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Old 09-05-2012, 02:08 PM   #586
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Eakins, I have a question for you.

Is there any issue with someone making GPS routes or tracks of Butler Maps' best roads, and distributing the files, as long as the Butler name is not used?
A huge thank you for asking 1st!

Because of the large expense involved in gathering the data, we can't allow distribution by others of our patented system. We are however working on smartphone app with these routes plus a Garmin GPS map.

Please PM me with any further questions.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #587
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #588
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:45 PM   #589
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I've been meaning to pop in and say what a huge help having the CO map was (and Steve's book, too) for our CO trip a few months ago. It was great. Only complaint was we found a lot of ATV/dirt bike/UTV/Jeep trails clearly marked while riding that had no mention in the map... would have been cool to at least know these areas were there. But otherwise, it was fantastic.

Eakins, if you guys ever decide to do a North GA one, hit me up. I've guided 100+ rider tours through the top part of the state, be happy to show you guys some stuff to include.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:08 PM   #590
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I've been meaning to pop in and say what a huge help having the CO map was (and Steve's book, too) for our CO trip a few months ago. It was great. Only complaint was we found a lot of ATV/dirt bike/UTV/Jeep trails clearly marked while riding that had no mention in the map... would have been cool to at least know these areas were there. But otherwise, it was fantastic.

Eakins, if you guys ever decide to do a North GA one, hit me up. I've guided 100+ rider tours through the top part of the state, be happy to show you guys some stuff to include.
Thanks! I hear ya.

Our state maps are primarily paved road maps with a rating system that shows where the best paved roads are located. That is our focus and what we do. On our version 2 reprint, I had a working budget to add 40 recommended easy dirt roads & 40 dirt connector roads for our best paved roads. That is what is on the map.

These roads would be suitable for loaded ADV bikes, thus easier roads. It was never meant to be a dirtbike map nor show every road. I'd love that but the map would be so cluttered & unreadable.

For our V3 of the map (a long time from now) I will have a budget to add more dirt roads, but they will still be easier dirt roads. We use Benchmark Maps as our base maps, so i suggest you also bring one too as it has much more detail
Colorado Road and Recreation Atlas (Benchmark Atlas)

Benchmark will not list everything so i'd also bring
http://staythetrail.org/mvum/ - these forest maps. free at the FS offices
http://latitude40maps.com/ - great details if they have your area of riding
Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 3rd Edition

plus a GPS too.

As you know, no one map/book shows it all and we use all of these and more.

Thanks for the GA offer & enjoy the road.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:33 AM   #591
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Anyone ordering a butler map for the blue ridge be aware it cuts off at Asheville. Very disapointing.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #592
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Anyone ordering a butler map for the blue ridge be aware it cuts off at Asheville. Very disapointing.
I wasn't aware that they had one for the Blue Ridge... Does it cut off north or south of Asheville? If it cuts off south of Asheville, I'd like to buy all their maps as a thank you. Lots of roads in there shouldn't be found on a map.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #593
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Anyone ordering a butler map for the blue ridge be aware it cuts off at Asheville. Very disapointing.
We do not offer a map of that area, yet. You must have another map.
We will be offering a map of that area in the future.

Maps, of course, do have cut-off areas because of size constraints.
Our So Cal map is an example. We could not put all of California on 1 map and thus had to choose a cut-off point.
There is no way around this. When we release our Nor Cal map we will provide an overlap area instead of a hard cut-off to each map, similar to how Benchmark maps does this for their state atlases. This feature will exist when when we map the East Coast with several regional maps.

Here is our catalog:
http://www.butlermaps.com/Motorcycle-Road-Maps/

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #594
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Post Labor Day Sale!
Head to our website and save 25% on all maps this week.
Use code Laborday12 when you check out.
http://www.butlermaps.com/
Our post Labor Day sale ends today!

Buy your maps cheap now and sell them to your buddy for full price when he's lost on the side of the road.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #595
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The Ozark map goods great. I hope they gave me the discount
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #596
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The Ozark map goods great. I hope they gave me the discount
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Thanks. If you used the correct discount code you'll get it.
If for any reason, no, please PM me asap and we'll make it right.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #597
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I had my trip to Ohio (via Nashville, TN) planned when I got my Ozark map. Did some mods to the route based on the map and I must say the routes were great, as advertised! Thanks, again.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:57 AM   #598
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Thanks! I hear ya.

Our state maps are primarily paved road maps with a rating system that shows where the best paved roads are located. That is our focus and what we do. On our version 2 reprint, I had a working budget to add 40 recommended easy dirt roads & 40 dirt connector roads for our best paved roads. That is what is on the map.

These roads would be suitable for loaded ADV bikes, thus easier roads. It was never meant to be a dirtbike map nor show every road. I'd love that but the map would be so cluttered & unreadable.

For our V3 of the map (a long time from now) I will have a budget to add more dirt roads, but they will still be easier dirt roads. We use Benchmark Maps as our base maps, so i suggest you also bring one too as it has much more detail
Colorado Road and Recreation Atlas (Benchmark Atlas)

Benchmark will not list everything so i'd also bring
http://staythetrail.org/mvum/ - these forest maps. free at the FS offices
http://latitude40maps.com/ - great details if they have your area of riding
Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 3rd Edition

plus a GPS too.

As you know, no one map/book shows it all and we use all of these and more.

Thanks for the GA offer & enjoy the road.


Thanks for those links, very cool. And yup I understand your position on the dirt roads thing. I actually like not having all roads available on a map as it leaves some surprises to stumble on. Knowing the area is there was all I'd add. Of course, the CO backcountry route addresses the dirt fix I'm sure. Can't wait to ride it next year (yup we ate already planning our return trip).
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #599
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These maps look great but after searching your site and others I can't seem to find any where to preview them.

Can you point me in the right direction? Don't care what state just something random so I can see a sample of the detail.

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