This post makes you look like a spoiled, rotten, petulant child. ("So I removed my updates for Oregon..." sounds like "I'm taking my toys and playing somewhere else").:huh As stated by another above: 1: Nobody is suggesting STEALING Sam's maps or route, ONLY getting GPS TRACKS (and hopefully PRE-RIDDEN, versus hand-drawn, so no deadends...) to SUPPLEMENT Sams maps. 2: Accurate? No, I agree they cannot be 100%, BUT... Sam has had feedback and AMPLE opportunity to take literally HUNDREDS of re-routes around dead-ends, impassable objects, etc. and update his maps. He has chosen NOT to do this, so I believe his "value-added" is losing some... 3,4, and 5: From what I have heard on many other postings (as I have not ridden the TAT yet) is that Sam has Not done a lot on updating, especially the Western end. Problems have been identified, and yes, you CAN (could now that YOU have "removed" all the helpful information) update your own by a LOT of work, and searching hundreds of TAT threads. What would make more sense is an EFFICIENCY in the TAT riding preparation, instead of forcing EVERY TAT RIDER to duplicate the efforts, hand draw GPS tracks/routes, and run into the SAME issues on every ride, UPDATE the TAT Maps at the SOURCE, and provide proven GPS tracks for the riders. All I am looking for, personally, is the BASIC, PRE-RIDDEN, GPS track. No waypoints, no VIAs, no remarks regarding camping, gas, food, lodging, special trails, extra loops, etc. THIS information is the meat of SAMS maps. I would believe that almost every person who is going to ride the TAT will purchase these maps, if only for additional information and resources. (same as you would not cliimb Mt. Everest with only a map of the trail used). Another note/gripe: One poster stated that TAT riders should pay for Sams maps for EVERY RIDE and EVERY RIDER. Does that mean the "2-up" couple that just ran this last year should have purchased TWO sets, for a single ride? That just doesn't MAKE SENSE! Also, if you purchased the maps, made the ride, and then wanted to do it again next year, does this person need to purchase the maps a second time? I DON't THINK SO....(If you SOLD your set, maybe, but not otherwise). Summary: 1: SAM needs to take all this feedback and update. 2: GPS tracks are NOT the end of the TAT, just a supplement to it. 3: Purchase A SET of Sams maps. Add GPS ridden track to it. 4: Everybody calm down just a little bit?