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Re: Road Scholar

Post by starpug » June 25th, 2009, 8:02 pm

freakofnature17 wrote:yeah, I've done this event twice and got 2nd at regionals and 1st at state but that was only b/c i had an awesome partner.
when i was first assigned this event, i was very upset at my coach b/c i hated this event, but now that i've learned so much in it, I lOVE IT!! I just want to say to anyone who may be new to this event and are doing it next year that it's really not as complicated as it may seem at first. I found the coach's manual SOOOOOOOOO helpful and would have died without it. Once you understand everything it's really fun.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 49ers » June 27th, 2009, 5:43 am

in response to your Q karatekid44, road scholar is all about topographic and highway maps, creating profiles, and making your own map.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by freakofnature17 » July 1st, 2009, 7:07 pm

just wondering... where do y'all get your highway maps? when i talked to people at state, some said that they just have members on the team pick some up when they're going on road trips and stop at those restroom places that have a bunch of maps. I've tried the USGS store but i've only found topo maps not highway ones.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » July 1st, 2009, 7:15 pm

I've either just gone to my local bookstore (Borders or Barnes and Noble) or, if I can't find them there, I've ordered them from amazon.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by gyourkoshaven » July 1st, 2009, 7:26 pm

A travel agency like AAA is another good spot.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by andrewwski » July 1st, 2009, 7:35 pm

That's a good idea, if you know an AAA member I believe you can get a free atlas of US/Canada/Mexico as well as foldable maps for each state.

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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » July 2nd, 2009, 4:17 am

Most of the practice tests that I take need the Rand-McNally highway maps, so I don't like to go to the AAA store unless I have to.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by freakofnature17 » July 6th, 2009, 12:07 pm

eyeball138 wrote:Most of the practice tests that I take need the Rand-McNally highway maps, so I don't like to go to the AAA store unless I have to.
Yeah me too. My partner and i were pretty annoyed when we were practicing b/c we wanted to do some sample questions on highway maps but all our tests were of the Rand-McNally map which we didn't have. Anyways, thanks guys for the info on where y'all get maps.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by 49ers » July 9th, 2009, 10:32 am

freakofnature17 wrote:just wondering... where do y'all get your highway maps? when i talked to people at state, some said that they just have members on the team pick some up when they're going on road trips and stop at those restroom places that have a bunch of maps. I've tried the USGS store but i've only found topo maps not highway ones.
my team gets them at AAA or USGS online!!
AAA is a good source for your highway maps and USGS is a good source for your topographic maps!!
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » July 10th, 2009, 12:28 pm

We also have some Rand McNally. It all depends on what the map requires, because sometimes maps made by other companies don't have the exact info you will need.
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