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Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Arkansas, first week in Aug....

Who's down???

Leave early Saturday.. ride all week... return the following Sunday...

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Who wants some!!!!
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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As long as we dont get into no Deliverance , I am in.

But if we DO, I nominate Solrace to be the one thrown over the tree stump.


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I WANT to.... just have to see what I can work out with the boss.... I mean, sandwich maker.
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Solracer is only allowed if he gets his 2005 tags replaced... they might think hes "pretty" in them Arkansas backwoods....

I'm gonna figure out general routes but basic plan is pick some good roads and crash where we end up...
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.. due to some "complaints" from a certain "Ex VFR owner"...


My usual "sport touring " pace will be knocked back a tic or two..
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that's a long trek and a long vacation. I can only offer my saddle bags if anybody needs them pm me.....
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that's a long trek and a long vacation. I can only offer my saddle bags if anybody needs them pm me.....

nahhh we'll keep it easy... 300-400 miles a day at an easy 80-90 backroad cruise pace...

I originally planned as a 5 day point to point ride, but figured we can add a couple extra days for some 'sploring...
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day 1 maybe...

Need to find a good breakfast spot around Cleveland

http://tinyurl.com/arkday1

Spend the next day around Hot Springs hitting the local roads and sights..

Then roll out on Monday headed up 7
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Most definately... I am looking at roads and stops as we speak... LOL!

Gonna do this one a little different.. instead of getting from here to there, I'm gonna try spending a day or so in the good spots so we can dump the bags and play a bit..

maybe even do some touristing and take pics....

Which I have been unjustly accused of NOT doing... stopping for pics that is!!! LOL!
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hmmmm maybe even In-n-Out Burger in Dallas on the way home...
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.. due to some "complaints" from a certain "Ex VFR owner"...


My usual "sport touring " pace will be knocked back a tic or two..
I wonder who that is?
Gotta think of the kids we'll be taking with us Tex
they might get scare of your "cruising speeds"
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expect it to be HOT in early August with a very good chance of very violent thunderstorms from 3-5:30 pm each day.

There is some great riding up there.
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Wahhh!!!!!!!!! I wanna go! Well I won't be able to take that much time off of work. My vacay is limited. Not to mention that the wife will probably complain...
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expect it to be HOT in early August with a very good chance of very violent thunderstorms from 3-5:30 pm each day.

There is some great riding up there.
Awesome...! Drifting practice included, no extra charge!
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Wahhh!!!!!!!!! I wanna go! Well I won't be able to take that much time off of work. My vacay is limited. Not to mention that the wife will probably complain...
Well.. you could always go for part of the trip then superslab it back home.... never know.. may be others in the same boat


baylorNinja500 is gonna do the route in 7 days so you guys can hook up
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even if you just ride straight up to Hot Springs or Mena the fastest route you are still looking at a 400 mile ride.

and if you head on up to Eureka Springs or Harrison area it is 600 miles.

Somehow you have to go through 300 miles of boring in Texas to get to Arkansas riding.

But its worth it and I have done it many times.
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The 5 day point to point I could probably do. With what you have planned that's several days off work and 2k in lost wages.
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Not all boring.. just have to look for the interesting backroads...

This ride will hit as little Interstate as possible...

Day one, from Cleveland or thereabouts is looking like 455 miles...

I can usually average 60 including stops for gas and lunch so about 8
hours...

Maybe a little longer if we "tone it down a bit"

Last trip to the Hill Country was 470 miles day one.. left at 8:45, was sitting in hotel at 4:30.. including lunch etc..
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The 5 day point to point I could probably do. With what you have planned that's several days off work and 2k in lost wages.
We can change it up if need be.. just means baggage on the bike the entire trip.. which really doesn't affect me much..
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