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Old 07-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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When I click on the cobdr-gps-tracks.zip, in mapsource I get an error saying it is not a supported file type.
What am I doing wrong?

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Old 07-02-2013, 04:42 PM   #17
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yeap that's what I did.... and I renamed each track s1,s2,s3,s4,s5, and s6... So I could view... otherwise the tag is so big you cant see where you are going...
also a note routes are limited by 250 points. sometimes common is not so common
i also have a 60csx and use that 500pts gpx file in Mapsource.
there is a 13 character label limitation for each track name in that unit, so use it's best to rename each track with a code you understand.
i used Sec.1 etc. and Gas.Tride etc and Alt.Sc.3-easy easy. right click on each one and select properties.

i also changed the coloring (right click on track for properties). i like green as my main track as it pops out well on the 60 screen. i changed the gas spurs red as that's a good pay attention to me color. and those easy bypasses became magenta.

anyway after tracks are loaded onto a 60 they are hard displayed on the screen and are always there.

they other thing i added was a way point where each section changes so i know how far i am to completing that. this gives you approx 6 conservative days of riding and we do it in 3 moving along.

enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:49 PM   #18
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When I click on the cobdr-gps-tracks.zip, in mapsource I get an error saying it is not a supported file type.
What am I doing wrong?

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that is a windows zip file and is a bunch of files compressed into that one file. you need to unzip it. w/ windows vista and above you right click on it and say un-compress here.

windows xp use http://www.winzip.com/win/en/index.htm
after winzip is installed, right click on file and then select unzip here. then you will see the gpx files to work with.

mac has built in un-zip capabilities or use stuff it http://www.stuffit.com/

i actually use a program called winrar which in addition to un-compressing zip files also works with rar files and many others. many geek style files come rared, not zipped. http://www.rarlab.com/
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #19
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What do you mean by this? This is a point to point ride with no crossovers so just turn every track on and go. It will just look like one long track from end to end. No need to know where one ends and next starts.
i'd say he just wants to know where each section changes, that's all.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:54 PM   #20
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i'd say he just wants to know where each section changes, that's all.
If the 500 point sections were formed by just cutting the first 500 points, then next and so on, then the section has no meaning. If the sections go from gas to gas like I do on some rides then there is a waypoint for gas at the end of the section.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #21
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We just completed most of the bottom half of the track... lots of fun... ran into guys on the TAT route (which this track shares). And a bunch of mountain bikers in a race from Canada to the Rio Grand.

see the Adventure cycling route page.....

http://www.adventurecycling.org/rout...in-bike-route/

One thing I like about the Route is us riding in from the east (louisiana) this route does not start a 4-corners
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:23 AM   #22
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Hey fellows - doing this next week... any one have this broken down into sections...(500 point intervals) Thanks!
You can use BaseCamp or RideLeader to break the track points up into manageable sections but with almost all the new Garmin devices allowing 10,000 track points and up to 200 tracks maybe it is just time to break down and buy a new device. I finally did..I got an Etrex 20 for $160, popped in a 16 gig micro SD card and now have loaded all the free topo maps and tracks I want. I know am cheap..but I always been that way!
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