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Old 12-30-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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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.



Current Weather Forecast for your trip planning. The pic gets updated daily.
Or go to the website http://www.keyetv.com/weather/

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Old 12-30-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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I fall just in your circle, but most of my riding is Bosque county. Lots of dirt roads and water crossings
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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I fall just in your circle, but most of my riding is Bosque county. Lots of dirt roads and water crossings
Do tell, I'd be interested in knowing some roads up there I could go explore.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:40 PM   #4
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Come ride...Going on a Hew Years Day run Meet in Meridian at the Courthouse 12 noon Prepare to be wet, oh and supper at Loco Coyote which is fantastic food by anyones standards
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:33 PM   #5
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Is this the same map as posted on RDS forum? Looks suspiciously the same.

BTW, those are some giant water crossings there. Better bring floatation for the bike to ride those roads...
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:15 AM   #6
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Is this the same map as posted on RDS forum? Looks suspiciously the same.
Yes, I'm trying to get a few more people who are interested in collaborating on the Google map.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:41 PM   #7
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Added a few more pics to RR310 and RR315 from the Jan 2, 2010 new years ride.





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Old 01-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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I see that Central Texas is still a tuff place to dual sport.


15 minutes from my garage


40 minutes the other direction

reading this reminded me how much time i spent planning trips that took days to get to riding, that couldn't come close to this. I just wish there was a way to have my Texas friends and this beautiful country together.

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Old 01-07-2010, 11:30 AM   #9
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15 minutes from my garage
I wish that was 15 minutes from my garage!!

I'm originally from Colorado and I really miss the mountains. I'd love to do the Mexico to Canada TAT sometime while I can still ride.
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I wish that was 15 minutes from my garage!!

I'm originally from Colorado and I really miss the mountains. I'd love to do the Mexico to Canada TAT sometime while I can still ride.
Yeah, 15 minutes from my house, all the dirt is still privately owned! Of course I bet this guy really misses the big traffic jams and all the warm weather (HA! its 28 degrees as I write this) we have down here.

He probably has a map project in google maps to track all the paved roads around him...
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85 percent of the state is open to the public as public owned and most of the private land owners will let you travel across. 15 thousand miles of recreational trails that you can access for a 10 dollar sticker. I can't believe the outrage over the stickers. If I could just get a good Threadgills meal here or a burger from Dirty's.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:18 AM   #12
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I added to the map some today. Go check it out and tell me what you think.
BTW - I like the coffee cup!!
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #13
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This is great...

A great start... many more great rides to log.

Fossilized dinasaur tracks can be found in a river bed, just off a Farm to Market Road, west of Fort Hood. I can't remember the exact location... it's been too long ago.

... when I saw them, the mud was still wet...
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A great start... many more great rides to log.

Fossilized dinasaur tracks can be found in a river bed, just off a Farm to Market Road, west of Fort Hood. I can't remember the exact location... it's been too long ago.

... when I saw them, the mud was still wet...
Did you see this guy as you were riding away?

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A great start... many more great rides to log.

Fossilized dinasaur tracks can be found in a river bed, just off a Farm to Market Road, west of Fort Hood. I can't remember the exact location... it's been too long ago.

... when I saw them, the mud was still wet...
Right off Table Rock Creek, but landowner is bit sensitive to tresspassing
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