Fuzzygalore’s GPS 1.0

My disinterest in using a GPS to ride with is well documented. I’ve been mocked. Endlessly. I’m not talking about wanting to know where the next hotel or gas station is because I see the value in that. Especially if you’ve only got 15 miles left on reserve and you’ve come to a fork in an unfamiliar road with no signs pointing to gas. Then the GPS is a gem.

So far, I seem to be able to find my way along the roads of life with my oldskool paper route sheets and a sharpie pen. AND.. get this.. people actually have fun riding with me inspite of it! Go figure. [insert smirk here] It’s simply a preference thing. When I’m already out on the road, I get an overall view and understanding with a paper map that I cannot personally get on a 5 inch screen.

So here it is, my riding map stash:

If you really want to get technical, I’ve got a map wheel too.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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3 Responses

  1. Biker Ted says:

    Wow, a map wheel! Not seen one of those for years. We do not have GPS at all. Sometimes its great to just come to junctions and decide left, right, straight on. By doing this we have found many interesting places throughout Europe.

  2. novos says:

    wow, that map wheel is impressive!

    Where does Cartographygalore store her sextant while she’s on the go? 😀

  3. OG says:

    Well, sometimes the GPS just tells you that you’re “forked” and will need to beg gasoline from the hill people. I wouldn’t trade moments like that for anything.

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