Siegs MO-AR Rocky Tracks "The SMART ride"

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  1. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Sieg's MO-AR Rocky Tracks = :ricky "The SMART ride" :ricky

    Here's the rundown. It's 200 plus miles per day for 2 days. Starts and ends at Bixby MO., stopping at Mammoth Springs AR. for the night.
    Friday night and Sunday night if you want, camping at MTRA's club grounds, near Bixby, :dutch:kumbaya they have primitive camping, johns with sinks and flush toilets, and a shower, a RV dump station and a well or there is a motel in nearby Viburnum. More info on MTRA here> http://www.ridemtra.com/index.htm
    The course is gravel and old two track forest roads, very very little paved road. :clap Many creek crossings and lot's of lesser traveled, poorly maintained roads. It will all be rideable by an average rider on a GS or KLR, but still a lot of fun on a plated dirt bike. (IMHO) As on the PHBR, there may be some bonus big boy, not big bike sections. :evil
    There are motels and campgrounds in and around Mammoth Springs, I'll check them out and give a recommendation later. If someone has a favorite let me know.
    The date is set at August 16, 2014. It will be like my Pucky Huddle Breakfast Run, or the famous Swinging Bridges Ride, but I think there may actually be less paved road on this than either of those. More details to follow, I'll edit updates to this post as I get them.
    BTW > If anyone is interested, this year's PHBR will be run on September 20, it will start at Bixby and runs to Ste. Genevieve then back this time.


    UP-DATE: 6/29
    I checked motels and campgrounds this week.
    Motel, I'll be staying at the Mammoth Springs Lodge Motel, and recommend that. I've stayed there many times through the years, it's clean, good management, has a fair breakfast and a large lounge/lobby for us to socialize. Their regular rate is $89.99 but if you mention "the smart ride" you get a double for $69.99 or single for $59.99. They would only let me block 10 rooms, so you may want to get one early if you are staying there. (3 gone already)
    Camping, I think Spring River Oaks is the best bet. They have tent camping and cabins. If you want a cabin or a site with electricity reserve early, non-electricity not a issue. They don't care how many on a site, it's $9.00 per person.
    Friday plenty of camping at MTRA's ground but motel rooms in Viburnum are limited.

    For those coming to the club grounds: It's pack it in, pack it out, we don't have trash service and we appreciate it you don't put cans and things that don't burn in the fire pit. There is a community fire ring, a pavilion and grill, and usually some charcoal, and always some wood. Also some smaller fire rings through the campgrounds.

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  2. chadscamaro

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    Looks good, hope to be there on the 1190R!
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  3. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    sounds like a plan, stock 690 fuel rang long enough? I should have the bike sorted by then, put on a radiator guard last night. gotta make a top rack still for hauling some fuel.
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  4. jowannab

    jowannab Been here awhile

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    Great pic seig..u got me almost looking forward to august
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  5. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Less than 100 miles between fuel stops. I will post exact miles when I finish the tracks. And more importantly I'll give eating recomdations !
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  6. Hazman27

    Hazman27 The Haz

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    waiting for this one will be tough
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  7. jclifton

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    Subscribed and waiting.
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  8. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    In for sure Sieg! Still upset that I'm out for swinging bridges, but I can wait!
    -M
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  9. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Too deep till August!

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    Open air museum.

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    A "spring fed road" hadn't rained in over a week when I took this picture.

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    Looks like they used an old railroad flat car for a bridge.

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    "Road less traveled"

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    "Road not traveled at all" except for the SMART ride.

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    My Sweetie crossing a deep one, that's my co-conspirator Leo watching.
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  10. Cow Boy Brad

    Cow Boy Brad brad1098

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    Dang Sieg. Could you pick a steamier time or year.

    Mammoth Springs has a nice (for us :D) motel on the south end of town on a hill. A great place for Catfish downtown. Dont remember name of either
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  11. vfrpilot

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    Sounds like this will be a good one!:thumb
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  12. rjharris

    rjharris Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to riding this one!:deal
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  13. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    :lurk
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  14. jeffrho

    jeffrho sock guy

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    Great looking ride Seig. I'll be in Colorado and will miss, sorry. See you next weekend on SBR. Jeffrho AKA cupcake:lol3
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  15. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    :roflSecond building from the corner Fred's Fish House. It has the Sieg, Sigie, BigDog and now, brad1098 seal of approval. :thumbup But don't tell anybody, :deal I don't want it all crowded up when I go there. I'm sending all the riders to that place that over looks the river across from the park. :evil


    "SMART for Dummies" That's genius Jeff, can I use that for the stickers?!
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  16. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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    Looks like fun. I can't wait.
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  17. Cow Boy Brad

    Cow Boy Brad brad1098

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    Yep, thats it.

    The place overlooking the river has good breaky.
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  18. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts Supporter

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    so are you coming through Mtn.View? Sounds like a fun time for me and my son.
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  19. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    Count me in and two other's. GS, WR, KLR
    Will be camping for the hole weekend with the
    crowd. Will plain accordingly . :clap
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  20. bingo43

    bingo43 ¡Que Viva!

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    I'm interested... I'll keep it in mind when August comes around. That is a long ways off. I think I'll go on this trip just to say I rode hard and to give my body a reason to eat the dirty fries at that market/store/restaurant in Bixby. Wow...those were amazing!
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