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Old 01-25-2012, 09:58 PM   #121
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Doc, ol Jim Devro could make a new tire out of cactus or whatever else he could find in the desert. He's been doing hardcore 4x4 with various rigs and riding hardcore of all types for a long time. We'll be riding somewhere in the remote Ozarks and Devro will stop and point at a nasty hill or waterfall creek crossing and tell about his 4x4 days when he tackled it. He has driven a Toyota 4Runner through terrain that I couldn't do on a trials bike. He don't get lost either. Devro don't use GPS to check his route, GPS managers double check with Devro to see if the satellite is telling it right.

He's pretty much a real McGuyver. When you take a truck where he has you kinda have to fix what you break on the spot. I bought his old XR 250 which he raced GNCCs with, and I found more cool little things he did and made for it. He made the rear disc brake from a John Deere log skidder brake disc, homeade but well engineered frame/motor/exhaust braces, it had a homeade fork brace which worked great, if a little ugly. He don't need tires, he'll make one out of some old tennis shoes or tree bark or something.

If you ever get the chance to ride with Devro, take it. He's been everywhere in the Ozarks and lived to tell the tale.I call him "Daniel Boone Devro".
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #122
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Hey I finally found this thread. I hadn't been looking. I am going to be off work and plan to be there. I won't be staying overnight but I will probably ride down on Saturday early this time and try to follow the most hooligan, fastest riding bunch of idots that are going to stay off single track that I can find.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #123
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Hey I finally found this thread. I hadn't been looking. I am going to be off work and plan to be there. I won't be staying overnight but I will probably ride down on Saturday early this time and try to follow the most hooligan, fastest riding bunch of idots that are going to stay off single track that I can find.
and I will lead the quiet elderly folks in the opposite direction
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #124
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Ride the TAT

I am thinking that I will lead a ride on the TAT to the Oklahoma state line...I have both the track and the route from WR..this is a 86 mile ONE WAY to the Oklahoma state line...thats a 172 mile run round trip...will probably eat in Lincoln AR and gas up there also before heading back..we may follow the track back or I may mix it up a little..plenty of time to decide on that..should be fun.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #125
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That sounds good! I think I would prefer to ride along with the Geritol group led by DrLewall.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #126
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Are there still slots available for SLAP? If there is a slot available? I'd like to possibly join in.

Are the rides mainly dirt/trails or paved route options too? Single track, fire trails or dirt/gravel roads? Or some of those great Ozark twisties? What skill level or pace? I'm not a trail virgin, more novice to single track, intermediate on non technical trails, but looking to up grade my off-road skills (my trail bike is a TW200, so I pretty much just plod along). My sport tourer is a Versys, (I've done several hundred miles & muliple trips to AR for scenic twisty riding & self-contained camping. Never road my TW down to AR loaded for camping. I prefer a moderate pace & like to occasionally stop to enjoy the scenery and snap a photo or two. I'm in the 55+ age group (my throttle wrist is more laid back than in past decades).

Has anyone trailered both sport tourers & trail bikes to this event? If not, I'd ride down & tent camp, if so, I'd trailer down both a TW & a Versys and take advantage of both types of riding, I'd also bunk in my cargo trailer/camper conversion.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:25 AM   #127
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Are there still slots available for SLAP? If there is a slot available? I'd like to possibly join in.

Are the rides mainly dirt/trails or paved route options too? Single track, fire trails or dirt/gravel roads? Or some of those great Ozark twisties? What skill level or pace? I'm not a trail virgin, more novice to single track, intermediate on non technical trails, but looking to up grade my off-road skills (my trail bike is a TW200, so I pretty much just plod along). My sport tourer is a Versys, (I've done several hundred miles & muliple trips to AR for scenic twisty riding & self-contained camping. Never road my TW down to AR loaded for camping. I prefer a moderate pace & like to occasionally stop to enjoy the scenery and snap a photo or two. I'm in the 55+ age group (my throttle wrist is more laid back than in past decades).

Has anyone trailered both sport tourers & trail bikes to this event? If not, I'd ride down & tent camp, if so, I'd trailer down both a TW & a Versys and take advantage of both types of riding, I'd also bunk in my cargo trailer/camper conversion.
YES on all accounts! C'mon!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:04 AM   #128
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SLAP Trax

I want to remind everyone that there is another thread with several SLAP Trax on it...they would be handy if you just wanted to get out on your own and see some interesting points of interest..there is a link on the front page of this thread.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:59 PM   #129
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Go ahead and put me down for a bunk.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:15 AM   #130
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:47 AM   #131
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #132
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Bunk

I'm out. I had a bunk reserved but no deposit in.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #133
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I forgot all about this. Could not go last year. Wife made me go to our sons HS graduation. Put me down for a tent site 'cause I've drug my feet and missed the lodge.

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:25 AM   #134
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We still have some Bunk spots left.

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i forgot all about this. Could not go last year. Wife made me go to our sons hs graduation. Put me down for a tent site 'cause i've drug my feet and missed the lodge.

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #135
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Cant quit planning....cant wait
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