Billy Goat Profiles Show Percent Grade

| October 27, 2008 10:04 pm

by Franz Kelsch

I have been mapping all the new billy goats in a program called MapMyRide.  If you go to the billy goat list on the ACTC website and click on one of the billy goats, it will take you to the map.  For the new ones (and some of the old ones I have converted over from you will go to the MapMyRide website.

To select to view the elevation profile, look in the upper right corner for “Route Info”.  Click the box there that says “Show Elevation”.  You will not only get the typical elevation profile, but a color coded percent grade.  The image below is a screen shot of what you would see if you select to see the map for the Aborn billy goat.  So how accurate is the grades shown?  I would appreciate any feedback as club members try this tool.

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3 Responses to “Billy Goat Profiles Show Percent Grade”

John Pugliese wrote a comment on October 28, 2008


Hopefully this will standardize the classifications. I’ve tried learning from sign postings, but still hear cyclists tell of the ’45 percent grades’

Steve Saeedi wrote a comment on October 29, 2008

Hey Franz!

Thanks for all the hard work and innovative changes you’re putting into the ACTC website. I’ve enjoyed all your changes, blog postings, and ideas.

Franz wrote a comment on October 29, 2008

Thank you very much for the nice words.

Franz Kelsch

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