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Old 04-10-2018, 08:12 AM   #441
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https://www.dot.state.tx.us/apps-cg/...rid_search.htm

Type in the county name then select it in the drop down. It will not work until you select it in the drop down. I was looking at one last week that was dated 2014 as last update. These are usually correct. When I find myself on a questionable road I slow down to limit noise and dust. In the event I encounter someone I politely ask and explain that I am following this Texas county map, most folks calm down and point you in the right direction if you are on private land.

Thanks! That works pretty well. Sure would be nice in google, OSM or Garmin integrated this info and didn't send me down private roads.

I found these: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/fo...ions/maps.html
but it appears to not map all roads. An example is that Hamilton pool road stops before it crosses the Pedernales. I am also not seeing Old Spicewood Rd or the back 962 to 281. That was annoying.

This new link is showing some roads that I know about so that is awesome. I'll use it to map out my routes in basecamp and keep a few pdfs on my phone for reference.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:39 AM   #442
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Its still a couple of weeks out, but can we get a head count on riders who are planning to do the May group ride, instead or attending TAR in Junction?
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:41 PM   #443
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Its still a couple of weeks out, but can we get a head count on riders who are planning to do the May group ride, instead or attending TAR in Junction?

I will try to be there. I rode most of the route yesterday, kind of a route recon, just to see what kind of terrain and to help me decide which bike to take on a group ride. Most of the route is paved, so I'm not concerned with dropping my bike, so I think if I join, it will be on my Scrambler. Anyone concerned with the route and wondering what kind of bike can handle it, I did a portion of the route on an unpaved road on a Triumph Sprint ST, so any bike will do.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:58 PM   #444
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I am 90% in as of now. Should know for sure by the end of the week.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:04 PM   #445
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Cant get away for the TAR, Iím in for the group ride.


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Old 04-16-2018, 08:10 AM   #446
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I may be in Durango then, but if not, I will be there.

The route is mostly paved, eh? Like how much?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:14 AM   #447
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Re: Austin TARA: Monthly ride

Way to make us all jealous "Texas Mud Taco", I can't wait to get back to the Durango area!

I am out for this ride, this is my final push for some clients, hopefully back to a more normal schedule after the end of this month.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:30 AM   #448
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Well, if that makes you jealous, then I shouldn't tell you i'm going up there because we are buying property in the area. We're DONE with Texas summers!
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:46 AM   #449
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Oh yea, just rub salt into that wound!

Congrats for you, what part of Durango? My wife and I have fallen in love with the Purgatory area, hopefully one of these days we too will summer in CO.

We have been renting houses up there for the last few years, typically in late September. Just love the area and the ridding !!!
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:42 AM   #450
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The route is mostly paved, eh? Like how much?
About 95% is paved.

May's route makes a loop out to Fredericksburg and back. It's about 70% typical hill country roads (paved, narrow, twisty, elevation changes, no center strip, scenic), 25% highway, and 5% dirt.
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Ok, thanks Boss.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:01 AM   #452
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New around these parts, but plan on making the next monthly ride.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:20 PM   #453
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So, with the TAR being cancelled, and the impending bad weather across the Hill Country, what's the plan for the Saturday ride? Just play it by ear?

Also, some folks are getting together to do the March alt route on Sunday 5-06. Starting on Hamilton Pool Road, KSU @ 9:30. All this rain should get that sand nicely packed. Not sure about the mud, though
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So, with the TAR being cancelled, and the impending bad weather across the Hill Country, what's the plan for the Saturday ride? Just play it by ear?

Also, some folks are getting together to do the March alt route on Sunday 5-06. Starting on Hamilton Pool Road, KSU @ 9:30. All this rain should get that sand nicely packed. Not sure about the mud, though
I planned on riding Sunday anyway so I may meet the group at Hamilton Pool.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:23 PM   #455
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I have a work conflict that was going to be tough to get around so with the bad weather forecast I am just going to have to skip this one. Hopefully the next one will be better.
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Riders,

I am leading a ride on Sunday. Any and all are invited to join me.

I have planned a 200 mile loop west of Austin that includes some really fun dirt roads (Threadgill Creek, Onion Creek, Salt Branch, Keyserville, Sandy Creek, etc). If it turns out that the dirt roads are too muddy to ride, then I will adjust the route accordingly.

I am stopping for lunch in Castell (bbq).

I have planned a gas stop in Llano - 135 miles from the start of the ride. If you can't make it 135 miles on one tank of gas, strap an extra gas can to your bike.

Meet me at the convenience store at the intersection of Hamilton Pool Road and Hwy 12 (our normal Saturday meeting spot) at 8:30 am. Stands up at 9 am.

This route is big bike friendly.

We will spend some (unavoidable) time on Hwy 1323 riding at 70 mph to get to the fun stuff west of Hwy 16. If there are small bikes are in attendance that can't run 70 mph, then we will put you guys together in a group (if there are enough of you) or will adjust our pace accordingly (if there are only 2-3 of you).

Here's the route in gpx format.
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Riders,

I am leading a ride on Sunday. Any and all are invited to join me.

I have planned a 200 mile loop west of Austin that includes some really fun dirt roads (Threadgill Creek, Onion Creek, Salt Branch, Keyserville, Sandy Creek, etc). If it turns out that the dirt roads are too muddy to ride, then I will adjust the route accordingly.

I am stopping for lunch in Castell (bbq).

I have planned a gas stop in Llano - 135 miles from the start of the ride. If you can't make it 135 miles on one tank of gas, strap an extra gas can to your bike.

Meet me at the convenience store at the intersection of Hamilton Pool Road and Hwy 12 (our normal Saturday meeting spot) at 8:30 am. Stands up at 9 am.

This route is big bike friendly.

We will spend some (unavoidable) time on Hwy 1323 riding at 70 mph to get to the fun stuff west of Hwy 16. If there are small bikes are in attendance that can't run 70 mph, then we will put you guys together in a group (if there are enough of you) or will adjust our pace accordingly (if there are only 2-3 of you).

Here's the route in gpx format.
I'm in for this ride!
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:30 PM   #458
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I might make this one
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Kman

I downloaded your track. It shows straight line point to point rather than actually following the route. Am I doing something wrong or is that the way it is suppose to look?
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I downloaded your track. It shows straight line point to point rather than actually following the route. Am I doing something wrong or is that the way it is suppose to look?
This isTrailbosses map but it works fine for me in Basecamp.

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