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    This route has my name on it! I plan on coming to the US in '12 with my own bike (from Holland) and tour the country for some time. I'm looking for great routes to get the 'poor lonesome cowboy and a long way from home' feeling. This seems very appropiate. I did enough gravel/dirt roads om my RT (I dubbed it a RT-Adventure) so it shouldn't be a problem. I only need to avoid the deep sand.

    Is there any way to get a more detailed description of the route? I'm trying to piece it together from the report, but if you have some stuff like a GPS track or whatever, it would make my life a lot easier. Although finding great routes is half the fun of traveling.

    What are recommended maps to take with me for travelling in the US by the way? I have Garmin Z??mo but I can see in MapSource that a lot of backroads are missing. And a paper map is always good to keep handy, and much easier to ask for directions than a tiny screen.

    This RR is great stuff! I hope I can do equally good on my RR of my coming road trip through the US next year.
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    Welcome to the MOA Mike,

    You can send a PM to BeerTeam and he might be able to help...

    he had one of these with him if I remember correctly...the MAPSCO folks bought out the previous publisher ...he passed thru here a couple of times marking up a plan. This map comes in a large and compact(letter size) format...if you can handle the 11" X 15" larger version in your luggage it is easier to read the smaller roads. A standard Texas Highways roadmap will not get you to some of his finds! I am on my 3rd or 4th version.

    Good luck with your travel plans...give us a shout if you make it this way on your travels.
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    Landmark Dubina Piano bridge update

    On Page 6 of BeerTeams report is a picture of his bike on the circa 1885 Piano Bridge at Dubina...we just went out there today to find it blocked at both ends now with welded bar across the ends...No more driving across it seems for who knows how long. Sad as it's days as passable are most likely over. Still a nice trip to walk on it and hear the steel creak on the east end where BeerTeams bike was sitting.
    We came in from the west side off of FM 615 as FM 1383 was under major rehab with no pavement between Ammansville and Dubina...slick caliche as they were watering it down.

    And for those of you that have not visited the Painted Churches in this area between Schulenburg and LaGrange in person...Jim's pictures are breathtaking...the up close personal views inside are even more so...wow!
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    Wrong line of work or retirement

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Me thinks you should be selling postcards or advertising. On another subject, take care and be safe on your rides.

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    Cool >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bryan-College Station Texas




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    Treasured Moments
    Sculptor: Lynn Haste
    Installation Date: 5 May 2007


    The sculpture is a depiction of Andrew Carnegie reading a book to two children.
    It is one of two historical pieces in the public art collection.
    Bryan Bombers in front of the La Salle in downtown Bryan is the other one



    The Man Who Dies Thus Rich Dies Disgraced

    Andrew Carnegie felt that the best use of a manÔÇÖs riches is to donate them while he has control of them,
    not endow them to his children

    it is much easier for money to corrupt a child than it is to help them succeed

    Carnegie died in 1919, He had already given away $350,695,653 (approximately $4.8 billion, adjusted to 2010 figures) of his wealth.
    At his death, his last $30,000,000 was given to foundations, charities, and to pensioners


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    Thumbs up >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bryan-College Station Texas





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