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Old 10-30-2012, 06:48 AM   #17
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Location: Dallas, TX
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On long weekend rides I always use google maps "walking directions" as a starting point. This is the "crow flies" avoid highways route and then I add a point and drag route over to add any interesting roads or tweaks. Then I either ride the plan or throw it out completely depending on weather, time, etc. but at least I have a starting point and know where the best roads are. I use satellite view to find dirt roads.

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