Photo by MJ Klein
This article isn’t so much about the ride today as it is about my riding in general.
The other day I learned about a site from Todd, called Bikemap.net. This site allows one to create bicycle routes (either by plotting them on a map or by uploading GPS file data) and then create ride logs using those created routes. One of the best things about Bike Maps is that you can search for routes to ride and share your routes with others too. One of my main complaints is that I often can’t figure out where I should ride to, so I end up going back to places I’ve already been, over and over. Bike Maps allows me to search for and find routes for areas and distances. The best part of Bike Maps is that I can download a GPS data file of the route and upload it to my GPS so I can get turn-by-turn navigation on the GPS while riding. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Today I rode to downtown Hukou, which is something that I try to do every week at least once, for exercise. I normally park across the street from the train station and eat lunch. In fact, today’s photo was actually taken last week, but it was the same exact route and I parked in exactly the same spot as I did today, while eating. Today was no different than any other day that I do this, and normally I don’t bore people with that weekly ride into town, unless something really interesting happens.
This is my Bike Map ride log for today: http://www.bikemap.net/route/339387 I’m going to continue to use Bike Maps and log my rides so you can see where my trike has taken me.
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