October 13-15, 2017 Razorback Riders present the 3rd Annual Rally @ the Rock in Combs, AR

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  1. kendall_smith

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    Pre-Registration Now Open- http://www.razorbackriders.org/DualSport.html
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    Happy New Year to all of our past, present, and future Rally @ the Rock attendees!

    I just wanted to give everyone a head's up that the Razorback Riders will once again be hosting our fall event "Rally @ the Rock" at our club campgrounds in the Ozark National Forest just south of Combs, AR. We've had a great time showing our area to all of our rally goers the past 2 years and we hope to make this 3rd installment even better for all in attendance!

    As for now, we just wanted to let everyone know what the date for the rally will be, so mark your calendars and put in your vacation time for work because you won't want to miss this event. I will be updating this thread with details as we get them finalized.

    Here's some light reading from our past rallies in case you aren't familiar with how we put on the event:

    Inaugural Rally @ the Rock thread

    Inaugural Rally @ the Rock Ride Reports thread

    2nd Annual Rally @ the Rock thread

    2nd Annual Rally @ the Rock Ride Reports thread

    For those of you who have already joined us for one of our events, we promise to have more of the same great riding, camping, eating, and overall experience that we've had in the past.

    Mark your calendars and we hope to see you all at the Razorback Riders campground this October!
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    The links above will show and tell you what to expect but for those that have never been and want a quick description… briefly this is what this rally is about:

    All size bikes from the Big BMW’s or KTM's to the little 250’s. We’ll have a track or guide for you from the newer rider to the advanced.

    GPX tracks put together by some of us locals in the Razorback riders. Tracks vary in difficulty and length and we give a good description of each one so you know what you are getting into and can expect to see.

    Guided rides by Razorback members. Some on the tracks provided and some members you can talk to at a riders meeting and tell them how far and how difficult you want.

    Camping at our Private campground. All tracks (except one) are loops and come back to camp. Electric, water, dump station, showers available. Spots big enough for the largest 5th wheels and lots of tent spots too. some people ride the bike in and pitch a tent... some come in luxury.

    Minimal guided single track rides (the focus of this is dual sport)

    Fellowship with fellow riders. It is great to see people making new friends and riding with them at our rally. We have a nice clubhouse to hang out in and normally a campfire going too. Although we have guides, a lot of people meet up, form a group, and ride together following a track or exploring on their own.

    I’ve already been working on more door prizes for this year and I expect to have some good ones. Last year we gave out a nice Klim vest and other prizes.

    2 meals provided. Subway one evening and a cookout the next.

    Miles of smiles. We like to ride motorcycles, have fun, and drink beer while sitting around the wood burning stove in the clubhouse or a campfire outside.

    If this does not sound like fun you should consider selling your bike.
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    Pre-registration is up and running! I think we're getting more efficient at this in our third year! :D

    http://www.razorbackriders.org/DualSport.html

    Click the link above and it will take you to our official Rally @ the Rock page where you can then click on the PayPal Pre-Registration Website link a little ways down the page.
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  4. BigDeal

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    The "In crowd" I'll update it more regularly as it gets closer to the Rally.

    This year so far our club finished the WUDI fun ride (single track ride) , the White Rock Enduro, and the White Rock Sprint Enduro... so we are now looking forward to our Fall rally. I've got some ideas for some good new tracks this year and we'll start putting those together soon.
    in addition to this thread we have a Facebook group event page that can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/225359791191850/


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    My friend David and I put together a great new track for the rally and scouted out what is going to be another excellent new track that will be big bike friendly and will go to the Glory Hole. as seen here:
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    You'll be able to ride all the way down to within 100 yards or so of this on some rougher trail or walk it. It's about a mile or however far before you decide to stop if your not so keen on riding the rougher trail. The mile or so road/trail to the Glory Hole will be the only difficult part... that's relative of course I rode all the way down to it on my DR650 and David was on a 650 Versys. The track is going to have some excellent views and great gravel roads with a few miles of pavement to connect and get you to the Glory Hole. It will also have a couple great lunch and pie options.
    It will depend on how much rain we get on how much flow there will be in the Glory Hole.

