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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Search long enough and you'll find it

I have enjoyed using to map the rides that I take on my bike. One of the things that has kept me using the service is the way they allow you to post the maps in a blog. It is a nice and clean presentation. was sometimes hard to map. It takes a lot of time to create a map because you have follow each curve in the road. You also are only able to use the map information as a Web element.

That is what got me looking for an alternative at first. I wanted something where I could create a course and then download the data into my GPS device. It sure would be nice to map out a ride on the Web so that I could have the directions in my Garmin Edge 305.

Then, while reading earlier this week, I cam across Wow, this is exactly what I am looking for! Not only does it allow you to create a map and download the course into your Edge, it also has a feature that allows you to follow a road when detailing the map. In other words, you can click on point A then go farther away on the map to click on point B and the script will draw a line that follows the road between the two points. A great time saver!

The downside is that the presentation of the map in your blog is not as clean as the option. Still, it does work and going forward you will start to see rides appear in the format.

Well, will today be the day that Hincapie makes a move? I'm hearing that today's stage 5 will be the most interesting full stage up to this point - the true first stage of the Tour for the general classification riders. Where will Levi be at the end of the day? Will Hincapie have everything fall in place and take the yellow jersey? It is possible...



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