What I want for my rides is to have elevation lines overlaid on the Google Maps feature of my IPhone. Because of bursitis in both my knees, I’m not very strong on the uphills (more often than not, I have to get off and walk the bike until the incline is under 3 degrees).
If I could see my route through neighborhoods on a map– with elevation lines– in advance of trying a route, I could more easily find a route that’s within my performance range.
There’s no sense in me trying to attempt an incline of 20 degrees (which Google Map’s “walking route” often includes) when I’m on my bike, knowing in advance that I can’t climb that steep a slope!
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