On a trip with a friend I ran up the hill about a height of about 2 meters. A friend joked and said, "You see, you have already climbed meters". At that time I was already clear. However, I also find that many bikers who have driven 10x more than I do confuse impressions and concepts, so I decided to describe the differences between climbed and altitude meters.
Height meters can also be referred to as altitude or elevation point. This is the highest point on your route. This is the highest point you have reached, but according to the altitude.
Ascended meters is a term for a figure that says how many meters / kilometers he has stepped on or climbed on his route, that is, it is the sum of all the hills and elevation that he had to overcome ...
Demonstration of the difference between the altitude point and the meters
As an example, I will use my bike trip in the Bohemian Forest with a hike to the Poledník lookout tower, Laka lake, etc. On the map, you can see two figures:
- 1 314 mnm (mnm - meters above sea level)
This figure shows the highest point I have reached by altitude.
- 1 683 meters
This figure indicates how many meters I have walked uphill in total.
Why don't the data match? The answer is simple. If you start your trip like me in Železná Ruda, your starting altitude is 820 above sea level, that means that even if you reach the Poledník lookout tower, you did not step up the hill 1315 meters, but just the difference between Železná Ruda and Poledník what is 495 height meters .. According to various discussions on forums and social networks, it is clear that at least half of the cyclists, when presenting their performance, either confuse the risen meters for altitude, or simply lie to "inflate" their performance. In both cases, it is often a very exaggerated performance ... I believe that after this analysis we will all clear and we will not be deceived by others and especially we will watch each of our own ..
!!! Cycle prayer at the end !!!
"Father, sanctify my wheel, both in the woods and on the road, and do not give my cloaks tempted to prick, for yours is both the road and the forests forever ... AMEN "