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Old 11-18-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Escape to Arkansas

Hey all,
Since winter is in full bloom already in MN a few of us are looking for a mid-winter escape to ride some twisty roads. Toying with the idea of riding western Arkansas and the Ozarks. We are thinking later February and realize the weather could be hit or miss. Riding in 50 degrees will feel tropical!! Just hope we hit a window with no rain/sleet.

We have discovered many posted routes and loops online but we'd like to hear from you. Any favorites? Things to see? Places to eat or stay? Looking for mostly paved but gravel isn't out of the question. We're on a Tenere, Vstrom, DR650 and KLR. Nothing gnarly.

Probably a 4 day weekend with trailering up and down eating two of them.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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Hey all,
Since winter is in full bloom already in MN a few of us are looking for a mid-winter escape to ride some twisty roads. Toying with the idea of riding western Arkansas and the Ozarks. We are thinking later February and realize the weather could be hit or miss. Riding in 50 degrees will feel tropical!! Just hope we hit a window with no rain/sleet.

We have discovered many posted routes and loops online but we'd like to hear from you. Any favorites? Things to see? Places to eat or stay? Looking for mostly paved but gravel isn't out of the question. We're on a Tenere, Vstrom, DR650 and KLR. Nothing gnarly.

Probably a 4 day weekend with trailering up and down eating two of them.

Thanks in advance...
I'd say you're going to be lucky if you get a 50 degree day in February, but it isn't completely out of the question (as is the case where you live).
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
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Yep… that's what we are afraid of. If it isn't happening we'll just keeping heading south. My last commute to work was on a 39 degree day. Fine for an hour or so but would get old riding that temperature all day.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:45 AM   #4
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as far as stuff in Arkansas

neat old place to stay in downtown Harrison AR

http://1929hotelseville.com/

bar and restaurant built in, covered parking and a large lot beside for trailer parking

good place to eat in Harrison

http://neighborsmill.com/

Low Gap cafe cant be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Low-G...31015646912397
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:47 PM   #5
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as far as stuff in Arkansas

neat old place to stay in downtown Harrison AR

http://1929hotelseville.com/

bar and restaurant built in, covered parking and a large lot beside for trailer parking

good place to eat in Harrison

http://neighborsmill.com/

Low Gap cafe cant be missed.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Low-G...31015646912397
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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I rode Jan 1, 2014.

The temps were cool in the morning and evening, 40's when the sun was out. The abundant sand on 74 and 103 was scary...

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Old 11-18-2014, 03:23 PM   #7
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:32 PM   #8
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Personally, I'd be more concerned about escaping "from" Arkansas.
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:17 AM   #9
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Personally, I'd be more concerned about escaping "from" Arkansas.
Yeah, but they're from Minnesota. It's all relative.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:21 AM   #10
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I rode Jan 1, 2014.

The temps were cool in the morning and evening, 40's when the sun was out. The abundant sand on 74 and 103 was scary...
That's something worth noting. I rode 23/215 late winter/early spring last year and the roads were covered with sand. Those beautiful fast twisties in the summertime turn into beautiful slow twisties when they are covered in sand. Just gotta be careful.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:25 PM   #11
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Yeah, but they're from Minnesota. It's all relative.
Actually I was thinking that if Doc is involved leaving Arkansas may prove difficult. After all he was an embalmer.
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