Author Topic: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square  (Read 89918 times)

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1400 on: September 08, 2020, 01:05:36 pm »
I hope the runs leader is block booking the cafe on the Sunday run😁. Cafe stops are taking  up a lot of time now with social distancing 😩

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1401 on: September 08, 2020, 08:41:08 pm »
Been gaffing around with this for a while.   I have my square up to 18*18 and my cluster at 401.

Looking at where I used to live it’s pretty clear that I would drop onto standard routes most of the time and do them repeatedly.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1402 on: September 08, 2020, 09:06:19 pm »
Achievement unlocked: 40×40



No nettles were harmed in today's activity.  I didn't even have to climb a Malvern.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

telstarbox

  • Loving the lanes
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1403 on: September 08, 2020, 10:04:44 pm »
Nice!
2019 🏅 R1000 and B1000

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1404 on: September 09, 2020, 06:16:08 am »
Got my max square to 30.  This is the point where sensible people stop, isn't it?

Achievement unlocked: 40×40

2 months, that's fast work.  50 in November?
2020 targets: None
There is only one infinite resource in this universe; human stupidity.

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1405 on: September 09, 2020, 08:52:24 pm »
Early start today so I could get an early finish.  Most pre ride faffing dealt with at lunch time too so soon after 15:00 I got going to bag some tiles along the lower Severn.  Mostly not awkward but to get there & back in the available time meant using both main routes from the forest to Chepstow.  These are roads I only use when I have to.  The forest is wonderful for cyclists, particularly off road but getting in and out really is a case of 'which road shall I have a (hopefully) near death experience on today?'  It's no mystery that the roads are lined with parked cars wearing empty bike racks all weekend.  Well today there was no shortage of NDEs on both the Chepstow options.  B4228 out (St Briavels road) and A48  back.

Anyway,  the first 4 of 6 targetted tiles went fine
(click to show/hide)

+5 tiles
0 cluster though +4 on an unconnected Chepstow cluster.
all useless towards my square even after I make the link
2020 targets: None
There is only one infinite resource in this universe; human stupidity.

Jack_P

  • It's just dicking about on bikes
    • Cycling hobo
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1406 on: September 10, 2020, 10:23:25 am »
Finished one of my Covid year target of Coast to Coast; Wash to Burnham on Sea. Completed with some better than expected Fen dyke off roading at the weekend. The other goals of completing Northants, and clustering into Wales also done, all ridden from home.
Next up is to get in the top 20 with my Cluster, only 18 off at 7,394 today, but it's a constantly moving goalpost.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1407 on: September 10, 2020, 09:28:39 pm »
Excellent work, Jack!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1408 on: September 10, 2020, 09:36:16 pm »
I'm just getting around the opening all of my rides - Jon's excellent suggestion of sorting them by distance has done the trick (I was trying to open them from within the map before, which just didn't work).

I've lost a few tiles, but not many are significant. My cluster's dropped a bit and my squares down to 30x30 from 42x42, but they're all pretty easy to get, and I knocked off a bunch yesterday on an LEL-shaped line (with some help from Mille Pennines) between Thirsk and Stamford Bridge.

By their nature, they're all pretty close to roads, and this is nowhere near as irksome as when my mate gave me his old Garmin. Turns out, he'd never deleted a single ride, and when I connected it with Garmin Connect, it shovelled them all onto Strava, and it took me yonks to delete them all. 

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1409 on: September 10, 2020, 10:05:54 pm »
Finished one of my Covid year target of Coast to Coast; Wash to Burnham on Sea. Completed with some better than expected Fen dyke off roading at the weekend. The other goals of completing Northants, and clustering into Wales also done, all ridden from home.
Next up is to get in the top 20 with my Cluster, only 18 off at 7,394 today, but it's a constantly moving goalpost.


Covid 19 really threw the standings around. Some people were riding more as usual, I guess mostly those living in the centre of a country and working in a field where work hours were reduced. Others really had issues. I belonged to the 2nd group, lot's of borders around where I live and for several months a ban on bike transport by train, combined with lot's of extra work. I keep my own overview of the abt 40 highest scorers for cluster and the amount of position changes is tremendous the past few months.

