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  1. hardman

    hardman ODSC-OFTR Member

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    This past weekend I rode up to Huntsville on Friday and than headed up the Trans Canada Trail on Saturday. I rode from Hwy #518 up to Hwy #522 and back down another route to Huntsville.

    On Sunday morning I decided to head back home since it was dark skies and raining. I rode down Brunel Rd a ways and than decided to punch in my route on the Garmin. I created this route going up to Huntsville using all side roads and hit "reverse route" to go back home. It worked great on the way up, but on the way down the Garmin still wanted to take me back to my starting point in Huntsville. No idea as to why, but as I started to ride south on my route the Garmin finally seamed to correct itself.

    Another annoying thing it would occasionally do is try to take me over to hwy #11 and down, even though my route did not include riding the hwy.

    Its there a reason why this is happening? Have I got some setting on the Garmin "Lengend HCX" not correctly set?

    I don't seem to recall any issues before when revering my routes.
  2. bkowal

    bkowal ODSC-OFTR Member

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    You actually use routing? I don't think it ever worked correctly on those units.
  3. Canadaler

    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Sounds like your GPS never recognized that it reached your waypoint at Huntsville.

    On a route it will keep trying to send you to that waypoint before it "allows" you to continue on the route, or head for another waypoint.

    Not sure on your particular unit how to do it, but usually when you hit "MENU" it should have a command that says "STOP NAVIGATING". Click on that and then start a new route...or waypoint to head to...and you should be good to go.

    This was a common frustration I had out in the desert with my Garmin. Sometimes you had to circle around a bit to get the unit to accept that you had made the waypoint before it started directing you to the next waypoint on your route.

    I've given up programming routes in my GPS when racing my sailboat. I strictly go from waypoint to waypoint now. It's a few more buttons to push, but I can't afford to swing wide around a mark (maybe to avoid traffic) and have the GPS miss the waypoint and mess up my route.

    Maybe it exists on some units, but it would be nice to have the ability to have a setting which allows you to determine how close you have to be to a waypoint to accept that it's been reached. Something like setting it at 10m or 100m "sensitivity" would be nice.

    It would be even nicer to have a single button you could push...something like "NEXT" which would allow you to manually input that the current waypoint had been reached and now you want to go to the next waypoint on your route.
  4. hardman

    hardman ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Yes you must be right.

    That's exactly what my Garmin was trying to do, only difference is I create routes on Garmin Basecamp and than upload them to my unit. It wanted to bring me back to the starting point even though I was already a few kms down the road. Eventually for reasons I not sure of the unit finally would begin to guide me in the proper direction.

    Also annoying was the fact that I created the routes using all side roads along Hwy #11 and occasionally the Garmin would try to take me over to and down Hwy #11. As long as I rode my intended route, it would than recalculate and resume the route I created (perhaps I need to disable highway travel in the settings section?).

    Thanks