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Old 09-04-2007, 09:32 PM   #121
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Leesville .... that'll work ..... as I'd take 82 (?) to Pecan Island, then head north, thru whatever to connect up again in Leesville ... where would your far end lead to?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:15 AM   #122
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trail

That rocky water crossing in the above pics wouldn't be the Sandstone trail ? Boy that sure looks familiar, we did that on wheelers about 6 weeks ago.

What about gps points/files on these gravel rides? I use a Garmin with maps, would very much enjoy reconning this on my PC. Maybe I missed it, this is a long thread. Trails like the sandstone are easy since they are premarked, etc, but random gravel roads are hard to locate for non-residents.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:06 PM   #123
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When are you bitches riding again? I'm decked out now and ready to roll.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:43 PM   #124
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From the Louisiana Coast to north of US 190 your not gonna find many exciting gravel roads. The ones that are available are long, dusty and lots of times Loose gravel. From the coast to Hwy 14 very few connecting gravel roads. Only one road coming up on the Louisiana side from Port Authur to Holly Beach and that runs up to Sulphur, La. The ferry is still out at Cameron so no go there.
It's just a long and boring ride if you want water crossings, curvy roads. etc. Techco stuff ;-).
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:30 AM   #125
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From the Louisiana Coast to north of US 190 your not gonna find many exciting gravel roads. The ones that are available are long, dusty and lots of times Loose gravel. From the coast to Hwy 14 very few connecting gravel roads. Only one road coming up on the Louisiana side from Port Authur to Holly Beach and that runs up to Sulphur, La. The ferry is still out at Cameron so no go there.
It's just a long and boring ride if you want water crossings, curvy roads. etc. Techco stuff ;-).
Good luck.
Not much fun south of Leesville either.... thats why I havent gotten any farther.....
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:53 PM   #126
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LaOutbackTrail screwed with this post 07-17-2008 at 04:06 PM
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:30 PM   #127
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Noooooooooo!!

Say it aint so Joe!!!
I just get my 9fiddy in SWLA and this happens. Arrgghh!!
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:35 AM   #128
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DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST, I HAVE CEASED SPENDING MY RESOURCES TO CONTINUE THE TRAIL.

Priorities go elsewhere.
Good Looking Family, I can understand your priorities. Still doesn't mean you can't ride.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #129
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For those of you who remember, I "ceased to spend my resources to continue the trail"... well, I'm back at it...
This time, I am trying to route up to Arkansas and the Trans America Trail. This information, instead of being the stingey bastige like I used to be, will be posted on ADVrider.

For those of you who are new to ADVrider, check this out. I have assembled a route that I orignally planned to circle Louisiana. I gave up on it for a little while, but have decided to continue working on it. The route extends (so far) from Leesville, La to Shreveport, La. Covering some 170 miles of dirt roads, trails. I will include in the route info different loops which are interesting, bypasses, POIs, campgrounds, and the things mentioned below.

I will post the routes in .gpx and .gdp formats. I will try to include gas and food waypoints. On here, I will also include the better restaurants to visit, as well as locations of motorcycle shops just in case.

All I ask in return for posting the routes, is that if you do ride the route, to post pictures here or a link to your ride report. Does this seem fair?

FOR SOME REASON, I have lost all of my route info, except the northern portion which I just rode.

Here is a pic to wet your appettite
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:09 PM   #130
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A few videos of previous rides...




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Old 07-17-2008, 04:14 PM   #131
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It's good to see you back on the project Scott, how's the family?
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:01 PM   #132
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It's good to see you back on the project Scott, how's the family?
All are well, wife and I graduate this coming May (if I find an internship before then...). Both have good grades, both over 3.5 GPA.

Youngin' is 2 and is almost potty trained.... can't ask for much more.



Wife and I are planning to do the Trans America Trail together as our graduation trip... Should be a good time. I got her a DRZ400, but its proving to be too heavy and too tall for her so we may look into getting a different bike.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:14 PM   #133
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A RECENT RIDE REPORT ALONG THE TRAIL
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Old 07-19-2008, 02:47 PM   #134
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I got her a DRZ400, but its proving to be too heavy and too tall for her so we may look into getting a different bike.
If you can locate a DR350SE that would be a great bike for your wife. My 1st run on TAT Arkansas was on my '97 DR350SE , camping equipment and all. Next one was on my KLR. I preferred my two DR350's over the DRZ400SE I had for about 6 months then sold. Nothing wrong with the Yama 225 Serow either.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:01 PM   #135
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For those of you who remember, I "ceased to spend my resources to continue the trail"... well, I'm back at it...
This time, I am trying to route up to Arkansas and the Trans America Trail. This information, instead of being the stingey bastige like I used to be, will be posted on ADVrider.
That's a good thing ............it takes a lot of work to put together rides and routes..especially Dual Sport rides. There are not that many people who have the time or the inspiration to do it.............it can get very frustrating but is also extremely rewarding when someone says they had one of the best times of their lives......
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