**Interpreting Ride Data**

- Day - Day of riding in chronological order starting 6/9/2002
- Start Elev. - Starting elevation of ride for the day in feet. *All elevations are relative to mean sea level and are calibrated daily.
- Final Elev. - Ending elevation of ride for the day in feet. The final elevation is the same as the starting elevation for the next day.
- Net Elev. - Net elevation change for the day in feet. Calculated by subtracting the starting elevation from the final elevation. Positive values represent an overall increase in elevation for the day; negative values represent an overall decrease in elevation for the day.
- Total Ascent - Total amount of climbing for the day in feet. The GPS keeps track of every segment of elevation increase and sums these segments.
- Max. Elev. - Maximum elevation above sea level in feet.
- Min. Elev. - Minimum elevation above sea level in feet.
- Trip Odo. - Trip odometer for the segment in miles. Represents the total scalar distance traveled for the segment.
- Moving Time - Total moving time for the segment in Hour:Minute format.
- Avg. Speed - Average speed in miles per hour for the segment. Calculated by dividing the trip odometer distance by the total moving time.
- Total Dist. - Cumulative distance traveled since the beginning of the trip in miles.
- Mi/Day - Running average distance per day measured in miles per day. Calculated by dividing the total distance by the day number.
- Mi/Day x 1 - Running average distance per day measured in miles per day not including segment 1. Day 1 was an unusually short day and I didn't want to include it in the average distance per day early in the trip.
- Ft. climb/mile - Average number of feet of elevation gain per mile traveled. Calculated by dividing the total ascent by the trip odometer for each segment.
- Linear Distance - Direct distance between starting and ending points ("As the crow flies") in miles. Determined using Garmin MapSource software in conjuction with the daily route track.
- Linearity - Distance linearity in percent. Calculated by dividing the linear distance by the trip odometer. Traveling in a straight line will yield a linearity of 1.00; traveling in a closed circuit will yield a linearity of 0.00.