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  • Veloviewer Explorer max. square – what's the average / distribution?
  • Premier Icon kcal
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    Without too much effort, have got the Explorer max. square to a reasonable amount. Obviously its all local – how hard is it to get “just one more increment” ?

    Quite hilly round here too, so filling in the gaps is not at all easy 🙂

    Eddington is just “ride more” obviously. Same for the tile count..

    12×12

    Premier Icon bails
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    Wut?

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I have no idea what you’re on about…

    And you need to visit here for some hills 😉

    Premier Icon faustus
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    Nope, just one non sequitur after another i’m afraid…?

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    mines just 3×3 …. i tend to ride around big circumferences of them rather than around a set small area.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    I do, swavis, I do. Will be in touch.

    And no I haven’t been drinking 🙂

    Premier Icon whitestone
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    Veloviewer explorer logs how many adjacent OS grid squares you have ridden through then calculates the biggest sided square of those, hence 3×3, 4×4, etc. I think mine’s 3×3.

    Premier Icon faustus
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    I get the value of veloviewer. But this is just a comparison of on the ground cycling reality, against an arbitrary and theoretical set of map squares. I have no idea how that could enhance my cycling in any way. Why give primacy to a human created two dimensional method of measurement, over the depth and variety of the existing world you cycle through?

    Maybe they are just trying to ‘measure’ something that is just too nebulous i.e. ‘exlporing’. It works with quantifiable things like distance and time (so speed), but this just does not compute.

    Premier Icon swanny853
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    It’s just another way of looking at things really, isn’t it? Certainly tempted to give it a go as it might be the nudge I need to do a bit more country lane exploring rather than sticking to the fun but known ridgelines

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    The VV Explorer square is a great way to encourage you to explore the areas between the (better known) tracks. I’ve been finding lots of nice wee spots as a result of filling in some blanks. Many will likely become bivvy spots in the near future.

    I’m currently on 11×11 but can get to 14×14 with a little effort. Then it starts getting really tough, with the Monadliath and Cairngorm ranges included.

    Eddington is currently 64 (26 this year)

    Premier Icon paladin
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    would be easier if the explorer worked on the OS map…

    Premier Icon acidtest
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    The VV Explorer square is a great way to encourage you to explore the areas between the (better known) tracks.

    That’s a good way of looking at it, just had a look at mine and it’s 5×5. It’s highlighted to me that there’s a few areas around here that need some exploring and there could be some great trails I’m missing out on. It’s a bit like how geocaching can take you to some cool places you never knew existed.

    Cheers.

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