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Central Arkansas ride planning and whatever else thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Mister D, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

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  2. NateLePain

    NateLePain The Illegitimate Painter

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    I've had it since 2012 and have put 30K sMiles on it. It's an awesome bike for sure.

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  3. crashnburn715

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  4. jamboa

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    Of the 63 I have had Few have approached 30k on the odo
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  5. Dmorcos

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  6. jojofett

    jojofett Hi, I'm Armando but most folks call me Joe

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    Bigfoot sighting at 2:50?
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  7. jojofett

    jojofett Hi, I'm Armando but most folks call me Joe

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    That looked glorious. Do you have a link to the tracks?
  8. Motogasoline

    Motogasoline Been here awhile

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    Rode 123 yesterday and 16 to sand gap. Was a great ride. My first on 123. Aside from hunters I had it to myself! 20191227_130538.jpg
  9. jay547

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    From the video, where is the rock overlook dam/waterfall?

    Is the bottom half of that route the same as the Crystal Springs Ride in the Arkansas dual-sport guide?
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    nordic1 Been here awhile

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    Need to run this route
    I’ve done something similar to Albert Pike - but this is more off road
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  11. Dmorcos

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  12. Dmorcos

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    That would be Shady Lake Dam off AR 64 a bit north of Mineola AR. Easy to find on Google Maps.

    I am not familiar with the Crystal Springs Ride.

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  13. jay547

    jay547 Long timer

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    Thanks, I had it marked on Google Earth but didn't realize it was the same one.
  14. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    That's a nice route! At 180 or so miles, a little lengthy for the wife, and also has some "iffy" places for her, too. (She really doesn't like natural creek crossings or mud holes.)

    However, I think it looks like a fun loop. Wonder if it can be shortened, and in the process cut out some of the natural fords/mud holes as well? Also, we wound need to base out of Mena (Closer to where we livie.) Sound do-able? Last, is there gas and eats available out along the route?

    Good stuff!

    V-man
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  15. jamboa

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    Sounds like a two day adventure
  16. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    What AR dual-sport guide? Where available? Thanks.
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  17. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    Well, we live only about 1 hour away from Mena. Not willing to spend the $$ for a motel/etc to make it a two day adventure. Was just wondering if it would be practical to trim the route to about 100 miles that still utilizes some of the same roads. Perhaps not.

    No biggie. We've got good riding places we enjoy as is, but I'm/we're always interested in adding to our regional orbit.

    V-man
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  18. jamboa

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  20. Speedtrap

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    That's funny! I like checking in on this forum from time to time because I love the area so much. I'm a route planner and explorer by heart so I love to see what other routes are out there. To my surprise I noticed a lot of stuff in your awesome video that I've ridden before. So I took your advice and went back and located post 3409 on page 171 to learn some new stuff, only to find it was one of my routes. :rofl