Arkansas Ride Reports

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

  1. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    yeah..this next weekend is the Hill Billy run so we gonna have a good showing of ADVrs in the area and I hope to do a little hobb knobb'n with em..you wanna be part of the welcome'n committiee?
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  2. 10Cup

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    What have you got in mind Doc? Haven't looked at the thread yet do they have any good routes?
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  3. DrLewall

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    am sure they do but they'd probably like a few new ones from ya...am just gonna tag along and offer some advice if asked..I'm just along for the fellowship anyway
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  4. 10Cup

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    Yeah, I went over to the thread and they do have some routes, lots of pavement with a few "excursions" thrown in on the side. I'll look around and see what I can come up with that is mostly dirt and let ya know.


    OK, I have two routes that will be mucho fun. Eureka to Rush and back (different routes) 103 miles over 104 miles back. BUT for some reason ADV site will not upload the GPX files so does anyone know what the deal is? I get "upload error" when I try to load the attachements. :ddog

    So here is the ride and the download files on GPS exchange Go to the Central No. America thread.

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  5. JV

    JV What?

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    10Cup make sure it's .gpx file not a .gdb

    Here's the tracks Safetyfifth and I were going to do yesterday but got canceled due to my KLR acting a monkey.
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  6. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    You are the only one I have ever seen that can post a .gpx file besides the Cannontracks guy. How the hell did you do that?

    This is what I get when I try

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  7. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I too can not post a gpx file..I am "forbidden" apparently..so I don't..and it's such a PAIN IN THE ASS to email em out :huh
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  8. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    IF we could load these tracks it would be nice to have a thread where they could be posted. I don't mean our "secret" tracks but the ones that general in nature and everybody seems to want.

    JV, did you upload that track using IE, FireFox, or something else as your browser?
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  9. JV

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    I make the track in Mapsource an save it to my Desktop folder I have labeled Routes. Mapsource saves it as a .gdb file. and is it has the Mapsource world symbol shown as an icon.

    Then I open it back up, automatically with Mapsource when you double click it. Then hit File and Save As. At the bottom of the Save As window that opens up scroll the selection to .gpx exchange file and hit Save. It shows up with the FireFox icon now in the Route file.

    So then I have the same route or track as both types but differnt kb sizes in my Route file. As long as the .gpx file size doesn't exceed the Attachment limit it always works for me.
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  10. JV

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    Yea I use FireFox.
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  11. 10Cup

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    Thanks JV, did all that but it still gives me the upload error. Same experience as Charlie.
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    Talked to Gadget Boy and he says the GPX files are hit and miss. I figure the best way is to just post them somewhere else. I have Vista for a browser so I know that doesn't work. No big deal I don't post that many of my routs anyway.
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  12. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    JV, Using your method I tried to upload the .gpx file you posted. I got the same message using your own file. Something is messed up for sure. "Hit or miss" eh? I've never been able to do it and I have tried on numerous occasions.

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  13. JV

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    Hmmm, I don't think it's because I'm special or anything.:lol3

    I'll try it on IE and see if it works.

    Yep, that works also. I don't know guys.
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  14. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    What is this secret route stuff. Pretty sure there will never be enough ADV types to create traffic jams, and I like ramdomly running into inmates. Even the asshole ones I met once.
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  15. DrLewall

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    I beg to differ! You've met me more than once! :huh
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  16. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    "Secret Routes" are the ones where Doc keeps the stump broke goats tied up! It was just a dig. I don't mind sharing my tracks. Just wish it was easier.
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  17. terrascout

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    Planning to ride Friday. It will be most all twisty pavement 600 miles or so if all goes well. I have to see if I can remember how to ride that after all this dirt action lately.
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  18. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Hey Terrascout did you hook up with the Okies?
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  19. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Doc had to retrieve his stock trailer from Campbell's Cemetery Road today. So, I trailed to his place and we road 36 miles down there. The place is a campground on the Mulberry near Shores lake. Great riding.

    Not really a special report or anything, just a great day of riding.

    Arriving at the trailer

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    The Dogwoods were in bloom

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    It was about lunchtime so we loaded the trailer and headed toward Oark

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    We parked the truck and trailer at 215 and 23 and offloaded the bikes and headed out for a bite to eat.

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    Mmmmmm, Buttermilk Pie

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    Geeze Doc at least use the silverware???

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    Nice day

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    Our Route

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    Stats from Docs House

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  20. terrascout

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    Yep. Sure did. I almost missed out as I got impatient and left Natural Dam about noon time and headed up Pannell Road on my own. Once I was above the little rock step area on Pannell I played with some muddy rocks and the dizzer went down. Had to mess with the clutch safety to get it to turn over again. While this is going on I get a call from RipperFox. They head up from Natural Dam and I head down. Meet them on the road just above the creek crossing where JD took photos during our ride. Road back up Pannell the on to Lee Creek area some where to some marked trails. Road down to a nice deep water crossing 2 DRZs across fine, one DR 350 across, one xr 650 coughs stalls and gets all wet. Wish I had a camera as ReddirtJoe had a great JDS3 (JD SOAKED SOCK SYNDROME) moment and was dumping water out of his water resistant boots. Had lots of great riding back in the woods. There were a couple large mud puddle instances we just could keep the Dizzers out of. Again the XR650 coughed severely at the sight of water. Last deep water crossing the xr takes a nap out in the middle of deep water Reddirt Joe and I find other means across the water.
    Ripper has determined there must be something wrong as the xr is negetively reacting to any signs of mosture. We talk about eletrical gremlins then ride on. We get back to gravel and head south west reddirtjoe and I are bring up the rear. When we get to the top of Pannell road we can not tell which way our fearless leader has gone so we wait at the intersect. The rain starts, then the hail. Once this lets up and we have spent some time visiting with a fellow rider out on his KLR we decide to head down toward 220 as the KLR was heading down Pannell.

    We get back to Natural Dam and there is one rider sunning himself trying to dry out. He informs us that Ripper has head up Pannell to see if we were lost or had trouble coming down that way. Well Ripper comes back some time later informs us that there is a KLR with a flat front up on our favorite road. He loads me up with supplies to help a fellow rider out on my way home. While the dry out before heading toward OK. Well our KLR friend had better cell reception than me and had contacted a friend in Cedarville so instead of continuing up Pannell rd for the third time I ran Rippers supplies back down to Natural Dam before they left. Then found another route home. It was an enjoyable adventure though my body was complaining a bit today about it. Ripper found his short repaired it and they were back out there playing today. If they had any more JDS3 incidences they were to send me pictures.:lol3