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Posts that include an interactive route map.

First Test of WP Google Map Plugin

I recently installed a new plugin to fix the problem where all my old route maps in previous blog posts no longer work. The problem is that Google changed the Google Maps API with regard to displaying KML layers.

In previous posts, I converted the GPS track of my trip (one track for each day) recorded by the Trails app on my iPhone to the KML format and then linked to it in the embed of the map in my blog post. None of those work anymore with Google changing over to their JavaScript API.

So, I plunked down $30 for the Pro version of the sexy WP Google Map Plugin and now I need to see if it works. This post will be my test bed for this new plugin. Continue reading First Test of WP Google Map Plugin

Posted from Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

2013 SNIFF Run – Map and Summary

My friend Yo Adrian and I took a little ride over to Redbeard’s place for a party. Never mind that he lived on the other side of the  continent.


Here’s a map of the route we took. Click the points for day number, start/end information, and daily miles ridden.



  • Total travel days: 13
  • Total distance traveled: 5,296 mi / 8,523 km
  • Average distance/day: 407 mi / 655 km
  • Longest day: 680 mi / 1094 km (Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO)
  • Shortest day: 92 mi / 148 km (South Lake Tahoe, CA to Jackson, CA)


  • Total fuel consumption: 152 gal / 575 l
  • Average fuel cost: $3.896/gal or $1.03/l
  • Average distance per fill: 118 mi / 190 km
  • Average fuel mileage: 34.9 mi/gal
  • Best fuel mileage: 39.77 mi/gal (Vail, CO to Fort Morgan, CO)
  • Worst fuel mileage: 29.18 mi/gal (Omaha, NE to Grand Island, NE)


Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

MITM 2012 Summary and Map

The 2012 run to Butch and Pam’s farm (known as MITM, Meet in the Middle) is over (actually, almost a month ago), and I’m finally getting around to posting photos of the trip.
Continue reading MITM 2012 Summary and Map

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Ghost home from the Par-Tay

The following is my rework of an email message I posted to the slug list after arriving home from the annual Par-Tay up in the Pacific northwest. Continue reading Ghost home from the Par-Tay

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Memphis Cruise: Map, Stats, and Photos


Here is the map for the Memphis Cruise. Click on the routes on the map to navigate to the trip report for that day.


Retrospective Note (2016): Back in 1997, Apple Maps and Google Maps didn’t exist yet. Consequently, the map is tiny and based on a screen shot of a MapQuest map.



Total number of days: 6
Total miles: 1,807
Shortest Day: 62.9 miles (Day 4 – Around Memphis)
Longest Day: 400 miles (Day 6 – Corydon, IN to Ann Arbor, MI)
Average Miles/Day: 301.2/day
Number of States/Provinces visited: 5 (MI, OH, KY, TN, IN)
Average Miles per Gallon: 43.12