2013 ARKANSAS 500 April 12-14

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  1. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    The Arkansas 500 is a Dual Sport Motorcycle ride (not race) that spans three days and travels over 500 miles of back roads in the Natural State. Arkansas offers the most diverse sites and experiences for dual sport riders in the Midwest, including beautiful wooded forest, large hill climbs, incredible water crossings and more back roads that can be ridden in 10 years! Get on your bike and ride the 3rd Annual Arkansas 500 April 12-14, 2013 with like-minded people out for a great weekend.
    Proceeds from the event are given to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (a nonprofit org) to help them care for all the rescued animals. Check their site at www.turpentinecreek.org.
    A sag wagon is provided (pack light) and will arrive ahead of the riders each day.
    There is a $60 donation/entry fee.
    In previous years riders have attended from 7 states! Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kansas.

    Go To www.arkansas500.com
    The site will be updated soon and tracks/routes posted by March 25.
    If you would like to save your spot now go to www.arkansas500.com and choose the sign up tab.

    Reservations have been made at Mulberry Mountain for the Friday night. Campsites have been reserved for the group. Let me know if you need electricity so I have a count. They have no cabins left. Please don't bother calling them.

    If you must stay in a room instead of camping check out the following:
    Remember, these places are 20 minutes south of our camp site. You will need to return to camp site by 8am to ride with the group. Please plan accordingly.

    Try here for a room 20-25 minutes away in Ozark.

    Days Inn Ozark
    105 Airport Rd, Ozark, AR
    (479) 667-2530

    Here is a list of riders as of 3/29/13
    Dirty S. Baton Rouge, LA.
    Robert S.
    Pete T. Frisco, TX.
    Matt R. Spring, TX.
    Brett V.
    John N. Jefferson City, MO.
    Paul Y.
    Jim E. Mountain Home, AR.
    Carl A. Jefferson City, MO.
    Scott H.
    Rich D. Houston, TX.
    David R. Rowlett, TX.
    Tim G. Rogers, AR.
    Sally D. Denver, CO. (Bob)

    Joe F. League City, TX.
    James D. London, AR.
    Robert S. Mobile, AL.
    Kevin H.
    Rob W. Houston, TX.
    Harold O. Silsbee, TX.
    Tom W. Valparaiso, IN
    Edward H. Katy, TX.
    Gary B. Rootstown, OH.
    Stuart F. Beaumont, TX.
    Doug R. Beaumont, TX.

    Robert S. OSTRANDER, OH.
    Ron G. Denton, TX.
    Donny S. Ozark Highlands
    Burmbuster Mobile, AL,
    Brad M. Humble, TX.
    Bret V. Jonesboro, AR.
    Matt B. Jonesboro, AR.
    Ed H. Fort Worth, TX.
    Robert J. Houston, TX.
    Rick C. Nixa, MO.

    Jeff N. Tiki Island, TX.
    Jim R. New Orleans, LA.
    Jason R. Fort Wort, TX.
    Tom D. Cabot, AR.
    Tom M. Hot Springs, AR.
    Dustin T. Rose Bud, AR.
    Peter C. Oklahoma City, OK.
    Greg H. Ward, AR.
    Charlie K. Fayetteville, AR.
    Jim F. Shawnee, KS.

    Bill G. Huntsville, AR.
    Tom H. Little Rock, AR.
    Justin W. Springdale, AR.
    Kevin A. Grapevine, TX
    Robert W. Fayetteville, AR.
    A1FA Arkansas
    Joe Z. Friendswood, AR.
    Adam G. Coldwater, MS
    David C. Katy, TX.
    Brian S. Willston, TN.
    John C. Caddo, OK.
    Kenneth D. Germantown, TN
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  2. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    I'm IN.

    I'll bring Loctite goodies for everyone again this year.

    Heap Big Thanks for the effort you and Tanya put into this event, Scotty!

    Dirty
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  3. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    WOW Scotty! Your timing this year is just about perfect!
    @ April 1 my brother Bob (remember him?) is coming to ride a route with me I call ReTARTed: 2000 miles of Ar, Ok, Tx and Mo.

    Bearing we have no problems on ReTARTed Bob and I should be able to hook up in ES on April 12 at your cat house.

    I'll see if I can spark any interet in the Local DS Crazies about joining in too.

    Hope this works for us, your ride is a BLAST!

    devro

    Oh, and you got the date wrong on "Rider Info" It's Friday the 12th. Dang it man!
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  4. Wudsracer

    Wudsracer Adventurer

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    Jim,
    What bike are you riding in your ReTARTed ride, and for the Arkansas 500? I'm hopiing to follow you for a bit around the time of the Wudi Ride, April 5-7, and might just come up early.
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  5. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Great to have you back Dirty Sanchez! Great times.
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  6. arkansas adv

    arkansas adv Adventurer

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    That same locktite I got last year has come in handy all the way into 2013 :D much appreciated

    Amanda and have it on our calender but due to work and finances it is not set in stone just yet. We had a great time last year!
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  7. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    I'll be able to make this one Scotty. Really looking forward to it. :clap
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  8. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Me & another Tiger rider are just starting our planing. What are the normal temps that time of year? How rough is the route? For reference, I've ridden Warloop Rd on the TAT. Thanks for doing this ride. :ricky
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  9. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    I looked up averages for that time of year. Looks like mid 60's to mid 70's for highs. Not a lot of rain either. Looking forward to this one.
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  10. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    Had a good time last year, expect to go again.
    Jim
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  11. moriver

    moriver Lets Go That Way?

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    Lookslike a good time. Did you all do a ride report with pictures last year?
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  12. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Looks like a bitchin' ride. In if I'm able!
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  13. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    I just sent payment for me & Burmbuster. Scotty69, you have a pm.
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  14. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Sorry guys, I've been out for a few days. Back now. The weather could be anywhere from cold and rainy to warm and sunny. As the date approaches we will all know more.
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  15. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    I had so much fun last year, this is a great ride...

    Trying to get some folks from Oklahoma City to go this year...

    Here is a video i made from my trip last year, it is only 4 minutes long, but i didn't get some of the best footage because camera issues... actually a new to me camera issues...

    Video of Arkansas 500 2012

    Hope to see you all there
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  16. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Great video/slides. I love the music too!
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  17. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    Hey Scotty,
    Bob and I have re-aranged our ReTARTed ride to end in ES for the 500!
    Yup, we've put your ride on the priority "must do" list.

    see ya then
    devro
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  18. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Fantastic, Devro and Bob are the entertainment for fire time!
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  19. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    I'll see if I can get Bob to do a few tricks for us.
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  20. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    Mr. Cat Man,
    Are you going to publish a list of who is signed up for the ride?
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