SLAP 2013 - May 17-19 @ Byrd's Adventure Center Ozark, AR

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  1. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    Great choice of location, the GS Giants had a great time there this past summer.

    Hope there's more water in the river for y'all... and really wish I could make it out there. Most likely a ride out to Rick's Rendezvous is in order for me.

    Thanks to DrLewall and Troy for some great routing. Frog Bayou is not for wimps! :lol3

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  2. C-Rad

    C-Rad Adventurer

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    I have a 2011 KLR 650. is this too big a bike for this event. Plan on trailering up from central AR. so I will have fresh off road knobs on the bike. I don't have all kinds of sh^t hooked to my bike. ie..crash bars etc.. I have racks and hard bags but plan to remove these beforehand. The bike is stock so no added weight. I have looked at some video of prior year SLAP on youtube but this was just a few guys doing some pretty technical stuff but I am interested in that too.
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  3. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Did it last year on the klr, no problem if you pick the right guided tour. Lots of nice gravel roads and tracks. Came in from Illinois with full luggage, unload and ride.


    Now a question on registration. When does it close? We would be coming down last minute depending on weather. Really want to make it again.
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  4. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Lust for dust.

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    We have discussed this question and have deemed May 1st to be the early registration deadline. We need a few weeks to get the t-shirts made, so any registrations after May 1st will have no guarantee of getting a t-shirt. The late registration will be the same cost otherwise.

    We'll probably close the online registration completely on May 15th. Anyone that decides to just show up and pay can do so via cash or check.

    But... please realize that it isn't advised to do this. We'll be figuring all the numbers on food based on the number of pre-registered inmates.
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  5. arkansas adv

    arkansas adv Adventurer

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    I should be there this year:D Cant wait, sounds like it was a blast last year.
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  6. Celtazon

    Celtazon Enigma

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    IN!
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  7. Celtazon

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    A little bit of Byrds:
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    Mulberry River
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    This area is right at the camp sight
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    Krabill showing us how easy it is
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    SpeedSport Amanda making her way
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    My WR waiting for me to come back and play.
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  8. Valentino Magoo

    Valentino Magoo Like a speeding slug

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    In and Paid. Excellent choice on the wicking shirt, and nice design as always.

    Good choice of weekend, Hog baseball is out of town!
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  9. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, since 05

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    great location!!!!
    Don't be on the fence.

    I also was there last july when it was 105 in the shade.






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    I can't make SLAP, as a return trip, because I will be at Rick's Rendevous, but this is an exceptional area to ride, road or dirt.


    Stay out of Frog Bayou,
    Shit don't always come back the way it went in



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  10. JumpJet

    JumpJet Looking for Alpha

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    AMMCA, I took the liberty to put you on the IN list with the cool kids.

    Rustynut2 is correct. The KLR should do fine and you can pick what you want to ride. Plenty of cool, not too technical unpaved roads to choose from and some super cool, technical stuff as well. Just depends on your comfort level - I've seen giant GS's go where I fear to tread. The paved roads are also pretty awesome.

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  11. C-Rad

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    OK so registration will go until May? I am in one way or another. Got to make a trip to PA to visit the folks for Christmas. My dad just bought a used KLR and might be coming also. So if I can hold off on registering till I get a confirmation from him then when I register I will just do it for both of us. Im assuming if we do the Tent camping we can wait a bit to register. No need for any bunk house reservations. Or if I just register he can do his later as he will be staying in my big ole tent. Really looking forward to this.
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  12. The Toyman

    The Toyman Handy not Handsome

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    There are not any cabins on site just rv hookups and tent camping. There are cabins offsite


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  13. jgas

    jgas Stoogely Adventurerer

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    I had full intentions of making this last year but surgeries and obligations kept me away. Not to mention a problem with my bike, which is now fixed. Provided the next surgery doesn't interfere and my bike keeps going, I plan to make it in 2013.

