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  • Running route generator – does it exist?
  • Premier Icon theflatboy
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    Anyone know if there is such a thing as an online route generator that doesn’t track your existing route, but does the opposite (i.e. you tell it where you want to start from and how far you want to go and it handily gives you a route of exactly that distance)?

    if there isn’t such a thing, there should be. someone make it please, if not. thanks.

    Premier Icon druidh
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    mapmyrun
    bikeroutetoaster

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    do they do it that way round? sorry if i’m being dim, i’ll check them out (assuming the second one exists!). thanks!

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    i don’t think MMR does what i want – you can click through your entire route and it will save it/tell you how far it is. what i want is just to tell it where to start and how far and it to give me the route. you get me?

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Garmin connect will do this on road. Trailrunner if you have a Mac also does it.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    trailrunner being Mac software? any ideas if there’s a PC equivalent or online option?

    Premier Icon soobalias
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    you want it to map you a route

    circular, out and back, onroad, offroad, avoiding toll roads?

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    yeah something like that!

    Premier Icon druidh
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    theflatboy – Member
    i don’t think MMR does what i want – you can click through your entire route and it will save it/tell you how far it is. what i want is just to tell it where to start and how far and it to give me the route. you get me?

    I’m sorry, but how on earth is that going to work?

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    well sadly i’m no mapping/computer genius but it doesn’t sound complicated to me… 😕

    if the gps in my car can work out the quickest route from edinburgh to london is it any harder to work out e.g. a 5 mile loop round roads starting from my house? (obviously give or take a few hundred metres).

    i assumed it would be available somewhere already, hence the question.

    Premier Icon uplink
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    Can’t you just use something like Gmaps Pedometer and create your own route?

    you get a running total as you go along so isn’t difficult at all to tailor the distance

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    yep but i’m too lazy/unimaginative. ironic, isn’t it? 😆

    Premier Icon druidh
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    Easy innit;

    (a) Choose your start point.
    (b) Work out how far you want to run.
    (c) Run for exactly half that distance
    (d) Turn around
    (e) Run back to the start

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    hehe, that is obviously true as well. i’m more thinking that with the prospect of a marathon in my mind, the thought of doing endless training runs would be made simpler if i can just get a generated 14 mile route and set off!

    Premier Icon druidh
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    If you go on to mapmyrun, you can search for routes other folk have done. Put in a locality and it’ll list them.

    Premier Icon ojom
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    Just use endomondo to map it our before you go. It uses G Earth so you can plot it all out then it can obviously record it for you.

    As druidh says, i used to just run out t a point say 4 miles away and then run back. 8 miles bosh.

    Other tip – run to work. You presumably will know how far that is.

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    i’ll give that a shot, cheers. though i still think my idea should exist!

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    This:

    http://www.routeloops.com/

    does it. 🙂

    Premier Icon jota180
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    Superb 😕

    For a 10 mile run from home, part of the suggested route was 4 miles of dual carriageway

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    did you select it on walk mode of transport and avoid highways on the right?

    Premier Icon jota180
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    Yes to both

    It also seems to always want me to do a loop to the East of home no matter how many times I ask for a new route.
    I usually tend to go West as it misses the dual carriageway 🙂

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    ah right. it’s a bit shit then. 😆

    Premier Icon jota180
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    It’s taken you nearly a year to come up with that and it fails – I’m disappointed 😉

    Premier Icon theflatboy
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    i was searching for the same thing again and both that and this thread were in the top few googly results 😆

    Premier Icon IanMunro
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    IIRC the latest garmin bike computer has got a ‘I feel lucky’ function which does what you want.
    Not that this is much help to you. 😀

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