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Old 12-30-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Location: Austin, TX
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Cool2 Austin TX, Dirt Roads within a 100 mile radius and beyond

Hello folks,

A few of us started a Google Map that has roads marked as dirt or not that are within a 100 mile radius of Austin.
The map includes markers, pics and commentary from the riders.
If you would like to help collaborate on the map, send me a PM with your email address and I'll add you to the list.

Here is the area we are currently targeting but if anyone wants to add info on other dirt roads in the Central Texas area, then great. The more info, the better planning for trips.



Here is a link to the Google "Hill Country Dirt Roads, Texas Dual Sport Rides" Map




Blue markers are dirt roads.
Red markers are paved roads.
Green Thumb tacks are points of interest.
The squiggles are water crossings.
-PIC or -VID after a road posting indicates a photo or video

Much of the research of the roads have been of personally riding the roads after comparing the "Roads of Texas" map and Google maps. We started to include paved roads after we explored those areas that we were not sure of so that we wouldn't have to guess anymore if they were dirt or not.

Additional info can be found here:
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44379

If you would like a collaborator to add any info with pics, please just post the road info, your commentary and any pics in this thread and a collaborator will add them.
Also let us know what it is near so we can find the road easier.

If you are a collaborator, here is a quick reference on how to add pics to the Google map.



Personally, I like sizing the pics to 350, so you can change the style="width:242px" to style="width:350px"

YouTube Video on how to use the Google Maps




How to embed a YouTube video is covered in the video above but here is a quick explanation.

Copy the embed code (shown in the screen shot below), then when you are editing the Google Map, switch to "HTML" editing mode and paste that in and save it and whoa-la, you've got it.

CAUTION: If you edit a posting in "Plain Text or Rich Text" mode that already has a YouTube video embedded in it, you will lose the code for the embedded video and you will need to switch back to the "HTML" mode and re-paste the embed code to correct it.



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