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Old 11-10-2010, 09:49 AM   #76
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will you update this thread once it's ready?
of course. i'm counting the seconds as nor cal is one of my fav. places to ride. the reality is it won't be done till the spring. this winter we'll work on the mapping of it plus the washing backcountry map.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:23 AM   #77
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thnx!
find any new roads?

there is also a new cali town butler maps created because of an anomoly in the benchmark basemaps. can you find it? the name is very appropriate for so cal.

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Got my SoCal map yesterday. Very nice indeed.
I bought a Mad Map a couple weeks ago to compare. The Butler looks much more informative and moto focused. Easier to read as well.
More later...
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #78
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I have to say, after fiddling with several brands of GPS' and finding them more pain than worth, it's nice to have a good old map on hand.
I mean, GPS are great to put waypoints on and follow along while on the road, especially if your lost...and I get lost alot.

That being the case these Butler maps are great for planning out a tour or day ride and using the GPS for routing. Seems these two go hand in hand perfectly.
Whodathunk? Evidently someone did.

What a plus a good 'moto map' is when (most) the good riding roads are already highlighted and the map itself doesn't shred at the creases!

I'm extremely happy with the So-Mid-Cal map. There are 3 levels of roads (Cartographical Data) in order of fun/thrill to ride. G1/G2/G3 and highlighted in accordance. Pretty neat!

Then there are 3 more catagories, and these are the ones I'm interested in:
Lost Highways
Paved Mountain Trails
Rough Roads
...I'm in!

There's a load of data on the back as well. Highway descriptions with elevation charts, Climate Guides, a huge breakdown of the PMT's including road width, surface quality, GPS waypoints. Someone spent alot of time gathering tis data...I'm jealous.

Best part of the Butler maps is the legibility. Even the the blown-ups of prime rides are very easy to follow. Way better than a AAA or brand X map.
There's nothing worse than trying to read a map on the side of the road with a helmet on in the wind when your into the autumn of your riding years.

By cracky, I can read this here map real good!

I've got a cupboard full of road maps, and thus is by far the best one of the bunch. Best thing is it appears it will last a lifetime. Well, at least the rest of my lifetime...
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:32 PM   #79
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thnx rapiddog!
glad you're diggin" it.
we spent ALOT of time on this one and we're very happy how it came out.

just got a message from court butler, he's currently riding the western/lower edges of the sierras, below the 4k snow level.
says there is gonna be a TON of awesome PMTs on the nor cal map!
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:25 AM   #80
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we now have a bunch of so cal dealers carrying Butler Maps and more to be added soon.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:30 PM   #81
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Having never seen a Butler map, but wanting to, can anyone tell me where I can see one here in SW Idaho?
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #82
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Having never seen a Butler map, but wanting to, can anyone tell me where I can see one here in SW Idaho?
You can get a feel for them by going online; but for the price, they're well worth ordering just to see.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:36 PM   #83
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we now have a bunch of so cal dealers carrying Butler Maps and more to be added soon.
Bill,

I sumbled across these maps at Hi Country Motorsports in Glenwood, and bought a Utah one. They're excellent.

Say hello to Fred Butler from me. He might remember me....
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:21 AM   #84
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Having never seen a Butler map, but wanting to, can anyone tell me where I can see one here in SW Idaho?
sorry we don't have any dealers as of yet in ID. i'm hoping to have bigtwin carry them at some point.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:21 AM   #85
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Bill,

I sumbled across these maps at Hi Country Motorsports in Glenwood, and bought a Utah one. They're excellent.

Say hello to Fred Butler from me. He might remember me....
thnx & will do.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:38 PM   #86
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sorry we don't have any dealers as of yet in ID. i'm hoping to have bigtwin carry them at some point.
Thanks for the reply. And yes, I know of Big Twin.

Any thought of getting Cycle Gear to carry them? Lots of exposure there.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:04 PM   #87
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Nada por Neuvo Mexico?

We're just south of CO.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:51 PM   #88
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Thanks for the reply. And yes, I know of Big Twin.

Any thought of getting Cycle Gear to carry them? Lots of exposure there.
we're working on cycle gear but they are very corporate.
it'll happen but will take awhile.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #89
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Nada por Neuvo Mexico?

We're just south of CO.
we have PLENTY of love for nm & az plus or & wa.
we had to start somewhere and so it was colo. and then it was the northern states with a much shorter riding season. those guys just got back from knocking out more nor. cal riding but i don't think they've done it all. my guess is some of the dry riding your direction might be knocked out this winter. we will have a nm map but i can't say when, sorry.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:54 PM   #90
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just did some emailing about the big picture and this is how it's gonna play out.

nor cal. gets finished riding & mapped and then talk of a full cali. planner map. sold with the so cal & nor cal maps as a 3 map complete cali experience package.

after that, or & wa get done so we can offer a west coast package with an included 3 states (cal., or & wa) planning map. so 4 maps.

then comes az & nm. sorry it's not sooner but that is how things are working out to be.
we take the time to properly ride & rate the roads and then produce a well done map so this is not an overnight operation. no short cuts ever taken!

after az & nm???
we've talked about heading east to the land of the dragon.
and ozarklandia.
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