For a lot of us, it's a bit cold for riding right now so what better time to start thinking about a few road trips when the weather turns warm? You probably know where to go for a nice ride if you have an hour or two or even a day but what happens when you want to take a longer trip? Finding a good road can be a little hit or miss and it's a little disappointing to get home and find out you rode right by a great two lane blacktop that didn't look like much from that country intersection.
Erik sent me a note about a new site he has called OpenRoadJourney. The idea is to share the good roads you know about with other riders. You can upload your routes to the site and draw them on a map. You can also download a route that looks promising and put it into your GPS. Everybody benefits. If you stumble onto a great back road, let other riders know about it and if you need some ideas, look through their growing list of routes and find a few good ones. There might even be a few close to where you live you somehow missed.
The site is still fairly new but it could be worth a look while laying out your next road trip. Check it out.