• 10-31-2012
    bedwards1000
    MTBR Commuters - Make your mark on the map
    I created an interactive map to graphically show where we all are. The map is a wiki, meaning anybody can edit it. Don't use exact locations if you are worried about privacy. Zip code is close enough. With events like Sandy this will let others know who is going through similar weather. Have Fun. Thanks for the idea rodar.

    Click the link / Click Additions / Add Marker
    Enter your MTBR user name, add a picture or description if you like.
    From here you can either click your location on the map or enter your location (zip code works for USA)
    Hit Submit.

    https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=444558

    (The new Vbulletin took our embedded map away - links are fixed)
  • 10-31-2012
    newfangled
    Cool. :thumbsup:
  • 10-31-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post

    Groovy!
  • 10-31-2012
    newfangled
    deleted
  • 10-31-2012
    bikeCOLORADO
    Will ya look at that? I'm on the map.
  • 10-31-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Colorado, MO?
    Whoda thunk? :D
  • 10-31-2012
    junior1210
    Ha! now I've made my mark. :D
  • 10-31-2012
    bedwards1000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    Lets see if embedding it works...

    I like it! I added it to the start of the thread.

    What does everybody think about making this a sticky thread? And how does that happen?
  • 10-31-2012
    junior1210
    I'm for it. Ask a moderator I'm sure they could do it.
  • 10-31-2012
    newfangled
    It would definitely be a good sticky. Otherwise it will probably vanish since it's not the kind of topic that will get a lot of regular posts, and then new posters won't know about it or be able to find it.
  • 10-31-2012
    mtbxplorer
    It looks like Commuterboy has a long swim.
  • 10-31-2012
    Tone's
    I looked really hard but wheres the Aussie section on that map?
  • 10-31-2012
    junior1210
    It's there Tone's. Pull the map south then east and you'll find it.
  • 10-31-2012
    bedwards1000
    ^^You just have to drag the map until you get there. It is world wide.
  • 10-31-2012
    Tone's
    Thanks guys, im a bit slow, but with your help im on to it now, somebody stop me!!!
  • 10-31-2012
    Tone's
    i went, i saw, but it didnt happen, i kept on clickin all the links but my lil red dot wouldnt stay, cheers guys, good idea with the thread OP.
  • 10-31-2012
    bedwards1000
    I added you. The embedded map won't let you add markers so I added a note in the instructions. I couldn't get any closer than somewhere in Sydney. (or are you in South Africa now?)
  • 10-31-2012
    bikeCOLORADO
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Colorado, MO?
    Whoda thunk? :D

    My heart belongs in Colorado. I miss it. I miss riding there.
  • 10-31-2012
    quax
    The first from Europe!
    I work in Munich but live 50 miles south of town at the footslopes of the Alps. I do a combined car-bike-commute.

  • 10-31-2012
    Straz85
    New England is winning!
  • 10-31-2012
    Harold
    not sure if I should add my current location or where I will be living. oh to hell with it. I'll be optimistic and forecast my location.
  • 10-31-2012
    bikeCOLORADO
    I can't get the map to open any more.

    Access to the webpage was denied
    You are not authorized to access the webpage at http://www.zeemaps.com/MTBR_Commuters. You may need to sign in.
    HTTP Error 403 (Forbidden): The server refused to fulfill the request.
  • 10-31-2012
    in2theforest
    Commuterboy, I see you are floating out in the Pacific Ocean...Hahaha
  • 10-31-2012
    mtbxplorer
    Great idea Rodar & creation Bedwards :band:
  • 10-31-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    I looked really hard but wheres the Aussie section on that map?

    Did you try turning your monitor upside down?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    It looks like Commuterboy has a long swim.

    Crosstraining. He`s hoping to outswim Bedwards in next year`s tri series.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    It would definitely be a good sticky. Otherwise it will probably vanish since it's not the kind of topic that will get a lot of regular posts, and then new posters won't know about it or be able to find it.

    Whoo! Just like magic!

    Quax, that scenery is awesome! We need some ride reports :)
  • 10-31-2012
    BrianMc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    It looks like Commuterboy has a long swim.

    Flowerpower, obviously!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Did you try turning your monitor upside down?)

    Cute. You aren't that guy who recommends just spinning a flat tire so the flat part is at the top of the wheel, too?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    Quax, that scenery is awesome! We need some ride reports :)

    +1

    BrianMc
  • 10-31-2012
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Iím there, but somehow the picture I uploaded is upside down. :nono: Itís an interesting picture, however. :rolleyes:
  • 10-31-2012
    Tone's
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I added you. The embedded map won't let you add markers so I added a note in the instructions. I couldn't get any closer than somewhere in Sydney. (or are you in South Africa now?)