    P.S. if you google Glory Hole and click on images you might want to have the adult filter on...

    The second track (we finished toady) is on the gnarly side. It has a couple bail out options toward the beginning if it gets to be too much. It was a ton of fun! This is a shorter track and if you left in the morning one could be back at camp for lunch (assuming everything went smoothly). It has lots of rocks, ledges, steep rocky climbs/descents, lots of log hops, and too many creek crossings to count. David had a bear cub run out in front of him too. It was a great ride today and came in at 31 miles of smiles. I was on the WR250R and David was on a KTM 450exc.

    This year we'll have a several shorter less than full day tracks at every level of difficulty so you can get 2 in one day or for those that want a short ride when they arrive in the afternoon or for a Sunday ride before the drive home.

    Preregister here http://www.razorbackriders.org/DualSport.html
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    Nice update Rob. I wish I could have made the ride with you guys this weekend.


    I still can't believe you got David to pose in that bikini for that one photo though.











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    I have to work tomorrow so I went out today and rode what I planned to be the Glory Hole track. In addition to The Glory Hole it also goes past Kings River Falls. We may have to rework this track from what I rode today. It comes in at about 170 miles and has about 120 miles from gas to gas. That was no problem for me on my dr650 since it has a 5.3 gallon tank but I don't think most people are in this boat. All of our other tracks have a max of 100 miles gas to gas. Plus 170 miles is a lot for an October Dual sport ride when it gets dark earlier.
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    I enjoyed the ride and I took some roads I have never been down before. I rode the 60 miles to the track start and then back home so I had a long day on the DR... nearly 300 miles.
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    BigDeal do you have the waypoints for all the Falls in the Ozark National Forest ?? If so could I get them
    from you or someone else for that mater .. So I could put them on my GPS .. THX DK
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    No I don't have waypoints for all of the falls but there is a book by Tim Ernst that has nearly all of them with directions and gps coordinates. It has a lot of waterfall hikes and waterfalls that are close to the road. The 2 waterfalls on this route will be fairly easy to find. Kings River Falls has a big sign and Glory hole has a large parking lot and the track goes almost right to it if you are willing to ride a little rougher trail (or stop and walk it).
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    Ok thanks .. Me and the wife are going to take a 2up trip down that way and I was going to make it a Water Falls trip .. I'm unable to make the Bootlegger or Rally at the Rocks .. I have a lot of the falls on the map on
    phone but thought it would be nice to have on GPS so I could let it find the route.. I guess road less travel .
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    Kendall and I did a little more scouting for a R@TR track yesterday. This was a fun section. All of the tracks we send out have been laid out by us riding them. None of our tracks are laid out on the computer only. Sometimes you might be riding and the road does not go through on your map or GPS or it will almost look like a farm access road but if you follow our track you'll be good. That's one of the advantages of "getting directions" from some of us local riders. Preregistration is open and counting.


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    Awesome News! anyone that pre-registers will not only save $10 over the at the gate price but you will also get a $10 gift card to Rocky Mountain ATV mailed to you through their "Race Gas" sponsorship program.

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    Well, today my friend David and I put together another track for the rally. This is going to be an advanced track that will reward you with several waterfalls and some really fun trail.
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    At one spot you'll want to pick your line carefully.. the "right" line will send you off a few 1-2' ledges.. the "wrong" line will send you of some 2-3' ledges. I'm sitting on the "right" line in the picture below.
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    We had a adventure on this hot day. David dropped the bike and fell to his right and when he got up noticed the copperhead on the other side of the bike (good thing he didn't fall left).


    Hhe also had a little too much fun in a deep water/mud hole and got a little water in his air box.
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    By the time he got his bike sorted out the hole had drained (we dug a drain) another 6 inches and I could see the rock he hit so my crossing went more smoothly.
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    to reserve your T shirt you will need to be pre registered before Sept 28. We will have a few extras for sale too. Here is what the T shirts will look like this year. Kendall's wife put them together this year.
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    Nice!
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    Here are the tracks we have so far, they are not final and may change some. I will email them out the Friday or Monday before the event. There is time for us to add tracks if you have any requests for mileage and difficulty (no promises though). Our goal is to lay out tracks for everyone, be that a beginner or experienced rider on a small bike to the bigger ones. We also tried to offer a wider range of mileage on tracks this year. Our only main focus on every track is to avoid pavement as much as possible.


