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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #775 on: November 18, 2019, 07:11:43 pm »
Did a DIY 200k on Saturday that, with a bit of meandering and a couple of spurs, grabbed a few tiles including the pesky one near Atherstone that has been bugging me since April.  Max square now 38*38.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #776 on: November 21, 2019, 09:59:45 pm »
Max cluster now at 843. 6885 tiles bagged. Max square remains at 17.


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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #777 on: November 27, 2019, 12:15:50 pm »
Created a Strava Club for those based in Scotland- maybe see if we can arrange summer water based (Kayak or Canoe) trips to collect problem tiles e.g. Forth and Tay estuaries, Loch Leven, Montrose Basin etc.

Anyone interested welcome to join.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #778 on: November 27, 2019, 02:33:01 pm »
Targeted 3 tiles today increasing total to 3206 and upping the cluster score from 119 to 129

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #779 on: November 30, 2019, 04:51:36 pm »

Went out on a 50k ride today, aiming to tick off a load of tiles and increase my max square.

I bagged all the intended tiles, and in doing, increased my tiles square from the 6 over lapping 17x17 to... 9 over lapping 17x17...

Ah well, cluster improved a bit.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #780 on: December 01, 2019, 09:57:15 am »
Nearest unbagged tiles to me have a manhattan distance of 6 (going both North or East).

However the nearest tile I need to improve my square (currently 4 overlapping 18x18) is 40km as the crow flies. I don't have the time to ride there and back (and it's not a particularly nice route) so I now plan to get there/back using trains and do a 50-80km ride out there.

Once the weather improves in spring and I get my fitness back I can target the tiles N/NE/E of me which only require a short bimble across already bagged tiles so no reliance on trains.

Looking at my map of unbagged tiles annoys me as I can mentally see all of the tiles I know I've bagged before but don't have a GPS log for. There's a couple of Audaxes that predate my GPS use that would have bagged a whole load in North London and out towards Oxfordshire (like the old Muswell Hills 200), or the old Elstead 200 out to Friar Muck's in Amesbury.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #781 on: December 01, 2019, 09:27:00 pm »
Today's Braco Way 100km audax added 14 new squares, including a 2km detour in Causewayhead  (some strange looks from fellow riders) to bag me a new tile which expanded my cluster by 39 tiles to 863 and it now extends out beyond Callander.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #782 on: December 01, 2019, 10:34:09 pm »
Today I managed to push my cluster past the 5000 mark. And a lot of tiles easy to connect to it so I can expand it a lot this winter. Especially since I changed my Dutch railroads pass from 'daluren' to a weekend free pass, I pay a lump sum and can travel freely from friday evening to sunday evening. That makes tilehunting quite affordable.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #783 on: December 02, 2019, 11:50:58 am »
182km of sliding around on ice, mud and icy mud yesterday has increased my max square from 22x22 to 25x25. I'll hopefully get a chance to improve it a bit more before the end of the year but I really hope the weather improves a bit - all of the off-road sections around York are totally sodden at the moment!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #784 on: December 09, 2019, 06:17:16 pm »
The forecast for Saturday was pretty reasonable for December so I plotted a tile-gathering DIY 200k including the northern edge of Coventry and the Lutterworth area.  28 tiles nabbed and my max cluster bumped up from 2163 to 2201.  More importantly it cleared a two tile wide border around my max square in that area so I shouldn't 'have to' go there for a while.

100k today out to the northwest of Derby into a fairly strong headwind that refused to blow me home.  Another 10 tiles and an increase in my max square to 39  :)  There were another couple of tiles up towards Ashbourne that were tempting but I had to get back for a dentist's appointment  ;D

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #785 on: December 14, 2019, 12:29:40 pm »
Our trip to Cuba took my tile count over the 7000 mark to 7127. Cluster remains at 843, square at 17.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #786 on: December 14, 2019, 10:31:08 pm »
Our trip to Cuba took my tile count over the 7000 mark to 7127. Cluster remains at 843, square at 17.

