2013 ARKANSAS 500 April 12-14

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by scotty69, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    I'll put the list on the front/first post. So far about 6 paid and 30 say, "their in".
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  2. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Reservations have been made at Mulberry Mountain for the Friday night. They only have three cabins for rent on site so I suggest you call soon if you do not want to camp. Campsites have been reserved for the group. Let me know if you need electricity so I have a count.

    http://mulberrymountainlodge.com/index.htm
    866)667-1919


    No luck? Then try Turner Bend:

    http://mulberrymountainlodge.com/
    (479) 667-364
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  3. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    Should be a short list then. :lol3
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  4. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    In past years most riders camp. For those of you wishing to have a cabin see post above for numbers and websites.
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  5. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Check will go out in tomorrow's mail.

    Looking forward to doing the ride again this year!

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  6. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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  7. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Scotty, not to sound like a pansy, is there a chase vehicle that can carry some of the camping gear?
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  8. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    Here is quote from the fist page of this thread; "A sag wagon is provided (pack light) and will arrive ahead of the riders each day."

    This is the way it worked last year... and it worked out great. I rode with nothing but my tank bag and a repair kit. The side cases and tent and such where loaded into a trailer each morning and they carried them to the next camp site...

    Really good time, highly recommended.
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  9. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Great, same way this year.
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  10. stickshaker

    stickshaker n00b

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    Sounds like fun! I'm in.
    I'll be bringing a couple of hicks with me from Garland and Pike counties. (They don't have internet in those parts yet, plus they cant read anyway).
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  11. devrodirt

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    I recomend Mulberry Mountain. The place and people are great.
    The folks at Turner Bend Gen Store have a couple cabins for rent up in the hills too.

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  12. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    Mr. Cat Man, ie: Scotty,
    Where do we find a list of those who are gonna ride?
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  13. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    I will post list when I get home Wednesday. Thanks.
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  14. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    I got the website up and sign up is ready!
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  15. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    Nice web site.
    A am assuming it's OK to camp at TCWR Thursday night, 4/11?

    devro
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  16. B-Nice

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    I stumbled on this event and can't wait. I am trying to talk a couple of my friends from the area to join me. I rode the TAT on a 1200 GSA year. Do you think Arkansas 500 will be too difficult on a big bike?
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  17. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    Maybe I'm not the one to answer, but I do know NW Arkansas pretty good.
    I'd bet 90%+ of the route will be good for a GS if our April weather is "normal". There is always a chance of deep creek crossings and mud.

    But until Scotty publishes the route we won't know. I'm sure he's waiting for the ride to get closer so he can set the route for prevailing conditions and for all to enjoy. I'm sure he'll also have re-routes in the plan.

    Another one thing for sure: there will be plenty of really good folks along to help you out if you need a push or something.

    Another thing for sure is that Scotty puts on a REALLY good ride and good time. And if you have never visited his Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, well that alone is worth the price of admission.

    devro
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  18. B-Nice

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    THANKS Devro! Sounds like this is going to be an awesome weekend. If I read info right, the ride starts early Friday morning, which means I need to leave Memphis Thursday. Head to Eureka Springs Thursday night?


    Little mud and water doesn't bother me. Deep gumbo all day long and I may reconsider.
    As long as there is someone around "just in case" I am good with that and may just have to come alone if I cant get anyone else to go with me.
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  19. devrodirt

    devrodirt devro

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    Yup, be ready to ride out of TCWR at 0800 Friday, that's what I understand. Which I think means be there early enough to get your gear loaded into the SAG wagon.
    I'm pretty sure we can camp at TCWR on Thursday night. I'm sure a few will be in motels, there are several to choose from.
    Riders Rest is east on Hwy 62. It's motorcycle only, clean and fairly cheap. I'll be staying there Wednesday night.

    Come alone, meet new crazies. We'll carry that thing across deep creeks and push you though the mud.

    devro
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  20. Earlevet

    Earlevet ADVEarl

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    I ran my GSA last year and you should be fine. Let the shuttle carry your luggage to lighten the load :evil
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