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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Elevation info center

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    As this I am experiencing "elevation" for the first time, and I'm kinda type A about data, I thought I'd start this thread.

    Thought it would be a nice, main location to post those great elevation profiles I see floating around TE.

    Veronica, jobob... all you other climbing divas?

    As a first request: anybody know the elevation gain for Tunnel Rd to Skyline to Pinehurst (I think it's still Oakland up there)?

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    According to KLIMB, that's 1090 feet in 6 miles.
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    Thanks MP! What is KLIMB?

    I guess posting resources for such info would be a good add as well...
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    KLIMB is great freeware - really good for checking mileages and elevation of routes you are thinking of doing:

    http://www.klimb.org/klimb.html
    Sarah

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    Check out Bikely www.bikely.com . You can map your route and it will give you an elevation profile.

    Here's the route I was riding when I met up with you and Trek on Sunday:

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/East-Bay-loop
    (except I stopped at Sunol)

    Click on Show (directly under the Bikely logo), then click on Elevation Profile.

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    Great info grrls!!

    Keep it coming....

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    http://www.motionbased.com/

    There is a flood of info going into Motion-Based. In MB you can see people's actual results from their Garmins plus the elevation profiles. Basic accounts are free.

    I search on city or key words all the time. For instance, all of us on Party Pardee Saturday reported lower than usual elevation gains (probably due to barometric changes). Last night I found 6 downloads from Saturday and another 8 from previous (probably volunteer) rides that reported much higher gains. The numbers looked more in line with my past years' results so I reported the same 4,100' that I always have and don't feel like I cheated in anyway.

    You can search www.bikely.com (which Jobob mentioned the same way) and find profiles and elevation gains. The elevation gains in Bikely appear to be somewhat in the ballpark of real life, maybe a bit high but not bad.

    www.routeslip.com - similar to bikely.com, slower to use, can't edit routes and elevation profiles are skyhigh, but can be a source for route ideas.
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    For the Geysers/Pine Flat ride we did this weekend, one guy uploaded his Garmin data to Google Earth so we can re-"ride" the ride again - it created this great little map which moves you along, you can tilt it and ride up the climbs and everything.

    Super geeky cool.

    The link's at home or I'd attach it here.
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    I went to Bikely and input the ride Trek420 and I did Sunday... without my wrong turn It's simply titled : Oakland to Lafayette

    That's really a cool site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate View Post
    http://www.motionbased.com/
    For instance, all of us on Party Pardee Saturday reported lower than usual elevation gains (probably due to barometric changes). Last night I found 6 downloads from Saturday and another 8 from previous (probably volunteer) rides that reported much higher gains. The numbers looked more in line with my past years' results so I reported the same 4,100' ....

    I wondered about that. I just always use what the Polar says, I figure that way the data is always skewed in the same way. I know sometimes it has to register too high.

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    If you're riding in the north bay, check out:

    http://www.srcc.com/cgi/srcc/profiles.pl

    One of our club members compiled this data with his Garmin. If you click on the profile, you get the details of start-stop points and directions.

    Edited to add: Note the scale varies from profile to profile, you'll also get the scale when you click on the profile.
    Last edited by Deanna; 04-09-2007 at 01:33 PM.
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    Maybe, but it and my Ciclo seem to measure fairly similarly and always less than the organizers claim for the ride. I did a little research this time because it was more than just a little low compared to other years and all of us had the same low results. Motion-Based had very high numbers with the low end being more in-line with my previous years'. I figured the law of averages was sufficient.

    MP's Ciclo is always lower than my Ciclo. It's just weird.

    Vastly changing weather patterns like we had on Saturday tend to skew the numbers.

    Now, let's compare temperature readings.
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    Hey SK... maybe you're just "sitting higher" (tee-hee-hee ) than MP.

    spazz
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    Temperature .... I looked at the weather near Iowa Hill. It's not going to be warm enough for my honey this week. He likes the forecast to say at least a max of 65. Oh well. Maybe that one free weekend I have in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzdog View Post
    Hey SK... maybe you're just "sitting higher" (tee-hee-hee ) than MP.

    spazz
    Naw, I just think MP's lazy.

    Inside joke: MP thinks I'm lazy because I won't ride over a 200k. Remember, rides should never interfere with the cocktail hour.
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