The Elevation Profile offers so much more than just analyzing the difficulty of hills. Interacting with the profile allows you to make selections, create segments, trim the ride data, dive into metrics, and more. Now let’s learn what can be done within the elevation profile by mousing over, making selections and using the buttons.
If you are viewing a recorded a ride your speed and any sensor data (such as heart rate or cadence) will also have a corresponding button. Clicking each will toggle will overlay the respective information.
Click-and-drag across the elevation profile to select a section. This will zoom-in to your selection. Refine the selection by dragging the handles on the opposite ends of the selection box.
Use this option to change see more or less of the elevation profile in relation to the selection you have made.
Use the the option to clear the selection from the elevation profile.
You can share the selected portion of the route by copying the URL with the selection made. Like so: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/55692471?highlight=107-210
Use this to fix dips and spikes caused by bridges and tunnels. See Flatten Elevation for more info.
Exclude from Metrics
This tool allows you exclude the selection from the overall metrics. Great for those times where you have to take a ferry, bus, or subway.
Find out more about excluding sections from metrics.
When viewing a ride, these features are available for a Premium level subscribers:
Everything outside the selection will be deleted when this tool is used. This is great for keeping only a section, or deleting the start/end at the same time.
The selection will be deleted. Great for cutting out that part of the ride where you forgot to turn off the GPS or stop recording.
Saving as a new route will create a new route from your ride. Premium users can use the Trace tool to add a cuesheet.