Head N. on Hwy 167 to Hwy 71 N., keep left
Rapides Parishat 9km
Keep left toward Colfax
Montgomery, LAat 62km
good place to stop if you need it
Bossier City, LAat 185km
Make a left to the Jimmie Davis bridge over the Red River
Shreveport, LAat 193km
Make a right to Harley of S'port - they'll welcome you - very nice folks (get a T-shirt).
Harley of Shreveportat 194km
Shreveport, LAat 198km
Continue under I-49 - heading to helmetless country!
South Shreveport, LAat 203km
Make a left on Hwy 171 So. toward Mansfield - starting heading out of town
Kickapoo, LAat 227km
yep, that's the name. Turn off a very nice road onto a not-so-nice road - don't worry, it will get better
Keatchie, LAat 234km
At stop sign, continue on Hwy 5
Longstreet, LAat 245km
Not to be confused with Logansport, where we will cross over to Texas
Logansport, LAat 258km
Ready to cross the Sabine into Texas and the land of the optional helmet.
Joaquin, TXat 263km
Make a left, the roads in Texas are so much superior, well-kept almost without exception, smooth, and 70 MPH only on two-lanes.
Center, TXat 285km
Make a left on Hwy 87 South and be prepared to start a south Tennessee like leg of the journey, rolling hills and sharp curves all the way to Burkeville. Nice four-lane to Shelbyville.
Shelbyville, TXat 299km
road goes back to two-lane, but very nice, speedy.
South of Shelbyville, TXat 303km
Keep left and you're about to hit the beautiful Sabine National Forest
Milam, TXat 342km
Wow - what a ride! You might have seen some deer, tight curves, high speeds, watch yourself - it only gets better. You could make a left back to the land of pot-heads (no, I meant helmets required - not that kind), and go across Toledo Bend on the Pendleton Bridge, but you gotta get some more of those smooth roads, rolling hills, great scenery, 70 mph limits, and tight curves. Hold onto your hat (if you're wearing one).
Hemphill, TXat 353km
Nice - right about here, the road get very whitish with high quality pavement/asphalt, great signage, and still tight curves and good speed.
Yellowpine/Fairmont, TXat 373km
Right here, get a great view as the forest opens up on to a branch of Toledo Bend - makes you want to trade in the scooter for a bass boat - nah.
Hwy 87, West of Toledo Bend Reservoirat 388km
Absolutely the best non-mountain road I've ever traveled. Great signage for curves, high speed, great scenery
Mayflower, TXat 394km
you could make a left here and go across the Toledo Bend dam, which is a sight that should be seen, but we want a few more miles of helmet-less freedom, so we stay the course
Burkeville, TXat 407km
Left back toward Louisiana and the Sabine River, still good roads, 70 mph speeds.
Burr Ferry, LAat 424km
cross the Sabine River - back in Louisiana, stop to re-can your head.
Leesville, LAat 450km
Go left to get something eat - Wagon Master Steak, Burgers, and Ribs about two miles down on your left - definitely recommended
bear right on this cut-off to Hwy 28 - if you miss it, just ...at 455km
bear right on this cut-off to Hwy 28 - if you miss it, just go to the main intersection.
Right on a now very nice road to Alexandria, and just gettin...at 456km
Right on a now very nice road to Alexandria, and just getting nicer - will be fourlaned completely by 2011, in the meantime, just a nice ride
Alexandria, LAat 534km
Left on MacArthur - to I-49 So.
I-49 South to the Pineville, Expresswayat 537km
Pineville, LAat 549km
back to point of beginning - about 340 miles