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Old 05-02-2011, 04:12 PM   #1096
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Yes I tend to ramble and yes an editor will be taking my words and making better sense out of them

Looks good Anthony

Time to get back on the keyboard for some more writing
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:35 PM   #1097
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Plugging in some of the text to the TCAT template now...

Boy Ted, you write like you talk! Get to the point!
Good stuff though
MMMMmm.. that second last picture brings back fine memories!!
Swim, pig.. swim! Stupid GS.

The teaser looks awesome, can't wait to see more
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:08 PM   #1098
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:58 PM   #1099
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Plugging in some of the text to the TCAT template now...

Boy Ted, you write like you talk! Get to the point!
Good stuff though
this will be FANTASTIC when it's finished.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:08 AM   #1100
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As we get ready over the coming months to begin putting parts of the book together it seems fitting to ask for your opinions as this entire project has been done around feedback from the community....

We plan to make all of the maps either one or two page spreads. The book will be in an 8*11 size. Our thoughts are that this would make the maps easier to see. Thoughts?

More writing or less? More or less rambling about the history of an area?

Pictures, more or less? Larger or smaller? Pics of scenery or action pics?

Somewhere is a happy medium as we pay per page, too many pages and it becomes too expensive. We're trying to keep the final cost to under forty dollars for a finished book.....thoughts?

Thanks in advance, as always we appreciate your feedback
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:39 AM   #1101
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Will the maps be removeable? Of a semi water reistant material? Or will I have to transfer the info over?

Id look at the average tankbag map window size, go from there, if they are removable that is.

Will the maps be at the end all together? Or spread through out with the corresponding section?

Yeah, I want this book, and to do the ride!!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:52 AM   #1102
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As we get ready over the coming months to begin putting parts of the book together it seems fitting to ask for your opinions as this entire project has been done around feedback from the community....

We plan to make all of the maps either one or two page spreads. The book will be in an 8*11 size. Our thoughts are that this would make the maps easier to see. Thoughts?

More writing or less? More or less rambling about the history of an area?

Pictures, more or less? Larger or smaller? Pics of scenery or action pics?

Somewhere is a happy medium as we pay per page, too many pages and it becomes too expensive. We're trying to keep the final cost to under forty dollars for a finished book.....thoughts?

Thanks in advance, as always we appreciate your feedback
This is based on keeping costs down.

8*11 should be fine although my tank bag map area is 7*9. I think that I'd end up photo coping what I need and put the book in a zip lock. In my canoe tripping days I'd have two sets of maps in two locations... Murphy's Law.

I like a little less writing, but still have interesting facts, side trips suggestions, must see information, good food and gas.

Pictures; I would tend to let Anthony put things together. He does an amazing job. (Cop out I know) I do like pics and I think having a taste of what to expect or see in each area would helpful (both action and scenery).

I really like what I see and I WILL get a book when it's available
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:25 AM   #1103
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I'd like to see history of the area for sure. Otherwise it can tend to be.... dirt road, dirt road, dirt road.... A written history helps put context to the journey.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:44 AM   #1104
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That was a nice ride. Wish I could do the same one day...
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:55 AM   #1105
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Will the maps be removeable? Of a semi water reistant material? Or will I have to transfer the info over?

Id look at the average tankbag map window size, go from there, if they are removable that is.

Will the maps be at the end all together? Or spread through out with the corresponding section?

Yeah, I want this book, and to do the ride!!!
The maps will be a part of the book and spread throughout in the corresponding chapter/section for that gps track. It will be printed on glossy paper (not waterproof).

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This is based on keeping costs down.

8*11 should be fine although my tank bag map area is 7*9. I think that I'd end up photo coping what I need and put the book in a zip lock. In my canoe tripping days I'd have two sets of maps in two locations... Murphy's Law.

I like a little less writing, but still have interesting facts, side trips suggestions, must see information, good food and gas.

Pictures; I would tend to let Anthony put things together. He does an amazing job. (Cop out I know) I do like pics and I think having a taste of what to expect or see in each area would helpful (both action and scenery).