    Byrds is a perfect place for this event. I know the Byrds family a little, 2 of the Byrds kids/grandkids/whatever, rode the Ar. Harescramble series a few years ago, and they have a yearly Ar. Scramble there every year. I know the singletrack there fairly well and could lead a ride on that stuff if anyone wants. Depending on how you route the ride you could make it all on any bike KLR 650 sized or smaller with front/rear knobbies and lower gearing. Wouldn't be easy, but possible. The scramble at Byrds used to be pretty hard but they have toned it down in recent years so it is a bit tight in places but not difficult. Of course a big bike could make it but a smaller bike would be more practical. Byrds is kind of in the center of things in the Boston Mtns and the riding all around that area is fantastic, whether on dirt roads, pavement, or singletrack. The Byrds campground is huge and has hot showers! And indoor crappers, and I don't mean the blue ones that always have pee and poo-poo on the seats.

    Speaking of pee- pee-poo-poo seats, how do people get poo-poo on a seat and not at least wipe it off? How do they get it on top of the pooper seat at all? One of the mysteries of the universe I suppose.

    I also know a little of the singletrack at Mill Creek/White Rock Mtn which is very close by. Several years ago I rode the Fall Colors Tour in which we did a varied type ride which included twotrack at Mt. Magazine, some pavement, alot of dirt roads, and twotrack and singletrack at White Rock on the old enduro trails. Everyone seemed to enjoy the mix of the hard/easy terrain rather than staying on roads. The group I rode with were on smaller bikes, I think a guy on an XR 650 L had the biggest bike that year. I was on a KLR 650 but it quit running on the first day and I finished the ride on the trusty DRZ. I whished I had just ridden the DRZ from the start, it would have been much easier to push it across the deep creeks!

    You ever try pushing a KLR 650 through deep swift running water? When it was 45 degrees? By the way, don't let a guy named Jim Devereaux pull you with his bike. My KLR would only do 85 mph after I geared it down, but Devro's DRZ would do at least 205 mph while pulling me on a 400 lb bike. Don't beleive me? I wouldn't have beleived it either if I hadn't been there, attached to a tow rope with a madman on a DRZ intent on killing me by scaring me to death. I was so terrified of death by dragging I didn't realize until he had pulled me about a hundred miles that all I had to do to slow him down was drag my brakes. Funny how the eminent threat of death makes you forget simple things like that your bike has brakes.

    But I digest. Back to SLAP, I know a bunch of guys who know the White Rock Mtn singletrack very well, and could probably set up a guide for anyone who wants to do little trails on big bikes. I would of course stress to them that I would kill them slowly if they put us on any AA stuff. These days I have a hard time riding AA singletrack on a race bike, much less an Adv bike.

    Would there be any interest if I went up there before hand and found a route from Byrds, through the Harescramble race trail, and to Oark, or has someone already volunteered for such a trip? The trip to Oark would be 95% twotrack and dirt roads after the 7 miles of race course. Again, I stress that the singletrack at Byrds can be done on pretty much any smaller bike, such as a KLR, BMW 650, and probably even on a bigger bike with a really good rider. I would guess that any bigger bike would just not be fun even if you did make it. A good rider on any smaller bike would have no trouble.

    Who's bringing the moonshine? I think I could ride a Goldwing on singletrack with a shot of 'shine.:freakyMight not be able to ride in a straight line though.

    I have a little enclosed trailer, I may bring a welder and tools just in case it's needed. I can't weld aluminum, don't even have the wire to do it, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to bring it anyway.

    I can taste the corn likker now, boys and girls! Is it ok to say cornlikker on this website?
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  14. JumpJet

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    :nod +1 on the DRZ :nod

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    In, again. And nice job on the logo. But i wonder - are you sending a message? Should I plan on running mousse inserts?
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    Again!!!!
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  17. Scribe

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  19. jaydee1445

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    Sounds like I'm going to get elected to bring the bikes out for some of the FF so they can fly in. Where is the closest airport? Anyone have a safe parking spot were I can leave a truck and 16 ft flatbed loaded with dual-sports while the ole-lady and I visit her brother in Bolivar MO on the Connie?
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    NWA regional airport, or perhaps Little Rock I guess though I've never used it. Might be cheaper to fly in there, though. You can live your shit in my driveway.
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