Posted - 18 févr. 2006 : 00:09:12 I probably use long distance routing less than 5% of the time the GPS is on but I consider it a must have. By long distance I mean up to 1000 miles. Like adamz I plan the whole trip on the computer using CN but try to make as many legs as required with each between 800 and 1000 miles (2 days drive for us old-timers).
Posted - 17 févr. 2006 : 19:19:57 Just encoutnered this thread (ohh its last year) Depends upon what your definition of long distance is.
200 to 600 mile range, must have.
Ability to route from Seattle to Miami, nice but not critical as I would only be routing to a place I can stop for the night, not a multi-day journey in one shot.
I might like a combination system where I route a country wide trip on a laptop using say Microsoft Streets and Trips, I would then plan out segments and pop just the current segment into the GPS for driving.
Posted - 12 nov. 2005 : 00:40:08 Laying out your long distance route on the PC and downloading it to the GPS is a must. This allows you to ensure that you've selected roads that you want to be on, not let the GPS select them. It also ensures that you see all of the sights that you want to see.
Personally, I Ride a Motorcycle about 40,000 miles per year and wouldn't leave my garage without the GPS.