Monday, 8 May 2006


Apologies for the paucity of posts of late. The play seems to be taking up quite a lot of my time.

And when I'm not busy doing that, I'm out on my bike training for the first of my two charity bike rides this summer.

Last Saturday I managed a creditable 29 miles. The ride itself is 32 miles, so I'm now confident I will manage it quite easily.

And this gives me a chance to introduce one of my favourite websites. It's the GMap Pedometer. Designed around the Google Maps API, it allows you to manually work out a cycling or walking route by double-clicking way-points on the map. Much better than using Google Maps own direction-finding software (or any other for that matter) as they all cater for car journeys only. With this website, you can wander off down footpaths or across fields, as you see fit.

And you can save your route as a link. Here's my route from the weekend:


chux said...

cool tool bud - thanks for sharing this.

That was a serious run, surely you must be suffering from chaffing from that?

Clare said...

I couldn't get it to work :-( but then I am technologically inept. Thanks for the advice re: tonight. Still scared people will think I'm too inexperienced/young/dappy...