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This is going to be a place to post maps of our Favorite Rides within our regions, complete with maps, descriptions, photos & videos.


Here is a quick tutorial based on the use of Google Maps. For those that have another way to do their posting by all means, Go for it.


Posting map

Go to Google. Open Google maps, click Get Directions. Start by putting (Starting address in box A). Pick a point along your route to place Box B (The reason I do this is because if you just go from start to finish address Google will choose your route for you.) Once you do that Click on small lettering Add Destination under box B. That will open Box C left click on a point along your route to place your cursor then immediately right click this will open another window, the 3rd tab down says Add A Destination click that & you will complete that leg. Continue with Add Destination under Box C to open D, left click to set cursor, right click 3rd down Add Destination. Etc etc etc until you complete your route. Don’t get frustrated sometimes the maps will do their own thing & mess up. If it does just hit the back button on the browser & it will undo the last destination.

Once you get your route map completed on the top right corner of Google map below the words Sign In page you will see 3 tabs Printer, Mail & Link. Click on the link & it will open a window you will see in the 1st box below Short URL your map Url link. Right click copy & paste that into your GWOF message. This should work fine. If you have any issue let me know.
 

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O.K. lets give it a try, This is a great ride, about 200 miles of twisty mountain roads with stops for pie & ice cream along the way
http://g.co/maps/whtdh
 

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Great looking ride Joe. Thanks for posting.
 

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Joe,

I am going to do this ride on the 21st out of Indio. Weather and road conditions permitting that is.

Thank you for posting it.
Are you talking about December or January?
I guess you were talking about December. I'll be heading on the route in a bout 2 hours. I have been on that route several times but it's just a great day ride and always enjoyable. We have snow in the mountains so Big Bear and those areas are off limits at this time.
 

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I like this Google Map with detailed motorcycle routes ready to use for Texas (and other states as well)!

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Texas Motorcycle Roads and Trips

The Lone Star state offers motorcycle riders an exceptional array of scenic diversity with it's over 260,000 square miles of territory, altitudes ranging from sea level to 8,749 feet, and an incredible 624 miles of Gulf of Mexico shoreline. The panhandle region of north Texas (TX) features big rolling grassy plains. The Texas Hill Country found in the center southwest portion of the state offers rolling hills with breathtaking displays of wildflowers in spring. The area also enjoys a year-round lush green landscape with refreshing lakes and rivers making this area a clear favorite of motorcycle riders seeking scenic splendor. Moving further east (east-central and eastern TX) brings motorcycle riders to a vast area noted for its parries, lakes, and piney forest while becoming more green and moist as you approach the Louisiana border. Moving further south will bring you to the Texas Gulf coast region ... 624 miles of coast for you to explore and enjoy. Moving to the southwest corner of Texas will provide motorcycle rides with a scenic backdrop right out of an old western ... landscapes of arid and rugged mountains, blowing tumbleweed, valleys and sandy plains. With all of these choices, Motorcycle riders are sure to find countless miles of memorable motorcycle roads in the Lone Star State!
 

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Popular Arizona Loop

Here's a very popular loop here in AZ.

http://goo.gl/maps/fQoQ7

Lots of gas everywhere. This trip covers a wide range of scenery. Lake views, open desert, high prairie, mining/historical locations, Mogollon Rim, Ponderosa Pine Forest...

Stop in Yarnell (little greasy spoon restaurant on the East side of the road just after you get to the top of the mountain) for breakfast, then continue into Prescott for whatever is going on in the town square (don't forget to pay homage to Billy Jack). From there head out to Jerome for lunch at the Haunted Hamburger. From Jerome, you can take I17 back into Phoenix, go up to Sedona and stay overnight, or continue on the loop through Strawberry and Payson. As you approach Fountain Hills, you can stop by the Fort McDowell Casino for all-you-can-eat crab legs ($10 Wed & Thu; $15 Fri & Sat).

Pretty much an all day ride.
 

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Here's a very popular loop here in AZ.

http://goo.gl/maps/fQoQ7

Lots of gas everywhere. This trip covers a wide range of scenery. Lake views, open desert, high prairie, mining/historical locations, Mogollon Rim, Ponderosa Pine Forest...

Stop in Yarnell (little greasy spoon restaurant on the East side of the road just after you get to the top of the mountain) for breakfast, then continue into Prescott for whatever is going on in the town square (don't forget to pay homage to Billy Jack). From there head out to Jerome for lunch at the Haunted Hamburger. From Jerome, you can take I17 back into Phoenix, go up to Sedona and stay overnight, or continue on the loop through Strawberry and Payson. As you approach Fountain Hills, you can stop by the Fort McDowell Casino for all-you-can-eat crab legs ($10 Wed & Thu; $15 Fri & Sat).

Pretty much an all day ride.
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Oh maaaan I do love that area!:meme:
 

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Here's a very popular loop here in AZ.

http://goo.gl/maps/fQoQ7

Lots of gas everywhere. This trip covers a wide range of scenery. Lake views, open desert, high prairie, mining/historical locations, Mogollon Rim, Ponderosa Pine Forest...

Stop in Yarnell (little greasy spoon restaurant on the East side of the road just after you get to the top of the mountain) for breakfast, then continue into Prescott for whatever is going on in the town square (don't forget to pay homage to Billy Jack). From there head out to Jerome for lunch at the Haunted Hamburger. From Jerome, you can take I17 back into Phoenix, go up to Sedona and stay overnight, or continue on the loop through Strawberry and Payson. As you approach Fountain Hills, you can stop by the Fort McDowell Casino for all-you-can-eat crab legs ($10 Wed & Thu; $15 Fri & Sat).

Pretty much an all day ride.
The only destination on the route I have not been to is Payson. I've seen video footage of snow there in April. Last year it was too " cool " up there in Prescott in April for a tee-shirt ride. Sedona was a nice 75*. I have yet to decide the third week in April where I'll head to. As usual, I'll let the temperature dictate my elevation.
 

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Here's a very popular loop here in AZ.

http://goo.gl/maps/fQoQ7

Lots of gas everywhere. This trip covers a wide range of scenery. Lake views, open desert, high prairie, mining/historical locations, Mogollon Rim, Ponderosa Pine Forest...

Stop in Yarnell (little greasy spoon restaurant on the East side of the road just after you get to the top of the mountain) for breakfast, then continue into Prescott for whatever is going on in the town square (don't forget to pay homage to Billy Jack). From there head out to Jerome for lunch at the Haunted Hamburger. From Jerome, you can take I17 back into Phoenix, go up to Sedona and stay overnight, or continue on the loop through Strawberry and Payson. As you approach Fountain Hills, you can stop by the Fort McDowell Casino for all-you-can-eat crab legs ($10 Wed & Thu; $15 Fri & Sat).

Pretty much an all day ride.
What a great reminder: Prescott, with lots going on all over town most weekends; Jerome, known in its hay-day as the 'City in the Sky" atop Mingus Mountain, and Sedona, a laid-back touristy haven to visit & ride around, especially along the Red Rock Scenic Byway; worth visiting more than once. And then there is always Phoenix, great place to visit. Hope to ride it again, one day.
 

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OK - New Member here. Is Colorado in the SW forum? Secondly will be riding from Boulder county to Crested Butte for a couple days of riding, will post picts and GoPro footage (if I can figure it out). Maybe meet a fellow GW on the road.
 
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