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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #850 on: February 10, 2020, 05:58:49 pm »
Just signed up.  Though I racked up 6200 tiles in 2019 my biggest square is a paltry 5x5. Time for some hole filling.


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #851 on: February 10, 2020, 06:37:40 pm »
In the calm before the storm on Saturday a ride up to Horsham and Rusper, netted me 30 squares and took my total to  5003.  Cluster improved similarly to 2115.  Max square stayed at 30 , needing a ride to Guildford to improve.

telstarbox

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #852 on: February 19, 2020, 09:09:08 am »
Some fiddling around Ealing and Hounslow means I now have a cluster extending from Windsor to South Woodham Ferrers  :thumbsup:
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #853 on: February 19, 2020, 09:42:22 am »
It is definitely addictive. I went from 5x5 a week ago to 11x11 yesterday. Just planning 40k on the mountain bike today.


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #854 on: February 19, 2020, 05:08:09 pm »

Took the Brompton out today, bagged about 30 new tiles. Does nothing for my cluster or square at this point, but it widened things at the bridge at Rhenen, which makes it slightly easier to push the cluster that way later.

More importantly bagged 3 more Gemeente. Bringing me up to 344, and 12th position. 4 in Friesland, 6 in Noord Brabant, and one in Zeeland left to go.

Zeeland is going to be hardest...

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #855 on: February 20, 2020, 08:13:59 am »
I keep seeing police tweets mentioning Project Servator - "we use a range of tactics and can pop up anywhere at any time" - which sounds like square hunting to me :)
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #856 on: February 20, 2020, 11:43:30 pm »

Took the Brompton out today, bagged about 30 new tiles. Does nothing for my cluster or square at this point, but it widened things at the bridge at Rhenen, which makes it slightly easier to push the cluster that way later.

More importantly bagged 3 more Gemeente. Bringing me up to 344, and 12th position. 4 in Friesland, 6 in Noord Brabant, and one in Zeeland left to go.

Zeeland is going to be hardest...

J

Depends on which one in Zeeland ;)
Just bagged about 15 municipalities in Luxemburg. Hard going, not that many kilometers but a lot of climbing. Usually the border between 2 municipalities is right on top of the ridge.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #857 on: February 29, 2020, 03:38:48 pm »
Last weekend, I extended my cluster up to Scotland:



I'm not that far off extending it to Edinburgh, but it'll be a while before I'm up there again. I'd better get back to working on my square.

Graeme

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #858 on: March 01, 2020, 09:16:17 pm »
Holy Moly Deano.

I added a square today - retires to pub for beer in front of fire.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #859 on: March 08, 2020, 12:16:03 pm »
I did a DIY 200k yesterday which was originally designed to gather a couple of tiles near Ashbourne that were on the edge of my max square.  With the 'spare' distance I zigged and zagged past Carsington Water and along the top of Derby to pick off a few stragglers.  At the eleventh hour I reversed the route for some reason so that it went to Hucknal(ish) first then out to Ashbourne.

It was a pretty decent day but I made slow progress because of hills, headwind, rough tracks, farmyards, 'gravel' etc but mostly due to my lack of fitness and excess of fatness.  Still - another 42 tiles added bumping my cluster by 100 and giving me two overlapping 42*42 squares.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #860 on: March 15, 2020, 12:48:04 pm »
Friday's jaunt took my cluster up to 915. Of course, you know what that means...


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #861 on: March 15, 2020, 12:58:44 pm »
Friday's jaunt took my cluster up to 915. Of course, you know what that means...

That’s Numberwang?

Pingu

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #862 on: March 15, 2020, 05:43:05 pm »
Friday's jaunt took my cluster up to 915. Of course, you know what that means...

That’s Numberwang?

Arf  :)

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #863 on: March 19, 2020, 11:19:57 am »
In these current times going out with a flask of coffee and a ton of food onboard taking no risks is my intended escape to isolation.

I got interviewed by cycling weekly last week about this tile hunting lark so an article will turn up in the future sometime.  :thumbsup:

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #864 on: March 21, 2020, 05:05:09 pm »
I picked off a few rogue tiles today on my gravel bike
Max Square increased by 1 to 16x16
Cluster increased by 37 to 427
Tiles increased by 8

Every cloud...
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Graeme

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #865 on: March 21, 2020, 07:24:03 pm »
I seem to have benefitted from being on the run. I've lived in North Yorkshire, County Durham, East Yorkshire and now West Yorkshire. Just by exploring locally and joining these areas up I look a lot more 'explorer' than I am.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #866 on: March 23, 2020, 07:42:53 am »
A lovely spin round Berwickshire yesterday on quiet roads increased my cluster from 427 to 497, with my tiles increasing from 9873 to 9896.
Still on 16x16 max square though
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #867 on: March 28, 2020, 01:44:30 pm »
Increased my max square to 17 today, after a spin round by Hawick. Cluster up to 516, with 9902 tiles.


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #868 on: March 28, 2020, 08:13:53 pm »
Veloviewer Explorer, is it world wide? Looks a good way to motivate you to avoid cycling stuff you've done. Need something as Strava is loosing its appeal.

telstarbox

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #869 on: March 28, 2020, 08:54:00 pm »
Yes it is.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #870 on: March 28, 2020, 11:29:56 pm »
Too much information, infographic is nice. Totals 26868 tiles, 11*11and MC 408. West coast has lots of lochs so not bothered about max square 😄

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #871 on: March 29, 2020, 03:42:32 pm »
Too much information, infographic is nice. Totals 26868 tiles, 11*11and MC 408. West coast has lots of lochs so not bothered about max square 😄

Get a pedalo
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #872 on: March 29, 2020, 04:29:14 pm »
Get a wetsuit.

(I've got 3 or 4 squares purely from open water swimming.)
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #873 on: March 29, 2020, 06:37:35 pm »
No thanks, I prefer the Pine processioary caterpillar effect😁. Had a look at the Training calendar in Strava as i through my total distance was wrong. Strava has lost a couple of years😩. Going thro the Ascent backup and starting to go thro the missing runs. Good start another 230 tiles😁

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #874 on: Yesterday at 10:13:36 am »
Too much information, infographic is nice. Totals 26868 tiles, 11*11and MC 408. West coast has lots of lochs so not bothered about max square 😄

Get a pedalo

I'll give it a week before he starts moaning about people having more squares than him, going out at the wrong time of day, not sticking to the rules or anything else that doesn't suit his way of thinking. He moans like fuck about all other forms of cycling so this will be just another platform for his greetin face.
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