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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2020, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Mt Airy to VA Loop

Great technical loop through the NC and VA mountains. It's about a 5.5 hour ride. I'm experimenting with Garmin Basecamp (clunky POS that works with my Garmin 595lm) with back road routing (not as easy as google maps). Thought I'd post up for anyone that might want to try - also to see if exporting gpx transfers to others who have similar software.
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Maybe we can yak about it some tomorrow, I'm reasonably good with Base Camp.

Have you seen this site? https://www.hdcarolina.com/

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I have gobs of south central Virginia, into Delmarva, some central-to-west NC and southeast NC/east SC routes in Base Camp if anyone wants to see them. IIRC when exported they are converted to generic .gpx files. A quick screenshot below.
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Love it! Itís a mash of spaghetti . Base amp is fickle, though I think I figured a way thatíll work - Changing a section from motorcycle to driving/vice versa allows for doing interstate travel then back roads. I was fighting with the darn thing when it made far more sense to ride the mains to the back roads.

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Love it! Itís a mash of spaghetti . Base amp is fickle, though I think I figured a way thatíll work - Changing a section from motorcycle to driving/vice versa allows for doing interstate travel then back roads. I was fighting with the darn thing when it made far more sense to ride the mains to the back roads.
The 595 is a strange creature in that, to it, "motorcycling" includes off-roading as well as on road so if you have motorcycling selected when map making, you will usually find yourself at the gated entrance of a cow pasture or crossing a river where there is no bridge. Switch everything to "driving" in both Base Camp and on the device and much of the fickleness goes away.

If a device chooses a route I don't want to follow I modify that route on the fly from the farthest point working to the nearest by picking points on the screen. Much like in Base Camp except you MUST start at the farthest point. Setting avoidances seems useless sometimes.

A good forum with some helpful people here -> https://www.zumouserforums.co.uk/. Many questions have already been answered.
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A good forum with some helpful people here -> https://www.zumouserforums.co.uk/. Many questions have already been answered.
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