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Reply To: '11 Daily Elevation Charts

pmac, March 17, 2011 at 9:44 am

mclousing said: it could be that Map my ride is doing net gain wheras the announced is total climb and ignores the fact that you actually go down hills also.

MMR’s elevation charts include gains and descents so the elevation gain is supposed to be just that.  Jwsknk may be right, but if that is correct it would seem that mmr’s data is virtually useless unless the route was completely flat or includes really long inclines.  Maybe the person creating the mapr can increase the accuracy by including more waypoints to account for the rollers.. 

At the end of the day, I guess it doesn’t matter alot.  The hills are the hills and you ride up and down them until you get where your going, regardless of who is doing the counting.
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