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Offline dstory

TransAm to ST going through Dallas W to E
« on: January 21, 2010, 02:09:34 pm »
Planning a trip starting on TransAm W-> E about as far as Kansas.  Then I need to drop south through Dallas and will hook up with the ST to continue on to Florida. 

Any suggestions on when to break off TransAm to head south?  How to enter Dallas?  How to go south from Dallas?

Thanks for the help.

don

Offline John Nettles

Re: TransAm to ST going through Dallas W to E
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 09:34:14 pm »
Planning a trip starting on TransAm W-> E about as far as Kansas.  Then I need to drop south through Dallas and will hook up with the ST to continue on to Florida. 

Any suggestions on when to break off TransAm to head south?  How to enter Dallas?  How to go south from Dallas?

Thanks for the help.

don

Hey Don,

I have a route that goes from Navasota, TX to Girard, KS (both are connecting points for the ACA maps).  While you would not need it for Oklahoma or Kansas, you can catch it just SE of Dallas in Kaufman.  It is primarily on county roads or low-traffic count state highways.  Take it down to Navasota and connect to the ST there.  If this might help, email me at john at nettlesfamily period com and I will try to send you a map & cue sheet.

As far as getting into TX from OK, under no circumstances should you cross into TX on US-75.  It is basically a older mile-long bridge with no shoulder with lots of truck traffic.  Enter anywhere between there and Wichita Falls, TX.  Also, some maps do not show the road crossing the Red River south of Ringling, OK but it is there (OK-89).

Have a good tour!

John
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!
John

Offline ericfoltz

Re: TransAm to ST going through Dallas W to E
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 11:56:41 pm »
I just did pretty much what you're talking about. Went south from Wichita to Bastrop where I connected with the ST.

Maps and journal here: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/5841