Nice lunch, but how far did we ride?

GPS Logger v Google Maps

Lovely ride today to Villa Maria for lunch, via the Northcote Ferry, a quick coffee at Wolf on Queens Wharf (best coffee in downtown area, but I haven’t tried them all for ages), over to Onehunga on off road cycleways nearly all the way, cross over the old Mangere bridge remembering the days way back when you were 12 and biked all the way from Sandringham on your Raleigh 3 speed to go fishing from that very spot,  hug the  coastline all the way up to and throughAmbury Park, and wriggle through a  couple of roads to the winery.


I fixed a flat tyre while Jill ordered the wine and scored the best table in the house, that one out on the verandha on the left so that I can keep  an eye on the bikes, and we can see the herds of swallows over the pond down there at the bottom of that beautifully kept lawn, and the sun was warm, and the wine was great and the salmon with a side of  spuds was ripper mate, so the bee sting under my helmet as we left didn’t really affect the experience. That was a first.


Here’s a problem though.Google maps timeline said we 40k all day.  I logged the tip with my Android GPS Logger (from BasicAirData) and it said we did 65k, and the WPGPXplugin that prooduces my nice maps  and stats says 67k. I turned off the logger at Onehunga on the way back because we took a train because we hadn’t taken a train with our bikes before, and only turned it back  on when we got off the ferry this side. I’ll check the tracks with some late night geekery and see what I can see.

Later: OK, I don’t know why Auntie Google reported this


when she also says 27-32K from our place to there by car. We take a lot of side trips along the way, so we always do more than she reckons for a point to point, but that was way out.   Definitely 55k biking.


I could dive into the gpx file and isolate the ferry trips and train ride, but, really, better things to do and all that.



Total distance: 67.51 km
Max elevation: 72 m
Min elevation: -2 m
Total climbing: 359 m
Total descent: -348 m
Average speed: 18.59 km/h
Total Time: 07:27:29

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