Glade Top Trail - Missouri DS Trip pics.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by 30Bones, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. 30Bones

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    Met up with a few friends from Alabama lat Thursday night in Ozark, MO, hoteled it and hit the park in Chadwick. The campground was under renovations and so we found a spot, got our day pass and hit some ROUGH trails to start off. I know Chase and myself dropped it a few times. We went 5 miles in a few hours and were whooped! Rocks the size of bowling balls, verticals, downhills, ledges, trees, water crossings....I have zero pics from there as I forgot my camera. We then left to go find some gravel and failed pretty much riding all day on pavement until we finally found Glade Top trail. Did some light riding there and went back to camp, grilled using Chase's trailer gate as our grill all weekend and got drunk :cheers: Rained some that night, looked like it was gonna get nasty, but the rest of the weekend was perfect weather.

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    Next day we packed up and moved to Glade Top and found a campsite and rode the 'single track' (ATV trails) all day and it whooped our ass at well over 50 miles of real fun/technical riding. It was all new to me and I have a lot to learn/practice, but had a blast and am now bit by the bug and wish I had bought that TE250 a couple months back.
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    Then we get to Chase's example of launching over a muddy section at speed and the back end washing out and it ended at a tree. Chase is pretty beat up but still rode Sunday, but the Dirtbusa is worse for wear.

    Bent the bolt into the triples and the bars are a goner. It pinched the wires to the clutch to get it to estart, so we push started it to get it back to camp were we later fixed that issue. It took out the front wheel bearings I think or bent the wheel as it's way off right to left as well
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    Dirtbusa is for sale I think
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    So we end up at Tony's Pizza for some grub, ended up closing the place down and got :cheers: mingling with the locals
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    Ruth the kareoke hotty.
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    Next day we took it easy as Chase was hurtin and the bike was too. We headed south on Hwy 125 to the ferry that crosses Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas
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    Ended the trip with some "Glade Top Trail Mix"....4 pounds beef, 8 potatoes, some bacon and cheese....season to perfection. That was some good eats! We all packed up and headed home late Sunday afternoon

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  2. DirtyOldMan

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    Nice pics. My group was down there at the same time. We've been riding Chadwick for years but the older I get the more this dual sport thing appeals to me. Real nice to get up monday morning not feeling like I was in a car wreck.

    Just started exploring around Glade Top. Where did you find that rock creek bed thing?
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  3. 30Bones

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    I couldn't tell you where that area was honestly. I doubt we touched 25% of that area has to offer. I do know it was on the north side of the gravel road that goes through Glade Top...prolly midway through to the farther east portion of the trail system.
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  4. DirtyOldMan

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    Thanks, that info and Google earth ought to get me close.
    We also rode Skyline road, that connects 125 to GTT. It was pretty cool too.
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  5. Armitchell

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    Any other riders have information or ride report on Glade Top Trail. Looks like a great ride and considering heading there.
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  6. 30Bones

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    It was a great ride. Tons of twisties, gravel roads were well groomed, trails were tight and very challenging. I would love to go back with a smaller bike


    Headed to SE MO tomorrow for a 5 day ride, but on my VFR as I am sans dirty bike at the moment :'(
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