I saw a Route Planning Guide on BikePacking and I realized that some of it I use and a couple of things I will add. The rest I will look at after a couple of trips and see what I could have done better.First off, I love the Delorme’s Atlas and Gazetteer series of maps…… Continue reading My Own Route Planning Guide
I watched this video and was reminded of my last TransAm, the section on the East Coast, where a couple of groups wanted to catch up to me, and they did. They cut the chords of a route that meandered. Sure, they rode long days, and so did I. But on my path I encountered…… Continue reading Happy Maps for Biking
Welcome to FreeAirPump.com, an ever-growing list of places that provide free air for tires. Are you fed up with paying $0.75 to $1.00 just to fill up one of your tires? Do you think it’s ridiculous to have to swipe your credit card in order to get access to something that should be free? FreeAirPump.com…… Continue reading Is FreeAirPump Something Or Nothing?
via Commute by Bike This combines three of my favorite things – mapping, crowdsourcing, and bicycling – is something I can’t help cheer! Earlier this month, at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, geography professor Dr. Trisalyn Nelson launched a new bike mapping website called BikeMaps.org. The website is a crowdsourced bike safety map…… Continue reading Bike Safety Maps via Crowdsourcing
Article from KATU PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland cyclists have a new tool to examine the safety record of city streets. A new interactive map from the MIT Media Lab tracks the 1,085 bike crashes that happened in Portland between 2010 and 2013. The numbers show some of the city’s busiest streets are also the ones…… Continue reading Interactive Map Tracks Portland Bicycle Maps
CYCLING THE ALPS Just look at the Google Earth Plug In version of the Prologue, shown below. Is this cool or what? I know, but if I get up too late to see the stage map on TV, this is sooooo much better. Cycling the Alps 3D tours