Central Arkansas ride planning and whatever else thread

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

  1. jojofett

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

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    This vista is about 10 miles from the Spillway

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  2. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    Nate:

    Nice looking road! Is that typical, or one of the "dandy's"?

    Jojofett:

    Beautiful view. I like the pines of the Ouachita's.

    V-man
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  3. Izzy58

    Izzy58 Been here awhile

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    Nate's pic looks like the road between Harris Brake and Perryville.
  4. NateLePain

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    That is correct. A great short strip to broad slide the corners.

    nlp
  5. NateLePain

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    Just another dirt road, at the tail end or very beginning of a nice set of paved twisties.

    nlp
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  6. nordic1

    nordic1 Been here awhile

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    Got some fantastic riding in today in the Ouachitas with my son and riding friends. Hit some trails I’d been wanting to explore
    We definitely live in a beautiful State and Country
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  7. jamboa

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  8. jojofett

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

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    Breakfast time and then back to the books

    #hatesstudyingovertheweekend

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  9. nordic1

    nordic1 Been here awhile

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    Riding in the Ouachita tomorrow as no rain!
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  10. jamboa

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    Wish I was up there.
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  11. Izzy58

    Izzy58 Been here awhile

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    At a low water bridge today in the Ouachita Forest 913E6F87-5748-467B-A869-9642778168CE.jpeg
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  12. jojofett

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

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    200 miles, capital day. Hit some curves too, serious fun. Now I want a Supermoto, I'm a tad reckless on the curvy slab. 20200229_112949.jpg 20200229_112919.jpg 20200229_113015.jpg 20200229_160553.jpg
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  14. NateLePain

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    Add a 19" front wheel, Shinko 244's and whatever carb/exhaust mods needed for more to the DR650 and you'll have as much fun as you would have on any supermoto, IMO. Unless of course you're wanting to stunt or ride like a hooligan. I built a couple Sumo's and found my Street Triple to be much more enjoyable in the twisties than my Sumo's. Honestly my F650 was a hoot as well, a little on the heavy side which was great for speeds north of 60mph.

    Thx..nlp
  15. NateLePain

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    Speaking of Nimrod Lake. Across from this roadside park on (HWY 7), is another roadside park with a road that points east. Cty Road 331 and then 21.

    I rode this area yesterday.

    nlp

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    texas123 Been here awhile

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    Off The Highland Scenic byway a couple of weeks ago:
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    I fell in a giant puddle with all my gear on. I laughed so hard, I couldn't get up. This one is on the Talimena Scenic road. I road through a black cloud. Super creepy, wet and cold..
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  17. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Hey guys, sorry to intrude but I'm looking for advice on a route across AR. I'm flying to DFW tomorrow morning to pick up a 690R in Plano, TX, and will be riding it the long way home to just south of Atlanta, GA. I'm currently planning to cross AR by way of Mena - Story - Plainview - Morrilton - Center Ridge - Greers Ferry - Concord - Bald Knob - Memphis. Are the dirt roads in AR as wet and muddy as they are here in GA? I also plan to camp tomorrow night, maybe an hour or two west of Memphis.

    Any suggestions on a good non-highway route?

    Thanks in advance!
  18. NateLePain

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    The dirt roads in Central AR are almost perfect, right now. Not too muddy but not too dry. Very little dust. As far as route suggestions, this is predominately wide dirt forest roads but some good twisty pavement at the beginning and the end. If you want single track there is are plenty of places to ride in AR, but someone else would have to chime in.

    https://goo.gl/maps/4makN6RBgnTVaeWx8

    Enjoy your trip through AR, it's perfect for dual sport motorcycles.

    nlp

    PS, this was south of Morrilton, last Saturday.



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  19. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    You can start your adventure before you even get to Mena.

    Head up from Dallas into Oklahoma by way of Hwy 75 towards Stringtown - Daisy Ok and hit the Ouachita Mtns right away.

    What’s your comfort level?
    I mean you looking for smooth easy or rugged adventure?

    If you want nice smooth scenic you can start in Talimena State park OK and take OK hwy 1 into Mena.
    It’s a great ride! Google Talimena Scenic Drive.

    If you want the second (rugged adventure) you could start from Clayton Ok and take the K-Trail short for Kiamichi trail.
    Google “K Trail”.
    It’s a fantastic rugged dirt road trail that runs along the top of a mountain ridge all the way into Arkansas.

    There’s plenty of YouTube vids showing both of those routes.
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  20. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    Thanks, guys! That’s exactly the info I was hoping for. I’m going to be a little pressed for time, so I don’t think I’ll be able to get off pavement more than just a little. Those routes look great!
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