Riding has begun a Texas Hill Country map!

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by eakins, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. eakins

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  2. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    do what now? :puke1
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  3. devrodirt

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    When might the Texas maps be ready to buy??
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  4. eakins

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    court & scott are finishing up the riding in the next week i think and then it's map design time. we have a tenative feb/mar goal to have a map.
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  5. eakins

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    not sure what you are asking me?
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  6. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Thats good news, my old hill country map has seen better days. A map with the gravel roads on it would be nice. My map has all the historical sites too, how about yours? My favorite; Baby Head Mountain. :hack
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  7. eakins

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    at this time we are producing maps for road bikers so there will be no focus on dirt. there might be gravel roads listed depending on the final scale of the map but no gaurantee the will be named. our goal is rate paved roads so riders can connect roads together and get on the best sections. there might be landmarks/sites listed, again depending on scale of the basemaps and what they list, but our focus is to show where the best roads are.

    at this point i have no idea what the basemaps are going to be as we use benchmark's http://www.benchmarkmaps.com/ but they do not produce a texas map.

    whatever basemap the final map is, it's going to be the most up to date paved road map of the hill country as we ride every road, verify it's surface and rate it. no shortcuts ever!
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  8. slowoldguy

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    Great. I look forward to it. I do have a serious suggestion for you, though. We have a local fella here who is an encyclopedia of the paved goat trails of Texas. It would be very worth your while to p.m. mr2mch and invite him to contribute or ride along. He will amaze you. I have ridden my area for over 30 years and he still manages to surprise me with some tasty stretch of twisties. And I know a lot of roads.
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  9. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Ya'll are killin me w/kindness...... REALLY ... THANX!!!!! I didn't kno everyone was that impressed. Rod
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  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Don't let it swell your head. It's the T-shirts, bro. All we can see are the T-shirts. :D
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  11. FotoTEX

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    The tye-dyed shirts are as colorful as your local knowledge of Central Texas roads. I have been riding Tx. Hill Country for over 30 years and know most of the great roads, I can only imagine what Mr2mc knows of them.

    Not only are Hill Country roads excellent but the classic places such as Luckenback,Utopia,Leakey,Comfort,etc. etc is what makes it such a great area to ride. And these places are usually not as know by outsiders. So ask us localsl for info., the natives are friendly.
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  12. JethroDog

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    Is the road down to the river in Colorado Bend State Park outside Lampasas still gravel? I seem to remember it was 10 miles long and served to discourage the casual camper (that, and the camping was primative). I rode it many years ago on my R100s and camped a few days right on the river...did some nice hiking too. I signed up for the guided tour to the waterfall and the park ranger gave me a ride in his pickup truck....said that there was no reason that I should inhale all that dust following him and the other cars!
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  13. slowoldguy

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    Yep. Still gravel.
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  14. B.C.Biker

    B.C.Biker mighty fine

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    How is the weather in Hill Country from after Christmas untill mid Jan.? My cunning plan is to go to Arizona and head east next winter. I live in Canada so anything above freezing is a treat that time of year but will have my wife along so "heat is neat". Any good suggestions on the best route to get to this area. We'll be on a street bike . Probably 50/50 split of camping and motels. By the way Eakins , your maps look great , expect to sell me a couple soon !
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  15. eakins

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    i'll check and see if they are still riding. thnx

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    thanks! i know you'll love em.
    i keep pouring over my SoCal one and day dreaming.

    sorry i don't have any recomends for ya as i have never riden down that way...yet. there are some very knowledgable locals here.

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    thanks!
    sent him a pm as we'll be back down in the area riding again next week for a final wrap up.
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  18. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Hey Bill,
    Got the PM & sent out responses to all ya'll. Don't kno if my work schedule will fit your riding days.....Hope so. If not...tell me where you're planning to ride & I'll see if I have any suggestions for roads ya'll don't have on your list.
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  19. slowoldguy

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    Work schedule??? :huh That whole work "thang" is harshing your mellow, bra. That shit'll kill ya. I've got bad week, too. Or I'da been trying to join y'all.
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  20. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    THATs why I wear the tie dye.....keeps me on the fringe. ...& it's legal.
    We've all got our "necessary evils" to deal with so we can "partake" in the "paved pleasures & gravelly goodness" that is Motorcycling Mecca (...there...how was that?) Come ride if ya can.
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