Author Topic: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square  (Read 155112 times)

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2175 on: 12 July, 2021, 09:48:36 am »
Down catching tiles east of Girvan , trying to link up old Audax rides in Ayrshire and D & G. Another 170 tiles bagged on the wrong bike, need to look at bike packing rigs as my carbon wheels may not do so well on the next trip. Found a good community cafe at Kirkmichael.

citoyen

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2176 on: 13 July, 2021, 10:51:05 pm »
Sometimes, even at low tide, you have to get your feet wet...


Another tile bagged by citoyen, on Flickr


Paddling by citoyen, on Flickr

(the water was actually a lot more pleasant than it looks in the pic)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2177 on: 14 July, 2021, 02:54:19 pm »
Excellent work @citoyen - welcome to the club.  Inner Forth water is as bad as it looks :-)

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2178 on: 14 July, 2021, 10:28:16 pm »
I indulged in some post work square bagging, and now need a calamine bath. One of the problems of being short is that nettles and thistles grow to my elbow height.
Green lanes in midsummer are gorgeous but I'm really looking forward to some road rides. I can only take so many cleg bites and nettle stings at once.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2179 on: 19 July, 2021, 08:41:26 am »
I managed to pick up 1 tile between Wooled and Belford on yesterdays "Seashoses and Back" Audax, taking my total to 10555
@CorbieLinnRider

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2180 on: 19 July, 2021, 09:09:56 am »
I got about 140  :thumbsup:

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2181 on: 19 July, 2021, 09:18:20 am »
I went out on Saturday and grabbed a handfull of tiles in Leicestershire including the one just north of Thrussington which has been eluding me for a while (JonBuoy knows the one).  It's not an especially difficult tile to get, there's a lovely lane running through the middle of it, it's just that the A46 fast dual carriageway at one end of the lane essentially makes it a dead end on a bike and I'm not a fan of 'stubs' just to bag tiles.   
It's only now that the tile is at the edge of my max square that I've bothered to go and get it.  While I was out that way I also got 9 other tiles around North Leicestershire.

Cluster is now up by 33 to 3894 and max square up by 1 to 53x53

Before


After

Eddington: 114 Miles

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2182 on: 19 July, 2021, 05:51:19 pm »
  It's not an especially difficult tile to get, there's a lovely lane running through the middle of it, it's just that the A46 fast dual carriageway at one end of the lane essentially makes it a dead end on a bike and I'm not a fan of 'stubs' just to bag tiles. 
Not a fan of stubs either because I hate backtracking on myself. I regard them as a necessary evil when tiling though, the only option at times too around these parts. Some save riding much longer extra loops that would also then mean repeating even longer sections on a ride.
The Tile Collector

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2183 on: 19 July, 2021, 06:41:55 pm »
Down at Crawford. Farm, forestry and wind farm tracks,tough going 46 tiles for 125kms and 2750m of climbing. Fitted new tyres to suit the dry conditions, Vittoria Barzo and Mezcal worked well on the loose gravel corners and climbs.
 



fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2184 on: 20 July, 2021, 02:05:25 pm »
Displacement activity when 'revising' - searching through emails for archaeologic evidence of GPS tracks from 2011.
I had a GPS logger for the early days of DIY by GPS.

The East Anglian end has fewer holes in it now.

TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2185 on: 20 July, 2021, 04:28:56 pm »
Back in the office today. Took an early train for the cheaper ticket, and used the bonus cycling time to take a circuitous 35km route from Bromley to Hyde Park via Wimbledon and pick off 9 tiles, neatly filling a SW London hole and increasing my max cluster by 28. Still arrived at the office before anyone else. Should have taken a longer route. Satisfying, none the less.

Planning to divert northwards later, taking the long way round to Kings Cross for the train home, via Kilburn and Hampstead Heath - that'll be good for another 10 tiles.

I've got two more office days this week as well... need to plan some more routes to make the most of it... Almost feels like the trek up to London is worthwhile.  :thumbsup:
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2186 on: 21 July, 2021, 12:09:36 am »
I've got two more office days this week as well... need to plan some more routes to make the most of it... Almost feels like the trek up to London is worthwhile.  :thumbsup:
Almost.  ;D :D
The Tile Collector

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2187 on: 21 July, 2021, 08:15:55 am »
I've got two more office days this week as well... need to plan some more routes to make the most of it... Almost feels like the trek up to London is worthwhile.  :thumbsup:
Almost.  ;D :D

These sacrifices have to be made for the sake of tilebagging.

Got sidetracked by drinks with the boss after work yesterday, so no more tiles, but like I said, two more office days this week… I’ll just have to make up for missing out yesterday!
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2188 on: 21 July, 2021, 12:11:10 pm »
That's the spririt.
The Tile Collector

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2189 on: 21 July, 2021, 11:31:05 pm »
Moffat to Eskdalemuir via the Garrowgill route for a few more tiles. Its the new high level route.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2190 on: 22 July, 2021, 04:56:28 am »
Its the new high level route.

Looks fantastic.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2191 on: 22 July, 2021, 08:48:08 am »
Its the new high level route.

I haven't heard of that one.  Is it the same as the Romans and Reivers Route?
@CorbieLinnRider

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2192 on: 22 July, 2021, 09:06:38 am »
It's the new section of the Southern Upland Way, much better than plodding through the forest break. The Forestry Commission have destroyed lots of paths and tracks linking up the old sheep farmsteads.  Sections of the old Edinburgh Road have been planted on.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2193 on: Yesterday at 11:56:06 am »
Cycled to and around Denmark during the past few works. Of course that did nothing for my square or cluster but my total amount of tiles increased to 37229 so I moved up to 6th spot in the total amount of tiles ranking. Next rider is nearly 1000 tiles ahead so it'll take some time to catch him.