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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2325 on: 14 October, 2021, 04:20:49 pm »

Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2326 on: 14 October, 2021, 04:56:20 pm »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2327 on: 14 October, 2021, 10:10:20 pm »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2328 on: 15 October, 2021, 08:39:34 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
I could always pedal on to a Ferry taking me somewhere, ha

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2329 on: 15 October, 2021, 08:45:01 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2330 on: 15 October, 2021, 09:31:12 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Interesting - this company https://www.stokedwatersports.co.uk/event/portsmouth-harbour-kayak/ seems to offer a guided trip from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester down to Gosport. Not guaranteed to hit the difficult tile, but it might do.

The exclusion zone around the Naval Base seems to be 50m according to https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/qhm/portsmouth/documents/19_0117-qhm_leaflet_a4_single_pages.pdf?la=en-gb&rev=78ee1c6d057846d48c642d6555157eb3&hash=CC026EF88E9314F4FD70AC95D59A296C . This would seem to leave scope for a kayaking option.

Would be great to hear about your adventures if you pull this off.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2331 on: 15 October, 2021, 10:43:40 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Interesting - this company https://www.stokedwatersports.co.uk/event/portsmouth-harbour-kayak/ seems to offer a guided trip from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester down to Gosport. Not guaranteed to hit the difficult tile, but it might do.

The exclusion zone around the Naval Base seems to be 50m according to https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/qhm/portsmouth/documents/19_0117-qhm_leaflet_a4_single_pages.pdf?la=en-gb&rev=78ee1c6d057846d48c642d6555157eb3&hash=CC026EF88E9314F4FD70AC95D59A296C . This would seem to leave scope for a kayaking option.

Would be great to hear about your adventures if you pull this off.
Portsmouth is currently slightly outside my catchment area. My biggest watery focus at the moment would be to bridge to the Isle of Wight. You can get Hurst Castle fairly easily, and thus get a mainland cluster touching an IOW cluster, as shown in blue. A quick swim from Norton Beach (about 200m out) and you nab the shaded green tile, adding the two green dotted tiles to your cluster, and thus making one supercluster.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2332 on: 15 October, 2021, 11:31:09 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Interesting - this company https://www.stokedwatersports.co.uk/event/portsmouth-harbour-kayak/ seems to offer a guided trip from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester down to Gosport. Not guaranteed to hit the difficult tile, but it might do.

The exclusion zone around the Naval Base seems to be 50m according to https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/qhm/portsmouth/documents/19_0117-qhm_leaflet_a4_single_pages.pdf?la=en-gb&rev=78ee1c6d057846d48c642d6555157eb3&hash=CC026EF88E9314F4FD70AC95D59A296C . This would seem to leave scope for a kayaking option.

Would be great to hear about your adventures if you pull this off.
Thanks for the well wishes, and for the links! Even rideeverytile I hadn’t realised was so informative

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2333 on: 17 October, 2021, 11:57:43 pm »
Up Perth way for a few days catching tiles, 172 new tiles on tracks ,roman roads and over to Dunkelk via little Glenshee. 







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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2334 on: 18 October, 2021, 10:52:49 am »

Mildly amused to discover I have passed the 12000 tile mark yesterday.

At 12002, cluster is 1930.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2335 on: 18 October, 2021, 09:44:54 pm »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497

Dam it, just realised that I should have those difficult squares in Portsmouth as I've had evening runs through them on many occations when still in the RN. I haven't got them though because at the time I was using Run Keeper rather than Strava :facepalm:

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2336 on: 18 October, 2021, 09:48:29 pm »
Dam it, just realised that I should have those difficult squares in Portsmouth as I've had evening runs through them on many occations when still in the RN. I haven't got them though because at the time I was using Run Keeper rather than Strava :facepalm:

Given the trickiness of that tile, maybe take a look at this support article....!

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917737-Moving-your-activity-history-from-Runkeeper-to-Strava

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2337 on: 20 October, 2021, 10:30:51 pm »
Is rideeverytile correct in stating that no one has ever bagged this tile?: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8149x5499

I ran around the public footpath of Thorney Island at low tide today and I reckon it’s possible with a small diversion just west of the runway approach lights and towards the X on my Strava image here..as long as it’s not quick sand of course, ha.




Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2338 on: 20 October, 2021, 10:58:26 pm »
Is rideeverytile correct in stating that no one has ever bagged this tile?: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8149x5499

I ran around the public footpath of Thorney Island at low tide today and I reckon it’s possible with a small diversion just west of the runway approach lights and towards the X on my Strava image here..as long as it’s not quick sand of course, ha.




