2014 SMART ride >Heres the tracks for the SMART ride, Aug. 15 , 2014. The rest of the info is here> http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=973237 < TRACKS: SAT and SUN are all doable for an average rider with a KLR or big GS with street tires. They may be a challenge for a less than average rider, on a bigger than average bike. (But, if you are a less than average rider, on a bigger than average bike, you have your own set of problems to begin with and I cant fix that!) There are some creek crossings that should not be a problem this time of the year. The tracks are 233 and 213 miles long, and almost 5000 points each. This easily fits most GPSs. If you have an old one or one with a small memory you may need to filter it to less points and/or cut it into more shorter tracks. If you have some automotive type GPSs you may even need to convert it to a route. You can do all of this with BaseCamp or other free programs. Track BigBoy is there for the people that need to have a challenge. It may even be a challenge just to find it, but its there and Linda, Leo and myself have ridden it. So if you try and fail remember this, a girl did it! GAS: Sat.; Gas at 45 miles, is less than a mile off the course in Bunker, the old station has premium. Gas at 120 miles on the course in Van Buren. Gas at 200 miles, is 10 miles off the course in Alton. Gas at the end in Mammoth Springs at 233 miles. So if you can do 120 miles on a tank you will be going right past gas stations. If you can do 75 miles on a tank you can make it, but will need to get off course slightly to get gas. Sun.; Gas at 75 miles in Birch Tree. Gas at 92 miles in Eminence. Gas at 145 miles 1.5 miles off the course in Bunker. Back at start/finish at 213 miles. FOOD: The restaurant in Bunker is ok, they havent killed me yet. Same for Rubys. The Float Stream Restaurant is great. Stray Dog is ok, BBQ and pizza, buffet sometimes. The restaurant in Birch Tree is good too, dont remember the name but its next to the feed mill. The River Bend restaurant on the river is real good too. Jillys has good burgers and samiches, no big menu, but 20 flavors of HOMEMADE ICE CREAM! Freds Fish House, small dive with good fish and sides. I eat at Freds, then get desert at Jillys! There are others too, but I have not personally eaten at them. There is a steakhouse across the street from the motel, but Ive never tried it cause I aint a steak guy. LODGING/CAMPING: I suggest Saturday night at Mammoth Springs Lodge motel and Spring River Oaks Campground. They both have been checked out and are expecting us, but there are other motels and campgrounds too. Friday and Sunday nights -- camping at MTRAs club grounds, or the Miners Inn at Viburnum. WAYPOINT: Horses Well some dumb ass put horse stables on both sides of the road and uses the public road like it's his own. Slow down and cut the idiot some slack. What else can I tell you? Tracks are being corrected for some mistakes that will lead you into private ground!