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Fred - ... planning a transcontinental ride on ACA routes for Spring '13. We've used a Garmin Edge for tours of up to 2 weeks by creating our daily routes using one of the mapping sites like RideWithGPS or MapMyRide. Reading forum posts and what I know first hand about the Edge, it appears that it is not a suitable GPSR for our transcon.
So, we're looking for that dedicated GPSR that, as I understand it, with the ACA waypoints download, will give us turn by turn directions all the way across the country - just follow the highlighted line like on the Edge (of course we'll also have ACA maps for backup, a smartphone and an ipad)? Is my expectation correct? Is it as simple as a download to your home computer and then a further download from your computer into the GPSR?
I've read the ACA GPS explanation page over and over. I'm sure it's well done, but it's not getting through to me.
... After I import the ACA gpx files into Basecamp, I can then copy/paste the resulting waypoints and routes from Basecamp into Mapsource.
... not GPS - battery life, time between charges, miss the opportunity to go the wrong way and meet some great people for example?
... i would also consider taking my own atlas of the route - ie. take apart the Benchmark maps and build a new one. do Benchmark maps show a suitable scale to ride on (I have never ridden in the US, so don't know).
(edit; I guess you can't upload photos to this system, too bad)Hi Rocker Mike. See Posting Images to Forum at the top of the General Discussion group.
I will post photos of my bags with the two different racks for comparison.
Do you really think the UGRR route is suitable for January?