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View Poll Results: Where Would You Rather Ride?
Deal's Gap 12 30.00%
Arkansas/Missouri 18 45.00%
Hill Country 7 17.50%
The chair behind a keyboard 3 7.50%
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:24 PM   #21
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my vote is the Ozarks just because it is closer and i'll probably do deals gap after. but which ever between the two is all good with me. Or or or maybe pikes peak? anyone? anyone?
Colorado is on the list, but right now I don't have a bike I'd want to take up there. One is a behemoth that I threw around TN/NC a few years back. It took it just fine, but it wore me out. Other bike is carbureted, and I don't want to re-jet just for one trip. As-is, it's good for elevations up to about 5500', which covers the Gap and Ozarks. Maybe one of these days I'll pick up an FZ1 or Tuono 1000R for Colorado.
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:26 PM   #22
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:32 PM   #23
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:26 PM   #24
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I've done all 3 on the list, some multiple times but Arkansas was just the western half and parts of Oklahoma. The Gap is easily my favorite and the Dragon is crazy twisty and tight. It's fun fast or slow and I was surprised how often I had to use 1st gear on my VFR. But do it during the week then explore the rest of the area. Everything up there is either twisty, flowing, scenic, or all of the above. There are dams and waterfalls to explore if you're into that thing and you can ride over to Cherokee and even sample part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Yes, it can get a bit crowded especially weekends, but then again you meet SO MANY riders and neat rides (and cars too) that it's a ton of fun. If you go there only to go fast, you'll miss out. I've ridden the VFR there twice and trailered too. It's about 1000 miles and the first 800 are BORING freeway unless you want to take forever to get there!

Some Arkansas roads remind me of the Gap in some ways but more spread out. The Pig Trail has several switchbacks like the Dragon but the road surface left something to be desired when I was there (2 years ago). There also seemed to be more slow cars to get behind. I think it's 16 that runs east/west and it reminded me a lot about the Cherohala Skyway at the Gap with not quite as much elevation change.

Hill country is fun, less crowded and fairly close but it seems like you spend more time going in a straight line between the good roads. Not saying it aint fun though.
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You guys need to ride northern Arkansas it's definitely better. Hey 7 is pretty awesome too. Arkansas is full of some great roads. I've also been just about everywhere as well.
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I've been to two of the three, no gap yet. SE Oklahoma, NW Arkansas, and SW Missouri are some of the best roads I've ever ridden.
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Looks like Arkansas will be the destination of choice. I'll start hashing out the details and will be shooting for sometime in May. It will most likely be a weekday ride to avoid tourist travelers and to make sure the locals are at work. As of now, I have a four day trip in mind. One up there, two full days of riding, and one day back. This might be an up Sunday and back Wednesday trip. Nine hours from Houston to the base camp I have in mind at the moment, but that's part of the details I have to hash out.
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Deals Gap is only fun on weekdays and non-summer. Arkansas just because its been awhile...
Anyone wants to come up to CO I have plenty of room and good roads to play on.
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Looks like Arkansas will be the destination of choice. I'll start hashing out the details and will be shooting for sometime in May. It will most likely be a weekday ride to avoid tourist travelers and to make sure the locals are at work. As of now, I have a four day trip in mind. One up there, two full days of riding, and one day back. This might be an up Sunday and back Wednesday trip. Nine hours from Houston to the base camp I have in mind at the moment, but that's part of the details I have to hash out.
If it's open invite, I'm in. Doing the hill country and then turning right around and riding the Gap was the most fun I've ever had in my entire life. I need more!
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I voted Arkansas just because I haven't ridden much there. Western Colorado was a blast when we went through a couple of years ago and I'm working on plans for a trip to make it back up.
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my vote is the Ozarks just because it is closer and i'll probably do deals gap after. but which ever between the two is all good with me. Or or or maybe pikes peak? anyone? anyone?
Pikes peak, the actual ride is neat but 20 mph max and the rangers are fairly prevalent. Lots of good roads around there though, actually tons of them

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Looks like Arkansas will be the destination of choice. I'll start hashing out the details and will be shooting for sometime in May. It will most likely be a weekday ride to avoid tourist travelers and to make sure the locals are at work. As of now, I have a four day trip in mind. One up there, two full days of riding, and one day back. This might be an up Sunday and back Wednesday trip. Nine hours from Houston to the base camp I have in mind at the moment, but that's part of the details I have to hash out.
Buffalo river bunkhouse is where i stayed at in jasper when i was down last time. Fairly cheap, off the main roads so when ya trying to sleep at night you dont hear the race crew flying by.

Neat area, beautiful and somewhat dangerous. Tons of road, i was there 2 days and did something like 400 miles, there was more to be seen but i came down a day late due to work. Get up early and hit the roads, beat the wild hog guys
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I make a trip out to Tail of The Dragon every year. Its awesome place and there are plenty of roads there that are just as curvy and have faster speed limits. The main reason Tail of The Dragon gets slot more attention is because it doesn't have houses or any intersections for that 11 miles and 318 curves.
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I make a trip out to Tail of The Dragon every year. Its awesome place and there are plenty of roads there that are just as curvy and have faster speed limits. The main reason Tail of The Dragon gets slot more attention is because it doesn't have houses or any intersections for that 11 miles and 318 curves.
It just has people that want to exit the road every quarter mile to take pictures...
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ARKANSAS. I'm in. It's been over 10 years since my last spirited sportbike ride up there. No Noobs, LOL!!!
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