The Texas Rally Raid

Discussion in 'Americas' started by slowoldguy, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Chimp operates computer . News at 11.

    And no. This is NOT a vetted route. In fact it got all screwed up. Imagine that. It was just me dicking around. I was supposed to go to the Greenwood store and then south to north through the grasslands but I wasn't even looking at my route.


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  2. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Woohoo!! Leg 1 and 6 are on paper. Soon to be digitized. Blue= East, Pink=West, Orange= Highly recommended POI's.

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  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Well. The rest was easy. Now it is all on paper. lol. No shit. Done. I want to get Mud's input on the Llano Option and get everything covered in 2 THC option loops , but "The Red to the Rio. And Back." is in the can. Film can. Not the crapper . ;)
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  4. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Nothing is ever finished, improvement ever stops. I bet even as I write this, SOG and others are riding through the rain looking for that undiscovered road long forgotten by the maintenance crews.


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  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Well, crap. lol My recent acquisition of Rally Navigator (basically I am putting breadcrumbs on google earth) has yielded great results! Yeah! Leading to some serious re-routing. Boo! But....the end product should be better. The northern two legs are going to the printer for the first edition this week, come Hell or high water.
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  6. txbear55

    txbear55 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Inquiring minds want to know...is this heroic effort going to result in a legendary "official" rally in the near future? Or, is it going to be similar to the Back Roads Discovery Maps available for purchase?

    Either would be awesome!

    Thank you for your efforts! :clap :freaky
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  7. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    I've got tomorrow afternoon/evening slotted for checking out those two roads.

    In my not so humble opinion we need to start marking campsites and good eats.
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  8. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yeah. Yeah. My whole plan is just to create something I want to ride. Where it goes from there uhhhh....I don't have a plan. I want to link Texas music to it. Stevie. Townes. Steve Earle. Willie. Ray Wylie. Shake Russell. Joe King Carrasco. Caf├ęs and burger dumps. Then I will file it all under "shit I like". ;)

    So, yeah. Big plans. Big kinda sketchy never gonna happen plans. lol
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    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    The campsites are sorta important... given how long the legs are people might like an idea of where they can stop and camp on the cheap.

    I think there's free camping near Blum.
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  10. TXjames

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    Would that be in the middle of the trailhead at the "free off-road park"?
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  11. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    It'd probably be wise to leave BORP off of this. It needs to be preserved for future generations. :evil

    I'm sure an experienced stealth camper could stay the night in BORP but I'm actually thinking of the park off JCR 1104. There's signs saying no ATV's but nothing saying you can't overnight there. Plenty of room but every once in a while I see a local there fishing.

    Another option is the park off of HCR 1145 loop. I've never seen anyone stopped there.
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    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    And by "park off 1145" do you mean "unmaintained Corps of Engineers property"?
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  13. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    Hey, the map says it's a park.

    And theirs a walk through to get to the lake.

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  14. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Does BORP stand for "Barak Obama Recreational Park?"

    Looking forward to riding these roads sometime soon.


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    Blum
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    We routed the little bikes through there during RTB last year. Only a handful of people actually found it from what I can tell.
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    Only because the rest of them couldn't even find Blum. Once there, all you have to do is follow the ATVs through town after they leave the bar.
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    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    So true but we ran the gpx file right through it. Oh wait... no one knew how to use their gps.

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    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    True. Garmin has made this shit so hard to use that only a few can actually use the devices for what we want them to do.


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    RR right of way.

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  20. raiderone

    raiderone Been here awhile

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    Any road you need confirmed in the Cooke and Montague counties let me know I live in Gainesville and have been on a bunch of those roads either riding, working, or hunting. I rode to the Indian bridge tonight and had to race a big thunderstorm home, muenster PD barely let me off :deal:evil