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Ipoding the Open Road


Rubber to the Road is a two volume collection of great bicycle rides in the metro area with proceeds from the book sales going to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Community Cycling Center.  In addition to the two guidebooks, a website inclueds some of the rides, GPS information, picutres, and more to help you pick a perfect route for work or for play.

Now the creatives behind these fantastic books have developed an Ipod download with 44 rides, turn-by-turn directions and audio commentary to accompany your ride.  While I don't recommend riding with your headphones on, this is a great resource for getting out to the open road.

The 44 rides are downloadable for free at


image: TimeStream Software



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Mike Westby

December 1, 2009 at 3:11 PM

What's great about these Notescasts from Portland's own TimeStream Software is that anybody can create a Notescast for one or more of their favorite cycling rides (or hikes or whatever) and post it to for other riders to download to their iPods and use. It's a great way to share some of your favorite rides, be they in Portland, in the Gorge, the valley or wherever. There's a handy and easy-to-use "How to Write a Notescast" available on the web site.


Mike Westby

December 4, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Note that the above description mentions using your headphones with the Rubber to the Road Notescast. There actually isn't any audio with this Notescast. Like a book, it's an indepth reference guide on your iPod, complete with interactive text and photos, and it stores easily in your jersey pocket. No headphones are needed!

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