I've been getting a bit frustrated lately. I spend an hour or two pre-ride plotting out a good route to go exploring on the Strom using Google Maps for roads and satpics and then double check it using some detailed maps and software that came with the GPS(Magellan explorist 600). I then program it into the GPS via the laptop. I try and get right off the beaten track taking back roads between major routes eg. back of Canberra through the Brindabellas meeting up with the Snowy Mountains Highway halfway between Tumut and Adaminaby. So I start getting out into the middle of nowhere and come to a turn only to find it is marked with a big sign "Private Road. Trespassers will be prosecuted". In some cases I have had to backtrack 100km or take a dogleg route that adds an hour to the day. Is there some way of finding out that a road on the map is public or private? What I really need is a map that marks out where the private access gates are so that I don't plan my route down them. Any ideas?