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

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  1. spokedoc

    spokedoc Searching for Fire

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    Ya, what he said. 20170929_113027.jpg 20170929_110353.jpg
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  2. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    Had a great time on this years Bootlegger Ride. Met some new riders and caught up with some I hadn't seen in a while. I had a great group of guys that took pity on me and let me lead them thru some of the Ozark National Forest. Here are a few pics. Day 1 started on the old Hwy 412 bridge crossing War Eagle Creek.

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    Fred picked up a nail just past the Spoke Plant and we all watched Terry fix the flat. He did yoemans work on that too. Hope Fred picked up on the finer points of roadside tire repair.

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    Most of us just stood and watched and shagged tools and such.

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    That is all the stills I took but I did put together a little video of the ride. We stopped at Oark for lunch and fuel after the flat was fixed. Oark was to crowded so I just had some Cherry Pie Alamode and we hit the trail.

    When we got back Victor had some vittles waiting for us. Good eatin and commiserating was had. Weather was awesome and if we could have gotten just a little rain earlier in the week it would have been perfect. It was quite dusty for most, I stayed out in front.

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  3. advmgm

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    Nice video Tim!!
    Thanks again for putting together some great tracks!

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    When we rode north out of Jasper on Hw 7 after lunch Saturday we went across the Buffalo River bridge at Pruitt Landing and took a left onto the rocky road primitive section.

    That bridge is the last remaining example of a "Pennsylvania Through Truss" design bridge in Arkansas!

    Unfortunately it is also scheduled for replacement due to its age. :(

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  5. imxman

    imxman Been here awhile

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    Thank you Scotty for putting this gig on, really enjoy staying at the refuge with its great facilities. Victor's meals were top-notch, and thanks to Bob for Thursday night dinner. Can't leave out appreciation for the ride leaders and pre-riders too. Donny Stuart lead us on a brief tour around his ranch on Saturday, and here's a little vid of riders climbing up to a lookout over a valley on his property. Enjoyed meeting all of you!


  6. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Thank you for all who attended and thanks again for all the kind words. As noted above, these rides do take many people to organize.

    A huge thanks to O'Leary, for serving as a ride leader and laying out all the tracks! Mike, thanks for leading as well. This was a fun ride with many memorable highlights. Arkansas Dual Sporting is unlimited. Come back soon.

    Also, thanks Donnie for the tour of your awesome riding! Go to wildernessrider.com to plan a weekend soon.


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  7. ScottyXR

    ScottyXR Just a Kid Super Supporter

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    Thanks Bob and Lee!!!! The Early Bird Dinner was awesome! The best ever! Take a look...
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    Bob rest while his better half readies the pot! It was a long drive for Bob and I'm sure he needed a rest??
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    All the meat was prepared with a lot of stirring.
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    After all the secrets and love was added, dinner was served to about 38 hungry folks. [​IMG]
    Salad and fixin's to boot! Thanks to Bob and his wife, Leah (sorry if I spelled her name wrong) for a great dinner.


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  8. ScottyXR

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    Wow, I felt like I got to ride again!!


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  9. Bonafide Bob

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    Thanks Tim, for the great pictures, video, laying out the tracks and for leading me around NW Arkansas again. It always a fun trying to keep up with you.
    Bob
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  10. OLEARY

    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    My pleasure Bob! I have some more photos and video that I will post tonight of Day 2. If you have any video that you want me to post email it to me.
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    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    Here is a video of riding at Donnies Buffalo Ranch on Day 2.

  12. Bonafide Bob

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    I have some video from day two at Donnie's place that I will get in the mail to you soon, some good stuff and some of just standing around as I forgot to turn off the camera when we stopped.
    Bob
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    Send it on my friend! I will edit it! No problem!
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    I will put a thumb drive in the mail tomorrow.
    Thanks
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  15. ScottyXR

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    Our group was made up of nine riders on day one
    [​IMG]it seems we stopped for the first time of the day over the Osage Creek bridge. This is the same place as other photos I've seen.
    [​IMG]A rider, Who will remain nameless, came into the turn sliding sideways! Anxious to see the bridge!
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    This gentleman, Paul, got to ride all weekend because of our ride mechanic, Zak. Tore this one apart. Fixed it, and had it ready to go in 15 min.
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    Lunch was at the famous Oark Cafe!
    It seems I had so much fun I failed to get any more photos on Friday!



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  16. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Long timer Supporter

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    I am guilty of having so much fun I forgot to take picture, hopefully some of you folks took pictures to share with us.
    I am already looking forward to riding the Arkansas 500 in the spring of 2018. ;-)
    Bob
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    I got a few photos at Donnies Buffalo Ranch and one of Chimney Rock but that was about it for Day 2. I edited a bit of video of Day 2 as well.

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    The Xman looks like he is having fun riding at Donnies place.

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    That is all I got folks. Sure had a great time. Thanks to Scotty and crew putting on a fun event. See you all next year I hope.
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    OLEARY Enlightened Voyager Supporter

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    BonafideBob sent me some video of riding at Donnies Buffalo Ranch and asked me to edit and post it! So here it is! Check it out!

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  19. Bonafide Bob

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    Thanks Tim I really applicate you editing the clips for me.
    Bob