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Old 05-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #47821
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Aw c'mon man! Whars your sense of "adventure" and bravery? OK, I'll give it another chance (it didn't work out too well the first time....)

hwy 23 or the Pig Trail.. That must be it

...we have a few more roads that are probably just as scenic and curvy.. BINGO!

..just south of Branson and going west from hwy 65 is hwy 86..put that one on your list to ride.. Done


Do you have a set plan on where you are going or you just want some ideas to explore?
What are the boundries? ummmm?
east and west to north and south? Yes!
Oklahoma state line going back east? See below
North of I-40 in AR but south of I-44 in MO? Not gonna be there very long
Am sure we can help ya..let us know what you are looking for..fave's or quiet routes? QUIET ROUTES


I'm getting my route together in my head, I will plot it for the GPS, but there is 1 in a hundred chance I will follow that route. I have the attention span of. .......hey, a quarter!.... where was I?

The rest of the family is heading to the Gulf Coast. I just can't spend a whole week laying on a beach, so I'll hook up with them later in the week. I'd like to hit as many different states as possible. My plan is to get "Welcome to..." pictures of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. I'll probably need to stay sorta close to those state lines. But, there is a good chance I could fall in love with the Ozarks and throw the rest of the plan out the window. That's the Adult ADD factor that keeps popping up when I ride, and the reason I don't mind changing the route. The coolest stuff is not in the plan, it just happens.

I guess I'm asking for random suggestions. A cool road to a swimming hole, a country store with a great bologna sandwich, an out of the way strip club (oops! ...did I type that out loud?) Really, just a taste of the local flavor. and just kidding about the strip club.

Like I said, I'm subscribed, listening in. If a cool idea hits you, post up or pm. And remember the the open inventation for Mid-Tenn info and/or a guide if my schedule will let me. oh, and Land Between the Lakes for a little light ADV riding. (There are two or three solid days of exploring there for the big bikes)

Thanks guys! Troy
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #47822
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Troy you might want to look at the NWA Ride Report thread too.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #47823
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Troy you might want to look at the NWA Ride Report thread too.
10-4, didn't think about that, thanks!
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:32 PM   #47824
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'Sup, guys, I'll be listening in on you for the next few weeks. Making your playground part of my "Big Ride" this year.

I expect to get there on Saturday afternoon, June 23rd, riding around a little, and heading south on Sunday. I'll be on a V-Strom, and not that interested in riding anything other than mostly paved backroads.

Please drop hints on what I need to see while I'm there. I have no plans other than the dates.

I'd be glad to return the favor for anyone heading to Middle Tennessee.

Thanks, Troy

If you're wanting to get Kansas and Oklahoma, there is a "Three States Monument" near Downstream Casino, near Joplin. The monument has been there for many years:

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It's hard to go wrong on roads to ride in NWA and SWMO.

MO-90

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AR-12/AR-127. Have to catch it right, though, due to lake traffic.

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AR-16 from Fayetteville to Clinton. Not many gas stops, so fuel up...

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AR-123

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AR-215 is a good ride from AR-23 over to Oark General Store. Good eatin'. http://www.oarkgeneralstore.com/
AR-14 is a good road to use to get from here in The Hills back over to Tennessee...

Some search words for you: Eureka Springs, Jasper, Oark General Store, Turner Bend Store, Mountain View, Boxley Valley, Mulberry River, Buffalo River, Steele Creek, Sylamore Creek, Pedestal Rocks, Mammoth Spring...

Arkansas has a great State Parks System. If you like history; Powhatan, Davidsonville, and Jacksonport State Parks will be along your general route in NE Arkansas... http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/park-finder/


The good riding is pretty much endless. There are lots of things to see and do along the way, too.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:07 AM   #47825
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:18 AM   #47826
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I'm getting my route together in my head, I will plot it for the GPS, but there is 1 in a hundred chance I will follow that route. I have the attention span of. .......hey, a quarter!.... where was I?

The rest of the family is heading to the Gulf Coast. I just can't spend a whole week laying on a beach, so I'll hook up with them later in the week. I'd like to hit as many different states as possible. My plan is to get "Welcome to..." pictures of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. I'll probably need to stay sorta close to those state lines. But, there is a good chance I could fall in love with the Ozarks and throw the rest of the plan out the window. That's the Adult ADD factor that keeps popping up when I ride, and the reason I don't mind changing the route. The coolest stuff is not in the plan, it just happens.

I guess I'm asking for random suggestions. A cool road to a swimming hole, a country store with a great bologna sandwich, an out of the way strip club (oops! ...did I type that out loud?) Really, just a taste of the local flavor. and just kidding about the strip club.

Like I said, I'm subscribed, listening in. If a cool idea hits you, post up or pm. And remember the the open inventation for Mid-Tenn info and/or a guide if my schedule will let me. oh, and Land Between the Lakes for a little light ADV riding. (There are two or three solid days of exploring there for the big bikes)

Thanks guys! Troy
Bayou Bluff, on AR27 Swimming Hole, Another is Long Pool off AR164 south side of the Forest.
Big Piney Overlook on Treat road, not far from Long Pool,
Mount Judea, and Sams Throne, what could be the shortest section of the curviest road in Arkansas.
Whitaker Point in Northern section of the Forest,
Not many Falls have water right now its bad dry, .
Buffalo river is bad low too.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:30 AM   #47827
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morn. i could sure use some bacon! posted in the wrong forum; can't multi-task for shit.. going to go make some bacon!
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:52 AM   #47828
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mornin fellers

Tnx Rocker..I knew you would come up with some cool rides with maps!
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:51 AM   #47829
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Morning.

Doc, I just spent the weekend in your woods. Camped out all weekend in Japton. If I had know where your place was, I would have buzzed by. Hell I probably did drive by and didn't even know it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:56 AM   #47830
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Morning.

Doc, I just spent the weekend in your woods. Camped out all weekend in Japton. If I had know where your place was, I would have buzzed by. Hell I probably did drive by and didn't even know it.
WHEW! Looks like I dodged that bullet! but I am not worried..comin to my place would mean that your bike would get dirty and we all know, THAT AINT HAPPENIN!
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #47831
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WHEW! Looks like I dodged that bullet! but I am not worried..comin to my place would mean that your bike would get dirty and we all know, THAT AINT HAPPENIN!
I'm gonna have to take a picture before I clean it up tonight so ya'll will know it's not always so clean.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:11 AM   #47832
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Camping in this heat? You are way tougher than I.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:12 AM   #47833
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Camping in this heat? You are way tougher than I.
nah..he is MUCH younger than you and I and apparently not as wise as you and I!
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:42 AM   #47834
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Camping in this heat? You are way tougher than I.
Wasn't too bad. Plenty of shade and a nice cool breeze all weekend. The temp up on that hill seemed cooler too.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #47835
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YO STEVE! So your brothers finally selling his 12GS huh? Is he liking the 690? I guess since he trailers to Colorado the 690 is probably much more fun. Is Trent selling his 990 as well?
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