Since the 705 only holds 100 waypoints, I had to manually enter each and every waypoint that I deemed useful along my route.Do you need to enter waypoints for the route?
You should be able to store the entire TransAm route, with full details, following the road, using route points instead of way points. Your Edge will prompt you at each turn, calculate the distance to next turn, and show you the detailed route on the map.
My relationship with the Edge is 100% pure love
I have argued before that the ACA routes should be separate from waypoints & points of interest. Later in that discussion I pointed out that waypoints are waypoints and riding routes are riding routes. There is no mixing between the two. The fact that some waypoints happen to be along the route does not make them part of the route. The routes in the GPX file do not have or mix with any waypoints. Instead, they have route points.
The trick is getting rid of way points from your GPX file so they do not clog the memory capacity.
The easiest way is to remove them manually from ACA GPX file. Here is how:
- Download the GPX file for your favorite ACA route.
- Open the GPX file using your favorite text editor, such as Notepad on Windows or Text Edit on Mac.
- Notice how almost the entire first half of the file is full of way points. These do not constitute routes. Remove them.
- Select the entire section from the first <wpt> tag to the last </wpt> tag.
- The last </wpt> tag should be just before the first <rte> tag.
- It is this second section of the GPX file that matters for navigating. It defines route points using <rte> tags. Leave it as is.
Note that the route will still display as straight lines. For it to follow the road and give you prompts for turns, the file needs further manipulation using BaseCamp or an online mapping tool.