Running AR fire roads

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rudolf35, May 2, 2009.

  1. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    Made a small fire road run in AR in April of 2009.

    The run was a combination of a fun trip, to start the season, and a trip to shake down the F650GS and KiLR.

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    I started the trip in the DFW area and my riding buddy started the run in IA with his KiLR.

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    The idea was for each of us to head to the Redding camp ground on Hwy.215 near Oark, AR.

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    Once the tents where up we headed to the Oark Cafe; a bit down the road from the Redding camp ground.

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    There was the Mullberry River vista along the way

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    As other have noted, one does not depart the Oark Cafe walking - waddling is a better description

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    Not only was the food good, the surroundings where also plesant.
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    Security was also on top of matters.

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    Once stuffed, it was time to check out the county and fire roads.

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    After a days ride, one has to rest - needless to say, stop where the food is the best; Oark Cafe

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    Then back to the camp to rest and get the fire ready for a night of bull sliinging.

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    All ready to make a snack, a nice suprize came our way in the form of gumbo that our fellow campers had made.

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    The next day was again a day of exploring the fire roads of the area.

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    Along they way there are some interesting, forgotton sites.

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    There was also time to play.

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    And just to make things more fun the fog set it.

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    After that bit of fun it was time to rest at the Gateway M/C shop in Gateway, AR.

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    From there, to Turner Bend to watch the "Wild Hogs" unload for a bar run.

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    Turners Bend is also a outfitter.

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    After two days of play it was time to get civilized again so we could head home and report in to the respective bosses.

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    All in all, it was 1,136 miles of pure fun.
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  2. Starstriker

    Starstriker www.transasia.se

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    Nice report! Looks like great fun! :clap
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  3. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Looks like you had a better time of it than we did up in the Harriet area the last two days. ;-).
    I guess Arkansas bought a whole batch of those campfire grills. They had the same thing at the Spring Creek Campgrounds.
    Thanks for posting.
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  4. DrLewall

    DrLewall Master of bating

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    Glad you enjoyed playin and 'splorin' in my backyard! Shame y'all live so far away, if you didn't, then you could play here everyday just like me! :D Great report and glad y'all enjoyed it and made it home safe, y'all come back now, hear!
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  5. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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    Not buying it. :nah I sound more hillbilly than you do. :lol3

    Nice report Rudolph, I've made a couple trips down there so far this year myself. :thumb
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  6. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    Nice report Rudolph, I've made a couple trips down there so far this year myself. :thumb[/quote]

    My riding buddy and I have made up our minds that the Oark area will be our season opener and closer every year. It is close, a good place to ride and a great way to test bikes without getting to far in case something falls of. :D
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  7. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Great fire road exploration! thanks for the report and pics :thumb
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  8. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Glad y'all had a good time here in the woods. Sorry I missed hooking up with ya. You got the fog, I got the rain. :lol3

    There's always next time. And don't let this bunch bother ya, we're all transplants. :evil :rofl :lol3
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  9. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    We also had the rain; we just did not stop or let it bother us. There is a little earth grocery store south of Nail (Hwy16), where we stopped to dry off, that is still mopping up the floor. :rofl
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    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Someday I'll learn not to take my wife when I'm wanting to have fun. :evil
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  11. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Great RR! I need to get back east to ride around the Ozarks someday.:thumb
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  12. mnormand

    mnormand Been here awhile

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    **All ready to make a snack, a nice suprize came our way in the form of gumbo that our fellow campers had made.**



    good move.. guys from S. Louisiana maybe? :lol3

    Nice pics, sure makes me ready to make a first ride up there. :deal
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  13. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com Zut alors!

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    Most Excellent! I swear the dog on the Oark Cafe porch did not move since your trip, and when we showed up in June:D
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  14. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    I am going back in a month; see if he moved any or if he is just stuffed and on display - LOL!!

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  15. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    Hi
    Nice pictures and story. Any idea how long this graveyard been there

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  16. rudolf35

    rudolf35 Warped & Twisted Mind

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    The oldest grave we found was from the 1850's.
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  17. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Nice report. Guys.

    As to graveyards. Alot of them out there do not have contemporary headstones and dates are there to determine the age.
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