Originally Posted by His Pistolship
What is the dirt/pavement split for the TMOT?
I'd say its a good 70% gravel/dirt country roads. There are some stretches of pavement just to keep the miles/time down. I could always add more dirt and if you need less dirt to make up time, there's plenty of major hwys to help there.
When you get North of St. Clair its mostly paved.. but not knowing if you want to go east towards the city of St. Louis or west away from it.. that's the factor. Typically I go west from Washington, MO then north to some really good riding for this area of Missouri. A lot of fantastic creek roads...
I still need to ride the northern part of the Missouri plains, north of I-70 up towards IA or IL/IA borders. It gets pretty flat in the plains area.. guess that's why I haven't made it up that way?!
If you are looking for a specific route through the state just let me know..
I've made a few slight modifications to the route, so please download the latest from the first post of this thread.