    You are a bloody legend, yes sydney is great, lol, but why would i be in sth Africa, your not trying to take the piss are you bedwards? :D:skep:rep comin your way as soon as it lets me as ive used my daily quota up, brother cheers mate:thumbsup:
  • 11-01-2012
    bedwards1000
    There's a marker in Johannesburg with your name on it so I thought you might have put it there.

    I found a moderator and had them sticky it.

    The map site is pretty cool. I didn't even have to create an account to create the map.
  • 11-01-2012
    HelmutHerr
    Now that we know Europe, Africa and Australia only have one bike commuter each, and at least one from the US is in the ocean, I wonder how bike shops are making any money.
  • 11-01-2012
    CommuterBoy
    If you click on my marker, I explained that I'm trying out the flotation properties of fatbike tires. :)

    ...I added a real one too. Couldn't resist the wide open seas though.
  • 11-01-2012
    Harold
    impressed by the distribution of markers so far. more than you might expect for the colder climates. go midwest/Great Lakes!
  • 11-02-2012
    Dalton
    Cool, I didn't know there was another Michigan guy....
  • 11-02-2012
    bigpedaler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by quax View Post
    I work in Munich but live 50 miles south of town at the footslopes of the Alps. I do a combined car-bike-commute.


    Gorgeous city shot!! Nevr made it to Munich when I was 'in-country' ('85-88), but the architecture takes me back.

    My last year there, I lived 'in the shadow' of the Marnheim Bridge, which the locals blew up during WWII because their nearby town was getting accidentally devastated by Allied bombers TRYING for the bridge!
  • 11-03-2012
    cdaddy
    There's a New Mexico?
  • 11-03-2012
    Mr.Magura
    Denmark on the map.


    Magura :)
  • 11-03-2012
    highdelll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    I looked really hard but wheres the Aussie section on that map?

    Mexico is close enough :p
  • 11-06-2012
    bedwards1000
    The map's filling in nicely. We're still missing quite a few "regulars" that I can think of off the top of my head in Alaska, Sweden, Calgary...
  • 11-07-2012
    rodar y rodar
    ...NZ, more CO, FL and AZ.
    Yeah, I guess a lot of people aren`t too hip on putting that info online. But since the ones we know of have already put it out there (or we wouldn`t know about it), I dunno if it matters any more. Can`t knock anybody for not wanting to though, and what is there is still pretty cool.
  • 11-07-2012
    cda 455
    Got 'er done :D !
  • 11-07-2012
    bedwards1000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    ...NZ, more CO, FL and AZ.
    Yeah, I guess a lot of people aren`t too hip on putting that info online. But since the ones we know of have already put it out there (or we wouldn`t know about it), I dunno if it matters any more. Can`t knock anybody for not wanting to though, and what is there is still pretty cool.

    But obviously it's already online since we know where they all are, just sayin.
  • 11-14-2012
    Now I am on that map! Pictures from tuscany in the next future
  • 11-15-2012
    Dummyrunner
    The Dummyrunner is on the map. Feel free to drop in for a cuppa :D
  • 11-15-2012
    BrianMc
    I see why LyNx doesn't post in the winter support thread! A Barbadian.

    BrianMc
  • 11-24-2012
    connolm
    I'm on now.

    I commute into and around Boston - Cambridge specifically. I'd guess that less than 50% of the people I work with drive to work. Some don't even have cars.

    A number of factors make this possible. The city limits the number of parking spaces an employer can provide. My employer offers cash incentives/reimbursements for alternative transportation. Boston has decent public transportation. (hmm... decent? maybe that's a stretch - but it's certainly functional!)

    Dalton - I used to commute from Ypsilanti into Ann Arbor in Michigan. 10 miles each way.
  • 11-25-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by connolm View Post
    I commute into and around Boston - Cambridge specifically. I'd guess that less than 50% of the people I work with drive to work. Some don't even have cars.

    A number of factors make this possible. The city limits the number of parking spaces an employer can provide. My employer offers cash incentives/reimbursements for alternative transportation. Boston has decent public transportation. (hmm... decent? maybe that's a stretch - but it's certainly functional!)

    I hear about life on the eastern seaboard, and it sounds like a different world to me! Max alowable parking spaces for an employer? Very cool concept, but it would never fly here!