Well, it means no one who has public VeloViewer data and is a member of RideEveryTile has ever got that tile. That’s only about 2,000 people at the moment.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2339 on: 20 October, 2021, 11:14:51 pm »
Is rideeverytile correct in stating that no one has ever bagged this tile?: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8149x5499

I ran around the public footpath of Thorney Island at low tide today and I reckon it’s possible with a small diversion just west of the runway approach lights and towards the X on my Strava image here..as long as it’s not quick sand of course, ha.




Well, it means no one who has public VeloViewer data and is a member of RideEveryTile has ever got that tile. That’s only about 2,000 people at the moment.
Interesting Pete. It’s not obvious how to either sign up to rideeverytile, or make my veloviewer data public. Is the latter driven by Strava privacy settings, perhaps? My ideas on how to activate either?

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2340 on: 21 October, 2021, 07:02:50 am »
https://www.strava.com/clubs/RideEveryTile

On veloviewer, go to the update tab, click on the blue arrow and you'll see a number of checkboxes. Make sure the share my data with anyone is checked. You may also want to check the leaderboards box as well.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2341 on: 21 October, 2021, 07:09:55 am »
https://www.strava.com/clubs/RideEveryTile

On veloviewer, go to the update tab, click on the blue arrow and you'll see a number of checkboxes. Make sure the share my data with anyone is checked. You may also want to check the leaderboards box as well.
Brilliant, thank you.


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2342 on: 25 October, 2021, 10:10:11 pm »
Today I managed to get into a tricky tile on Bodmin Moor to increase my max square from 19 to 22.
On the same trip I also completed some gaps in my cluster:

it now runs all the way from Land's End to Bristol - is there a challenge for the longest cluster?

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2343 on: 25 October, 2021, 10:26:09 pm »
Today I managed to get into a tricky tile on Bodmin Moor to increase my max square from 19 to 22.
On the same trip I also completed some gaps in my cluster:

it now runs all the way from Land's End to Bristol - is there a challenge for the longest cluster?

Not on Veloviewer itself. On a Dutch forum we have an internal challenge about this. To be at the top your longest distance within your cluster should already be over 400k. Nothing compared to one German tilehunter who has a cluster extending from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2344 on: 25 October, 2021, 10:30:28 pm »
Today I managed to get into a tricky tile on Bodmin Moor to increase my max square from 19 to 22.
On the same trip I also completed some gaps in my cluster:

it now runs all the way from Land's End to Bristol - is there a challenge for the longest cluster?

Not on Veloviewer itself. On a Dutch forum we have an internal challenge about this. To be at the top your longest distance within your cluster should already be over 400k. Nothing compared to one German tilehunter who has a cluster extending from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea.
Think it is Baltic to Mediterranean (Rostock to Genoa) but wouldn’t be surprised if he has done Adriatic too! Some details at https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/interview_jurgen_knupe


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2345 on: 25 October, 2021, 11:21:57 pm »
Not on Veloviewer itself. On a Dutch forum we have an internal challenge about this. To be at the top your longest distance within your cluster should already be over 400k. Nothing compared to one German tilehunter who has a cluster extending from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea.

How long until someone adds channel swims and/or kayaking to get cluster on both UK and mainland...

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2346 on: 26 October, 2021, 08:36:02 am »
Today I managed to get into a tricky tile on Bodmin Moor to increase my max square from 19 to 22.
On the same trip I also completed some gaps in my cluster:

it now runs all the way from Land's End to Bristol - is there a challenge for the longest cluster?

Not on Veloviewer itself. On a Dutch forum we have an internal challenge about this. To be at the top your longest distance within your cluster should already be over 400k. Nothing compared to one German tilehunter who has a cluster extending from the Adriatic to the Baltic Sea.
The longest straight line distance entirely inside your cluster is a bit of a different metric, I suspect.

It wouldn't be inconceivable to extend my cluster down to Land's End, there's one ride there already as a catalyst. But it wouldn't be a straight line to Oxford.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2347 on: 26 October, 2021, 04:13:28 pm »
LEJOG cluster opportunities just waiting for somebody.... ;-)

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2348 on: 26 October, 2021, 04:21:20 pm »
LEJOG cluster opportunities just waiting for somebody.... ;-)
Naturally had occurred to me, but parts of my LEJOG route aren't exactly conducive to clustering...


Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2349 on: 26 October, 2021, 05:07:18 pm »
Your first picture is within my max square :)