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Michelin maps online

Postby Michael J » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:13 pm

Don't know if anyone's seen this. Great detail when zoomed in. I've already discovered two minor passes that I've ridden over (Forcellae, actually) that weren't marked.

Great tool for the Pass Whores among us.

https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Maps
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby KR1S » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:57 pm

This has been around for a long time - recently "improved" to use their more modern mapping, but in some areas an icon pops up in the bottom right corner for "Michelin Map". Clicking that opens a window with the original style map and I find that much better for gauging the real size of the road, particularly with the white ones.

Most of my route planning is done using two screens with that map on one of them and MyRoute-app (which can use either Google, OpenStreetMap or Michelin new style) on the other.

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Rasher » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:41 am

I do the same as Chris,

Put Google Maps on my secondary screen with My Route App on the main screen, this allows me to check out roads with Street View before putting a waypoint on a Goat Track.

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Michael J » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:45 am

If you're avoiding goat tracks, why are you riding a KTM?

He asks.

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Ludwig » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:49 am

I have been using viamichelin like forever .
About 2 years ago they switched to these digitalised maps with greatly reduced detail .
Countless interesting roads , like all RF roads , are simply gone .
I posted about that some time ago .
Luckily , at a certain zoom level ( not area , Kris ..) you can still switch to the 'old ' Michelin maps with much more info . I hope they keep it like that .

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Rasher » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:45 pm

I like the Goat tracks, the people I travel with tend to be less keen....

...the last incident saw the guy who planned the route , who happened to have a Triumph Explorer, refuse to ride it, I shot off on my Super Tenere, the next bike along was an S1000RR, we had to go back and find some better tarmac for the Triumph rider :mrgreen:

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Pie man » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:35 pm

I avoid them, two up and luggage doesn't bare thinking about :roll:
Sooooooo many pies, soooooo little time.
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby The raven » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:06 am

I have been on them, usually by accident #-o
mostly do- able on the wing albeit slowly [-o< .
when in a group I get more worried when less skilled riders put their feet out #-o #-o
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Michael J » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:10 am

I love my Explorer dearly.

But it's a road bike. Maybe the occasional polite dirt road, but it's just too big and heavy for any serious dirt. At least at my skill level.
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Ludwig » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:49 pm

On each trip , I allways try to include a stretch of dirt road .
I've been over col de Vars may be 20 times , but can hardly remember how it looks like .
Do the parallel col du Parpaillon only once , and you will never forget ..

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Michael J » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:53 pm

Ludwig, how does the Parapaillon compare to the Assietta (difficulty, road condition)?

I ask as the Assietta was just about at my limit on the VStrom 1000, but I keep hearing the Parapaillon calling.
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Ludwig » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:18 am

IMO , Parpaillon is more difficult than Assietta , but about 1 h shorter .
If you suffer from claustrofobia , the tunnel might be a little scary .
Plenty of video on youtube .
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Michael J » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks - duration isn't an issue - peak difficulty is.

While I don't overly enjoy tunnels (the scenery sucks), I did enjoy the one north of Le Marrionier. That tunnel had character!
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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby Rasher » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:14 pm

I would like to do some more gravel passes but have tended to be in groups with sportsbikes / people who consider the smoothest of dirt / gravel trails as being "off road", I am happy as long as it is considered a "road" and will be dry / hard packed (Suitable for road tyres) and not have rocks / boulders / steps to traverse.

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Re: Michelin maps online

Postby KR1S » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:00 am

"at a certain zoom level <snip> you can still switch to the 'old ' Michelin maps with much more info . I hope they keep it like that ."

It doesn't look like they have - I can no longer get the old syle maps :( - is there a new technique that perhaps I don't know about?


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