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1410 on: September 10, 2020, 10:09:28 pm »
Finished one of my Covid year target of Coast to Coast; Wash to Burnham on Sea. Completed with some better than expected Fen dyke off roading at the weekend. The other goals of completing Northants, and clustering into Wales also done, all ridden from home.
Next up is to get in the top 20 with my Cluster, only 18 off at 7,394 today, but it's a constantly moving goalpost.


I like how you've gone to great lengths to avoid Ipswich!

Nicely done.

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1411 on: September 10, 2020, 10:27:00 pm »
+1 Birmingham.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Jack_P

  • It's just dicking about on bikes
    • Cycling hobo
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1412 on: September 11, 2020, 08:45:30 am »
+1 Birmingham.
:P Definately Birmingham, even though I have a lot of family there i could visit

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1413 on: September 13, 2020, 05:46:03 pm »
I regained the last two false positives, in the Cotswolds; so up to 35x35.  Great weather this pm.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1414 on: September 14, 2020, 09:42:58 am »
I got 3 new squares at the northern edge of my max square yesterday,  all on open moorland around the back of Stannage Edge in the Peak District.  1 required about 100m of hike-a-bike across some boggy ground north of Ringinlow Road.  The other 2 were accessible by riding about 5km along a quad bike track across the Moor West from Redmires Res.

Max square up 1 to 49x49
Cluster up 12 to 3251


Eddington: 114 Miles

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1415 on: September 14, 2020, 10:22:36 am »
Yesterday's ride netted me +14 squares taking me to 986, +1 max square taking me to 13x13 and +47 to my cluster which is now 332. Got all the squares I was aiming for bar the final one which is off my usual commute anyway so I can try it another time.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1416 on: September 14, 2020, 06:23:47 pm »
Had a great ride yesterday from Bridge of Earn, including seeing half a dozen red squirrels at a variety of points along the route.  That took me over 3000 tiles (3006), but only added 1 to my cluster (1008), but have a mini Cluster between Dunning and Perth which I need 1 square to link up to my main one- should add ~50 to my cluster.  The main thing will be to have broken through the Ochils, allows me to target bringing places like Crieff, Dunkeld and Blairgowrie and the North Shore of the Tay.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1417 on: September 14, 2020, 06:36:32 pm »
Yesterday I bumped my max cluster... by 235.
724-959

I did it by finishing connecting my two clusters.


Main road hell, taking in both a decent fraction of the Swindon-Oxford A420, and 3.6 miles on the A34.


citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1418 on: September 14, 2020, 07:11:45 pm »
The linking clusters thing would be a good tactic for me - I’m about a dozen tiles shy of linking my east Kent cluster to my London one. Now I’m commuting again, I have an excuse to get the train to a point that would make it pretty easy to do...
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1419 on: September 14, 2020, 07:49:45 pm »
The linking clusters thing would be a good tactic for me - I’m about a dozen tiles shy of linking my east Kent cluster to my London one. Now I’m commuting again, I have an excuse to get the train to a point that would make it pretty easy to do...
Yeah, I could tun the Mendips into a nice little cluster quite quickly - that was a Sportive. But, beyond that, my next tiles are waaay ooop North.

I have a 600 km "Impossible Challenge"  route, from Oxford. But I also need the time for something like that!

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1420 on: September 14, 2020, 08:35:45 pm »
I only need 1 tile, I think, to link to the Bristol cluster and grow it a fair bit (living about 20 miles from Bristol). But hardly riding outdoors at the moment so...


fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1421 on: September 16, 2020, 11:12:44 am »
There is a plan. What could possibly go wrong?


TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #1422 on: September 16, 2020, 08:28:18 pm »
Out on the MTB to catch some tiles north of Drymen. Bit of a bogfest in places, 5 tiles have opened up the cluster to Callander. Cluster up to 1025 and total 28176 no improvement for square.