    What`s the riding like in and around the Boston area? Lots of useable bikepaths to cool places? Would it be feasible to bike the tourist areas? It looks like my wife and I are going out next summer to visit my SIL who lives somewhere in the Boston metro area (so, probably between you and Straz- need to find out more specifically), and I might drag a bike with me to entertain myself while they`re doing the "girl" thing. Do you think biking the Concord-Lexington-Boston route would be a crazy traffic nightmare, better attempted on a tour bus?

    EDIT: :thumbsup:

    http://www.minutemanbikeway.org/Medi...yBrochure2.pdf
  • 11-27-2012
    David C
    Meh, only crazy French Canuk so far...
  • 12-02-2012
    Spatialized
    AZ representing. Feel like I'm the only non-DUI bike commuter in town :D
  • 12-03-2012
    fux
    Put my mark on now.

    2nd most northerly so far.
  • 12-03-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fux View Post
    Put my mark on now.

    2nd most northerly so far.

    Cool! It`s hard to see where you line up with other marks across an ocean- you fall below Blockphi? If Perttime ever pees on the stump, he`ll be tough to beat.
  • 12-17-2012
    mtbxplorer
    Nice - there are a bunch more additions to the map since I last checked. :rockon:
  • 12-17-2012
    mountainmatt
    I marked my location in China!
  • 12-29-2012
    Dutchm@n
    Checked in my location from Belgium! Nice tool!
  • 01-12-2013
    millertm
    Now there are two in New Mexico. :)

    Mark
  • 01-12-2013
    rodar y rodar
    Wow, it`s looking good now :)
    I see 2 in the Las Vegas area, but none of the names I recognize from the NV forum.
  • 01-12-2013
    David C
    Oh, btw those random marks worldwide, that's me.

    Coz I'm all over the place :cool:




    :p just kidding.
  • 01-12-2013
    mtbxplorer
    The map is filling in nicely! Still need someone from South America!
  • 03-13-2013
    p08757
    Just marked myself. Now there are 2 dots in Omaha!
  • 03-22-2013
    nathanmillen
    Evening all, i have recently relocated from Yorkshire in the north of England to Eindhoven for work. I am amazed at how cycling seems to be a religion here and yet i am the only mark on the map here.

    Ps it is much easier cycling in the Netherlands than on the Pennines but the views are not the same!!!!
  • 03-22-2013
    bedwards1000
    ^^ It certainly isn't an inclusive list. There are a bunch of people that post on this forum that aren't on the map.
  • 04-18-2013
    Harry Mackenzie
    Just added myself.
  • 04-18-2013
    mtbxplorer
    ^^
    Great, whereabouts are you, I didn't see your mark right off.

    For anyone else, here's how to add yourself to the map without going to the first page...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I created an interactive map to graphically show where we all are. The map is a wiki, meaning anybody can edit it. Don't use exact locations if you are worried about privacy. Zip code is close enough. With events like Sandy this will let others know who is going through similar weather. Have Fun. Thanks for the idea rodar.

    Click the link,(!!You have to click the link to add yourself, the map below is only for viewing!!) MTBR Commuters
    Click Additions / Add Marker
    Enter your MTBR user name, add a picture or description if you like.
    From here you can either click your location on the map or enter your location (zip code works for USA)
    Hit Submit.

    http://www.zeemaps.com/MTBR_Commuters

    (Double left click to zoom in, Double right click to zoom out)
    <iframe frameborder=0 style='width:100%;height:500px;' src='http://www.zeemaps.com/pub?group=444558'> </iframe>

  • 04-22-2013
    uav2man
    We're gonna need a bigger boat.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I created an interactive map to graphically show where we all are. The map is a wiki, meaning anybody can edit it. Don't use exact locations if you are worried about privacy. Zip code is close enough. With events like Sandy this will let others know who is going through similar weather. Have Fun. Thanks for the idea rodar.

    Click the link,(!!You have to click the link to add yourself, the map below is only for viewing!!) MTBR Commuters
    Click Additions / Add Marker
    Enter your MTBR user name, add a picture or description if you like.
    From here you can either click your location on the map or enter your location (zip code works for USA)
    Hit Submit.

    http://www.zeemaps.com/MTBR_Commuters

    (Double left click to zoom in, Double right click to zoom out)
    <iframe frameborder=0 style='width:100%;height:500px;' src='http://www.zeemaps.com/pub?group=444558'> </iframe>

  • 08-01-2013
    L.t.
    Hey Hey Hey, i'm not alone in AK!
  • 08-01-2013
    BrianMc
    I notice a big gap in the western Great Plains of the US. This may be in part because there are few people, few cycling commuters, and long distances, but I wonder if it is mostly that MTBR is not where the roadie commuters from these states hang out. We had someone in Fargo trying to ride put the winter at one point.
  • 08-01-2013
    rodar y rodar
    ^^Interresting thought: no mountains = no mountain bikes? Maybe they`re all on the recumbent yacksites` commute subforums.
    Fargo or Moorehead MN? Don`t remember that guy`s name, but he had a beautiful old Romic.

