MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mmrobertson69 » May 15th, 2015, 5:47 am

I'll be there about 1 if you'd like a guide.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mpaquette70 » May 18th, 2015, 7:51 am

mmrobertson69 wrote:I'll be there about 1 if you'd like a guide.


Thanks for the offer but I did not know what time I could make it out there due to numerous family events going on. The girlfriend and I did make it out there later Sunday afternoon and when I pulled in the parking lot I thought 'OMG! This trail must be awesome with all the cars here.' Turns out the traffic was due to numerous baseball games going on. We found the trail-head and had a very nice ride around. We ran into two other bikes and some hikers, otherwise the trail was pretty quiet and in great shape. I never did notice the re-route to avoid private land that was mentioned, I just followed the yellow arrows. After we completed the loop we did the usual mileage check: my bike said 6 miles, her iPhone said 4.2 miles and my iPhone said .03 miles. Turns out the stupid MapMyRide app on my phone stopped routing 19 seconds into the ride. Anyone have recommendations on a good iPhone app for recording bike rides? I think I am going to try Strava next. MapMyRide seems to have numerous bugs.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mmrobertson69 » May 18th, 2015, 8:30 am

Glad you liked it. Made it out earlier than planned myself anyway.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » May 18th, 2015, 9:23 am

mpaquette70 wrote:Anyone have recommendations on a good iPhone app for recording bike rides? I think I am going to try Strava next. MapMyRide seems to have numerous bugs.


I'm assuming there's an iOS version of Strava. Its what I and I suspect MOST riders use. I've only had it lose segments once or twice when it was exceptionally cold (below 0) and I suspect that was a hardware not software issue.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » May 18th, 2015, 10:57 am

You're gonna get about 4.2 on any gps tracking system at the hick.


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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » May 18th, 2015, 11:01 am

My Garmin 301 used to pull 5.4 miles before the reroute when the actual mileage was aprox. 6.4. Curious what everyone's bike odo's are getting after the reroute.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » May 18th, 2015, 11:19 am

GPS can not accurately trace a lot of the turns at the hick because they're so tight. Multiply that by the number of tight turns and you get noticeable measurement error. Do it the old fashioned way and use a calibrated odometer / bike computer. My guess is its between 5.9 and 6.25
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mpaquette70 » May 18th, 2015, 12:23 pm

Seems about right. My bike computer always shows more miles than the MapMyRide app on my iPhone. I tend to believe my bike computer since it seems to be more in line with posted trail mileage.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » May 18th, 2015, 12:47 pm

My bike odo is showing 6.17 now. 6.4 before the reroute. It is calibrated to the best of my ability.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » Yesterday, 10:06 am

tree still down in section 8 or did it get cleared?
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