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    I'm Beginning to Hate Garmin With a Burning Passion

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    There are ways to avoid that route recalculation. Spend some time on http://www.zumoforums.com
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    Wow. That's pretty harsh. He's trying to help you cat.

    Go to 'navigation' in your tools and turn off auto recalculation and see if that doesn't correct it.

    Or don't and get a tomtom
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    That's certainly your choice but try to remember that no one on the list is responsible for your product failing to meet your expectations. Being irritated at the product is one thing - discourtesy is yet antoher.
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    If it's just a rant, that's fine too.
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    Looking at zumoforums, this is a known problem when copying routes to an SD card. So the question is why, if zumoforums knows about it, is Garmin selling defective devices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
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    You should never censor yourself...

    Regardless, have you seen this?
    An article from SoundRider on this very frustration:

    Garmin GPS Tips & Tricks

    During our recent SR! tours of Oregon, a number of riders had issues reading their GPS files. If you've been navigating routes with a Garmin GPS for a number of years, perhaps we won't be telling you anything new here, but if you're new to GPS, you may find this helpful.

    http://www.soundrider.com/current/sep10/garmin_tips.htm
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    That's a pretty useful link for new users of Garmin GPS, or older users that moved to newer GPS models.

    I've been asked a couple times why a route from a buddy was so screwed up. My answer has always been to change the routing from fastest/shortest to "the other one". It's usually corrected the wrong turns. That's good and it certainly worked but I never really understood why it corrected it. This explains it.
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    I went from a gs to a rt a year and a half ago, and did not install my zumo on the new bike an haven't missed it yet, I enjoy reading the maps. I would like to find a nice compass that works on the bike well. Something I could just stick on the brake fluid lid with EZ Pass type velcro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimabmw View Post
    I went from a gs to a rt a year and a half ago, and did not install my zumo on the new bike an haven't missed it yet, I enjoy reading the maps. I would like to find a nice compass that works on the bike well. Something I could just stick on the brake fluid lid with EZ Pass type velcro.
    Maps are great and the GPS does not replace them. The only thing maps don't tell you is where you are.

    The EZ Pass velcro is called 3m Dual Lock if you wanna go looking for some.
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