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Old 08-03-2012, 05:13 AM   #31
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Excellent ride report, Eddie! Can't wait to read the good stuff about the GT! That's my favorite part of the rally.
not to step all over Eddie's most excellent report, but here are a few shots of the goin's ons at the GS Giant's Gypsy Tour.

A little drinkin' and socializin'...



Swimmin' hole was cool...




And playin' around in the woods was the order of the day.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:47 AM   #32
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Very cool...
Keep it coming, I'm interested how the group did off road down near Oark..

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Took 10 big GS's, 650 GS & a KLR 650 down into Frog Bayou & back ....
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:59 AM   #33
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Hi Eddie
Great to see you're doing a RR about this rally as it was such a great event, I had a fantastic time and I know a lot of people reading the reports would enjoy it.

This was me trying to find an adventure route through the Ozarks to reach the Rally



Some attempt at anonymity is maintained by keeping my helmet on for the picture. As you can imagine, it took me quite a while to get Thelma upright again
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #34
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another great ride Eddie, wish I could have made it this year.....
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #35
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Sorry I have fallen behind on my RR. Work is getting in the way and the drought it part of the problem.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:46 AM   #36
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We've received about 2" of rain this week, but it's too little too late.
Sad to see the crops and burned up pasture all around. Ponds dried up. Good luck getting thru this.
Look forward to reading more when you get time.


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Old 08-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #37
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Sorry I have fallen behind on my RR. Work is getting in the way and the drought it part of the problem.
That's OK, Eddie... we'll keep the fire lit.

Here's the video proof, big pigs can ride the Frog Bayou (and thank Dog it hadn't rained)...

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:20 PM   #38
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When I heard you all was at Frog bayou I was amazed you made it out. After seeing the route you took I can imagine it was a bit easier than our route out was at Slap this year.
I'm waiting to read the rest of the stories....
I'd like to get up there with xtique again and the CJ5 and see if I could open your route up a little.

thanks fvor the report
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #39
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I did arrive with enough time to introduce myself to Ian Schmeisser (Visian), chief brain of the GS Giant. After introductions I went to set up my camp. Most everyone camped along the drought lowered Mulberry River near Oark, Arkansas.

I had a couple of problems with camping. 1. Daytime temperatures were over 100 degrees, having camped many times in weather like that in the past I knew sleeping would not come easily to me. 2. In order to attend the Gypsy Tour I needed to be able to make some business calls and connect to the internet in the morning and in that area where they were camping had no cell coverage. I ended up roughing it in a cabin about 10 miles away at Mulberry Mountain Lodge.



Having AC and comfortable bed made my nights very comfortable. In addition the owners of the lodge shuttled me between the cabin and the campground at dinner so I could enjoy a few beers and not worry about getting back to the cabin.

After I clean up in the little cabin I got dropped off at the campground around 6:00 to meet a lot of great people.

That evening we were served BBQ with all the right trimmings.




Photos by Visian

That night there was a lot of BS and beer.






Picture's by Visian

This meet and greet with food and beer went on late into the night and everyone had a good time.

The three day Gypsy Tour got off to a great start.



To the other GS Giants. Please don't hesitate to add your stories or pictures.

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #40
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Great pics and story! Looks like a whole lot of interesting stuff in MO! Sorry I missed the rally this year, and definitely sorry I missed these shenanigans!
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #41
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Great stuff!!! Looks like I missed out on a really good time.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #42
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Great stuff!!! Looks like I missed out on a really good time.
a big L on your forehead Frijole.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #43
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Eddie, it was great meeting you at the events! That's the best ride report I've read in ages.
You are a true GS Giant and a real ADV rider!
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:02 PM   #44
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a big L on your forehead Frijole.
Because you're one of my favorite GS riders and one of my best buddies...I'll let that one slide.;) Lol!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #45
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Eddie, it was great meeting you at the events! That's the best ride report I've read in ages.
You are a true GS Giant and a real ADV rider!
Great meeting you as well and thank you for the complement on the RR. Sorry it is taking so long. Sometimes work gets in the way.
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