I really like what I see and I WILL get a book when it's available
Thanks for the feedback. Photo copying the maps for a tankbag would be a good idea.

We could provide a waterproof case for the guidebook in the bundle (book, dvd and a waterproof case). It would raise the price by a few bucks....or we could sell the case seperately for those that want one. I use something like this

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...85&bmLocale=en



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I'd like to see history of the area for sure. Otherwise it can tend to be.... dirt road, dirt road, dirt road.... A written history helps put context to the journey.
Thanks for the feedback Rob, I tend to agree with you. Part of this project was to expose the out of the way parts of Canada. Not everyone will find the writing useful but I was thinking that for a lot of people it will give them a sense of an area they will or have travelled through. Why the town exists, what the population is, when the town came to be and why. Nothing too long but enough to get a sense of things.

Example:
Leaving Lab City you head south past the small town of Fermont (Gas available). The road from Fermont enters the province of Quebec and becomes gravel once again. The road gives a nice view of the massive mining operation. Fermont is a French word meaning iron mountain. The mine was established in the 1970’s and is still currently mining iron out of Mt Wright. The small town and large mine is located approximately 23 kilometres outside of Lab City.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:11 PM   #1106
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i think a photo copying the maps out of the book or even print them off smaller ect... Sure there is a way to make them smaller and to be used on a tank bag etc... I would think that offering the case extra would be good too, just in case people have one. This is looking like a great great great idea that is coming together to a stellar book. Can't thank you guys enough for putting this kind of thing together for guys like me (ride and can't remember where the hell i went). Hope to be able to buy a good old brown Canadian bottle some time or two for the team.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:51 PM   #1107
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I agree with the bit of history, I think it's obvious to add any good points of current interest so people could decide if they want to stop and check it out further.

The format of the book to allow easy photo copying and page turning, have you considered spiral bound or some such binding that would allow it to lay flat?

Undoubtable this will spend a fair bit of tie on coffee tables so I thing a little more weight on photos is a good thing too.

Layout mockup looks great, I like little sidebars and bubbles that offer extra little tidbits of interest.

Finding a happy medium of scenery and action is tough but necessary, historical photos add a nice touch
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:07 AM   #1108
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No mention about the book needing pictures of flowers ?

Thanks for the input everyone, some interesting idea's.

What about a DVD with PDF files of the maps?

There will already be one DVD packaged with it, a movie that Stephen (aka Quantis) is working on. It looks promising from what I have seen and from what he describes as his "vision" for it


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I agree with the bit of history, I think it's obvious to add any good points of current interest so people could decide if they want to stop and check it out further.

The format of the book to allow easy photo copying and page turning, have you considered spiral bound or some such binding that would allow it to lay flat?

Undoubtable this will spend a fair bit of tie on coffee tables so I thing a little more weight on photos is a good thing too.

Layout mockup looks great, I like little sidebars and bubbles that offer extra little tidbits of interest.

Finding a happy medium of scenery and action is tough but necessary, historical photos add a nice touch
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:27 AM   #1109
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No mention about the book needing pictures of flowers ?

Thanks for the input everyone, some interesting idea's.

What about a DVD with PDF files of the maps?

There will already be one DVD packaged with it, a movie that Stephen (aka Quantis) is working on. It looks promising from what I have seen and from what he describes as his "vision" for it
I'm sure that you would be able to have all the maps you (we) need with the movie.

I'm of the mind that the maps should still be in the book, but with the PDF users can zoom, print and laminate to whatever size they want -PDF maps would be great!!.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:43 AM   #1110
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I'm of the mind that the maps should still be in the book, but with the PDF users can zoom, print and laminate to whatever size they want -PDF maps would be great!!.
I think we're stuck with the 8.5x11 size, as Ted will be sending them to a print-on-demand service (best solution for short-run stuff like this)

Including the PDFs on DVD is perfect as you can print 'em at home or anywhere you like at any size you like
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