« on: March 01, 2011, 06:27:37 am »
I am still having problems with my Legend from Garmin. I thought I had this figured out but I spent about two hours working with MapSource last night and I was unable to load a route to my GPSR. I have successfully transferred routes as tracks that I can see within the tracks menu.
What I have not been able to figure out is how to use a track for a ride. I want to plan my ride using a course that I have not ridden before, create the route and load it to my GPSR, and then mount the unit on my handlebars and follow the route.
If I have discerned correctly, a track is an event that has already taken place while a route is something that has not taken place yet.
I need help to figure this out because I would like to use MapMyRide, MapSource, BikeMap, etc to plan a ride and then hit the road using my GPSR for directions. I have a Magellan that I have used for years that I mount in my car or on my motorcycle and can route to and "address" perfectly. I have used my Legend for this same purpose successfully while in my car. However, since I am on my bike and riding a circuitous route, I don't actually have an address as a destination except the address from while I am leaving. I may be reasoning my own answer here as I type. Maybe I need to place a way point on the route at the turn-around farthest marker to navigate to and when I get to that point, navigate back to my home as a second way point.
I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanx