Creating a route?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Jmetz, 15 May 2010.

  1. Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    I opted to use bikehike.co.uk to create a series of 6 routes, with the intention of printing of road by road directions a la google maps.


    I got my routes and saved them as google earth files, but when i open each in google earth im struggling to come across the directions in the traditional word format :smile:

    Anyone know how to extract this info from google earth? Or even maybe suggest a better route planning site.
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    anyone :smile:
     
  3. toroddf

    toroddf Guest

    I use Multimap after experiencing the same problems as you have.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    Cheers for the response, i expect i will be doing the same as you then unless someone suggests a simpler idea.

    Thanks
     
  5. Moonlight

    Moonlight New Member

    bikeroutetoaster.com has route planning with directions, you can also input speed and climbing speed, it then calculates predicted journey time and has an altitude graph. Might be worth a shot.
     
  6. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    RideWithGPS has the cue sheet option too.

    Import your .kml files and see what it does.
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Hoorah! I've been using bikehike to calulate mileages, but it can;t cope with following off road bike paths automatically - looks like toaster can!
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Hmm, well some, anyway...
     
  9. bagpuss

    bagpuss Über Member

    Location:
    derby
    I always stick to using a map,normally landranger.By working from a map and writing it down you learn the route.Clip route outline to your bars.
    Half the fun is in the planning.
     
  10. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Agreed. I use a map to plan my ride... and then plot it on the web (a map again) and load it to my 305 :hugs:

    In doing that, I do get a feel for the route in advance. It's best of both worlds! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Yellow7

    Yellow7 Über Member

    Location:
    Milton Keynes
  12. OP
    OP
    Jmetz

    Jmetz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Preston/Manchester
    on the bike route toaster

    i cant seem to find where you enter your start and finish post codes....
     
  13. HaloJ

    HaloJ Rabid cycle nut

    Location:
    Watford
    It doesn't have that feature it's point and click. It does produce superb routing maps for garmin devices though especially with the ability to set the turn warning distance.
     
  14. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
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