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Old 07-08-05, 01:51 AM
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check out

32.09'22.39" N and 110.41'31.19" W

It's the aircraft boneyard near Tuscon.....
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Originally Posted by sorebutt
thats the climb profile.
Dude, that's a cool looking climb profile... I'd like to do that for my rides. How did you make that?

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Old 07-08-05, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Burke Wells
Dude, that's a cool looking climb profile... I'd like to do that for my rides. How did you make that?

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I am pretty sure he got it from http://www.actc.org/profiles/
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Originally Posted by Burke Wells
Dude, that's a cool looking climb profile... I'd like to do that for my rides. How did you make that?

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As 'nother said, it is from the actc website...
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Old 07-08-05, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sorebutt
As 'nother said, it is from the actc website...
Oh, ok. I see now that it's just one of many specific climbs, chosen from a drop down menu of profiles on that website. I got all excited there for a minute, as I had thought that maybe you had done that profile yourself, and that maybe such a thing was possible through the Google Earth beta. Sigh... oh well.

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Its Global, you can look at the road up alpe d huez, or mount ventoux etc...

pretty cool, I found my wifes house is NSW Australia, the Dorm I lived in in College, all the race tracks I raced at (motorcycle) a couple of velodromes, Our favorite beach in St Lucia
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Sweet. What are some other cool places to look at?
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can't find the TDF cities on it ;(
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go to regular google, and type in the name of the city and "GPS" or "coordinate" a lot of times you will get hits that have the longitude and latitude of the city, that will help.
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Originally Posted by Smoothie104
go to regular google, and type in the name of the city and "GPS" or "coordinate" a lot of times you will get hits that have the longitude and latitude of the city, that will help.

How do you enter coordinates into Google Earth?
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Originally Posted by sorebutt
How do you enter coordinates into Google Earth?

I didn't i just wrote them down and then moved the screen around I got close, then zoomed in
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I used the pro version at a business conferene. It is really impressive stuff. I was able to sit down and talk with one of the coders for awhile, google has big plans for this software .
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Originally Posted by Ben Cousins

Mont Ventoux



The switchbacks up Alp d'Huez


The Ballon d'Alsace, which the tour climbs tomorrow
Just so you know, you can go "File/Save Image/" instead of using a screen capture.. It will save a JPG of the area shown..
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check out this pic, its of the mini volcano located on the outskirts of town. that road along the base is part of my favorite ride and thats a fun little climb on the left.
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anyone figure out how to use some placemark's to mark out a route and find the distance???

other then putting in a start and finish and pressing search? wonder if there's a way to do a start to finish search then input some of your own directions...

EDIT: woops, just found the path line feature

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that had to be the most awesome thing i've run across in at least a month. imagine how much better the millitary has it
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