UPDATE: SOLVED // MR doesn't recognise a specific (short) road which I did ride (in Belgium)
Hi @Trui-Hanoulle I have overlaid your track (yellow) by selecting 'Routes' in the left column and then 'Add'. I have the Compare With TomTom and Garmin tool turned on. TT is red and Garmin is green. There are several places where TT and Garmin disagree with your black route and yellow track. If you were to share this route to other users as it is, TT and Garmin users will have problems. Some of the discrepancies are caused because you have chosen to go off road. There are solutions that will enable ALL users to follow your intended route. Some solutions are an easy fix and just require moving a route point and some are a little more complicated. See my next pictures.
@Trui-Hanoulle This is an easy fix:
@Trui-Hanoulle Some fixes involve a little more work and an understanding of how certain functions work.
@Trui-Hanoulle TomTom won't use this road as there are restrictions to motor vehicles:
@Trui-Hanoulle If you would like any further help, please ask. I can even adjust your route for you if you would prefer that. Good luck and keep enjoying making routes
@Nick-Carthew you caught me, haha ! I didn't remember that I ignored this sign indeed ;))) And I shouldn't promote illegal riding, obviously.
@Nick-Carthew As for the offroad, this has been a choice and is written as such in the article. I go offroad wherever possible (which is not very often alas in Belgium).
This very image (starting point): I noticed differences indeed + I rode into Lux for fuel (yellow line) but do not want to add that to the route — that's everybody's own choice.
I fixed that one immediately, and will fix the other places too, especially the one with the sign, ha.
@Nick-Carthew Thank you so much for your offer and very good help.
I will change it myself, no worries.
I also modified my own track (yellow) for the final route. In one part I skipped an interesting option to stay closer to the border, in another I added specific waypoints (on the Vennbahn which is a train track still belonging to Belgium...!).
Readers do download the gps-files but they are not Americans who would sue the magazine / me for having a mistake somewhere. On the other hand, of course I try to make it as accurate as possible.
THANK you and YESSSS, you bet I enjoy making routes ! But enjoy even more riding them ! Next article up is the Iron Curtain and Italian Northeastern mountains, which I rode afterwards. For Germany I prepared also like mad on MR, for Italy I used old school maps. Both I tracked what I rode for the 2 articles.
I'm a maps freak actually, still taking those along and a compass and altimeter even, hihi.
Have a GOOD 2021 and 'talk' to you later, Nick !
@Trui-Hanoulle Good luck with your magazine article, I hope you get lots of positive feedback. Let’s hope that we can enjoy lots of rides in 2021.