Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org)

Go Back   Portland Bike Forums (by BikePortland.org) > General Discussion > Route Info
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 02-11-2011, 08:38 AM
lacorota lacorota is offline
Member
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: N.E. Portland (Hollywood).
Posts: 88
Default Map My Ride et. al.

I'm a bit new to using Map My Ride. I haven't taken a plunge for a paid membership, yet. It appears to work quite well, but I'm unsure what the advantages of MMR are over other sources. What I like is it spits out a route fairly fast, with the important info. such as elevation and gradients. I'm no stranger to all manner of Nat. Geo, and Garmin based mapping and data software, but the online offerings are new turf for me.

What I'm curious of . . . does Map My Ride usually select roads you'd consider the optimal choices for cycling? I did a quick route from Banks to Tigard and it chose the Beaverton - Hillsboro Hwy. as a primary transect. Not sure that would be my optimal choice, but it works. So, what's your favorite of the many route / mapping online-software choices? Give me the scoop of pros / cons. I ride a touring bike with a plastic map case and printed map. I prefer that to a bar mounted map computer such as the larger Garmin.
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:40 PM.




A production of Pedaltown Media Inc. / BikePortland.org
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.