I had today off work (it's the 4th of July) so I decided to start off with a ride. I had an idea of where I wanted to go, so I surfed to maps.google.com to map a route. I then went over to google pedometer and planned this route.
One thing I noticed was the lack of a road on the google pedometer. Interesting….they use the same data….
Notice the road on the google maps map and the lack of the road from google pedometer:
I decided that the google maps map must be right so I went on my ride. When I got there, sure enough….there was road. I went ahead and took it. However, it turned out that Capital One has a gate across the road shortly after you cross 288. ARG! Now, I didn't know where to go. I didn't have a map and only knew where I wanted to end up.
I turned around and rode out the other end of West Gate and out rt 6 for a while till I got to River Road. Here is a link to the real route I rode on 4 July 2006. It was still over 30 miles, soI was happy.
BTW, if you ever want a fairly nice ride in the Richmond area, River Rd is it. There wasn't much traffic and the route was fairly nice. On top of that, there were some nice church looking church buildings out that way.
If you want to see the details of my ride, look at my July 2006 Bike Stats.