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Solocle

Active Member
Location
Dorset / Oxford
Having got my cluster from Lufbra to London, I'd recommend a series of shorter rides without too many out and back detours. I say this mainly because it can start to get a bit tiring and slow if you're forever turning round. It may have taken me a few more rides to do it this way but was pleasant (apart from the gap in the middle of the country).
Oh yeah, I try to avoid spurs as much as possible for that reason. The Oxford ride is only 14 U-turns, the rest is done with junctions! I find the worst thing I can do when tiling is hit off-road stuff, which is a real drag...
 

YukonBoy

The Monch
Location
Inside my skull
View attachment 532312 reached 20x20 yesterday and have to choose between aiming for the bigger goal of filling the M25 or picking of edge tiles to get the square size up. doing about 100-115km for each ride
I have checked today and have also hit 20x20 after this weeks square grabbing outing.
 

tallliman

Veteran
Oh yeah, I try to avoid spurs as much as possible for that reason. The Oxford ride is only 14 U-turns, the rest is done with junctions! I find the worst thing I can do when tiling is hit off-road stuff, which is a real drag...
Definitely agree there. Unless its the only way, I try and avoid any off-road sections
 

Global Nomad

Regular
Location
London
as long as you don't miss the spurs which on such a ride/goal will be properly annoying. I don't have turn by turn guidance so just following the route on the garmin is usually ok, but spurs can easily be missed. tend to cross check with explorer viewer app, strava on the phone and the every tile app on the garmin - the latter is limited but can be useful to see if a tile has been visited, particulalry when you just dip into it...
 

Solocle

Active Member
Location
Dorset / Oxford
as long as you don't miss the spurs which on such a ride/goal will be properly annoying. I don't have turn by turn guidance so just following the route on the garmin is usually ok, but spurs can easily be missed. tend to cross check with explorer viewer app, strava on the phone and the every tile app on the garmin - the latter is limited but can be useful to see if a tile has been visited, particulalry when you just dip into it...
Yep, I have turn by turn on the Wahoo, and tend to have the map up on such endeavors! My preferred method of ensuring that I hit the tile is ride along the spur until it recalculates, because often it doesn't tell you precisely where you need to turn, and I don't like guessing off a map...
 
Perhaps, but they're generally not long spurs.
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It's not that dissimilar to the number of control points on an Audax, so nothing too taxing!
Why not remove the spur? The road in the middle looks well used and appears to come back onto your route at the bottom.

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Solocle

Active Member
Location
Dorset / Oxford
A slightly different one yesterday...
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Grabbed 6 extra tiles with a 12 km run. My mum had a dental appointment in Poole, so couldn't let the chance to fill out a bit go to waste!

It really feels like lockdown is over, running alongside main roads is pretty stinky again.

It's not too difficult to add that little set to my max cluster :smile:
 

Solocle

Active Member
Location
Dorset / Oxford
OK, so I was playing around with the chrome extension...
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I tweaked the code to show clusters created by new rides! Currently no way of telling whether it's max cluster or not, the main use for such a feature that I can think of would be giving you prospective explorer score and max cluster...
 

Global Nomad

Regular
Location
London
out for a longer ride today, grey and a bit rainy until at the furthest point on my ride, in the rain and trying to navigate tracks between fields and non existent public ways I slashed a tyre (25mm tubeless) and despite all attempts could not fix it. end of ride. walked a mile to the nearest village. called a cab, waited 30 mins - the sun had at least come out - and then for the first time ever I was rescued by a taxi and paid £65 for a 32 mile journey home....explorer tiles....worth it? of course!! just need to try and be more careful on the routing, though its not always possible as you all well know. its a long way out to the edge so only got about ten missing tiles/holes but they helped the cluster
 
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