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    Tracks and other rides:


    I am going to rate and group these by difficulty this year. Ratings will be:

    E (for everyone) I don’t want to call this easy because even though it may be on the easier side many of these tracks are a lot of fun on a small dual sport too. These are laid out to be done on any size bike that’s set up for gravel road riding. They are mostly gravel roads but may contain some occasional rough sections, steep switchbacks, obstacles or mud holes to navigate around, and loose, possibly deep gravel (typical Arkansas backroads, no ATV trail). we have 7 of these tracks to choose from this year.

    M (for Moderate) These rides have sections that are more difficult and might be too much for someone not used to the rocks, rocks, and more rocks we have here. They might include a log hop or two, some small ledges, steep rocky climbs/descents, mud holes and ATV trail sections. Some experience and technical skills are recommended. A skid plate and bark busters are recommended for these tracks. Remember, this is Arkansas Moderate.

    A (for Advanced or Adventure Maximum!) These tracks you’ll want a light dual sport bike or a plated dirt bike. They’ll have plenty of fun, gnarly 2 track trail. When we lay these out we try to mix it up where there are easier sections to rest in as much as possible. A skid plate, bark busters, and radiator guard are HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommended… really you’d be crazy if you did not have this minimal protection for your bike and rode these tracks… but you ride your own ride.

    I also started to put a number at the beginning of each new track’s filename that lets you know the mileage.

    Here they are:


    Rated E… 161 The Glory hole 2017: I recommend heading right out of camp to ride this track. This 161 mile track will lead you past the Glory Hole and King’s River Falls. This track has an approximately 115 mile Gas to Gas section you could use the Ponca and back to BB east track for a gas stop or to see elk if you are coming through in the morning. The Glory Hole is a waterfall that flows through a large hole in a cliff. Be sure not to miss the turn to this off HWY 21. On a weekend you should notice several hiker’s cars parked by the side of the road. It is a pretty cool falls when the water is running and kind of neat to see even when it is not running strong. This whole track is big bike friendly with a few rough spots except for the trail/road down to the falls. That short section is probably M. It’s about a mile down and I rode it on my DR650 pretty easily. Watch out for hikers and kids on this trail. You can ride as far as you feel comfortable and then walk the rest to see the hole if you want to. The ride is worth doing even if you don’t stop for The Glory Hole. This track will also take you past King’s River Falls trail head and that falls is a short walk from the road. This is probably a full day ride for most so leave in the morning. Gas and food are available in Oark and Catalpa is just down the road on this track for another excellent lunch/pie stop. This track is mostly gravel and some pavement. This track shares some sections with the Big Bike 2016 track.


    Rated E… 049 nice views 2017: This 49 mile track has some spectacular views and is a nice cruise. It is almost all dirt roads with a little pavement. You’ll probably want to stop a time or two for a picture. No gas or food stops on the track but near the middle of the track you could continue south a short ways on HWY 23 to Turner Bend for gas and a cold cut sandwich.

    Rated E… Big bike east 2016: this is probably going to be an all-day ride so leave in the morning. If you ride it clockwise you can stop in Combs (2 miles from camp) for breakfast and gas fill up.

    This is 145 miles of mostly mellow and fun scenic gravel with the potential for several water crossings, tight steep switchbacks, and minimal pavement at the beginning, middle, and the end. There are a few short rough spots.

    Riding clockwise at about 1/3 of the way you’ll reach low gap café at about 45 miles and another 5 (counter clockwise) miles or so puts you in at the Catlapha café (highly recommended lunch/pie stop) or riding counter clockwise you’ll reach Oark at about 45 miles for gas and food. The only gas stop is in Oark at 100 miles or 45 miles depending on direction of travel. This track has some very fun roads! This is a great ride on a big bike or a fun day trip on a smaller dual sport too. Kendal and Rob rode this track in 8 hours with a lunch stop and not in any hurry. We saw a lot of deer, turkey, and even a bear on this track. We both really enjoyed it.

