The Elevation Profile offers so much more than just analyzing the difficulty of hills. Interacting with the profile allows you to make selections, place cues, create segments, trim the route, change the color of a route, and more.
Making a selection on the elevation profile allows you to take advantage of so many functions.
- Click and drag across the elevation profile to select a section. This will zoom-in on your selection.
- Refine the selection by dragging the handles on the opposite ends of the selection box.
- Click DESELECT to clear your selection.
While viewing or editing a route, you can make a selection to bring up the EDIT menu. This is located just above the elevation profile.
These features are only available for Basic and Premium subscribers.
- Trim Ends If you had a delay at the start and/or end of your ride, you can make a selection, click Edit, then Trim Ends.
- Delete Section This will delete the selected section, which is great for cutting a portion to reroute.
These options are available after making a selection on the elevation profile.
- New Segment A segment is section of a route that compares ride times agains other riders. If the segment is marked private, it will only be compared to your own efforts and will not be seen by other riders.
- Annotation Save a note about a section of a route (ex: “Gravel road for 2 miles”). Annotations will appear in a tab in the left side panel.
- New Route This feature is for Basic and Premium subscribers. It is also covered in the Combining and Splitting Routes article. Any part of the route that has been selected and saved into a new route will include the cues of the selection.
First, click ADD TO CUESHEET, then point the mouse over the elevation profile, a blue dot will appear on the map corresponding with the location. Click on the elevation profile to see the Custom Cue dialog box appear on the route.
Learn more about Working with Cues.