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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  2. BigDeal

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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 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. Bullet Proof Designs emailed me recently offering some 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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  3. kendall_smith

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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/

    3 months to Rally time!
    updated 7/21

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    2. Joe R
    3. John B
    4. David M
    5. Charles N
    6. Jason K
    7. Jake D
    8. John P
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  5. BigDeal

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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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  7. BigDeal

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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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  8. RiverRatRider

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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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  9. BigDeal

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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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  11. BigDeal

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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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  12. BigDeal

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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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  13. BigDeal

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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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