One of the reasons I love riding is exploring the landscape (and the gamification of it). Do you plan your rides to explore new VeloViewer tiles? What is your explorer score?
My score is modest as I’ve only been riding properly for two years:
Explorer score: 1188 tiles, average of 8.853 km per tile
Max square 15x15
Max Cluster: 388
The max square is challenging for me because I’m blocked by mountains.
Info: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square | VeloViewer
Max square: 20x20
Max cluster: 1113
All cluster: 1726
Total tiles: 6688
A bit challenging here too, blocked by the sea from one side and by swamps and lakes from another. I try to plan my routes so that I always get a couple of new tiles if possible, I don’t like riding the same roads very often.
Wow these numbers are big!
Never looked at that.
1493 tiles, average of 23.586 mi per tile
Max square 4x4
Max Cluster: 49
pulling back a bit to include Mt Shasta, the Central Coast, Palm Springs, Idaho, and Arizona:
988 tiles, average of 6.858 mi per tile
Max square 7x7
Max Cluster: 58
For exploring gamification I love wandrer.earth. The VeloViewer system is a little hard for me since I’m blocked by mountains and large swaths of private land.
1083 Tiles, average of 16.430 mi per tile
Max square: 6X6
Max Cluster: 111
I mostly ride to work along the same 2 or 3 routes on a road bike. I’d like to get a all road bike and hit the smoother dirt roads on the way to work.
I do like the idea of wandrer.earth, but to me it feels a better fit for running/hiking or if you ride in rural areas. Finishing a heavily populated area with the bike feels too tedious and not so interesting.
25 by 25 for Max Square, and I’m now limited by the land running out!
That‘s why I like the „max cluster“.
Do you have to be a Pro or Pro+ member to get this to update? All my Explorer data is from 2018.
Its the Pro account I’ve got.
I extended my commute tonight and grabbed another 12tiles.
A before, after and stats.
My wee jaunt through the Trossachs has picked me up another few tiles. Unfortunately after GPS/ Glosnass error it looks good one square I just brushed into was missed by veloviewer.
I’ve got an extra screen on my Garmin to display whether I’ve actually crossed into a new tile. I think I saw the link on the club chat on Strava.
I was toying with this idea on a long ride recently, to do a challenge of riding every road in my country or something along those lines… Tiling it up is probably a better idea, haha.
2237 tiles, average of 5.532 km per tile
Max square 8x8
Max Cluster: 205