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    P Monk
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    Texas road website

    Anyone planning a ride in TX can get some idea's from this website

    http://www.openroadjourney.com/roads/Texas.asp

    this one is good too

    http://www.motorcycleroads.us/
    P. Monk
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    Ride Texas Motorcycle Guide

    Ride Texas magazine publishes a book (available through Amazon) of favorite Texas roads if you're ever planning a trip to or through Texas.

    http://www.ridetexas.com/books/RTMRetailers.asp
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    A nice addition to any ride planning in Central TX is this map:

    http://www.texasmapstore.com/South_C..._p/texas02.htm

    It has not had a major update since 1999,but, has all the great backroads. Have ridden a LOT of these and constantly try a different one. It does not show any of the new tollroads around Austin and some of the 1604 loop around San Antonio...but the old county roads and ranch roads are all there...there are a few that go from pavement to gravel for short sections...but that is part of the adventure. I have given marked up copies away to several visitors..some got mailed back with a thank you! Cost is around $5 at some local bike shops or a few online sources as above.
    It misses the western leg of the fabled Three Sisters near Leakey and stops north of Menard over to Cameron but anything west of Austin is in the Hill Country and worth a checkout
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    I use "The Roads of Texas", a map book published by Mapsco, and available on their website and in any Mapsco store. Fantastic, has even the tiniest FMs and RRs.

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    The Roads of Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by hlothery View Post
    I use "The Roads of Texas", a map book published by Mapsco, and available on their website and in any Mapsco store. Fantastic, has even the tiniest FMs and RRs.
    +1 on The Roads of Texas -- that's where I go to plan my Texas rides. I bought a 2nd copy so that I could tear out the pages and keep them handy while riding - I just bring along the pages I need.
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    Roads of Texas

    Buy far the very best map of Texas ,I have been using them since they came out, on my 5th or 6th copy now.

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    Shawn_P
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    Quote Originally Posted by hlothery View Post
    I use "The Roads of Texas", a map book published by Mapsco, and available on their website and in any Mapsco store. Fantastic, has even the tiniest FMs and RRs.
    FWIW, I ordered a copy today online and there was no shipping...

    I think I may be spending a lot time in '09 on the right side of the Red River...

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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHawn_P View Post
    I think I may be spending a lot time in '09 on the right side of the Red River...
    Right as in correct or right as in left/right? C'mon down!
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    P Monk
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    right side?

    pointing south or north?
    Actually are some really nice roads in Cajunland too.
    P. Monk
    74 R90/6 (also know by bride as the Black Hole). 09 R1200 GS. My wife, 1953 model who has survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.

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    Shawn_P
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHawn_P View Post
    FWIW, I ordered a copy today online and there was no shipping...
    Just received my copy - WOW! I love maps!

    PS - Right = south... ;-)

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