Originally Posted by martyman5000
I would like to ride down to Nashville this April. I do not want to buy a new GPS until I find one that does what I want. My GPS either takes me to the highway or if I choose alternate route its not the route that I would plan on Google maps.
A. Any simple way of printing out my directions with Google maps and also using my very basic GPS as a back up?
B. I want to travel down to all back roads and stay in State Parks in April. Anyone done this? (Ohio/Kentucky) http://goo.gl/maps/SmjlD
C. Might stay in a Hostel in Nashville...any advise on keeping my stuff safe in a big city (on the list of dangerous cities).
If you don't mind taking the time you can download RideLeader (http://www.trailtech.net/voyager_downloads.html
) and create your own route OR set of tracks. Just download the software (it is free) and clip on the "map" tab on the top of the screen and you have GoogleEarth maps to creat your route on. Your routes can be saved to a .gpx file which can be downloaded to most newer GPS units or my favorite is he BackCountryNavigator app on Android phones. I used this method to transcribe TAT maps that I bought to GPS files..Good luck! You will love Nashville!