2018 Arkansas Bootlegger-Eureka Springs, Arkansas-Sept 28-30, 2018

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  1. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    2018 Arkansas Bootlegger-Eureka Springs, AR-Sept 28-30, 2018

    The Arkansas Bootlegger is a dual-sport ride based out of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Arkansas offers the most diverse sites and experiences for dual-sport riders in the Midwest, including beautiful wooded forest, large hill climbs, incredible water crossings and more back roads that can be ridden in 10 years! Both camping (included in price) and lodging are on site and many more options are just minutes away. Join us for a perfect weekend of riding, eating, drinking, and just pure backwoods Arkansas fun.

    Camping - included
    Meals - Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday dinner, and Sunday breakfast are included.
    Activities - Ride, Ride and Ride! Each day you chose from many tracks available. There will be many choices so you can tailor your day!
    Cost - $175, includes camping, meals, tracks, and fun.
    Who is running the event? Scott Smith, fellow ADV'r, organizes this event as a fundraiser for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

    Website: Will be updated by July 10, 2018!! arkansasbootlegger.com

    If you would like to reserve a cabin on site, go to www.turpentinecreek.org. We fill up fast so book today!
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  2. ScottyXR

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    Rider List will below:
    D. McElrea-Wentzville, MO
    R. Rondeau-Skiatook, OK
    J. Sola-Glen Carbon, IL
    T. Dey-Weir, KS
    M. Whitaker-Owasso, OK
    M.Davis-Lake Saint Louis, MO
    C. Mikels-Russellville, AR
    T. Andreson-Edwardsville , IL
    K. Dalton-Owasso, OK
    T. Knox-Mountain Home, AR

    E. Tibbs-Havana, IL
    J. Slatton-Imperial, MO
    J. Swanson-Saint Peters, MO
    R. Lack-Broken Arrow, OK
    R. Gregory-Eudora, KS
    R. Weldon-Lawrence, KS
    J. Parrott-Koshkonong, MO
    D. Combs-Alton, MO
    D. Warmker-Eudora, KS
    T. Flemming-Tecumseh, KS

    P. Garner-Cabot, AR
    D. Hulsing-Topeka, KS
    M. McNabb-Omaha, AR
    X. McClure-Oklahoma City, OK
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  3. Pitpass

    Pitpass Adventurer 85

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    I'll be there!
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  4. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    I'll be there!

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  5. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    This ride is really shaping up to be a great one. Fall in the Ozarks is amazing! Save the date!


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  6. NewRyder

    NewRyder Adventurer

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    I’m in, can’t wait!!
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  7. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    For those of you who signed up I’ll get the post#2 updated soon. I’m in the hospital watching my mom get well. So when I get home I’ll update. I’ve already started getting my bike ready!


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  8. Shooter1

    Shooter1 Been here awhile

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    I believe I'll be in on this one, bringing another rider as well. Is O'Leary leading a pack this year? He was a good ride leader last year.
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  9. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    O’Leary will be there this year as well. Come on down, get registered today!


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  10. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    This year the ride will be a little different in order to accommodate everyone better. There will be approximately 10 tracks posted for the ride. You choose which track you want to ride. Of course we will have a track to Oark, Jasper, White Rock, and other iconic Arkansas dual sport destinations. We will have some tracks with more difficult small bike opportunities and others for those of you who want to cruise. [​IMG]
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    Get sign up today. Registration is open. Big bikes and small bike friendly weekend of bliss!


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  11. Break-N-Wind

    Break-N-Wind Tibbsy

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    Let's see :hmmmmm:hmmmmm:hmmmmm....Illinois,Arkansas?.....lllinois,Arkansas?.....Arkansas it is! Registered and Psyched up for another round! :muutt:clap
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  12. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    Well, I never have rode in Illinois but Arkansas will not disappoint you!


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  13. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    At the last minute I found myself on the bike for my first pre-ride for the 2018 Arkansas Bootlegger!
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    This crossing over the War Eagle was slicker than snot. The Africa Twin with new MotoZ knobbies almost sunk the rear tire to the axle. The heat was tolerable as long as I kept moving. I covered about 110 miles and had to head for home for lake obligations! It’s time to work on your bike now to be ready for September riding!


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  14. mo_rider

    mo_rider Everyday I'm Farklin' Supporter

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    Just sent my payment/registered. First time doing this ride but not new to the area. Looking forward to it. See you all there!
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  15. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    Glad to have you with us. I love fall riding in the Ozark Mountains!


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  16. JSWANSON

    JSWANSON n00b

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    Just registered. First time and looking forward to it.
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  17. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    Welcome, you will have a great time. Good riding and good friends it’s what it is all about!


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  18. mo_rider

    mo_rider Everyday I'm Farklin' Supporter

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    I'm very interested to see those small bike / more challenging tracks. I did some single track during the SLAP, got a bike stuck in the woods, and had a ton of fun. Are these small bike tracks single track/woods or just more challenging crossings / fire roads?
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  19. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid

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    I’m working on the tracks now and will get back to you in a few weeks.


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  20. DackWid

    DackWid n00b

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    Is it too late to register? If not, add another newbie to the list. My experience consists of riding my 04 KTM 125sx on trails on rare occasions, so I'm not a total stranger to riding off road, although I might still have what you would call baby deer legs lol. OTOH, I've never really done off road on a heavier bike so that will probably result in a lot of drops. Come to think of it, of all my atv buddies, I'm the only one with a dirt bike and I usually drop it because of their slow ass being in front! So maybe it won't be so bad!

    This will be my first group ride of any kind, definitely looking forward to the Ozarks

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    My bike is a completely stock 2007 DR650, I do mean COMPLETELY stock

    I'm so busy with my other vehicles I haven't had time or energy to do any upgrades so it'll have to do this time around.
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