Author Topic: FS: 21 Old ACA maps, South & north tier, Great Rivers, east coast, more  (Read 908 times)

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Offline Ladyworldcyclist

Save big bucks buying old maps.  We have a bunch of old maps just gathering dust.  Yes they are quite old.  But the route data should still be reasonably accurate and combined with new GPS and internet data these could be quite useful.  They all are in very good condition.  In general the last 2 numbers represent the year of publication.  Here's the list plus what addendum we have:

Washington to Minnesota Section 1 Anacortes, WA to Sandpoint, ID, #BC-1121-95L Plus addenda to Jan 1998

Iowa to Maine Muscatine, IA to Monroeville, IN Section 1, #BC-1101-94L, plus addendum for spring 1994
Iowa to Maine Monroeville, IN to Corry, PA Section 2, #BC-1102-94L, plus addendum to spring 1994

Maine to Virginia Section 1 Barharbor, ME to Hartford, CT, #BC-1441-L93, no addendum
Maine to Virginia Section 2 Hartford, CT to Philadelphia, PA, #BC-1442-94L, plus addendum for spring 1994
Maine to Virginia Section 3 Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA, #BC-1443-94L, no addendum

Virginia to Florida Section 1 Richmond, VA to Wilmington, NC, #BC-1401, plus addendum to spring 1994
Virginia to Florida Section 2 Wilmington, NC to Statesboro, GA, #BC-1402, plus addendum for spring 1994
Virginia to Florida Section 3 Statesboro, GA to Ormond Beach, FL, #BC-1403-94D, no addendum
Virginia to Florida Section 4 Ormond Beach, FL to Ft. Myers, FL, #BC-1404, plus addendum for spring 1994

Canada to California Section 1 Vancouver, BC to Astoria, OR, #BC-1611-96D, no addendum
California Coast Section 3 Santa Barbara, CA to San Diego, CA, #BC-1623-93D, no addenum

Great Parks North Section 1 Missoula, MT to Elko, BC, #BC-1211, plus addendum to Jan 1998
Great Parks North Section 2 Elko, BC to Jasper, AB, #BC-1212, plus addendum to Jan 1998

Great Rivers South Section 1 Muscatine, IA to Cape Girardeau, MO, #BC-1811-03L, no addendum
Great Rivers South Section 2 Cape Girardeau, MO to Tupelo, MS, #BC-1812-02L, no addendum
Great Rivers South Section 3 Tupelo, MS to Baton Route, LA, #BC-1813-02L, no addendum

Southern Tier Section 1 San Diego, CA to Mesa, AZ, #BC-1710-L94, No addendum
Southern Tier Section 2 Mesa, AZ to El Paso, TX, #BC-1711-94L, No addendum
Southern Tier Section 3 El Paso, TX to Del Rio, TX, #BC-1712-94L, No addendum
Southern Tier Section 4 Del Rio, TX to Navasota,  TX, #BC-1713-94L, No addendum
Southern Tier Section 5 Navasota, TX to St. Francisville, LA, #BC-1714-94L, No addendum
Southern Tier Section 6 St. Francisville, LA to De Funiak Springs FL, #BC-1715-94L, No addendum
Southern Tier Section 7 De Funiak Springs, FL to St. Augustine, FL, #BC-1716-94L, No addendum

We are offering these at $3.00 each plus whatever it takes to ship them either slow media mail rate or USPS flat rate priority, your choice.  The Great Rivers South maps sold.   So now get the whole pack of 21 maps for $44.

Contact me if interested by either posting here or sending an email.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 10:00:40 pm by Ladyworldcyclist »

Offline JMilyko

Wow, what a stash of old maps!

Please note that while maps of this age may be good resources for planning purposes, we do not recommend using out of date maps for navigation. Most of the maps listed will have had minor route changes and some more major. All will have had service changes as well as improved notes in the Riding Conditions.

It is our recommendation that if there is no longer an addenda available online for a map, that a new map be purchased. Generally, this means maps older than about 8 years should be updated with new maps for the best experience.

Best,
.Jennifer.
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

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Offline Ladyworldcyclist

That is true.  However, we find that having old maps can be useful depending on what you're doing.  If you're a stickler for staying right on the route, then they're probably not the best.  However, if you just want them for a general approach to follow they work fine.  We've had an old set of the GDMBR maps that we still use even though often we don't follow the route for the entire length.  In addition, for a lot of places out in the middle of the country the roads change so infrequently that old maps aren't all that different from new.  And, if you have 2 people riding the second set makes for for a great inexpensive copy for your partner.  Plus for planning they're also great.  Combine these with new phone data that can find services and GPS capabilities and they can work out fine.  Again, it depends on what you're doing.

So let's not disparage old maps just yet.  They still have uses and it'd be a shame not to recycle them if someone wants a good deal.

Offline JMilyko

Hello Ladyworldcyclist,

I don't doubt the utility of older maps. They certainly can be useful in a certain capacity. If the routing is the same or similar enough, the older maps would definitely make a great second set for a riding partner.

I was mostly concerned by your comment, "Yes they are quite old.  But the route data should still be reasonably accurate" and how some folks might interpret it. I thought it important to point out that maps of that age could -- and some certainly do -- have significant route changes since their publication.

That being said, all maps are dated the instant they are published so none of them are as current as users might like them to be. =)

Best,
.Jennifer.
 
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Jennifer H. Milyko
Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline John Nelson

if you have 2 people riding the second set makes for for a great inexpensive copy for your partner.
Funny story about that. When I did the TransAm, I was using 2010 maps. My riding companions were using 1984 maps that they got for free. Between Booneville and Berea in Kentucky, I got a bit ahead of them, so I stopped to wait ... and wait and wait. They never showed. Their maps took them on a different route and I didn't see them again until the end of the day. Also, they rode 10 more miles than I did.

Offline Ladyworldcyclist

We've found similar situations when we've updated our maps.  A newer map will take us on a different untried route.  Sometimes we like the new route better.  Sometimes we liked the original better.  But in the end it all adds up to more variety.  Then again, sometimes we pick our own route not doing either.  It's fun to experiment.

I'll bet you had some good laughs that evening as you compared your different routes and if you were in a hurry for that day you probably got some snarls as well.