Just an update:
Ok ... my out-west ride is coming up pretty quickly...
My riding buddy has painstakingly created our route in MSST 2009.
I have bought the 2013 version of MSST
(from Amazon for $21 bucks, so not a big loss if it doesn't work out)
He is going sent me the route to import in to MSST 2013 then I will export to GPX file.
From reading here and in other places ... Garmin devices do not "like" the MSST export files as the contain lines:
<time> xxx </time>
in the file which confuse the Garmin devices …
they can be edited out manually with notepad but it’s a PITA!
Tyre has been reported as being able to fix this:
And so has GPSBabel which is an open-source GNU project,
It runs on Windows, MAC, and Linux:
I've not tried either of these yet, but will be doing so shortly.
Having used one of them to clean up the GPX file, it appears the easiest way get the file loaded in your Garmin is to place it on the folder: <X>:\Garmin\GPX
Then do the “safe remove” the GPS from computer
unplug the GPS’s USB cable and wait for reboot
Go to: Tools --> My data --> Import routes and have at it………….
I am running low on time here, so any suggestions or comments about landmines I'm about to step on would be appreciated.
One thing that is not clear to me is how the route is "segmented" by MSST or if it just comes down as one big file for the 2-week ride....