    L.t., there`s another forum regular up there in Anchorage with you (JordyB) who isn`t on the map.
  • 08-01-2013
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    I'm in Moorhead actually. Having lived here for 6 months now I am amazed how the city handles things. I think they are waiting for a big flood to wipe out the city as what happened in Grand Forks (100 miles north) in 1997. That way big federal dollars can pay for permanent solutions.

    Whoohoo! How many points do I get for that?
    Looks like he`s still active, just not a junkie about it like we are.
  • 08-01-2013
    bedwards1000
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    L.t., there`s another forum regular up there in Anchorage with you (JordyB) who isn`t on the map.

    I've thought of adding some of these "slackers" to the map. We know where they are from, it's not like they are hiding anything.:) Some of the Canadians fall into this category too.
  • 08-01-2013
    rodar y rodar
    Haha!
    Naw, if sombody knows about the map and decides he doesn`t want to carry the FOIA that far into his personal life, I think it`s fair enough not to post up there. Even if it`s burried somewhere else in the archives of the forum, I can see not wanting to be part of that big ol One Stop Shop for whatever kind of spammers and scammers might be lurking... all those "guest" viewers listed on the bottom of the screen every day spook me a little too.

    So, did I just help the NSA and Rich Uncle in Nigeria to find thier long lost nephew Jordy?
  • 08-27-2013
    chronsbons
    i can't believe i am the first documented commuter in the 49931
  • 08-28-2013
    bedwards1000
    Wow, lots of people have been silently adding their mark on there.

    Welcome chronsbons, looks like a nice place to ride.
  • 09-30-2013
    SeattSlayer
    :cornut:Hard to believe I'm the first Mercer Islander! (WA)
  • 02-04-2014
    Malachi
    Added mine, first in the Middle east.
  • 02-23-2014
    pigmode
    Looks like I'm the first in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre.
  • 02-26-2014
    TenSpeed
    Added!!
  • 03-06-2014
    jasmorg1075
    Added....I can't believe I'm the only one in San Antonio. I guess we are one of the fattest cities for a reason.
  • 03-18-2014
    tcuguy
    Re: MTBR Commuters - Make your mark on the map
    I'm the only one in Fort Worth TX as well. Hard to believe that as I know of a good amount of "hipsters" who live here and commute every day.
  • 04-14-2014
    sunvalleylaw
    Just added myself. Looks like there are about 3 others over in Boise. Cool! Maybe I'll meet one or two of them sometime.
  • 08-27-2014
    NDD
    Illinois is a void, apparently (on the site anyway) until you get to Chicago. Meh.
  • 10-07-2014
    mtbxplorer
    1 Attachment(s)
    Whoa! This guy made an awesome mark on the map

    BBC News - Cyclist creates giant bike across the New Forest using GPS
  • 10-08-2014
    bedwards1000
    That's a good one. Better than the giant cocks that have been so overdone.:skep:
  • 10-30-2014
    Kleebs
    First in greater Cleveland. Not surprised, although cycling is definitely enjoying quite a renaissance here. even just since the start of this year, I have been seeing an awful lot more regular bike commuters. Combine that with the great advocacy work of BikeCleveland which is really helping the development of new bike infrastructure, and I expect I won't be alone on the map for long.
  • 11-18-2014
    Himself
    Hopefully done...Kerikeri New Zealand.
  • 11-19-2014
    z1r
    Done.
  • 04-03-2015
    cyclingdutchman
    +1 :p
  • 06-09-2015
    ashes_mtb
    Perth, Western Australia

    My commute is too long for just bike but lucky have a good train line running to work. Choice of stations at 3 mile (30% on path), 7 mile (95% on path), 10 mile (97% on path) and 15 mile (99% on path).

    Winter commute temps typically around 40-60F, gets as high as 100F or more in summer though.
  • 07-23-2015
    wagonguy1989
    i guess im the only commuter in bakersfield ca?
  • 08-02-2015
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wagonguy1989 View Post
    i guess im the only commuter in bakersfield ca?

    On a bike, maybe. I think Dwight Yoakam walks. I`m just glad he does his walking down there and not around me :lol:
  • 01-29-2016
    HoustonCX
    I'm only the second one in Houston, TX. There are other commuters at my office, but they must not be on this forum.
  • 02-09-2017
    Norsk
    First from Duluth,mn!! Yippy