Skipping a route point on a 60csx??

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  1. GarrettRB

    GarrettRB Bike Nerd

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    I've been creating routes on my 60csx for road rides. Sometimes I miss a point on the route for whatever reason but the GPS keeps rerouting me back to the missed point. Is there a way to skip that point? The route becomes useless unless I tag the old point. It's incredibly frustrating!!
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  2. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    What I do is to turn off the automatic recalculating option. If you miss a turn just track back to the turn or pan the map and see if there's a better option for getting back on route. Auto recalc will sometimes mess your entire route up if you don't have enough waypoints in your chosen route. that's why I prefer to turn it off.
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  3. GarrettRB

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    Ah, so that calculates the route and draws it once on the gps? That might be better. If I miss a turn I can zoom out and figure out a way back to the route.
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    Yep. When the autocalc is on and you miss a turn it recalculates the best way back to the next closest waypoint you have on your route. Sometimes it works out but most times, I've found, it just screws things up. So to avoid that altogether you could either put a lot more waypoints on your route 9which is annoying in itself because you've got all those viapoints to deal with that make calculating your trek a bit harder) or just turn the autocalc thing off.
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    Thanks, I'll try this on my next ride. The route recalculation is rage inducing sometimes.
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    I didn't think you could turn off auto-route recalculation on the Garmin 60 series GPS units.
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    I just checked and you can. (I don't own a 60 but I've had one for about a month that a buddy of mine lent me)

    Click the menu button twice.
    Click on Setup.
    Click on Routing.
    at the bottom of that page click on Follow Road Options.
    at the top you have Route Recalculation.

    Turn that sumubish off. :D
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    Right on! :thumb
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  9. BKMLWR

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    you can also set how close you need to be to a point for the gps to consider you to have "been there". I think they use the term "proximity". I've got mine set to 1000 ft.
    but by all means, turn off the recalc thing
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  10. Nesbocaj

    Nesbocaj Politicians suck

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    IIRC You can change the nature of your waypoints by placing them only at intersections, they won't announce, and they won't make you back track, and the will autocalc you back to the route, not to the point

    This gets harder on a dirt road route in the middle of nowhere, but can be done.
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  11. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Hmm, I've never seen anything different by placing a waypoint at an intersection and I actually stopped doing that because if you didn't have it exactly right it might tell you to turn right vs left only because it was a little off set from the actual intersection.

    Are you sure you aren't thinking of "via" points vs waypoints. I think the GPS tries to make sure you hit all the "waypoints" you have in a route, but it doesn't care if you skip a "via point" which is just there to keep the route on track.

    In MapSource you can create via points by dragging a route to a road and making sure it doesn't create a waypoint, but instead just a little black dot representing a "via point".
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