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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #375 on: December 02, 2018, 05:28:35 pm »
112k ride today to 'do' SW Derby and Swadlincote areas.  I had my knees out !

There were some pretty new lanes  :) and then there was Swadlincote and the suburbs of Derby  :sick:

Max square now up to 31 and max cluster up to 1444.

I can see an urban assault of Nottingham happening in the near future.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #376 on: December 03, 2018, 11:33:59 am »
A 130 km ride in the Peak District yesterday and bagged 4 more squares in the process.
No change to the size of my max square, but now 3 overlapping 35x35 squares and max cluster up to 1742.
2 of the squares up near Hope required a ride up (very steep) dead end farm tracks.
I then followed the Pennine Bridleway south across Ox Low to bag the next square and then down the very steep slippery grass switchbacks from Tunstead down to the Monsal Trail for the final square of the day.  This was very 'interesting' on road tyres and a failing front brake!  All good fun though, got very muddy and was a route that I probably wouldn't have ridden if it wasn't for this explorer square lark.


The Pennine Bridleway across Ox Low


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #377 on: December 03, 2018, 03:26:59 pm »
I went to see my Spiritual Director today, she lives in Swainby so a train trip to Northallerton was followed by a variation on my usual routes. Ingleby Arncliffe isn't somewhere I've been before and involved several crossings of the A19. Not too bad thanks to the central turning lane I could nip into. But I was then emboldened to try and reach Mount Grace Priory. This did involve 100m of butt clenching ride. Unfortunately Mount Grace Priory is shut for winter. Hence the sneaky walk to the middle of a field 'pretending' I was lost in case the farmer turned up.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #378 on: December 03, 2018, 07:46:22 pm »
Screenshot_20181203-193848 by Graeme, on Flickr

When I got home I discovered that my explorer tile score had reached exactly 8000. Woot!
Cluster unchanged at 504
Square unchanged at 11x11

Apart from having to use the A19 briefly, and making a running dash into the middle of a field because Mount Grace Priory was closed - once again I rode routes I had not used before. This is so much fun. I also found a ford I didn't know about... and chose not to ride through it.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #379 on: December 03, 2018, 10:44:58 pm »
This long weekend netted 178 new tiles (6329 total) and increased the max cluster by 41 to 325 in ~290km of cycling. The max square resolutely remains in single figures, thobut.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #380 on: December 04, 2018, 06:15:11 pm »
I thought that I ought to get Veloviewer to calculate my tiles 'properly' so have spent quite some time viewing lots of individual rides.

BN:  It stole a load of tiles off me.
MBN:  Max square has been knocked back from 31 to 23.
GN:  Most of the stolen tiles are relatively accessible.
MGN:  I get to ride my bike  ;D


Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #381 on: December 05, 2018, 11:35:02 am »
I thought that I ought to get Veloviewer to calculate my tiles 'properly' so have spent quite some time viewing lots of individual rides.

BN:  It stole a load of tiles off me.
MBN:  Max square has been knocked back from 31 to 23.
GN:  Most of the stolen tiles are relatively accessible.
MGN:  I get to ride my bike  ;D


Looks like you might just get that square if you ride right over on the west side of the road just north of Hoby.   Maybe stop and start off again to make sure the gps track to records a point there. 
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #382 on: December 05, 2018, 11:47:38 am »
Streetview says he's fine to just head up Church Lane in Hoby. 

I was thinking it was bad luck not getting it already from that many passes on Ragdale road.  But OSM, satellite and OS streetmap [and your GPS] all put that road slightly to the East of the line.  Only OS 1:50k puts its centre line inside the box.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #383 on: December 05, 2018, 12:51:23 pm »
Nipping up Church Lane was the plan.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #384 on: December 05, 2018, 01:20:41 pm »
Wait until you find squares without any roads/tracks/paths...

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #385 on: December 05, 2018, 01:37:26 pm »
Wait until you find squares without any roads/tracks/paths...


At least your square had land... I had to kayak for 2 tiles...

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #386 on: December 07, 2018, 08:33:24 am »
The last couple of trips have been "interesting". There were a few above Langstrothdale that required a bit of hike-a-bike, well 2hrs worth :o



That increased my max cluster but not my max square. For that there was one tile replete with "No Cycling" signs and access through farm yards and shooting yards that required a short walk. That bumped my max square from 16x16 to 19x19.

Yesterday was another exploration of one of those bridleways in the Dales that finishes in the middle of "nowhere". Nowhere in this instance is the border wall of an estate who aren't keen on public access. The mirk was down so no chance of anyone seeing me unless they were on the bridleway itself. Another four tiles visited using the fat bike to get over the boggy ground.

