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Old 02-28-10, 08:06 AM
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Route Help

Hi all im new to this forum and im planning a ride from St Louis to Texas. I have a route that will take me into Denison. From Denison i need to go to Goodrich. Does anyone know of a route? Or even help with the roads would be appreciated since i know nothing of Texas' highways. I need to avoid heavy traffic as much as possible. Or at least id like to. And id hate to end up on an interstate where i dont belong. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
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ok is there a reason you're detouring via Denison? seems a more direct route from St Louis to Goodrich would be via Texarkana or Shreveport.

as far as hwy's much depends on the specific road. if there's a shoulder or not, is it clean or trashy, how much traffic volume. in general I stick to county roads or Farm to Market (FM) hwys. Big US hwy's like 59 tend to be high traffic with dirty or non-existent shoulders.

if you use google streetview it's a good way to scout the highways.

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Try highway 69 it is a one to two lane undevided raod that has a 2 - 4' sholder. It slows down in smaller towns and has red lights, it is not what yoyu typically think of when you think of a highway. Once you get to Lufkin you will want to take 59 off of the loop which is the same type of road as 69, 59 will carry you right into Goodrich. Say hi to my grandmother while you're there.
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