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    Newb Garmin 800?

    I am not familiar with bike GPS at all. I have been using Strava on my cell to map my own rides & stats and that's fine. I live in So Cal and often ride alone. What I want is to start venturing off to unfamiliar trails. I got a great deal on a Garmin 800 and want to upload trails I have not been on and have the GPS guide me through the trail system without getting lost and wasting time. Is this possible, if so where to upload? A site like geoladders??? Nothing like showing up to a new ride spot and not knowing where the heck to go! Did I buy the correct unit? Sorry for my noobness & thanks for any help.

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    Lots of relevant links in here:

    GPX files, Ride, Trail and Map Digital Resources

    There is no single source for trail data that has it all. Some sites are good for specific regions. Some for specific activities (like running but not mtb). Some only provide the data you want if you pay (like Strava). Others only provide specific types of files which may or may not work how you want, or work on your device without modification. It's not idiot-proof like most phone apps try to be. You actually need to learn something.

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    Thanks for the link and yes, I am EAGER to learn!

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