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Post by deadgrass. » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:05 pm

I thought i would start a new topic regarding the above,

some of us swear by paper maps and a compass

i've used a sat nav[gps] for a few years now [both home and abroad] and i prefer this

the problem is i learn just enough to get by, ive found it struggles when trying to navigate trails which over the last few years im riding more,

so i've just bought a more dedicated garmin montana,[its baffling me at the moment] this leads me to this point,

i think a thread that follows a novice [me] through the complications of building routes etc for off /on road may help others ,

i shall add to this .

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Post by lardmarc » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:12 pm

deadgrass. wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:05 pm
I've just bought a more dedicated Garmin Montana.
I'll bet you bought the 610 Camo so you don't have to paint it green like everything else.
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Post by Bonnielad » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:14 pm

You all may be interested to know that the TRF are currently working on a definitive UK legal trails map. It is their intention to update it every 6 months to take account of winter closures and any new TRO's. It will be available free to TRF members and should go live before the end of the year. I imagine we will be able to download a gpx file???
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Post by deadgrass. » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:27 pm

Ahh,
This is what I mean Steve, here are my two gps devices
With the same gpx file loaded (part of the upcoming Yorkshire dales meet )
As you can see the more dedicated unit reads it correctly,
The road biased unit also reads it correctly (it does )
But the road unit navigates via roads only to get to
Each waypoint (pin or flag)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vxwcn_ ... p=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/140Kx0D ... p=drivesdk

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