So, on the suggestion of a colleague, lets call him, Jay, I have decided to take up bike riding. The goal of which is to be able to ride my bike to work. I figure this way, I can get my exercise, because we all know I need to lose a few, without over exerting myself. I mean bike riding is more fun than running, right? Plus with the help of my handy dandy Mio c310x GPS, I can keep track of how much I’ve ridden and track my progress.
Plus, there’s a really cool plug-in for WordPress that will let me show the map on the blog, so I can put it down on paper. It’s pretty cool, but I’m talking to the developer of the plug-in to see if he can add a few other features that I’ve seen on other maps. Here is a sample of my ride on 4/14/08.
UPDATE: The developer is kindly updating this plugin, so there are some new features added that make some of the things in the following paragraph irrelevant.
UPDATE 2: I am now working on a plugin to do what I want it do. So we shall see what happens. The map may or may not display properly for a bit. Sorry. But it will be back.
As you can see, the problem is that it doesn’t give me time, or distance or average speed or anything, so there really is no way to actually track my progress. I know it’s possible, because I’ve seen it implemented on other sites, but just not integrated into WordPress. If my programming skills were any better, I’d try to hack something together, but just looking at these lines of code makes my head hurt! I might take another shot at it over the weekend, but we’ll see. Hopefully the developer of the plug-in will be able to figure it our really quick… 🙂