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Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS
From: Jimmie Mayfield <>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:22:07 -0500
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User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-09)
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 01:02:32PM -0500, Gerald Brazil wrote:
> We were traveling northbound on I 65 headed toward Nashville, TN. Our
> destination for the evening was White House, TN, about 15 miles north of
> Nashville. I had my settings set to "fastest time". As we got near Nashville
> toward the end of evening rush the "Lady-in-the Box" routed me through a
> very busy downtown Nashville with 2 or 3 expressway changes. It would have
> been a lot easier on my nerves to just stay on I 65 and skirt around
> Nashville and wind up where I wanted. I think if I had been set on "shortest
> distance" I would have probably got the same result but I am not sure. Is
> there any other way to avoid downtown congestion?

My nuvi 1490 will do the same thing when set to "fastest time".  

Example: As I approach my destination in Lexington KY from I-75S, the nuvi will 
tell me to exit the interstate early and take 6-7 miles of curvy 2-lane country 
roads featuring stop signs, a blind curve and the occasional horse trailer.  
Garmin's route easily adds 15 minutes onto the trip versus simply staying on 
the interstate at 70mph for another 4 exits (maybe 10 miles).  And that's 
assuming the weather is good.  

Granted, Garmin's route is prettier but I didn't tell Garmin to choose 
the prettiest route...

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