I'd worry if a trip to cuba increased your cluster or square :p

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #787 on: December 30, 2019, 03:25:17 pm »
We've moved, so square progress will stall for quite some time, but I have finally visited Spennymoor, and once again my cluster includes my home.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #788 on: December 30, 2019, 05:30:35 pm »


It takes a big effort to get to the edge of my square now, so for some late winter fun I have been seeing how much mud (tons) it takes to get my square into the top 10 for 2019. Just managed it with a 24x24 (pic is summary filtered for 2019 only)

Happy exploring in 2020 everyone  ;D

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #789 on: December 30, 2019, 06:42:18 pm »
Picked up a few tiles, Nth of Woodstock - first for quite a while.  On 25x25, 2106 tiles, and 1098 cluster.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #790 on: December 30, 2019, 10:43:39 pm »
2019 saw a concerted effort from me to explore and grow the cluster and max square. With a house move in Jan/Feb the square is clearly going to stall for a while, but sometime mid 2020 there should be a good jump in cluster number as I link up new home in West Yorkshire with the tiles in East Yorkshire.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #791 on: December 31, 2019, 07:00:47 am »
That's me done for the year in terms of new tiles- needed to go for a couple of short Motorway Service Station Walks to get over the 800 new tiles for the year (Scotch corner is good - 4 tiles doable in 10 mins). 



A bit less than I wanted, but some good groundwork laid for next year. 

Next year's targets - 1000 new tiles including more in Austria, cluster to 1200 (Including Dundee, Perth, Dunbar, Glasgow, Crieff and Stronachlachar) and max square to 15.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #792 on: December 31, 2019, 03:58:35 pm »
I'm quite pleased with that, Max square is secondary to Audax

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #793 on: January 01, 2020, 10:24:18 am »
Not a particularly busy riding year for me in 2019, with more running in the winter and various distractions - so this is rather more modest than many here. But here's where my cluster of 75 is at the end of the year. (Ignoring some further flung rides.) There's a "no rights of way square" limiting the max-square to the south east and a lack of recent off-roading limiting at the south west.

In 2020 we're planning to move in the summer, so my riding until then may well be about re-riding some old favourites. That will include some rides I haven't ever put on Strava (on the downs in particular), so it should see my cluster grow - but I might not chase all the little corners. After the move, I'll be starting afresh. I wonder how long it will take to get live in my max cluster.



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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #794 on: January 01, 2020, 11:06:30 am »


Kinda disappointing year. I fell short of my target by nearly 6000km, and had pitiful improvement in my square and cluster. I went from 13x13 to 17x17, my cluster went up by 375 to 643, and my total tile count increased by 4378 to 10145.

At this rate I'm going to end up competing the biggest mismatch in square size to total tile count...

Will post infographic when not on a train...

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #795 on: January 01, 2020, 01:29:33 pm »


That'll do, given that I only actually made an effort to seek out tiles on about 5 rides.
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #796 on: January 01, 2020, 11:37:09 pm »
I finished the year with 19,926 squares (and could've bumped that up to a round 20,000 if I'd really tried), but the square stalled at 39x39 after I shagged my knee, and I've been a bit reluctant to go hike-a-biking, which is kinda what I need to do to get the squares to push it up to 40. The Pennines is tough terrain.

I should make progress on my cluster in 2020 (currently 3757), and I've a couple of well-covered areas around Berwick and the Lakes where I just need to get a few key* tiles to link it all together, then my cluster would be coast-to-coast from the North Sea to the Irish Sea, and from the Humber to the Tweed.

*read: fucking awkward. I had planned to get them riding back from the Lakes in April, but that's when I shagged my knee.

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #797 on: January 02, 2020, 10:25:12 am »

My count for the year:



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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #798 on: January 02, 2020, 01:08:13 pm »
Started playing the tiles malarkey in March 2019 - secondary to riding with my geriatric cycling group...

2019:
~9350km (250 short of 9600 "target!)
~122,000m climbing

Max square went from 9x9 to 18x18 - all on Peak District roads (can't walk for toffee).
Tiles from 1987 to 2533. (22.812 km per tile - riding too many repeat routes! - not difficult in the Peaks)
Cluster from 350 to 503

Must try harder this year!

May you all suffer tailwinds and downhill rides this new year and "decade"....  :)

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #799 on: January 04, 2020, 01:06:48 pm »
Targeted a few tiles on todays 53km gravel ride.
Total increased from 9810 to 9816
Cluster increased from 346 to 366
Max square increased from 12x12 to 13x13
And according to Wandrer I cycled 10.5 kilometers on roads i've never ridden before

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