#290: Cycle guide

When you explore new territory on a cycle, it would be nice to have a guide travel with you to inform you of the inside story of what’s where and what it all means.

Today’s invention is a virtual cycle tour guide.


It consists of a voice recorder, laptop, earphones and a compass strapped to a cycle -all of which records exactly how far the cycle has moved and every small change of direction taken.

At each new location (for which data have been recorded), a snatch of audio commentary is played (which was saved by some previous rider at the same spot).

In this way, riders can make, and share, digitally recorded commentaries, tagged with location information (an approach which would be impossible for pedestrians, without some form of GPS system).

Update: since writing this, I see that someone has been thinking along similar lines… 

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