Tuesday, June 3, 2008


When we ride, we go...somewhere.

I find that mapping my rides brings closure to the experience. It gives me perspective on time, distance, and elevation, and it roots the experience into an image I can grok.

Even a simple loop can have character. sometimes, it is only revealed in its map.

I use www.bikerouttoaster.com to create maps of my routes. This Google Maps mashup does a nice job of creating cue sheets and providing elevation profiles for the routes.

I have grouped my rides into Local and Exotic categories. The local routes are those I access directly from home (Laurel, MD) or after a short (<30 minutes) drive. Exotic rides are those that take more effort to access. Local


New York 5 Boros Ride43.09 Mi.2260 Ft.