    Side trips: this track takes you past the trailhead for Whitaker point. It is one of the most photographed places in AR. It is a 3 mile round trip hike for anyone up to the task.

    This track also takes you briefly through Boxley Valley If you are riding through this area in the morning or evening taking the pavement 12 miles round trip to Ponca and back you will likely see some Elk. This side trip is in the 100 mile gas to gas section but gas is normally available at the Buffalo outdoor center in Ponca. The next track will lead you to Ponca and back from this track.

    This track could be run clockwise or counter clockwise. It depends on where you want to stop for lunch. Side note, if you rode this track last year with Carlos leading you he had the 2015 version loaded up and that’s what you rode… the 2016 version is even better.

    Rated E.. Ponca and back to BB east: this is a add on for the above track it will take you to Ponca and you follow the same way back to the BB East track. If you are riding through at the right time to see elk or need gas.

    Rated E… 88 miles Easy 2016: Nice easy cruise on some scenic gravel roads. You will pass the Combs store that has gas and food quickly if you ride counter clockwise and near the end if you ride clockwise. This track is nearly all dirt roads with a little pavement.

    Rated E… RAR to Fay 2016: This is the easiest track of them all. It is 85 miles of a lot of twisty pavement and easy gravel with a few easy creek crossings (rain dependent). This track goes to Fayetteville. I originally put this together when we had plans to hold the rally the same weekend at Bikes Blues &BBQ in case anyone wanted to see that show. I rode this on my V Strom 1000 with street tires. I enjoyed this track on the V Strom and I think it only took me about 3 hours. I figured I might as well include it since I took the time to put it together.



    Rated E… 059 frog and bee 2017: Look for the Y’s in the track in the beginning (take 2 right turns at the start) down to Frog Bayou. That part is down and back up then back to the rest of the track. This track also makes a figure 8 of sorts and can be ridden either way (just don’t miss the turn to Frog). This track will take you on a scenic out and back cruise to Frog Bayou and past Bee Rock. Bee Rock is a popular photo spot where you can ride down and take a picture of you and your bike in the walkway in the huge rock. There is now an easy way down to Frog Bayou. The county has reworked the road down to the falls that are a really cool sight after some rain and pretty cool when they are dry. This will probably not last long so if you ever wanted to see Frog Bayou and have a big bike now is your chance. There is the potential if we have rain for the road down and back up from Frog to be muddy and a little more difficult. There are several nice views and good photo ops on this track and you may notice the out and back on the western most point of the track (the only short paved road section) will take you to Turner bend for gas, a snack, or cold cut sandwich.



    Rated E or M depending on direction of travel… Catalpa and back RAR 2016: This 96 mile ride takes you to the catalpa café (an excellent lunch spot). This track is set up to be easier or harder depending on direction of travel. If you ride counter clockwise you’ll hit some rougher trail directly out of camp. If you don’t like the first ¼ mile of this turn around and ride it the other way. You’ll ride part of the blue loop to connect to some fun roads and switch back from road to trail to a little pavement too. After lunch you can ride back the same way you came if you enjoyed the trails or you can continue the loop on some fun easier gravel with several creek crossings (depending on rain). If you ride clockwise out of camp you’ll ride a little pavement to St. Paul then hit the fun roads to Catalpa. Once in Catalpa you can turn around and ride the same way back if you want more of the same or continue the loop to the harder stuff (it’s a lot of fun). Gas is available in Oark. The Oark Café is also a pretty good lunch/pie spot.

