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Old 07-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #31
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Comanche Co FM591...PLEASE POST YOUR ROAD DAMAGE OR CONSTRUCTION REPORTS

No new findings for me lately other than FM591 in Comanche Co which is under construction from FM1702 to FM1476......Anyone else got any roads with problems to report?? Damage...construction...closure
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #32
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Kendall Co Marquardt Rd & Zoeller Ln

We ran into 2 temporary road closures while riding thru the Waring/Welfare area near I10 & Boerne recently.

Zoeller Ln north of Waring had a ROAD CLOSED sign up so we backtracked down Waring-Welfare Rd to Cravey & took it over to Walnut Grove Rd & Marquardt Rd.

At the intersection another ROAD CLOSED sign on Marquardt had us taking Walnut Grove south to RR1376 so we could again head north toward Blanco.

I suspect there were bridge repairs going on on both roads, but did not check to see for sure.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:43 PM   #33
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Bell Co -Armstrong Rd

We were riding in the area just east of I35 & north of Salado the other day....I noticed that the bridge on Armstrong road over Salado Creek was still under construction....hence ROAD CLOSED just past intersect with Elmer King Rd.

Should be open soon though.


>>>Added a note to the original first thread post....PLEASE PUT THE ROAD NUMBER OR NAME & COUNTY IN THE POST TITLE FOR EASY REFERRAL
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:37 PM   #34
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Sorry for the OT but is there a thread of good roads or routes in the areas N of Austin, S of Waco and W of I-35?

I usually just end up leaving early Sat or Sun morning, heading to Gatesville or Valley Mills area then try to get lost for a few hours.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #35
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Simplest thing to do is just go with mr2mch. He's still showing me roads and I've lived here forever. Next simplest? Just do a search on his name. It'll take you to a map of local-ish goodies.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:48 PM   #36
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Sorry for the OT but is there a thread of good roads or routes in the areas N of Austin, S of Waco and W of I-35?

I usually just end up leaving early Sat or Sun morning, heading to Gatesville or Valley Mills area then try to get lost for a few hours.
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Simplest thing to do is just go with mr2mch. He's still showing me roads and I've lived here forever. Next simplest? Just do a search on his name. It'll take you to a map of local-ish goodies.
Here's the thread you need to get to the Google map with all the little goodies on it....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537485
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:03 PM   #37
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Bosque CR4135 Paved...Only slightly

We took Bosque CR4135 off of FM1238 & around the hills Saturday...It seems like it is reverting back to gravel. Very patchy pavement with almost solid gravel strips each track. Still a fun road on the right bike,but hope the county gets around to resurfacing it at some point. The other roads (CR4100 4125) in the same area were in better shape overall.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:54 AM   #38
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Bosque co..fm927

The stretch of FM927 between Morgan & Walnut Springs seems to have developed several sharp dips (sinkholes)...at least in the lane headed west outta Morgan. They can catch ya off guard with a sharp jolt to the forks.
The pavement isn't broken (yet) or anything....just collapsed gravel base underneath a bit.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:00 PM   #39
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M2M,


I'm really glad you started this thread.

I have been meaning to get-out, and give an update on some of the County Roads west of San Antone. But, lately, life has gotten in the way.

Thanks for the input...


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Old 08-09-2011, 12:19 PM   #40
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M2M,


I'm really glad you started this thread.

I have been meaning to get-out, and give an update on some of the County Roads west of San Antone. But, lately, life has gotten in the way.

Thanks for the input...


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Old 09-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #41
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Medina, Bandera, and Uvalde Counties...

I have been playing, out west of San Antone, for a coupla' evenings. My route took me through Bandera County, northern Medina County, and eastern Uvalde County.


The grated (gravel) County Roads are a mixture of medium gravel, rock (that is very similar to concrete), and silt.

Despite the fact that most of these roads are kinda' desolate, and appear to have very little traffic, the medium gravel is laying in the middle of the road (where it runs between the car and truck tires).


I'm assuming that a summer's-worth of road traffic, combined with a lack of rain, has beaten the road surface into silt, and then allowed the silt to be blown-away...leaving the rock that makes-up the base.

Surprisingly, the transition from the silt to the rock is not as perilous as it would seem (with a soft sidewall, 70/30 tire). I was runnin' down these roads between 35 and 50 mph, with (almost) no hair-raising moments.


Many of the paved intersections seem very slick...no doubt because of the road grime that has collected during the drought.


As was expected, every creek I crossed was completely dry. And, the gravel (from the County Roads) was collecting on the bridges.



EDIT- Oh...and uhhh...as kind of a little "post script", the friggin' deer were out, IN FORCE (probably goes without saying). I almost shanghai'ed one, at about 70 mph, coming back from Bandera (on 16).


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Old 09-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #42
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CR 1224A near Rio Vista and Cleburne has a few twists but has recently been "repaved" so there's a lot of loose gravel and much of it is piled up in the corners.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #43
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We took Bosque CR4135 off of FM1238 & around the hills Saturday...It seems like it is reverting back to gravel. Very patchy pavement with almost solid gravel strips each track. Still a fun road on the right bike,but hope the county gets around to resurfacing it at some point. The other roads (CR4100 4125) in the same area were in better shape overall.
Yeah, we were on Harmon road in Coryell county today and several long sections of gravel maintenance appeared just over the crest of a couple hills!
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FM56 between Valley Mills and Glen Rose. Lots of construction and loose gravel.

Lake Travis is little more than a duck pond now but Lime Creek Rd is doing just fine.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:23 AM   #45
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Yeah, we were on Harmon road in Coryell county today and several long sections of gravel maintenance appeared just over the crest of a couple hills!
Is it cr1450 that goes up to Iredell from the Clifton area? Has the cool looking whitish rock church on a hill off to the right if you're going north?

I rode that thing a month or so ago and almost lost the front due to what you're describing since there was a slight bend at the top of the hill.

Edit: This happened on the day TXJames took to the air over that fence.
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