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Old 10-23-2010, 07:58 PM   #61
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Nate and Vlad (and anybody else who may see this), a little earlier in this thread Arkansawyer announced a ride plan for next saturday, hopefilly y'all can make it. Looks like Gus will be coming along too.
I'll be keeping an eye on your plans. Thanks...

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:21 PM   #62
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I got up early this morning and went to the big Honda dealership in Russellville to see if they had any riding gear on sale. I was tooling down the road at about 60 mph heading east on US Hwy 64 outside of Atkins when I caught site of a blurr coming out of the brush at me from the right and it slammed into my right footpeg with a pretty good jolt. I had just enough time to lift my foot off the footpeg before the collision.

I didn't seem to be any worse for wear, but I downshifted and pulled over to the shoulder. I saw something near the roadway in my rearview, so I spun around and headed back for a look see.

After checking out my Wee, which showed no damage at all, I could see that the cause of all the excitment was a coyote. It appeared it's head hit my footpeg and was DRT as a result.

Just glad it wasn't a deer.
Looks like someone's pet.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:07 AM   #63
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Long about dark I twitch, ride the brakes, my heard is jerking back & forth, my ass is making holes in the seat and I sweat like a pig because of critters raining down & running all a around me and trying to take me along on their suicide runs.....
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:05 AM   #64
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Sure looks like this weekend is shaping up for great riding and camping weather.

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Old 10-25-2010, 04:28 PM   #65
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How early can everyone be at Iron Springs Saturday morning? It's on hwy 7 near the Garland/Perry County line. Page 40 of the gazetteer, or a few miles N of Jessieville on the state map.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:27 PM   #66
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How early can everyone be at Iron Springs Saturday morning? It's on hwy 7 near the Garland/Perry County line. Page 40 of the gazetteer, or a few miles N of Jessieville on the state map.
When do you want me there? I can find the county line & hwy 7 , Jessieville, a couple of mountains but Iron Springs is hiding... I need more than the name apparently....

About 1.5 hr run the way I ride to get there from Petit jean Mtn...

Are you planning a 200 + mile day?

Where will lunch be? In our pockets?

Splain me more please.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:44 PM   #67
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I'm still at work and have yet to look at a map, but I'm gonna try to be there by 0900.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:10 PM   #68
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I usually do this type of riding alone and carry a can of beanie weenies just in case. Usually I can get to Forester and back home by lunchtime. I know a group will move slower, so we will wind up needing lunch. Anyone with recommendations for a decent place somewhere on hwy 28?

Iron Springs campground is nearly on top of where the Ouachita Trail crosses hwy 7. I'll get there early and park my XR next to 7.

Just a mile or so of pavement from Iron Springs and onto forest service road 11. It's about 25 miles to hwy 27. Maybe 2-3 miles up 27 to Aly. We'll turn W on forest service 17/Chula Rd/County road 2. Follow that to forest service 134. Forest service 134(pretty) to forest service 33, which runs to Forester.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:33 PM   #69
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Iron Springs

Gus, I had trouble finding it myself. But I'm pretty sure this is the place.

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Old 10-25-2010, 06:44 PM   #70
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That is it.
Coming from Petit Jean the road is descending. Parking lot on the right for the Ouachita trail. Road continues to descend and turns right. Iron Springs is about halfway around that right hander.
My red/white XR650 will be parked near the highway.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:50 PM   #71
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Gus, I had trouble finding it myself. But I'm pretty sure this is the place.

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There is a bunch of fire/Forrest roads around there.
Good place to get lost nothing about a community though
showing on the OLD usgs topo maps. Just the road side park.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:53 PM   #72
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Are you going to show up on your XT?
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:54 PM   #73
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Are you going to show up on your XT?
Nope.
I had my day out Saturday, went riding with Devro.
Till I find a J.O.B. my riding is curtailed money is tight.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:56 PM   #74
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Forester is a county park now. Not much there but old foundations. A pavillion has been built on one of them.
Forester was built in the early thirties and cut all the local trees in about twenty years. Then the sawmill closed and everyone moved away.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:19 PM   #75
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Gus, I had trouble finding it myself. But I'm pretty sure this is the place.

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Okay, that found it for me. I have been on 7 but it is not ringing my bell, maybe when I see it.....
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