Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:18 pm

Aye rich, I’m in this part of London for another two weeks so I’ll just ride the south bank and double bag them :-bd
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Post by sean_iow » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:40 pm

Pickers wrote:Obviously now if you're doing Veloviewer you'll have to edit out that boat trip down the Thames! None of us here have any ferry trips between islands. No sirree.... cough...
Who would do such an underhand thing :wink: Anyone who looks at my velowiewer will see I didn't have my garmin on when on the Sandbanks, Muddyford, Hythe, Hamble,Gosport, Lymington, Cowes or Portsmouth ferries.... oh hang on :lol:
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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:02 pm

Luckily I’ve looked at the map thing and I only gained two squares on the isle of dogs, south of the river avoided :-bd
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Post by Dyffers » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:13 pm

Some filthy lanes this morning means I've finally dragged my 29x29 max square North out of the Isle of Purbeck and up to 30x30 for the first increase in about 14 months. More to come this winter.

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Post by PJG » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:28 pm

Dyffers wrote:Some filthy lanes this morning means I've finally dragged my 29x29 max square North out of the Isle of Purbeck and up to 30x30 for the first increase in about 14 months. More to come this winter.
Good effort sir !

I've found how to compare BBoners efforts now on the VVE leaderboard, summat else to inspire me to get out over winter :-)

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Post by techno » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 am

Wow fellas I've some work to get up to those numbers!
Pleased that I've extended mine to 10x10 tonight.
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Post by techno » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:16 am

PJG wrote: I've found how to compare BBoners efforts now on the VVE leaderboard, summat else to inspire me to get out over winter :-)

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How do ya do that? Is there a BB Strava club?
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Post by In Reverse » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:36 am

There is. Join it on Strava then you can view it through the VVE leaderboard drop-down menu

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Post by techno » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:43 am

In Reverse wrote:There is. Join it on Strava then you can view it through the VVE leaderboard drop-down menu
Ah, great. Thanks Andy.
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Post by whitestone » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:41 pm

What's the BB Strava club called? What I thought were the obvious candidates turned up nothing.
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Post by techno » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:44 pm

whitestone wrote:What's the BB Strava club called? What I thought were the obvious candidates turned up nothing.
Took me a while to find it too.
It's "bear bones bikepacking" click on the cycling tab and it's there a way down.
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Post by techno » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:44 am

Or click on that....
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Post by Blackhound » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:23 pm

Got my 2018 score up to 10x10 so happy with that although I may get chance to extend further tomorrow depending on where group goes. A lot of work required to improve my lifetime score, about six fairly long rides so maybe something for the winter.
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Post by whitestone » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:27 pm

techno mail wrote:Or click on that....
Ta, now joined
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Post by techno » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 pm

11x11 bagged last night =)
It was a fun one too including a bit of trespass a soggy riverbank and chilly toes :-bd
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Post by In Reverse » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Well in Andy. I hit 14x14 last night. A 45km ride around Peover tomorrow (work allowing) will take me to 16x16. Think 20x20 is only 3 rides away after that...

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Post by Blackhound » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:51 am

14x14 for 2018 achieved in my last ride. Only got a couple of rides left this year so might aim for 16x16.
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Post by techno » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:00 pm

good work you too, i can get 12x12 with one more square. might push it to 13 by new year but gonna be tough to find the time to get out much.
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Post by belugabob » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:07 pm

Filled in one missing tile (which was awkward to get to, due to proximity to a busy dual carriageway), to jump from 6x6 to 8x8.

Got some more rides planned over the Xmas break - I can see this becoming quite addictive :)

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Post by Alan63 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:43 pm

New to veloviewer this year. Have reached 6 x 6. Only a couple of tiles away from 7 x 7. We collect tiles cycling, hillwalking, running and orienteering. Good fun.

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Post by mat_swan » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Made it up from 7 overlapping 14x14 squares to 3 times 15x15 today. It's mostly road work to expand the square at the moment so it depends if I've been feeling like it. I think 16 shouldn't take much more effort, although one of them is still in the middle of Crawley, then it gets much harder again.

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Post by AlasdairMc » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:47 pm

mat_swan wrote: one of them is still in the middle of Crawley, then it gets much harder again.
In that area the done thing is to attach your GPS to a drone to get to the places you can’t normally reach, so I’m told... :lol:

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Post by mat_swan » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:29 pm

If ferries are ok I might take the train!

I've done pretty much all the squares that can be got by 'skimming' the edge of town so at some point I'm just going to have to get up really early and do a lap

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Post by belugabob » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:10 am

mat_swan wrote:Made it up from 7 overlapping 14x14 squares to 3 times 15x15 today. It's mostly road work to expand the square at the moment so it depends if I've been feeling like it. I think 16 shouldn't take much more effort, although one of them is still in the middle of Crawley, then it gets much harder again.
Well, even though you're a bit ahead of me on the max grid size, I do have all of Crawley town centre covered (doing this also pushes up your average speed, somewhat, as you have to sprint to outrun the chavs)

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