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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:49 pm

A solid 90 miles this week filled in some annoying holes and bumped me up to a healthy 41x41
Lots of work now to progress
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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by RIP » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm

Impressive that HOTT. Favourite square?
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Post by Piemonster » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 pm

I’d vote for somewhere round Snowshill of that map, maybe Belas Nap

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Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:56 pm

Currently working my way through a secondary "cluster" that I'll append to my main one over the course of the next couple of months. It needed one awkward square that could have been done by a short "out and back" along a loch shore but I thought it deserved better so "conquered" the massive wee hill of Binnien Shuas yesterday. Great views.

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by belugabob » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:15 pm

Been off the bike since September 1st, due to a dodgy hip.
Missed out on what seemed like a perfect September for riding, so pretty gutted.
Have done a couple of 10km flat routes on Zwift, and building back up towards actual bike rides again.
Been planning lots of future tile hunting, and just heard that a friend is moving right into the centre of one of my target areas, so I'll be able to use his driveway as a starting point for my explorations.

P.S. I didn't get the "Chain in the wrong place" comment, either and, following the 'explanation', I don't get why the quicklink couldn't have been removed/refitted

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:21 pm

RIP wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Impressive that HOTT. Favourite square?
Favourite square? While there have been many one particularly sticks in my mind, close to Banbury I stopped on a track and got the brew kit out, sitting in the sun enjoying my brew, surrounded by buttercups and serenaded by skylarks all my worries just evaporated.

My other favourite isn’t part of the main square yet, that last downhill off the ridgeway, the anticipation of the spectacular Avebury stone circle is like unwrapping a present.
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Post by RIP » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:48 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:21 pm
all my worries just evaporated
:-bd
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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by shutupthepunx » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:46 pm

i like maps and am interested in maybe giving this veloviewer thing a go. although it will go againt my mantra of 'no gods, no masters, no lycra, no strava.'

ive de-googled my android phone ages ago and since then some apps wont work. most do. strava seems to be one of these that needs 'google play services.'

my question is, can i record gpx files (via osmand/garmin) and then upload them to strava on the computer? and then veloviewer them that way? is that a thing? can i do that? thanks

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by Dean » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:44 am

shutupthepunx wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:46 pm
my question is, can i record gpx files (via osmand/garmin) and then upload them to strava on the computer? and then veloviewer them that way? is that a thing? can i do that? thanks
I take my GPX files direct from the memory of the Garmin Map64S (or from Basecamp) and upload individual files to Strava's website through Chrome on my PC using the Veloviewer Chrome app.

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Post by shutupthepunx » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:32 am

great, thanks for that

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Post by composite » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:24 pm

I'm actually still at 40x40. The purple square marked on this image, I believe is 51x51, which could be as little as 5 rides away depending on what I decide to do.

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Post by In Reverse » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:41 pm

Good stuff Neil :-bd

I'm 3 rides off 55x55 and after that I'm at the stage where all the rides are 1hr 20m or so away. Regularly driving big distances to ride a bike doesn't sit entirely right with me tbh. Although I'll probably still do it...

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Post by composite » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:51 pm

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:41 pm

I'm 3 rides off 55x55 and after that I'm at the stage where all the rides are 1hr 20m or so away. Regularly driving big distances to ride a bike doesn't sit entirely right with me tbh. Although I'll probably still do it...
Yeah, this is somewhat my dilemma at the moment and probably the reason that it will take me more than 5 rides. That bottom edge could be done in 1 long one and one shorter mostly off-road ride but if I don't want to drive it will probably be 3 long ones.

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by PaulB2 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:22 am

A train out to telford and then a ride to wolverhampton via a slightly circuitous route would help take care of most if not all of the NW corner
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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by sean_iow » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:27 am

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Regularly driving big distances to ride a bike doesn't sit entirely right with me tbh. Although I'll probably still do it...
composite wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:51 pm
if I don't want to drive it will probably be 3 long ones.
You two are obviously not fully committed to this, the obvious thing is to move house and then start collecting the squares around that, when you have a 50x50 linked up with your current square you move house again and so on :lol:
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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by In Reverse » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:38 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:27 am

You two are obviously not fully committed to this, the obvious thing is to move house and then start collecting the squares around that, when you have a 50x50 linked up with your current square you move house again and so on :lol:
This is actually the seed of a decent idea Sean, but instead of buying a new house we could just swap with other boners once we've don'e our 50x50. I think there's about a 50x50 square between mine and Neils so if we could find a third person who lives in that gap, probably around Stafford, then we could all rotate for the next 2 years or so. :-bd

Needs Reg to set up some sort of register/algorithm...

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by Blackhound » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:02 pm

Went for a spin yesterday to Chesterfield to grab a few tiles and was surprised that I improved to 45x45 as I thought I needed to head out East to improve.

Like others I do not want to get into the car too grab tiles but I do sometimes use a train. A bit less this year as, believe it or not, train rides to increase your VV score is not considered essential!

A number of 5-7 hour rides required to increase score.
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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by belugabob » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:26 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:21 pm
RIP wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Impressive that HOTT. Favourite square?
Favourite square? While there have been many one particularly sticks in my mind, close to Banbury I stopped on a track and got the brew kit out, sitting in the sun enjoying my brew, surrounded by buttercups and serenaded by skylarks all my worries just evaporated.

My other favourite isn’t part of the main square yet, that last downhill off the ridgeway, the anticipation of the spectacular Avebury stone circle is like unwrapping a present.
So - not the one at the back of Nationwide, in Swindon, then?

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Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:21 pm

belugabob wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:26 pm
BigdummySteve wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:21 pm
RIP wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Impressive that HOTT. Favourite square?
Favourite square? While there have been many one particularly sticks in my mind, close to Banbury I stopped on a track and got the brew kit out, sitting in the sun enjoying my brew, surrounded by buttercups and serenaded by skylarks all my worries just evaporated.

My other favourite isn’t part of the main square yet, that last downhill off the ridgeway, the anticipation of the spectacular Avebury stone circle is like unwrapping a present.
So - not the one at the back of Nationwide, in Swindon, then?
I thought we’d agreed to never mention that again :o
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