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Old 03-21-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
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4 hour ride from North Dallas on Monday

All - I am going to take the Multistrada out for the first real ride on Monday, leaving at about 8am. I can take no more than 5 hours on Monday to do this ride. I will be leaving from Frisco. Keeping traffic in mind, where should I go? I have gone NOWHERE before and was just going to pick a random destination, but figured the peanut gallery might give me better advice for my first ride. I am not that comfortable on the bike yet, so all on-road for this ride.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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Here's some curves with terrain changes with great views and all paved. Any of the roads around the Grasslands north of Decatur in Wise county are paved and twist a lot. After you get used to the bike there is some great gravel west of 35 in that area.

http://goo.gl/maps/7V5ry

Cut it where you need to, but do not miss 677 down to Forestburg.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:52 PM   #3
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The grasslands would be awesome.....

pretty much ANYPLACE away would be good.....

just wander...use the gps to come home
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:02 PM   #4
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Here's some curves with terrain changes with great views and all paved. Any of the roads around the Grasslands north of Decatur in Wise county are paved and twist a lot. After you get used to the bike there is some great gravel west of 35 in that area.

http://goo.gl/maps/7V5ry

Cut it where you need to, but do not miss 677 down to Forestburg.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate this route. I am going to do just this and I would have never gone this way without your help!
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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I was in your area and wanted something different than back through the metromess and found this in my (Roads of Texas map).
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:26 AM   #6
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If time allows, stop at the "Lazy Heart Grill" on the square in St. Jo.

Food's great, but also the best pie North of Dallas!

http://www.thelazyheartgrill.com/
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:10 PM   #7
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I was in your area and wanted something different than back through the metromess and found this in my (Roads of Texas map).
I can't see a link. Can you re-post please? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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If time allows, stop at the "Lazy Heart Grill" on the square in St. Jo.

Food's great, but also the best pie North of Dallas!

http://www.thelazyheartgrill.com/
I LOVE pie!
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:14 PM   #9
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you can order (the roads of Texas map) from Mapsco or Amazon and they can be picked up at Barns&Noble.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:18 PM   #10
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you can order (the roads of Texas map) from Mapsco or Amazon and they can be picked up at Barns&Noble.
Thanks! I am all over it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:51 PM   #11
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Here's some pages from the map showing some of the Gravel in that area. See post #414. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthre...ed+rio&page=21
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:25 AM   #12
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I jut wanted to thank folks for the response. I had a great first ride. 677 is a fantastic road - I need to find all the roads in the area that are like that one. Appreciate the help!
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #13
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How'd you like the bike?
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:47 PM   #14
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How'd you like the bike?

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Old 03-26-2015, 03:01 PM   #15
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I rode FM 121 west to east (Pilot Point to SH 5) yesterday and it was a great ride. Luckily I was cruising behind a cage as I approached Gunter and passed the Gunter PD SUV.

That looks like a great route.

I should have mentioned that there is a Dallas game of tag, and the tag currently is in the vicinity of SH 5 and FM 121, if anyone needs an excuse to ride up and have a burger in Westminster or some bbq in Anna.
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