Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Day 102: High Tech Pedometer

Update: 215.6 lbs, 42.6 lbs so far, 38 lb Goal Reached Day 74. - 7.4 lbs to NEW 50 lb goal.

Ok, enough whining...well, at least for a day or two. Points well taken...gotta think long term, and not get thrown off track by a shaky couple days, which is what I want to do...have success in the long term. Anyway, enough of that, onto a cool new tool that might make you drool - (or at least be kind of geeky for some of you.)

I was trying to figure out the best way to ride from Keizer to Woodburn the next time we golfed at the OGA course. I wasn't sure exactly how far it was, or which route made the most sense, so I started searching when I came across The Gmaps Pedometer, a site that allows you to plot points along a route and then get distance, elevation and other bits of info from your points. By using the Gmaps Pedometer, I could try different routes and adjust my overall mileage for the trip. Turns out, it's a pretty good clip out to OGA at nearly 20 miles each direction, which may be more than a little warm up for a round of golf at this point.

I did however use it Saturday and Sunday to plot my two rides for the weekend.


The Gmaps tool allows you to save your routes as URLs,

so here's my Saturday 24 mile ride:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=958624

and here's my Sunday 12 mile ride:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=958619

So there you go. Curious about how far you walked, jogged, ran, rode, or drove? The Gmaps Pedometer site can help you find out!

Hasta!

1 comment:

St. Nick said...

Hey T. Mex-
It's good to hear you've been warming my bike up for the season. Can't wait til you get yours and we hit the open road together. It's gonna be sweet.

I've been thinking a lot lately about some stuff i've been struggling with and things that i feel i may "come up short" on and a friend sent me an enouraging quote from nearly a hundred years ago. I found it to be profound and really changed my perspective on the things that have been bringing me down; It goes like this:

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

I'm sure that you, being the great teacher that you are, dont need this broken down for you; I've read it quite a few times in the past few days and each time tried to really chew on it. Heh. "Chew".