Arkansas Bootlegger 9/29 - 10/1, 2017 Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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  1. Shooter1

    Shooter1 Long timer

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    Any of you Kansas riders going to caravan down? I'm in topeka and may be a late entry. Will know by weeks end.
    Thanks
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  2. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    I did a little pre-riding for day two of the Arkansas Bootlegger yesterday. The weather was perfect. I sat on my couch watching Sons of Anarchy from 6 am until the sun started to light the sky, almost fully dressed. I left about 6:38 am on the African Twin.
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    Finally, no dust and a sticky road. I stopped to admire the Osage Creek before heading to the cave by Hwy 103. I stopped for a bit.
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    Here is a shot of the road in front of the cave. [​IMG]
    Here are a couple shots from the 170 mile day, just to get you foaming at the mouth!
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    I added a special stop for all of you....Chimney Rock
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    I stopped in Jasper at the Blue Mountain Bakery and Cafe then boogied home the scenic route, of course!
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    The forecast is looking great, so in the words of Wilderness Rider," get off your a-- and burn some gas. See you in less than two weeks.


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  3. jcat5503

    jcat5503 Been here awhile

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    Signed up! Coming in from the Houston area on Thursday morning.
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  4. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Perfect. You car-pooling?


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  5. RandyLikesToRide

    RandyLikesToRide n00b

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    Scotty: bootlegger newbie here (not to mention an advrider.com newbie also...). I have a couple of questions.
    • What does "Lunch on the trail" mean?
      • Are we stopping at some burg and eating?
      • Should we pack granola bars or something to snack on at a break?
    • What kind of speeds do we generally go?
      • I am trying to figure out how to gear my bike (2014 KTM 500exc).
      • Generally it is geared for gnarly single track with 13/52 however I can easily go 14/52 or 15/52 with same chain.

    Looking forward to the ride!
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  6. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    For this ride lunch will be at restaurants. Oark for day one. Any-place Jasper day two. Don't know about day three yet but we will stop somewhere! I would still pack some snacks as well. As for speeds, you go your own speed, always. Gearing is preferential. I might choose 14/52 for this ride. Could go up, but not down.


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  7. spokedoc

    spokedoc Searching for Fire

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    Okay, I have looked at this long enough, I'm in and paid up. Coming in on Thursday from Fort Worth. I have space on the trailer for another bike or two. Anybody in my area want a lift?
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  8. RandyLikesToRide

    RandyLikesToRide n00b

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    Thanks for the info. I am going to start with 14/52 and see how that works.
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  9. Shooter1

    Shooter1 Long timer

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    In and paid. Plan is to arrive in time for some of that Thursday evening Jambalaya! Do we need to bring fuel or is there a place close to the campgrounds to get gas so we're ready for the next days ride? Thanks
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  10. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    You'll have a great time! I can't make this round but might take you up on this f you go again in the Spring, which I'm guessing you will!
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  11. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer Supporter

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    For all you folks that will be joining us for the early bird dinner Thursday evening, my wife ( Lee) and I will be cooking jambalaya for everybody. We will start cooking at 4:30 and plan on it being ready at 6:30. Volunteers to help stir the pot are always appreciated. ;-)
    I am looking forward to seeing and riding with my old friends as well as meeting and riding with new ones.

    Bob
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  12. advmgm

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    There is a gas station just a couple of miles south on hw 23...

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  13. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    hey Scotty, I would appreciate seeing the GPX Tracks as soon as possible so I can convert them to routes!
    thanks!!
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  14. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Be ready by Monday morn. Pre-riding time is done.


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  15. ScottyXR

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    Sure will!


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  16. ScottyXR

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    Bob, you are the best. I cannot wait!


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  17. Bonafide Bob

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    Thanks Scotty, it is our pleasure.
    I forgot to mention that Lee is baking, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and Peanut Butter cookies for dessert. ;-)
    Bob
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  18. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Over my dead body!!!!!


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  19. RGoree

    RGoree RG

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    Looks like some great rides Scotty has laid out as always. Unfortunately, I am going to be out of town and can not make this. Sucks for me...
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  20. Bonafide Bob

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    My 450 KTM all cleaned up, serviced and ready for the Bootlegger.;-)
    See you folks Thursday morning.
    Bob



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