We'll be creating an Ozark regional motorcycle map

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by eakins, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. eakins

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    Big news! We will be riding the Ozarks shortly and hope to have a regional map out by the summer. Alot of you asked for one and we listened. Info will follow in my vendor thread.
    Soooo many great roads in this part of the country!
    Thanks everyone.
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  2. eakins

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    anyone have any sources for great dirt routes in the region?
    thnx
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  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    the best thing to do is to pick one and go..some are great, and some not so much..there are thousands of miles of great dirt roads through out the state...as for a source, probably some of the locals who ride in their region. We can provide some gpx files if you want.
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  4. eakins

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    looking for some must do ones.
    we'll ride and rate every paved road but not all the dirt ones.
    if we did the map would never get done.
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  5. slowoldguy

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    Bill, it is fertile riding country for sure. What geographic parameters are you considering? Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri (The Ozarks)? Or the Ouachita and Kiamichi also? I know the line has to been drawn somewhere (kinda like the Hill Country map).
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    :huh

    Don't tell em anything Doc. We're trying to keep this place a secret.

    Nothing to see here, move along.:norton
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  7. eakins

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    i'll find out what Court is thinking?
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  8. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    I kind'a think you're kidding... but I certainly understand your sentiment!!! Sometimes getting "publicized" is not a good thing. Look what happened to Deal's Gap, aka the "Tail Of The Dragon". Got publicized, began to be a "thing"... and now it's a freakin' zoo.

    Seems to me this site works great in passing the word among geniune enthusiasts in regards to great places to ride in the Ozarks.

    Vinduroman
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  9. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    THere are days when Push MTN and 123 have that circus atmosphere. Seems like Push's popularity has died off a bit thankfully. I know the photographer stopped hanging out there taking pics.
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  10. eakins

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    i say it's well known area.
    sport-touring.net & bmwmoa are both having national rallies in the ozarks this year.

    we're back in the ozarks riding again this week.
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    DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Topographic Map

    :lol3
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    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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  13. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    You are on a roll this morning...... Bawahahaha:rofl
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  14. eakins

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    they're out there riding and still working on boundaries.
    i'll update when i have more info.
    thnx
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    indeed. like texas hill country map, we'll go for the meat of the best riding areas and include those. there will always be great fringe roads that don't make the cut because of size constraints, but that's the compromise with mapping.

    obviously north of 40 to the state line is prime area.
    then there is the riding west of little rock into OK.
    then there is the riding in MO from the state line north to say RT 60
    if i would take an educated guess, i'd say all of that will be on the map.
    as for the mark twain NF and the mtns heading NE towards st louis, tough to say.

    on our first exploration riding trip, court based from little rock and rode out on day trips.
    i think on this trip he and justin are riding north and staying different places.
    i know they are east of all these storms.

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  16. eakins

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    those guys mentioned how good those are.
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    Don't discount The Salem Plateau. MO-19 is one of the finest motorcycle roads out there. In its 200 miles between Thayer on the Arkansas border and Hermann on the Missouri River, it twists and curves through some of the most beautiful parts of "The Ozarks", passing several interesting towns and parks. Mark Twain National Forest, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, and several conservation areas, and large springs. Not to mention, Mamoth Spring Arkansas and Hermann Missouri are super-cool start and end points.

    Google Map Link
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  18. eakins

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    here's a pre-production peak :evil

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  19. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Looks like another good one!!! Should be ABSOLUTELY TONS O ROADS TO RIDE in that huge area!
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  20. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    2 of us came from Tulsa and did about 950 miles the weekend before easter. About 800 of it was curves. We did about half of MO 19. I WILL do the rest. It is a roller coaster road with wide clearings on the sides. Very little traffic. We picked up 125 east of Springfield on sunday morning. It is about 80 miles of narrow twisting turning banked corners. We saw 3 cars and about 100 squirrels, nothing else.
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