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Old 10-30-2012, 06:38 AM   #1
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Anyone have a paved scenic day loop out of Hot Springs Ar.? Thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Anyone have a paved scenic day loop out of Hot Springs Ar.? Thanks
Almost anything to the west of HS will be good. AR is a lot like CO, the western half will always produce smiles. This includes North, NW, W, SW of HS. Just get a AR state map and pick a spot to head for, the smaller roads the better, make a big loop. You can't go wrong.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
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Anyone have a paved scenic day loop out of Hot Springs Ar.? Thanks
How many miles do you call a "day"?

Lots of good loops. Give me an ideal of how many miles you want to ride and what your wanting to see. I put up some suggestions.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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How many miles do you call a "day"?

Lots of good loops. Give me an ideal of how many miles you want to ride and what your wanting to see. I put up some suggestions.
a day can be anywhere from 75 miles to 225..beyond 225, wears you out pretty good
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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a day can be anywhere from 75 miles to 225..beyond 225, wears you out pretty good
I don't know. That varies a lot. Slab rides on our trips I expect to average 600 miles a day. Short days on slow scenic roads - 350/day. Open road up to 800/day. Longest we've done is 1,100 miles. Got up in Craig, CO and finished in Siloam. But then I have been told that I have little sense in these matters to put it mildly

Dirt/trail - whole different story....
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Thinking one day and 200 miles or so. Taking the wife and have not received my new Russel Daylong seat yet.
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How about this to start with. Lots of options and re routes from this. Been a long time since I've rode some of this. Others may chime in on different variations.



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Hwy 7 north to Ola is a great road, then west to Mt Nebo; from there on to Mt Magazine if you're feeling sparky...
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #9
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How about this to start with. Lots of options and re routes from this. Been a long time since I've rode some of this. Others may chime in on different variations.



https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...21811231&msa=0
Oops, sorry, didn't see that you had posted this, great route
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #10
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Thumb Switchbacks

Mt. Nebo, Mt. Magazine, and the road up to the park in the middle of Hot Springs have some of the sharpest, steepest, nastiest, most exquisite switchbacks in the state.

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:38 AM   #11
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Thank for the input.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:22 AM   #12
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Did the Talimena Scenic Drive on Saturday, there were more bikes than cars and the leaves were spectacular.
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Did the Talimena Scenic Drive on Saturday, there were more bikes than cars and the leaves were spectacular.
well of course..one of the Ozarks, "Dragon" rides..we have so many!
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Did the Talimena Scenic Drive on Saturday, there were more bikes than cars and the leaves were spectacular.
Excellent choice. I drive through there when I go home to see my folks.

Good Pirate hunting.

What route did you take over and back?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:00 PM   #15
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Took the 270 back. Not near as nice but made up some time. Looking forward to a trip back.
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