    Rated M… 031 Three hour tour 2017: This 31 mile track includes a short trip to the Combs store (because we needed gas). You can stop here for breakfast or gas or you just turn left out of camp and skip it (4 mile round trip to the store). This track might be considered a M+, especially if you pick the wrong line in places. We laid this one out as kind of a test track for people to see if they want to ride some of what we call advanced tracks. When you start the loop if you run it counter clockwise (take first right turn) you will hit 2 gnarly sections and these will take you up and down a hill. The first sections won’t dump you in a big gnarly valley. If it is too much then you can turn around and head downhill or take the road back when you hit it again. The third section is on part of the blue loop and work hill could be really difficult if it is muddy and a challenge when it is dry. There is a map at the bottom of the hill if you want to take another way to the road. If you find this track fun and it is not a problem than the advanced tracks should be a good time for you. If you are more of a moderate rider and want to push yourself, don’t want a long mileage day, and want to stay close to camp this is a good track for you. Kendall and I rode this in about 3.25 hours and we were moving at an average speed and we stopped a few times including the gas stop. It could take you longer if you have some difficulty on the hill climbs and your 3 hour tour could be an adventure. You are never very far from camp on this track.

    Rated M… 144 Natural Dam 2017: this 144 mile track takes you to White Rock Park and to Natural Dam. It is mostly mellow but has 3 more technical sections on Warloop and on Pannell Road. Signs may say that Warloop road is closed or a dead end but unless a tree has recently fallen it goes through. Be sure not to miss your turn to the second loop. This track is a figure 8 with one of the loops being much smaller and a connecting section you’ll ride both ways. It can be easy to blow by your turn and miss that whole loop. Gas and food is available when you cross hwy 71. This track is very similar to last year’s West Med bike track but now has the 30 mile pavement section taken out and you’ll ride Warloop down on the way out and then back up on the return (Yee-haw).

    Rated M… Mill Creek Trail system AKA “The Blue loop”: The Mill Creek Trail system can be reached by riding directly out of camp. The way the sign reads if you do not have a plated bike you have to pay a day use fee of $3 to the forest service. It is probably a good idea to go ahead and pay the $3 even on a plated bike. The $ goes to the forest service and trail work. There is a kiosk in our camp behind the shower building before the single track bridge that also has a map of the system. I don’t have a track for this but the map (attached in email) is easy to follow and the trails are marked with different color blazes. They call it a trail but I think of it as more of a fun road. It is fairly wide in most places. It can have its challenging spots and the water breaks force you to keep the speed down in most places. There are several nice waterfalls along the blue loop when it has recently rained. I also have some copies of the map printed off if you want one.



    Rated A… 031 Bear cub 2017: This 31 mile track is named after the bear cub that ran across the trail when we laid this one out. It is a gnarly ride with some breaks on gravel roads and a finish that is moderate. You’ll want to start riding it leaving on the road and you’ll finish by coming back into camp on our bike bridge. Be sure not to miss the first loop/turn to the right. I love this first loop. It is rocky and flows really nice. If you did not enjoy this first loop then find another track because it gets much gnarlier in the next section when you turn off the road again. The next section does have one bail out option. You might notice the choice of a right or left turn on the track. The right turn goes up a hill and stops on the map. That is a trail to the road if you want to bail out before the multiple creek crossings. If we get a ton of rain it may not be passable in places. You’ll finish by riding the road some again and taking the blue loop at the trail head and then turning off that trail to ride into camp. If you made decent time you could leave in the morning and be back for lunch.

    Rated A… 032 Sixty foot falls 1 of 2 2017: This 32 mile track has a section with enough rocks for Trump to build his wall. You’ll ride past the namesake 60 foot falls, another large beautiful waterfalls, and a few small ones (rain dependent). This track starts out of camp on our bridge on some moderate trail and is the only track that is not a loop back to camp. After some trail and blue loop you’ll get a break on gravel road, you’ll cross the hwy, and hit the trail again. This section gets really gnarly. There is no easy way out of here when you get to the bottom. If you think you cannot make it up what you are riding down do not keep going. I hit my skid plate several times on this track. If you are up for the ride it is a fun trail with several creek crossings and some of them are fairly deep when we have had rain. The waterfalls are a really cool sight. After you make it back up the hill and out of the valley you’ll have a nice cruise on easy gravel and some pavement to recoup. You can stop at Turner bend for gas, a cold cut sandwich, drink, or a snack. After a little more road it is back to the fun stuff for a while. Ignore the “dead end” road sign. It does not dead end for bikes and this road has some really nice views. After a long climb when you begin your downhill decent on this “dead end road”.. SLOW DOWN and pick your line carefully (I suggest left when there is Y in the trail) there will be several consecutive 1-2 foot drops and if you pick the harder line some 2-3 foot drops. Yee haw! No Dead End for us! This will spit you out close to Bee Rock. If you have had enough and want an easier cruise with some nice views take the 059 Frog and Bee 2017 track rated E. Bee rock is a short distance next to the road at the end of this track (turn Right at the ends of this track). That’s another cool photo opportunity spot. Or you can jump on one of the other tracks we have for some more trail back to camp.

