Author Topic: Mailing to Myself On the Road  (Read 7977 times)

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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Mailing to Myself On the Road
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2014, 07:17:09 pm »
I like having the state maps while in a state.  They have more detail of where you are in the state and what's nearby off-route than the AC maps.  Not that I deviated often, but when it's been spitting down rain for a couple days it's nice to know that there's "civilization" (a motel and restaurants) six miles off route, vs. 25 miles further down the road.  (Perhaps that's the use of smart phones and GPS now?)  It's also nice if there's a weather alert to have some idea where that place is in relation to where you're spending the night (happened to us twice).

Online John Nelson

Re: Mailing to Myself On the Road
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2014, 09:29:07 pm »
I only occasionally have a state map with me, and it's usually given to me by a cyclist going the other direction. I don't really need it, but it satisfies my curiosity about "where am I?", a question not well answered by the ACA maps. I use paper maps for daily navigation (because they fit in my map holder and my phone battery won't last all day with continuous use), but it's nice to also have a smart phone map to occasionally look things up (like directions to your host for the night). If you are going to rely on your smart phone map, however, make sure you can access the maps offline since you won't always have a connection.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Mailing to Myself On the Road
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2014, 09:59:06 pm »
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