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10Cup 02-27-2010 06:45 PM

Arkansas Ride Reports
 
Thought it might be good to have our own ride report thread. Lots going on with so many other threads and that's great but let's try to keep this thread just for ride reports.

For starters myself and O'Leary headed out from Rogers, Saturday morning and hooked up with JD in Prairie Grove then headed South. We had cool weather but the Sun was out and we all felt great since it had been so cloudy and down right "wintery" for what seems like a never ending winter.

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Our first water crossing and all made it just fine. Had the making of a great day! Here O'Leary clears the second water crossing of the day.

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JD showing his fine style up on the pegs and cleaning it with no problem.

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A few other trip shots. Beautiful day for sure.

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We hit Natural Dam some time around 12:30 or so...
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Once down by the dam we saw a group standing around the rocks across from the dam and went to see what was going on.......Rock crawling anyone??
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Look closely and you will see some very cool "machines"

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This young lady, waits her turn to show the "boys" how it's done I'm sure....

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After a watching for a while we decided to head back up to the café for some grub.

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By the time we got done eating and made it to Mountainburg we were running very late since I had to be back for a birthday party so we hit old 71 and slabbed it back home. Great fun and great friends.

DrLewall 02-27-2010 08:12 PM

so thats where you was today! :bluduh

I shudn't hold a grudge..but damn I am jealous! :huh

njoytheride 02-27-2010 08:41 PM

great ride report, haven't rode in that area for years. btw... great idea on the ride report thread. <>< Craig

Dragon43 02-28-2010 12:18 AM

Cool beans....

a1fa 02-28-2010 12:43 AM

10cup, it's not an adventure, unless someone gets wet! awesome ride!

Dagwood_55 02-28-2010 11:22 AM

Nice ride report!!

We (wife and I) also went on a good ride yesterday (forgot the camera). We rode from Dover thru Limestone, back down the Big Piney and down 7 the left thru Victor and down the North Fork.

If you guys hav'nt riden down here and ever want to ride new territory, let me know.

TRZ Charlie 02-28-2010 02:34 PM

Great ride report. Thanks for opening the thread that I didn't know existed (until Doc told me). Looks like you guys had a great time. Triplets! or perhaps "The three WR-Teers"? nah....Moe, Larry and Curly...

DrLewall 02-28-2010 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRZ Charlie
Great ride report. Thanks for opening the thread that I didn't know existed (until Doc told me). Looks like you guys had a great time. Triplets! or perhaps "The three WR-Teers"? nah....Moe, Larry and Curly...

more like Larry and his brother Darrel and his other brother Darrel :rofl

10Cup 02-28-2010 04:48 PM

Ride reports please
 
Gentlemen, ride reports please. The BS has it's own thread.

joenuclear 02-28-2010 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10Cup
Gentlemen, ride reports please. The BS has it's own thread.

Gentlemen???? What about Doc?

devrodirt 03-01-2010 10:31 AM

Nice ride, thanks.

Where is Natural Dam?

Please PM me a coordiate or mapsource waypoint or something.

thanks,
devro

DrLewall 03-01-2010 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by devrodirt
Nice ride, thanks.

Where is Natural Dam?

Please PM me a coordiate or mapsource waypoint or something.

thanks,
devro

just north of Ft Smith on hwy 59...maybe 10 or 12 miles...maybe a lil more

10Cup 03-01-2010 11:45 AM

Natural Dam
 
Here are the coordinates

N35 38.858 W94 23.672

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Quote:

Originally Posted by devrodirt
Nice ride, thanks.

Where is Natural Dam?

Please PM me a coordinates or mapsource waypoint or something.

thanks,
devro


ARDirt 03-01-2010 12:02 PM

Hey Cup...How much of the ride was dirt like in the pictures and did it get anymore technical than dirt roads? Looks like a fun ride!!

Thanks!

10Cup 03-01-2010 12:25 PM

Ride
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ARDirt
Hey Cup...How much of the ride was dirt like in the pictures and did it get anymore technical than dirt roads? Looks like a fun ride!!

Thanks!

Most of the roads are dirt or gravel, very little connecting pavement though some. Some is a little more technical but not challenging for average riding skills. O'Leary is just learning the Dual Sport riding and he made it just fine. If however you do want technical that is available too. You can download "Pannell Road" from GPS Exchange and it shoots right off this route and will challenge you fully. Good stops for food and fuel are in Natural Dam and then on over to Mountainburg where you see the next stop at the Silver Bridge quick stop and restaurant. Plan on all day and being tired when you get back. You should have a ball.


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