• One of the keys to recording useful track data is setting the proper recording interval.
    • Garmin Edge: Main Menu -> Settings -> Data Recording. Choose to record data points "Every Second."
    • Garmin GPSMap 60: Main Menu -> Tracks -> Setup. Set interval to "Auto" and "More Often."
    • Garmin eTrex: Same as GPSMap 60 instructions above.
  • Try to ride all the trails in a system without backtracking if possible. This may take some planning in advance but it results in a much cleaner map.
  • For stacked loop systems, ride each loop separately and start a new track for each loop.