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    Texas Maps - 400 miles

    Hello All-

    Any advice on finding routes / maps for a week long ride in Texas? Looking to do 400 ish miles in a week 60 miles a day type ride. I know adventure cycling has maps for longer cross country type rides.........any thoughts on where I might be able to get similar maps for Texas?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Where is your starting point?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Check out adventure cycling and look at some of the souther route maps. Otherwise if Texas is anything like PA, the state has a touring site setup for you. Just google search Texas Bike Routes.
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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    You could, of course, order the relevant ACA Southern Tier sections for Texas. Don't have to buy them all.

    The book Best Bike Rides in Texas by Andy White chronicles a few dozen round about rides, many close enough together that you could ride from one to the next.

    Other than ACA and the book, it's probably a DIY proposition. You could research the journals here for ideas. I ride in Texas a lot and rarely run into any really bad roads for cycling. Stick to US highways and you'll always have a shoulder. Lots of the state highways also have shoulders or long sections of 4 lanes. Chip seal surfaces are the biggest problem. TDOT loves that awful stuff.

    For just a long, smooth, cross Texas route, US 380 in North Texas is great. Conveniently spaced services, mostly flat, light traffic except for Denton/McKinney section. Great historical state park at Jacksboro, and nice city parks in small towns along the route where you can pitch a tent overnight.
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    2009 mileage = 14,738 miles; 2010 mileage = 15,234 miles; 2011 mileage = 17,344 miles; 2012 mileage = 11,414 miles; 2013 = 12,169

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    Thanks a ton for the resources..........would like to start the ride from NW Harris County.......thought a ride heading NW toward Austin and then maybe out to the Fredricksburg area and back would be fun.

    Thanks again.

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