The ultimate route planner - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-04-2006, 06:19 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
kickflipjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 933
Country: United States
The ultimate route planner

Well, not exactly. But www.routeslip.com is a great way to track the elevation of your rides and figure out the most efficient ride. It is designed for bicycles so you might want to make a note on your map that this not good for biking on.


My commute to college:

Main Highway- http://routeslip.com/map.php?map=6534

More Rural Roads- http://routeslip.com/map.php?map=6533

It takes more time using the rural roads but there are certainly less hills.
__________________

__________________
2008 EPA adjusted:


Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
kickflipjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 07:47 AM   #2
Registered Member
 
krousdb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,480
Country: United States
Location: Raleigh, NC
Awesome!
__________________

__________________


krousdb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,978
Country: United States
Great idea, but needs some work

Consider it constructive criticism, and I understand that it's for biking (and in Beta-testing), so I appreciate its value, but I found myself yelling obscenities at the screen while using this! I expected a mapquest-sytle route finder instead of "as the bird flies" -- expect to enter every turn.

On a 200-mile trip, inputting the the turns would be a nightmare.
For the average daily communte, the extra work would be worth it, but...
It doesn't find the lowest elevation change or most downhill on the ways out and back.
You have to consider the traffic variables using other resources, so you can use your momentum to its advantage.
Sorry to poop on anyone's birthday cake.

RH77
__________________
rh77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
kickflipjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 933
Country: United States
Well, I like it. And yes it can be a pain mapping out a long route.

It might not be the ultimate, but i challenge anybody to find something better. Because I would love to see it.
__________________
2008 EPA adjusted:


Distance traveled by bicycle in 2007= 1,830ish miles
Average commute speed=25mph (yes, that's in a car)
kickflipjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 06:18 PM   #5
QDM
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 128
Country: United States
I use a program called Delorme Topo USA 4.0 which does a good job of mapping routes and calculating elevation changes.

BTW I just completed a 2,300 mile trip in my Swift. Huge elevation changes and 75+ mph freeway travel and I still topped 45 mpg.

Q
QDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 07:31 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,978
Country: United States
Don't get me wrong...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kickflipjr
Well, I like it. And yes it can be a pain mapping out a long route.

It might not be the ultimate, but i challenge anybody to find something better. Because I would love to see it.
Don't get me wrong Kick, it's a good program and a good tool to find elevation changes in a trip -- in fact, once I stop swearing at it, I'll probably plug-in my usual commutes. I was just in a foul mood whilst using it. Good find.

RH77
__________________
rh77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 07:46 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
psyshack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 443
Country: United States
Heres my daily work grind and test loop.

work
http://www.routeslip.com/map.php?map=6567

test loop
http://www.routeslip.com/map.php?map=6569
__________________
09 HCHII, w/Navi
07 Mazda3 S Touring, 5MT
Mild Hypermiler or Mad Man?
psyshack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 02:35 AM   #8
Registered Member
 
krousdb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,480
Country: United States
Location: Raleigh, NC
My currennt commute:
http://www.routeslip.com/map.php?map=6562

My future commute as of 9/18 (this is temporary until I find a house):
http://www.routeslip.com/map.php?map=6565
__________________


krousdb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 03:09 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
basjoos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 392
Country: United States
Here are my usual routes:
Route to work:
http://www.routeslip.com/map.php?map=6710

Route south to the farm near Greenwood:
http://www.routeslip.com/map.php?map=6714
__________________
]
aerocivic.com
basjoos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 04:53 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 169
Country: United States
Home to work:

http://routeslip.com/map.php?map=6724
__________________

ketel0ne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Total Cost of a Fill Up malkie Fuelly Web Support and Community News 5 02-07-2011 03:55 PM
More SMS Requests zbret Fuelly Web Support and Community News 16 02-03-2011 01:09 AM
Add a "Beginning Odometer Reading" Buxwheat Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 01-15-2011 11:08 AM
Premium gas for 2010 Honda Insight mklybor General Fuel Topics 7 11-03-2009 11:47 AM
The history of hybrid cars Matt Timion Hybrid Vehicles 6 01-08-2007 12:04 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.