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Old 10-10-2011, 04:11 AM   #16
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Glad to hear you enjoyed it ...I'll be waiting on your report.
Charlie we road all of it and had a great time there were a few issue with the tracks but it was easy to come up with a work around. Great ride more later.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:24 AM   #17
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Glad to hear you enjoyed it ...I'll be waiting on your report.
I did a mini report. It is not all TART related. I had a good time thanks for laying it out. I will do all of it maybe next year. I would like to do Mexico to Canada across the midwest.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=732417
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #18
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Jan 7th, 2012 TART from Arkadelphia to I40

Hi all,

A small ride report on part of the TART here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=754575

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #19
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The TART is a 524 +/- mile trail of mixed tarmac, gravel roads, forest roads, Weyhauser Forests, State Forest Trails, single track and ATV tracks traversing the center of Arkansas from South to North (or reversed as you see fit). The route is best ridden in at least three or more days. The tracks below denote camping opportunities along the way.

Disclaimer*** Bikes larger than 650cc could have problems on some sections of this route. Sections of the route especially near Lake Winona should be considered only by experienced riders as it is extremely tight, rocky, rutted and steep and this section is best suited to nimble bikes. Be forewarned that there is also significant tarmac in the mid section of this ride due to recent stimulus money spent on paving (most of it delightfully twisty) but the unpaved sections more than make up for it. Sections of TART may be impassable after significant rain events especially near Eldorado. The trail may also be subject to closed gates on Weyhauser Forest properties, State Forests and hunting lease areas. BE PREPARED TO RE-ROUTE ON THE FLY. Oh! I almost forgot. Y'all are big boys n girls, if you fall down and go boom...it's on you, be careful out there!

The TART can be started from either Blue Eye, Missouri on the Arkansas/Missouri border or from Eldorado, Arkansas on the Louisiana/Arkansas border. You can read about the "TART" HERE

Tracks are provided in Garmin .gdb format

Day 1 - Eldorado, Arkansas to DeGray's Lake State Park - Filtered to 700pts HERE.

Day 2 - DeGrays Lake State Park to Choctaw Recreation Area - Filtered to 700pts HERE.

Day 3 - Choctaw Recreation Area to Blue Eye, Missouri - Filtered to 700pts HERE.

Unfiltered/unedited tracks of the ride - HERE.

Ride Elevation and Speed Profile -HERE.

Hey DRZ Charlie, how long of a day is Day 1? 8 hrs? More? Less?

Looks like a blast overall!
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #20
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Day one of the TART is about an 8 or 9 hour day. It depends on the re-routes. Roads are opened and closed seemingly at a blink of an eye. Also keep in mind that Bear season is 11/5 - 11/30, Deer season from 10/13 -10/17 & 11/10 - 12/2 Modern Gun. Parts of the route traverse deer leases.

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:51 PM   #21
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #22
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So DRZCharlie if I ride Day 1 of the TART this Saturday I should wear a orange vest???? Myself and a few others are riding down from Iowa on the big bikes (Tiger 800xc's) to Euerka Springs and then going to do Day 1 of the TART on Saturday, then heading north from Clinton to Rolla MO this weekend. Do you think there will be any issues? And thanks for the route unfortunitly we can't do the whole thing...maybe someday.
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I think you might hit some re-routes because of deer season. There are many deer leases on this route. If you are prepared for that eventuality you will be fine. I certainly would wear orange in case anyone decides to "tiger hunt". Are you starting in Blue Eye?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #24
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We are going to stay in Eurkea Springs and drive over to Blue Eye to start. But no worries the tiger is orange, which am not sure if thats good or bad. Will the deer leased land just be gated off? or how do you tell?

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I think you might hit some re-routes because of deer season. There are many deer leases on this route. If you are prepared for that eventuality you will be fine. I certainly would wear orange in case anyone decides to "tiger hunt". Are you starting in Blue Eye?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #25
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Usually marked with signage or purple paint. Leases usually have gates but not always.
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Does anyone have this entire route as a free .gpx file?
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:58 AM   #27
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:37 PM   #28
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Make sure you are prepared for re-routes if you ride this. The Paper Mill opens and closes roads all the time. Also, if you are riding in the spring the Turkey hunters will out and about.
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Make sure you are prepared for re-routes if you ride this. The Paper Mill opens and closes roads all the time. Also, if you are riding in the spring the Turkey hunters will out and about.

Spring turkey season in Arkansas is defined as when to when?
I'm planning on riding the TART right after the Arkansas 500 in April.
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