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Peter Gostelow

Adventure cycling, Photography, Writing

Testing out komoot

Still here – if anyone is reading…. Well it’s almost 2 years since I posted something. The silence can be attributed to a lack of time – significant time anyhow, exploring on two wheels. There have been some short tours – such as the one shown here as part of a 4-day ride I recently made in sunny Dorset and Devon (that’s the south west of England in case you wondered). I used a mapping app called komoot to plan and log the ride, which seems to be gaining popularity amongst cyclists and hikers. One of the great features is that it allows users to add in photos and highlights of their trip, as a means to help others plan their own tour, as well as providing an interactive elevation profile. Sharing the experience is what I’ve always tried to do on my long cycle journeys, mostly through words and photos. These days mapping technology and smartphone apps such as komoot provide extra ways to plan and share a tour. I’m still, and will always be a lover of paper maps, but the benefits of digital technology and the simple and interactive interface of komoot means I’ll be using this mapping software increasingly in the future.

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