Average Speeds For Different Road Types

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Re: Average Speeds For Different Road Types

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Which one, riding the motorbike or playing with Basecamp and the XT? :)
I fully appreciate what Basecamp & the XT contribute to riding so I don't mind creating routes in Basecamp but I stay pretty annoyed with the idiosyncrasies in both. I can't give enough credit to the forum members who identify them and help me work through them.
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Re: Average Speeds For Different Road Types

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jfheath wrote: 23 Apr 2022 15:02 The XT can navigate a track, giving turn by turn directions,
So if the track gives direction how is it different from navigating the route?
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Re: Average Speeds For Different Road Types

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Fxwheels wrote: 29 Apr 2022 04:59
jfheath wrote: 23 Apr 2022 15:02 The XT can navigate a track, giving turn by turn directions,
So if the track gives direction how is it different from navigating the route?
I was trying to keep the message simple and short. I'll check back, but I think that I said that the XT can navigate a track.

It can do this in three different ways.

1. By simply loading the track and just using the XT screen as an automatic scrolling map.


2. By loading the track and selecting Go! The XT doesn't issue instructions, but if you wander away from the track - which is shown as a magenta line, just like a route, it will add additional information - a straight dotted line indicating the direction from where you are to the closest point on the track, and the straight line distance to the track as one of the data buttons. eg bottom right corner.

app.php/ZXT-P51



3. One of the tool options for a track is to convert it to a trip. If you do this you get a navigable magenta line which issues turn by turn directions - just like a route. It never recalculates the original route, but if you wander away from the magenta line, it spots the closest point from where you are now, and plots a new route to that point. This can behave very oddly if it plots a route behind you, as that then becomes the closest point, and it gets stuck in a never ending loop of trying to get you to go back. But that is really only when testing its behaviour. Generally, detours are not like that.

app.php/ZXT-P53
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Re: Average Speeds For Different Road Types

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Thanks jf
I used #1 but yet to try #2.
The thing with the tracks is you have to be more aware of not missing the turn
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Yes, that is a problem.
I do use tracks a lot, but only to superimpose the route. That way I know where my route used to be before the XT recalculated it !
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