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Offline Stevenp

Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« on: May 28, 2011, 01:02:38 pm »
I am wondering if it would be worth purchasing the City Navigator maps to have on my mac for looking at and planning my routes even without having the gps? I don't have intentions of purchasing a gps, besides my iphone, but maybe it would still be worth having the software on my computer for the information.

What do you think?

FredHiltz

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Re: Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 05:17:47 pm »
I would use the free Google Maps for that.

Fred

Offline pptouring

Re: Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 07:41:33 am »
check out ridewithgps.com

You can save your route, download your route to your gps, and it shows your changes elevation under the detailed view. It's free to sign up and use the very basic routing tools.

indyfabz

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Re: Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 12:51:19 pm »
What do you think?

I thought you would have left by now.

Offline Stevenp

Re: Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 01:16:15 pm »
Almost, I am due to start my trip on the 9th, so a bit over a week from now. Is it this normal to be worried about the trip as I am? Because I am nervous as can be.

Offline happyriding

Re: Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 08:48:00 pm »
I went through the gps waffling too, and I decided to just use paper maps.  If you are using the ACA maps, that is all you need.  I didn't take any electronic equipment--I didn't want the hassle of having to recharge it.   For non-ACA routing, I stopped at libraries before hand and googled for information.

Just getting out the door is the hardest part.  For the first day, plan a reasonable distance to ride and a place to stay the first night, and just get out the door.

Have you done an overnight trip to a local campground just to test everything out?  That is really helpful.

You are going to have a great adventure, which you will remember for the rest of your life!

« Last Edit: June 01, 2011, 08:55:58 pm by happyriding »

indyfabz

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Re: Garmin City Navigator North America NT - on my mac?
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 10:05:25 am »
For the first day, plan a reasonable distance to ride and a place to stay the first night, and just get out the door.

+1  And when nothing goes horribly wrong, you will realize that it's not scary.  But if something does, learn from it and realize that its an anomaly.

If you sit around waiting for the nerves to stop, you will never get out the door.