Monday, May 22, 2006

The Harley-Davidson® Ride Atlas of North America

The good folks at Rand McNally have issued a new map designed especially for motorcyclists. Here's the blurb from their website:
Rand McNally and Harley-Davidson are ready to hit the road together with the first-edition Harley-Davidson® Ride Atlas of North America. Designed especially for Harley® riders, the atlas comes loaded with motorcycle-friendly maps, rides, and on-the-road resources. Makes a great gift for any rider!

via Rand McNally
At first blush, this sounded like a great idea: a biker-friendly atlas. However the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this will probably end up being that gift that you receive but never use. I hate to sound sexist, but the vast majority of Harley owners are men-- do you really see one pulling over to the median to check a map?

Neither do I.