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Nov 28 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-28

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Nov 14 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-14

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  • Dear Apple: I live in America. I have a British accent. Is that so difficult? #sillySiri #
  • Oh yes. (@ The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter) http://t.co/OkYXTi1e #
  • Hogwarts! http://t.co/txrGulXh #
  • Hey, @univstudiosfla, what's up with the Harry Potter ride? Queuing for nearly an hour and three times they've announced "brief delays". #
  • I wouldn't mind, @univstudiosfla, but we paid extra to stay in your hotel so we'd have an extra hour in the park – which is now wasted. #
  • Best. Ride. Ever. (@UnivStudiosFl, you're forgiven) (@ Hogwarts Castle / Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey) http://t.co/CVNtmx3T #
  • The Best Daily Deals in Washington, D.C.: Home Cleaning http://t.co/koMj3rXN #
  • Baby alligator http://t.co/GrHSg3vx #

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Nov 07 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-07

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  • @rjl20 your GMaptoGPX tool, when combined with MapMyRide, is awesome. Thank you. #

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Nov 06 2011

Riding with the kids – technology that just works

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Or nearly, at least.  It’s still a little quirky.

Today we rode from our comparatively new home in Falls Church, alone the W&OD trail, through some quiet Dunn Loring residential streets and down the Fairfax City Connector for brunch with some friends.  And home again.  Cycling 30k helps assuage the guilt associated with the Bubble ‘n’ Squeak at Artie’s.

I didn’t really have a clue where we were most of the time.  But that doesn’t matter, thanks to these  simple steps.

 

1.  Create your cycle route thanks to the new bike route tool on Google Maps.

2.  Click the GMapToGPX bookmarklet you’ve got from Josh.  Thanks, Josh.

 

3.  Paste the output into the text editor of your choice, and save as whatever.gpx

4.  Import into your routes at MapMyRide.com

5.  Strap your iPhone to your bike (I use one of these, from inCase)

6.  Fire up the iMapMyRide app

7.  Ride, enjoy, share via twitter / facebook.

 

That’s what technology is for.

 

 

 

 

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