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Road Atlas

Postby heidebill » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:49 pm



Does anyone have any recomendations on Buying an atlas, Canada, USA, Mexico for on the bike?
I have done some hunting, Ebay, Rand Mcnally, No success.
I would like to buy one?
Bill



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Re: Road Atlas

Postby dingdong » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:46 am

What is it about the road atlases that are available that you don't like? Too large or what?
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Re: Road Atlas

Postby heidebill » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:58 am

I have an old Truckers Atlas, very large, needs a table
and I have not found any in the local book stores or travel places that I have gone to

What I would like is a pocket size, that is plastic coated for bad weather, Don't know if anyone makes such a unit

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Re: Road Atlas

Postby artgrantz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:20 pm

I don't understand how you could not find an Atlas? Are you looking for something made just for motorcycles? Borders has a small atlas at least my local store does.
I recently purchased the full size Rand McNally Atlas (at Borders) with plastic cover. It is only about half an inch thick and fits neatly on top of the GL fitted trunk bag. The plastic cover forms a pocket, front and back so you can store itinerary and other travel info.
I avoid the thick atlases with all the local travel info in them, I don't need that stuff.
Hope this helps

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Re: Road Atlas

Postby heidebill » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:11 pm

I don't have a borders store in our neck of the woods. We have Chapters here, and I spent about 20 minutes with a gal there trying to find something that you are describing.
Do you have a P/N or book number, I might be able to locate it that way
Thanks Bill

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Re: Road Atlas

Postby artgrantz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:15 pm

Hi Bill,
It is the Rand McNally 2012 Road Atlas. The SKU is 70609 00339 the ISBN # is 0-528-00339-9
You might be able to order it at randmcnally.com
They sell the same Atlas without the plastic cover for a few dollars less. Be sure to order with the cover if that is what you want.
You might be able to order from www.borders.com I went there and searched rand mcnally road atlas and found it, also found a mid size version with spiral binding but I think without the plastic cover.
Good Luck,
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Re: Road Atlas

Postby heidebill » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:41 am

Thanks
I think I found one that I would like, at the Rand Mcnally site
I'll call them in the morning
Thanks again

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Re: Road Atlas

Postby Sempai » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:32 am

GPS
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Re: Road Atlas

Postby robb » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:30 pm

GPS is good, but better is a 10" laptop with Street and Trips 2011 loaded. Their GPS locator is not as fast as a mobile GPS, but it is nice as quick locator when plans change. I plan my trip then load locations into gps.

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Re: Road Atlas

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:59 am

I use the Map Art books and find them to be very good. They only publish for Canada to my knowledge. They have a number of choices for maps but I use the 8 1/2" x 11" coil bound book. You can find them in bookstores and filling stations or online and sometimes Costco.

http://www.mapart.com/



For the USA I have purchased and used the Benchmark Road and Recreation Atlas for whatever state I am going to. The maps are the great but the size of the book, 15" x 10" is a little difficult to deal with.
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Re: Road Atlas

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:10 am

artgrantz wrote:Hi Bill,
It is the Rand McNally 2012 Road Atlas. The SKU is 70609 00339 the ISBN # is 0-528-00339-9



Not exactly pocket size either but appears to be a good map.

Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Rand Mcnally (April 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0528003399
ISBN-13: 978-0528003394
Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 10.9 x 0.5 inches



Bill - Amazon in Canada has this for $12.29


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