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  1. #1
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    Noob question on reading Elevation graph

    Hi everyone,

    I have a question about the elevation graph from my Garmin 305.

    Is the elevation gain (1,448 ft) the sum of all the climbing I did during the ride? Can someone explain this.

    Also, whats elevation loss?

    Thanks in advance.

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    since 4/10/2009
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    Elevation gain is the sum of all positive elevation change. Elevation loss is the sum of all negative elevation change. On a loop, gain=loss, though due to inaccuracy in measuring devices, that doesn't always show.

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