Arkansas Ride Reports

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by 10Cup, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. bohawk

    bohawk Likes mechanical stuff

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    Thanks, David. Are any of your bunch coming up this spring?

    I may take you up on the invite, Pat. Oleary and I rode the Alpine Loop in late May of '12 before riding on to Moab. Really enjoyed it. I think we might have been a little early for riding in the Rockies and were lucky there was not as much snow that year.

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  2. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Not really a new ride report but I am playing with video editing trying to learn it and perfect it. I am trying Cyberlink Power Director software. If any of you video gurus have suggestions I am open to constructive criticism. Old footage newly edited.

    Captured with my GoPro Hero 3 Black using 720 30p rendered at 1280 30p in Power Director.

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  3. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Seemed a lot smoother to me. he graphics are very good & the music was uniform. Looking good. :clap:clap:clap
  4. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Thanks Gus, I appreciate it.
  5. wayno

    wayno Long timer

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    Great rr BO


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  6. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Another improvement in your editing skills. Looks good. I really like that tune.:deal
  7. k1w1t1m

    k1w1t1m Kiwi

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    Hey Charlie, That looked and sounded great. The only suggestion I can make regards the capture of the footage. Might I suggest riding in different positions within the group and recording the other guys riding. Great job. Thanks
  8. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I appreciate the input Tim. Thanks. FWIW, that group couldn't navigate out of a paper sack. I had to lead...just sayin
  9. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    I remember it well. That area with the snow banked up was pretty cool. I think that was Hurricane Pass or thereabouts. I missed not getting out there last year. I would like to go this year and base out of Crested Butte and ride that area for about a week. Probably can't make it until August tho. Are you up for something like that? :norton
  10. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    I am! I'm in CB now skiing. Love this town. I been wanting to bring a dirt bike up here for a long time. I've got some good contacts up here if we need to get a place. They get me some pretty good deals. May just bring the family and let them play during the day. August is the perfect time.
  11. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Holiday Acres Resort just West of Gunnison has good summertime rates. So does the Water Wheel Inn just a lil further west.
    And ya gotta ride up to Tin Cup to eat at Frenchy's.
  12. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Sounds good! The next time we get together lets make a plan and pray it all comes together. You are the man with the contacts, I like that! I bet you are having a blast in the snow. From your pics it looked like it was really coming down. My daughter and SIL just took off yesterday with another couple for a few days in Vail. The wife and I get to babysit the grandkids and the granddog.

    Some people do not see the thrill of snow skiing but to me it is an awesome experience. Just the grandeur of the mountains, the snow, the whole scene, it is like nothing else I have ever experienced. A bad knee and a hip replacement keep me from doing it today. Hope you can make it to the preride at Caddo Gap next weekend. Take care. :norton

    Thanks for the info OJay! Having never really been in that area it is good to have recommendations of places to stay and eat! :norton
  13. JaiDee

    JaiDee Petrolhead

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    I'm envious Tim. I love skiing, especially in the Rockies at this time of the year with all the great powder days. Unfortunately, it's been years since I've had the opportunity to hit the slopes. The newer equipment made a huge difference in the way my knees felt after skiing...much easier on the joints with the asymetrical skiis and shorter lengths. Of course I don't (can't) bust moguls head on any more so maybe that's what actually makes the difference.

    Enjoy the skiing and post pics!

    -JD
  14. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    I've also got Butler maps for CO and UT to loan out if need be. (provided I don't go as well. )
  15. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    I haven't skied in ages. It was sure a blast tho back in the day. My reply to mdawg was about riding out of Crested Butte later on in the year. He was there skiing this last week. I am more afraid of messing up my hip skiiing than anything. As much fun as it was I am pretty sure it would not be worth messing up a hip replacement. You know how easy it is to get a ski crossed up an your leg jerked off at a right angle to your body.

    I am lookin to see you at one of our camp and rides this year. It would be a blast riding with you again. I am planning to hook up with you guys one of these weekends. I will see you at SLAP for sure. Sunday rides are out for me. Saturday is about the only day I can ride except I ususally take off on Friday when we are doing the monthly camping ride and make it a two day riding extravaganza. Take care. :norton
  16. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    I was just talking to Bo about Crested Butte and he mentioned some detailed maps that you could buy that are laminated that show all the trails. I wonder if those are the Butler maps? You are more than welcome to join us if it works out for you. Just in the planning stage at the moment but thinking about some time in August or thereabouts. :norton
  17. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Butler maps are laminated. Good stuff. Backcountry Discovery Routes also has gps tracks for some areas in CO. Go the the BS thread and click the linky in to post where I called out to JT. That will take you to their website.

    I should be able to get out in early to mid August. Anything past that gets into the start of school. Maint guys have to stick close to campus then. :evil
  18. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager

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    Thanks for the info OJay! I'll check it out. :norton
  19. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Doc, KiwiTim, Arkwhizzy and I went for a ride in the mud today. We had a mixed bag of road conditions. Tarmac, mud, slippery mud, slippery slimy mud, impossibly slippery slimy mud, you can't ride in it with out busting your ass mud, wet gravel, dry gravel and loose gravel. All in all it was a great day to ride except for Tim's mishap.

    Doc and the gang

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    Oh, by the way. Tim is no longer a dirt virgin. :D View in HD.

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    Beautiful day when you weren't in the mud!

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    Making a change in the ride plan. Highway 23 to Highway 74

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  20. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    There lots of info on this site, and you can download the coordinates/routes on a lot of the passes and trails. http://www.traildamage.com/

    We use this book for picking what passes etc we want to ride in CO. It's full of good info.
    http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Back...=1392646572&sr=8-1&keywords=colorado+4x4+book

    We plan to be out there late Aug or early Sep.