I'm digging this new subforum! I've not been posting in Ride Reports over the past year because work has relegated me to daytrips and overnighters... So, anyway, here is a random selection of daytrips I've taken over the past year: First up: A lunch ride from the annual MGNOC Arkansas Campout at Eureka Springs. June 19, 2010... It was a beautiful Saturday Morning! Temps in the low 70s. Nice, requiring only a sheet to sleep under. Only problem with 70 degree mornings is the 90+ degree afternoons... Hanging around in the pavillion and talking with a few attendees, we put together a lunch ride plan for the Oark General Store. David, "werewasi" here, had Oark on the top of his list of things to do while in Arkansas. Doug's sister and brother-in-law wanted to check it out, and hey! I'm down for any excuse to knock out a couple hundred miles of twisties here in The Hills! Around 1030am we headed out. Ten bikes and thirteen people. Quite a spectacle, actually... Ten Guzzis stopping for fuel at the same gas station in Eureka before heading South! Here's a map link of the ride. Definitely worth it if you're staying in the Eureka Springs area: Lunch ride map Here's the Guzzi Cohort after the 75-mile run down AR-23 and AR-215 to Oark: "werewasi" posing in front of the store. A long way from Evans Head, NSW, Australia: Hungry Guzzisti chowing down: Table One discussing/wondering why Table Two got thier food so quickly... And Table Three just enjoying the ambiance... The food is all home-made. And, the place is known far and wide for its pies. Be sure and save some space if ever you eat at the Oark General Store: The food was good, and after a little digesting out on the front porch, the Guzzi Cohort saddled up... ...and headed out for another round of kickass Arkansas twisties: AR-103 just South of Oark: The switchbacks on AR-103: Great road, AR-103: Rest Stop at Fallsville, the junction of AR-16 and AR-21. "Fallsville One Stop" is now open in the store there that's been open off and on over the past few years. It's nice to have a store with gas here in the middle of the Ozark National Forest: Two Spine-Frame Guzzis! 1996 Sport 1100 and 2004 V11 LeMans Nero Corsa! AR-21 is a superfine North/South route in Northern Arkansas: Typical roadside scenery here in The Hills: Rolling into Kingston for a fuel stop at about the 150 mile mark. We arrived back at the KOA about 5pm. It was a real nice group ride. I enjoy riding with other Guzzi riders. Everyone knows how to ride. There are never any mishaps or problems that can't be remedied in short order. Good times! It got real hot on the way back to the campground and all I could think about was hitting the pool! Unfortunately, that meant that Marcia, John (Lowryter), and I missed the awards ceremony at the pavillion... Water sure was nice, though!