Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cycling: Cycling Routes

Just a quick note that I've added a link to a page with links to the Bikely and MapMyRide maps of my major cycling trips down at the bottom of the page. As I go new rides, I'll be updating that page with maps.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Cycling: Route Maps

I've uploaded maps of some of my longer rides to MapMyRide. MapMyRide has a lot of nice features, but is rather ad-heavy. I'm also going to try Bikely, which doesn't have as many ads, but doesn't have as many features either. Once I've settled on one, I'll throw a permanent link up on the blog.

BTW, I'm experimenting with the "Read More!" feature so that I can hide the bulk of these posts, so you don't have to scroll down through several screens to get to the previous post. Please let me know if there are problems!

(These maps are trimmed at each end so as not to broadcast exact home location to the world.)

First up, my old standby: the Beaches/Taylor Creek/Don Valley loop.

A Don Valley/Humber River loop. This eventually got expanded northward to become my first metric century.

My first time riding the Black Creek ravine trails.

A loop out to Etobicoke Creek by way of the Belt Line and the Eglinton bike trails.

Another Etobicoke Creek loop, this one incorporating the upper creek as well as the lower.

My first time riding in Scarborough. The Highland Creek trail is great, though last time I was there part of it had washed away.

Another ride out into Scarborough. This one is one-way because I forgot to eat breakfast and ran out of energy. I had to get a ride back.

A ride the full length of the Don Valley Trail. This one is one-way because I got caught in a thunder storm and had to get a ride back.

This was my first 100+km ride, incorporating the Don Valley and Humber River trails.

My second 100+km ride, this time through Scarborough.

A good ride from Toronto to Port Credit. This was a precursor to my Hamilton ride.

The big Hamilton ride.

The Tour of Toronto ride.

This one is also up on Bikely:

Sunday's Canada's Wonderland ride.

And here are some out-of-town rides:

A short loop on the Bruce Peninsula.

A very hilly ride from the Red Umbrella Inn on Twelve Mile Lake into Haliburton.

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Cycling: Interviewed

Stephen Michalowicz of Torontoist has posted a short article about my ride animations: The Cyclist Who Drew Toronto.

Ignore the "Read More!" -- it doesn't apply here. Anyone know how to turn it off for short posts?
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