78 BMW R100S, 90 BMW K1; 99 BMW R1100RT, 12 K1600GT
There was no mobile-phone service in the area the one time I had to use the Anonymous book.
Bikeless for now...but not forever!
"If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's electrical." -somebody's dad
I used the A-Book in the first year I joined to be saved near B.G. Kentucky the week between Christmas and New Years. I have helped folks a few times as well that were in our area or planning on passing by and needing to mount some tires.
I have crossed into the Smartphone world at mid-50's, but often times nowhere to any service ( you know it only doesn't work when you need it) . The A- Book takes up so little room as I keep it with the various state maps I plan on crossing anyways. Even on the rare space of our R12S there is a spot under the seat.I may not have the latest paper version on a particular bike with our herd. ( I know the E- version would take care of that...maybe) Kind of like that the remote gas station that your GPS says is there, but now closed due to The GPS database yearly updates not knowing that.
If it were online/a .pdf file or whatnot, I still think of that dark,or sunny, deserted space one can break down in , a paper version works for me...and gives me some kindling if I have no phone service and it's getting cold Phones & tablets can fail, the paper shouldn't.
We have almost every code, if not all of them checked in our entry...one could glean that we welcome just about anybody here and have some space. I think the KK code means come have a cup doesn't it?
SABMWRA MOA Club#62's Flat Fixer/ current forum moderator
It's not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away-D.Dillon/G. Strait
Lot of good ideas on electronic versions.
Go APP., but don't get rid off printed version.
Condense printed version to people and dealers, and forget ads and fluff. Small paper backed version that packs light is all I need.
Not opposed to $1 for APP and $1 for paper, but that may be dreaming.
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.
I agree, that both versions should be available. I also like anything that is printed, but electronic access would allow the latest and greatest up to date data. I also see benefit of printed book if there was an emergency break down, and you weren't near a place to get WiFi or cell phone app connections.
I vote for both being available, with one or the other being included in membership (best would be electronic) and the other available for a nominal fee.
This would save a lot of trees!!
But, some of use "old fogies" are still old "sticks-in-the-mud"!!!
"The difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't change every time congress meets." - Will Rogers