Trip Planner Routes

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Trip Planner Routes

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Is there any way to alphabetize the routes either before or after you download them from Basecamp?

It's crazy the order they are displayed.

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There are no sorting options. I believe they are ordered by proximity to your current location, nearest first.
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I believe that departure time/date has first sorting priority. After that, there doesn't seem to be any logic. All routes in my XT now are local rides that contain the same starting point so I can't confirm proximity, assuming proximity determination looks at the starting point.
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Peobody wrote: 05 Apr 2024 16:47 I believe that departure time/date has first sorting priority.
Good point. I forgot about time factor as I rarely assign one to my routes.
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What do you mean 'time factor.' Are you talking about the amount of time the route takes?

I just can't figure out the logic they used.
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You can assign a starting time to a route when planning a trip.

On the XT, create the trip with Trip Planner and save it. Then select the trip and use the wrench icon to see options, scroll down to Edit Schedule to set a start time. I don't see a way to set a start date. In Basecamp the Trip Planner does let you set a start date.

Time/date is seldom specified for my routes because I don't find it useful . Routes just begin whenever I'm ready to go.
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lkraus wrote: 05 Apr 2024 23:23 Time/date is seldom specified for my routes because I don't find it useful . Routes just begin whenever I'm ready to go.
I set time/date in Basecamp for each route that makes up a multi-day trip solely so that those routes will be listed sequentially on the XT. Start time is always set at 08:00 for consistency. Sometimes we actually get on the road by 08:00.
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I did a chat with Garmin and was told that there is no way to organize the trips.

I tried deleting them all (35) then imported them one at a time, and they still won't stay in the order I put them in.

I sent a suggestion to Garmin. But, I'm sure that like peeing into the wind.

When I'm doing a trip I put a number in front like 1. From home to Washington, DC. 2. Washington DC to home, etc. etc. and assign them a separate category in their own folder to make them easy to find.
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The list of trips is limited to a few per screen, and though it would be nice to have more choice in their order, there is a certain logic in their method. If you have multiple routes, the route you are most likely to need is the one that is closest to your present time/location.

In your example, Trip 1 should be at the top of the list when you are at home. Trip 2 should be at the top when you are in DC.

Garmin stopped any XT development or bug fixes long ago, so it is what it is.
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lkraus wrote: 06 Apr 2024 12:15 If you have multiple routes, the route you are most likely to need is the one that is closest to your present time/location.
I don't recall it working like this which is why I started adding a departure info when creating routes. I have a 6 day trip coming up in a couple of weeks. I will remove the departure info from day 2 just to see if it is at the top of the list that morning. I just stuck a sticky note on my XT to remind me.
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