    Rated A… 041 Frog Bayou gnarly ride: This 41 miles of smiles track is fun and gnarly in a lot of places. The track is a figure 8 so keep taking right turns every time it overlaps. If you turn on the second left you are going to have a really, really tough climb out so I highly advise taking right turns when the track crosses itself. This is probably the most difficult track (the 60 foot falls track is probably a close second if not tied). This will take you to Frog Bayou via roads and trail. This track will take you down in some rough remote valleys with a lot of rocks, steep drop offs by the trail, some rock gardens, lots of log hops and some of those large, you’ll have to navigate around a couple fallen trees, and on some very fun road. They have reworked some of these roads in preparation for logging in the area and the way out of Frog is pretty easy now. Pack a lunch and plenty of water there are no gas or food stops. Last year this track claimed the radiator of one bike, cracked a motor case on another, and another rider (not on those busted bikes) broke 5 ribs. It is rough and tough and we considered not including it this year so you best be up to the task. Actually, this track is not going out in the general email, ask me for it at the rally and I can load it up for you.

    Rated A…Single track: Single track rides will be led by John and maybe some other RR members and we will not be giving out GPS tracks for these. The main focus of this rally is Dual sport. Some of the trails are on private property that our club has permission to use. John will lead some single track rides. You’ll need to be a decent rider on a lighter bike set up for tight woods, gnarly single track. This is not for the beginner rider or really most dual sport motorcycles. If you want to ride more single track with us we have an event called WUDI fun ride in the spring the main focus is single track riding.

    There will also be a few of us RR members to guide folks on the kind of ride they want.
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    I might also add that this track has not been ridden in quite a while. The area that it runs through changes every time it rains, so it might be in even worse condition than normal.

    We should probably pre-ride this one before the rally if anyone seems like they're interested in riding it.
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  18. BigDeal

    BigDeal oh yeah.

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    the LAst day to reserve a T shirt is Sept 28! so if you need a larger size or want to make sure you'll get one pre register before then. We'll have some extra's to sell too but no guarantees if you don't pre-register before then.

    We put together 2 more tracks this weekend. My wife and I went for a ride Sunday and took the bikes down to Frog Bayou
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    There is now an easy big bike friendly way down to Frog Bayou. This might not last long so here is your chance if you ever want to go down to Frog Bayou on an "easy" road. It is really cool when we have had some rain and pretty cool even when it is dry. This track is a nice scenic cruise past a couple good photo ops

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    and takes you past Turner Bend for lunch or a snack break. The second track we laid out this weekend Kendall and re-did a past track and this will also take you down to Frog but is very gnarly. You'll have a ton of log hops, some ledges, really rocky trail, and a couple rock gardens to navigate through and can be really remote in places so this track is not for the beginner.
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    this is Frog Bayou after some rain... not from this weekend

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  19. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    I was the "radiator guy" on that trip last year. I have found out since then that is the old Bidville road exit coming up from the frog. You guys might want to route around that one. It was gnarly big time, and climbing it with coolant pouring out of your bike was added pressure for sure.
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  20. BigDeal

    BigDeal oh yeah.

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    Kendall and I rode that track Saturday and re-worked it some. There is a road now I could ride my V Strom 1000 with street tires in and out of frog Bayou. The track Kendall and I rode on Saturday could be considered gnarly big time. I nearly went over the bars on one ledge into a rock garden. So there are options for easy or gnarly.
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