I've always loved maps. When I was a kid I would spend hours drawing them - treasure maps, lost islands, occasionally whole countries. Sometimes they were doodles in the back of school notebooks when the lessons got boring, sometimes they turned into much more elaborate affairs. I've also always liked studying maps. As I got older, I would… Continue reading Converted Technophobe?
Oh Google Maps… Why, Why, Why?
Over the past few years I've spent many, many hours carefully putting together route maps for cyclists coming to Portugal and putting them on the Pedal Portugal website - but now Google seems to have messed up the lot! What is it with these companies that feel they have to keep changing things? I used the old version… Continue reading Oh Google Maps… Why, Why, Why?
I used to think Michelin maps were good but I'm beginning to have my doubts. It's not so much faults with what they do show, more all the stuff they leave out. I've spent the past nine days exploring the north-east corner of Portugal, trying to work out new day rides and touring routes to… Continue reading Mapping Frustration
Ready To Ride
So what do you fancy? Cycling through remote villages that look as if they haven't changed in centuries, blasting across the Alentejo plains to get to the Algarve or pottering up the coast of Portugal? After several months of work, I've at long last completed my overhaul of the Touring Routes pages - which include all… Continue reading Ready To Ride
Finding Your Way In Portugal
I do love Portugal but one of the biggest frustrations about cycling there is the lack of decent maps. Or, more frequently, the complete absence of maps of any sort! Oh, plus a few other issues. Like inconsistent road numbering and highly erratic road signage. And that many maps are out of date. It also… Continue reading Finding Your Way In Portugal