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My Garmin 300 follows the routs unless you hit a detour or make a mistake that has you off course for like a 1/2 mile. THEN it will recalculate I assume to get you to the next way point. This proved to be a problem when I hit a detour and it routed me through the big town of Barre, VT.

If you pin cushion zoom in and place the pin cushion just past the intersection on the next road. If it hits elsewhere it WILL have you going in circles.


I think the Garmin goes from way point to way point (may be obvious). So you need more way points so the machine gets you BACK on the route. If the next way point is miles away it will recalculate to anything. If you have designated scenic or dirt or planned a road because it goes passed something IT WILL not necessarily take it.

My Garmin 300 takes a very short time trying to get you back before it recalculates and you are off your route only to pick it up at the next way point.

OTHER than the above the HD Ride Planner still seems to be the easiest one.
 

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It DOES go from waypoint to waypoint. That's the definition of a waypoint, something that you want to pass through or go to. The firmware WILL get you back to that waypoint even if you don't want to go back to it.

I quit using routes a long time ago because they can be too inflexible. I upload a list of waypoints that I want to go to and then tell my GPS to take me to each one in sequence. If I decide I want to abort the route I can easily do so.
 

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It worked fine mostly

On my 2nd ride I did not use enough way points so it gave the Garmin a greater flexibility in creating its own routes. The morning went fine the afternoon ride got a little away from me but mostly it all worked well.

This thread was just HINTS to make others work better
 
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