What do you look for when planning a new route?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by brentrides, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. brentrides

    brentrides New Member

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    Hi all,

    A friend of mine built a running route planning app as a side project just for fun, called Trail Router. Tons of people replied to the thread asking for a cycling version. We're currently working on it.

    We need more input from road cyclists regarding what you look for when planning a new route. Any and all info you can provide is appreciated. Please let me know!

    I'll be giving updates and prototype demos too if you want here.

    PS: I hope this doesn't violate any advertising/self-promotion terms. This isn't for profit, it's just a fun side project that cyclists were asking us to build.
     
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  2. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    There are many different types of rides for bicycles that aren't really represented with running rides.

    You can have short fast road rides, long endurance road rides with either climbing or not, medium road rides for training for upcoming Centuries and the like and scenic rides such as the route around Lake Tahoe which has a couple of pretty dangerous areas that must be compensated for.

    Some people like only riding on bike paths and others don't mind roads.
     
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