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2011/03/30 00:54:09 (permalink)
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cycling routes

Hi guys
 
Does anyone know of the best place to get cycling routes from?
 
I am getting a decnt bike soon, and want to go out on some long bike rides for cardio, I have an iphone if there are any apps that have what I am looking for? I have an app that measures speed/time but not sure if there are any with like sat Nav directions but for bike routes?
 
I have seen cycle routes website with routes, but I am hoping for an iphone app if possible
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    m12_shakes
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 13:41:01 (permalink)
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    I'm not sure if it will help, but Bike Hub is a good all round cycling app...

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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 17:32:25 (permalink)
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    cheers mate, will take a look
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 18:55:35 (permalink)
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    What bike are you getting mate?
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 20:23:40 (permalink)
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    Hi mate
     
    Im getting a Trek 7.5 for sure... I am hoping I win it tomorrow on ebay 2009 edition but still as new
     
    But if I dont win that I will still get a trek 7.5 as many people have said they are great bikes, I know nothing about bikes, but I want one for commuting and for cardio purposes and dont want an actual road bike
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 20:58:33 (permalink)
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    markfj

    Hi mate

    Im getting a Trek 7.5 for sure... I am hoping I win it tomorrow on ebay 2009 edition but still as new

    But if I dont win that I will still get a trek 7.5 as many people have said they are great bikes, I know nothing about bikes, but I want one for commuting and for cardio purposes and dont want an actual road bike

     
    Yeah road bikes aren't for everyone. Looks a decent bike.
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 21:06:04 (permalink)
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    Cool. I presume you are into cycling? What bike do you have?

    I'm clueless with bikes so just went on my budget and others reccommendations
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 23:35:54 (permalink)
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    markfj

    Cool. I presume you are into cycling? What bike do you have?

    I'm clueless with bikes so just went on my budget and others reccommendations

     
    Not massively into it. Got into single speed riding last year when I joined a gym that was further away (don't run a car.)
     
    Planning to invest in a good road bike next Spring when I have time to do some distance riding.
     
    Currently running a 2010 Kona Paddy Wagon. Highly recommend it.
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/30 23:40:53 (permalink)
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    Simpleton question from me - Is there an advantage to the single speed Wes, or is it simply cheaper or what?

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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/31 18:21:43 (permalink)
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    Simpleton question from me - Is there an advantage to the single speed Wes, or is it simply cheaper or what?

     
    More preferences than specicific advantages. You work harder on the bike so it makes you fitter. Yes cost is a factor as obviously not having to run a group set saves a few quid. Disadvantage with that is that it limits the riding you can do. It would be difficult to do a group ride around hills/long distances as you would struggle to keep up (especially down hill.)
     
    Maintenance is easier and there are less parts that can break so they are good for winter riding. Aside from that it's just fun. I seem to get into the ride more as I'm not thinking about what gear I need to be in. Also satifying when you do tackele some hills and just power up them without "cheating." ;-) Nice way to do what for me is a fairly short commute.
     
    There was an explosion in single speed & fixed gear a few years ago which started as a crossover from the London courier scene. Lot of people don't like it for that reason as they see it  as a fashion statement and London couriers as cyclists don't have a great rep.
     
     
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/31 19:24:38 (permalink)
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    Cycling is a dangersous sport on todays roads,unless people specifically aim for me,could be that i suppose.

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    Re:cycling routes 2011/03/31 20:19:19 (permalink)
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    www.mapmyrun.com can't go wrong.
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/04/01 01:24:50 (permalink)
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    cheers guys :)
     
    I already have Cyclemeter, which measures you speed/route/distance etc I was just looking for a cycle sat nav as I dont know of any longish routes around me, taht Bike Hub one seems what I am looking for tough!
     
    so I won that bike on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/...PageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
     
    Just now curious on peoples recommendations on accessories lol, I know the basics
     
    but probably some I hadnt thought of, I am aiming to do 20-30 miles 2-3 times a week, time permitting and new to cylcing with a decent bike so any ideas will come in handy
     
     
     
     
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/04/01 01:28:07 (permalink)
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    ginasmg

    Cycling is a dangersous sport on todays roads,unless people specifically aim for me,could be that i suppose.

    yeah have to admit, it does worry me a little... looking at the bikehub app you can choose "quiet roads" that apparently thakes you though backstreets, will give that a go..
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/04/02 00:33:22 (permalink)
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    www.bikeroutetoaster.com is the best website to planning bike rides, as it also contains all the national and international cycling paths and has an auto routing engine - just make sure that you select OSM instead of google maps and select bike instead of car. 
     
     
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/04/02 11:43:17 (permalink)
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    markfj

    cheers guys :)

    I already have Cyclemeter, which measures you speed/route/distance etc I was just looking for a cycle sat nav as I dont know of any longish routes around me, taht Bike Hub one seems what I am looking for tough!

    so I won that bike on ebay
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/...PageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Just now curious on peoples recommendations on accessories lol, I know the basics

    but probably some I hadnt thought of, I am aiming to do 20-30 miles 2-3 times a week, time permitting and new to cylcing with a decent bike so any ideas will come in handy

    Front and rear LED lights.
    Hi Vis Jacket
    Helmet
    Topeak saddle bag. Keep a spae inner tube, tyre lever, socket so you can change a tyre on a ride.
    Good quality hand pump like Topeak that you can attach to the frame where the bottle cage goes.





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    markfj
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    Re:cycling routes 2011/04/03 01:15:56 (permalink)
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    cheers mate, appreciate it :)
     
    have some of that on order already
     
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