when I get the chance. Username for me is as per this forum name.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:10 pm 
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BobCatMax wrote:
Ride with GPS is quite cool, found some interesting routes to play about with.

Not so sure about MapmyRide...bit garish and lots of ads, like the workout option tho. Found quite a few new routes too.

Inspired me to get out and about with the missus today...

todays route

the GPS on my phone was acting up so i re-plotted it in google maps

some pics..

Image



Used to walk my dog here before she died. Never cycled up this track though. Very slippy in winter. Did you go up the steep track from the waterworks, or the easier track from the A24/27, by the golf club entrance? If you turn 1st left down this track, then bear right at the next junction, you get to the top of my road!

I am putting rides onto my ridewithgps proflie, though they almost all feature pubs! :oops: Feel free to look/download/drink etc. (see below) C u on a hill.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:04 am 
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Hi,

Getting the hang of this gps thing now :lol:

New route yesterday http://ridewithgps.com/trips/87863

This is a good free program....

If you can't find me by searching routes, search users for Dave Rowlands :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:43 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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It's quite addictive, isn't it.

Had a look at a couple of your routes dave, and quite interested in the loop up through Angmering, looks like it could be fun.

As for that route with the pics, don't think we went up near the water works..we came in past the old Aviva building and went down past the golf club on the way home..

btw, nothing wrong with having pubs enroute..gives me more ammunition to persuade the missus


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:28 pm 
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BobCatMax wrote:

Had a look at a couple of your routes dave, and quite interested in the loop up through Angmering, looks like it could be fun.



You will find i had an unexpected meeting with two stile's on that route, just approaching Clapham church! :oops: Got a little lost. There is a shop/tea room in Clapham, on the left as you go down to the main road...blink and you miss it. Good though.

TTFN,

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Heres my routes

http://ridewithgps.com/users/15381

I have just plotted one and sent it to the GPS but have yet to try it - Chanctonbury to Cissbury - anyone done that?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:48 pm 
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DA-EVO wrote:
Heres my routes

http://ridewithgps.com/users/15381

I have just plotted one and sent it to the GPS but have yet to try it - Chanctonbury to Cissbury - anyone done that?


Hi fella,

Just looked at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/149271
Looks a bit steep coming out of Botolphs :shock: Most of the up, and down, at the start/finish is SDW so rights of way should be OK.

Chanctonbury to Cissbury, but starting near the A27 at Sompting, yesterdays ride.....
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/87863

Would be nice to build a library of routes/users for the benifit of all here :D

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South East Deputy AEC
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Piperdave wrote:
Would be nice to build a library of routes/users for the benifit of all here


That was kind of what i was hoping would happen.

I know that there are quite a few of us in this area and a little bit of inspiration goes a long way to sorting out new routes..and maybe even some get togethers?

DA-EVO wrote:
Chanctonbury to Cissbury - anyone done that?


A mate of mine does that section of the SDW a fair bit DA-EVO, he dug out an old route from MBUK from 2006 going all round that way, i've been meaning to plot it for a while now, and you gave me a reason. I'll see if i can get it on here asap


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A few suggestions if I may.

1). Could put all the ridewithgps users at the top of the thread and everyone befriend each other, can email each other with updates.

2). With the forums permission, set up a retrobike account that a few people can admin and add routes that people can check against. One shared email address to send route files to.

In terms of runs set up some runs with plenty of notice so that people can organise their time around them. Done this before with a few car events and seems to work well. CTC organise their runs 3 months in advance usually and typically they fairly well attended.


Just thoughts, might be better ones. Meeting points there is parking for those that travel I guess? Tintin40 doing some good runs but for me personally work means I have to change plans often and haven't managed to hook up on any - would personally need more notice but that's not a criticism it is just my circumstances.


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