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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AC909, Sep 20, 2012.
Thanks Corey. We have started talking about finishing the ride this coming year!
It would be awesome for sure, I'm open to an out of Indiana trip in 2013. I'm already staring at the 2012 loosenut dualsport ride once the weather warms up.
Thanks for the videos. Love hearing a road legal two stroke again!
What memories the sound of that CT brought back. I ran about on a DT2 for about a year down here in the woods, rice fields, etc. I always smile when seeing pictures of the General Store at Oark. I remember the first time I stumble on it in '95 , hunting for Devils Den Campground and two old guys that used to work for CCC had me sit at the single table back then, behind the counter. Drew me a map on how to get there. I was on a " 95 R11GS then. Through the years , the place has turned into a cafe' more than a general store but still pass there when I'm in the neighborhood on what ever bike I happen to be on.
Loved the way you let your excitement and dissappoinment show in your writtings. Made the reading more interesting. Love the Vids. Ya'll lucked out on the fast, high water crossing. Easy to loose a bike and or your life there. Course, I'm a solo traveler so gotta be more careful on what I do out there.
Thanks for all the work to share this great report.
Yeah, those old Yamaha enduros are hard to kill. Nothing sounds quite as good as an old two stroke! Thanks for reading and the compliments, glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing, it was awesome.
Great Report, Nathan! I am so glad I finally read this. I look forward to future reports from you!
We have started talking about doing our second leg later this year and make it in to Colorado.
Just found your write up. Great Adventure story.
When I first started woods riding with my DT1 all we did was climb hills and ride in creeks. We learned early on that if you go deep enough to suck in water the quickest way to get her running again is to take out the spark plug, put the bike in gear and turn it upside down, resting on the handle bars and the seat. Now spin the rear wheel by hand. Keep doing this until no more water comes out. Sometimes putting your finger over the spark plug hole while cranking will suck out more water. Then turn it upright and kick it a few times making sure it doesn't have any water left. Put the plug in and give it a try. Once running it might still die a couple of times and that will require removing the plug and kicking it over again a few times.
Of course the next problem is all of the water that is probably mixed with the oil in the crankcase. Try not to run it too long before changing the oil.
If you make it to Oark again try their double burgers! They are great if you're really hungry.
^^ Thanks for the water removal tip. Hopefully I'll never need that info but you just never know.
#1 on the great trip and great writing and being a family in all senses of the word.
Glad you liked it. We are planning on leg #2 this May/June. Planning on doing the rest of Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado. Can't wait to get back on the trail!
Im in late but....
Thanks, now for the Part II
Just read your few states report, very nice! Great pics and videos, looked like good times. Thanks for sharing the water crossing, quite the adventure!
I have relatives in Mt. View AR and have explored the state a bit... great riding in the Ozark/St.Francis and Ouachita Natl. Forests.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the report. Besides CO Arkansas has been our favorite state so far and it isn't a run away win for Colorado. Great thing is we arent too far away from Arkansas. When time allows we are going to bust down for a weekend and do some more exploring.
I grew up in Corinth MS, and 21 years ago moved to North West Ar.
You guys had a great ride, and your writing is good, you were cracking me up on the no booze in AR, I felt the same way when I moved here.
Have to remember to steer clear of that red and yellow
Thanks for the RR, Wish I could have got my dad to do the same ride, My boys wont be able to say the same.
awsome trip guys , i want to do a trip like that someday . so sick thanks for the writeup!!!!!!!!!