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Cambridge to Les Gets the final map.

After much effort with dodgy computers I’ve stitched together all 10 days of my travel to Les Gets. Joost at Everytrail listened to their customers and have now enabled importing pictures from Picasa. So here is the trip with all the photos beautifully geotagged. The GPS data is down to street level so you can see every turn and mistake I made.

Unfortunately the GPS height data is very ‘noisy’ and Everytrail doesnt seem to have any statistical smoothing,  so the ascent/descent numbers are  wildly out. It says I climbed 57,653 feet and descended 56,402 feet 🙁 (Although the overall effect is not bad as it implies I’m at 1251 feet whereas I’m at 3800 feet) However, the trip profiles are correct.

The cyclometer displayed a distance of 779 miles and the GPS 801 miles, The boat covered 21 miles where i didn’t pedal 🙂 So pretty amazingly the correlation was spot on!

The moving average for the whole trip was 10.7mph and the overall average including stops when travelling was 7.9mph. So my biking is just over 3 times faster than me walking!

Here it is:-

Cambridge to Les Gets bike ride

Widget powered by EveryTrail: GPS Trip Sharing with Google Maps

My relationship with Google..

Decided to look at my Google web history. Here are the sad graphs of my life with Google:-


It says my total number of Google searches is 12,418 with its first entry in March 2006 (14 searches a day on average). Interesting to see the winter peaks and Summer lows. I like the peaks at 6pm and 10pm

Top site searched was Wikipedia, top clicks were on Google maps. Least used Google service is Google News & products.

All fascinating stuff.