Hillbilly Dual Sport - Marble Falls AR April 26-28 2019

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  1. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    They are open and waiting for us next weekend! FB_IMG_1555713949336.jpg
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  2. OzarkDave

    OzarkDave Army Veteran

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    That’s my spot in the background!

    I should be there on Tuesday. I'll post a pic then.
  3. NoMoreIdeas

    NoMoreIdeas Adventurer

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    Picked up a WR250R for the GF over the weekend, so we'll be in for 2. Plan is to stay at Shady Oaks unless there is alot of rain. Who all is camping so far?
  4. Greg59

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    I will be camping There as well. I am going to bring my klx250s. I should arrive Wednesday afternoon .
  5. motogramps

    motogramps Adventurer

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    I will be camping thurs-mon Shady Oaks
    Looks wet thurs but dry after that
  6. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    I should be there Thursday, probably camping at the Hub.
  7. shortbritches

    shortbritches Been here awhile Supporter

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    Should be there before noon Thursday,will take you up on the Thursday afternoon ride
  8. mo_rider

    mo_rider the dude abides Supporter

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    Weather is looking GREAT!

    So stoked....tick tock tick tock!
  9. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    So, if it rains quite a bit Thursday how muddy/slick will it be Friday ?
  10. starkemfaster

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    In my opinion that is not an issue. The county dirt/ gravel roads dry up really quick. It is the water crossings that are a challenge, the Mulberry is usually a memorable part of the day. But come on , just bring your life jacket ! Naw I'm kidding !
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  11. OzarkDave

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    Tired of driving, stopped at Norfolk lake. 1.5 hrs to hub
  12. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Thursday afternoon I'm going to lead a ride out of the motel parking lot at 1:30 pm - unless its pouring rain..

    The forecast is sounding good though.

    If you want to go, be there ready to ride.
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  13. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Friday and Saturday mornings I will lead rides out of the motel.
    Pace will be moderate but fun..

    Friday we will go to Oark for lunch which is a fun and scenic route.
    Haven't decided on Saturday route yet.

    Be ready to ride at 8:30 each day.

    I will be on a WR250R.
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  14. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Gas and food locations.

    Gas and food - two miles north of the motel on hwy 7. Breakfast cafe. reg and prem
    Gas and food - in Jasper ten miles south on hwy 7. reg and premium. Good food at the Ozark cafe.
    Gas and food - ten miles west of motel in Compton. Reg and prem.
    Gas and sandwiches - on hwy 16 in Deer south of Jasper. Reg gas only
    Gas and snacks - on hwy 43 in Ponca. Reg gas only
    Gas and food - at Oark cafe. Great burgers and pie. Reg only.
    Food only - at Low Gap cafe on hwy 74 between Jasper and Ponca. 5 star chef and menu items there.
    Gas and food - lots of options in Harrison 10 miles north of motel on hwy 7/65

    Gas stations can be spread out so if you are low on fuel don't pass one up.
    Most have real non-ethanol gas.
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  15. advmgm

    advmgm Long timer

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    Safety talk now.

    First and foremost - ride within your ability and try not to do anything stupid!

    These county and forest service roads are not forgiving for a moment of inattention or too much speed and the rocks are hard and the dropoffs steep!_

    Cell phone coverage, particularly ATT is spotty or non-existent south of Jasper in the national forests so don't count on it if you crash or have a problem.

    Low water and stream crossings - if the low water crossing is green with algae you can bet its slicker than snot so be careful!
    Ask me how I know!

    Clear fast moving water is deceptively strong and may have debris hidden in it so if any doubt TURN AROUND.

    Nothing screws up a good ride like trying to revive or pull out a drowned bike - like this guy two weeks ago on the first morning of the Arkansas 500 ride!
    Their weekend ride was done!

    That's a Ural with a sidecar about to turn into a stalled submarine! 20190412_095636.jpg
  16. guavadude

    guavadude Dirt Nap Enthusiast

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    I’m out. Pulled a muscle in my back and have been sidelined. Hoping to be better by next week for SLAP.

    Be careful, flash flooding here now in DFW and heading your way.
  17. OzarkDave

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    At the hub. Strong Verizon signal. Raining now. No other riders here.

    What a place! Girls are working in the kitchen.
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  18. Greg59

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    I am here at the Shady Oaks Campground.
  19. Greg59

    Greg59 n00b

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    I am here at the Shady Oaks Campground. Was going to go for a ride but it is raining a little much
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  20. Battmo

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    I’ll be there tomorrow afternoon