Max square now up to 22x22 and max cluster is 1184 :thumbsup:

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #387 on: December 08, 2018, 10:17:24 am »
Started my Xmas holiday with a lazy 66km pootle from Edinburgh to North Berwick- picked up another ~25 tiles and increased my cluster from 576 to 604. A glorious day with kite-surfers out having a ball. It was a tailwind almost the whole way, but I certainly got a taste of how unpleasant it could be going into it.  Even the return train being delayed by 1/2 hour failed to put a damper on my mood.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #388 on: December 08, 2018, 04:26:12 pm »
Today's ~80km ride, sort of an angry Scooby doo, expanded square to 13x13 and a cluster of 261.

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Took in the Devil's Quoits henge, nr Stanton Harcourt (never been before & it's well hidden!)

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Elsewhere near Standlake... Fortunately it got 'better' after ~50m.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #389 on: December 08, 2018, 05:09:21 pm »
Popped out yesterday afternoon to reclaim the tile near Hoby.

Picked up a similar one that I had 'mislaid' near Peckleton on the way back from this morning's club run.  I am now back up to 3 overlapping 31*31 squares  :)

I now realise that another tile that has gone missing was just 100m off last Sunday's route.  Unfortunately it is a 70k round trip to get it now   >:(

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #390 on: December 09, 2018, 11:11:47 am »
Some filthy lanes this morning means I've finally dragged my 29x29 max square North out of the Isle of Purbeck and up to 30x30 for the first increase in about 14 months. More to come this winter.


Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #391 on: December 09, 2018, 02:30:23 pm »
Nabbed a few missing squares down the Eastern edge of my max square in Essex yesterday whilst doing a DIY Perm, now up from 23x23 to 27x27.

As there were only 3 sections of off-road, I took my 23mm tyre fixed gear bike. Worked well until a telltale noise with every rotation of the front wheel after the final section of off-road. Turned out to be a piece of flint. Only problem was I realised I didn't have a spanner on me for the wheel nuts. Immediate thought was game over, but then the more rational me decided to fix the inner tube in place. Turned out to be a quick job ... first time I've used the stick-on patches, and worked perfectly.

I'll stick to my bullet-proof tyres on future off-road endeavours.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #392 on: December 09, 2018, 03:48:43 pm »
I now realise that another tile that has gone missing was just 100m off last Sunday's route.  Unfortunately it is a 70k round trip to get it now   >:(

There wasn't a pre-planned route for today's club run and I seemed to get volunteered to make something up on the fly.  As there is a decent cafe just round the corner from this missing tile the decision was easy  :thumbsup: :smug:

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #393 on: December 09, 2018, 04:29:44 pm »
Max square now in double figures: 10, woo hoo  :thumbsup: A short ride filling in the holes netted 16 new tiles and took the max cluster up to 360. A small bit of comedy off-roading was involved  :)


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #394 on: December 12, 2018, 10:12:22 am »
We're quiet in the office so I'm planning routes to pick off the outer edges, Rapha 500 might be 500 squares :D.

Sunday bumped me to 18x18 but I've multiple gaps on all 4 sides now.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #395 on: December 15, 2018, 01:54:28 pm »
Had a few tiling attempts this week.  One out to Central Fife to fill gaps along the coast to Leven and up to Falkland.  Lots of boggy fields, the Fife Coastal Path and bike and I were both filthy.  Another time, I tried to climb Saline Hill to get to a 12x12 but the route had dozens of cattle, so I decided discretion was the better part of valour.  Then Yesterday I went for a Hill  walk into the Ochils and managed to get Ben Cleuch (721m) into my cluster.  Now still 11x11, but cluster is now 656.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #396 on: December 17, 2018, 05:10:56 pm »
I've been doing a bit of gap-filling the last few weekends, and the cluster is now up to 3004.

The square is still at 37x37, but I just need three at the SW corner to push that up.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #397 on: December 17, 2018, 05:18:42 pm »

Haven't had much chance to get out on gap filling duties, have been concentrating on audaxes and tours. My square is still stuck at 13 x 13. My cluster had a small leap a few weeks back. But I've noticed my total tile count is going up substantially compared to the rest of the stats.

5429 tiles
Max square 13x13
Max Cluster: 254

What's other peoples total tiles to cluster/square ratio like?

I've got a tour planned which will fill a couple of gaps in on the way, and I've managed to find a 200k route I hope to use as a DIY audax in the next few weeks, that will hopefully give me a jump in square and cluster.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #398 on: December 17, 2018, 05:35:06 pm »
...
5429 tiles
Max square 13x13
Max Cluster: 254

What's other peoples total tiles to cluster/square ratio like?...


Similar:

6345 tiles, average of 4.438 km per tile
Max square 10x10 
Max Cluster: 360

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #399 on: December 17, 2018, 05:42:07 pm »
3161 tiles, average of 4.954 km per tile
Max square 18x18   
Max Cluster: 589   

I'm not too fussed about extending the square* at the moment as three of the four outer corners of my current squares are in pretty boring suburban areas, so I'm just picking up new tiles here and there, and making minor tweaks to Audax routesheets where this picks up some extra tiles.   

*Actually three overlapping squares at the moment.
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