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Siegs MO-AR Rocky Tracks "The SMART ride"

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by sieg, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. ncsonderman

    ncsonderman Sasquatch in training

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    That was a great video and puts those 450 miles into perspective. I can't wait to get out on one of those rides even on my hefty GSA. As my son gets older I will find more opportunities.
  2. conductor85

    conductor85 Adventurer

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    hello fellow riders, me and a few of my buddies are going to ride this trip here in a few days. I was curious if anyone knew how I could find out if there were any water crossings that would Be impassable?
  3. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts Supporter

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    as much rain as we've been getting, I would stay away.
  4. MOFOREST

    MOFOREST forest explorer

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    I agree. I live next to this area and yes all of the creeks are up. I would guess that many of the crossings are probably to high to cross.
  5. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    I was in Arkansas late last week and early this . . . . it was REALLY wet. Many crossings were too crowded with canoes and kayaks to ride across ;-}

    I would imagine it would be the same in Mo.
  6. sieg

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

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    Hey me too, riding 1600 miles of twistys from Friday to Tuesday.
  7. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    Believe I've been on that road in the pic... is that near a big spring west of Eminence MO?
  8. sieg

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

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    Yep, north side of Eminence heading west, dam I can't show you anything new, if you know the area that well.:dunno
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  9. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    Went through the area in 11 and 14 on the way to Mt. View... only saw what the Impala would allow.
    I believe you've got way better roads and stuff than that to share! :rayof
  10. Toadady

    Toadady Push'n parts Supporter

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    witch mtn.view? mo or ark?

    I'dd stay out of mtn view mo. there's this guy named studad, and if you pitch your tent in his yard you won't get to bed until late late late from all the B.S.'n going on.

    then again......
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  11. 1TRAK

    1TRAK EXPLORER Supporter

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    My bad... that would be Mt. View AR, didn't know there was one in MO!
    Looking forward to a brew or two this June when we're passing through. :rayof
  12. silver shadow

    silver shadow Been here awhile

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    SIEG ANY dates set for smart ride 2016??? or puddy huddle ride ?
  13. sieg

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

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    Well don't think I'll do a SMART this year. I don't want people getting tired of my rides. But the PUCKY will be the 3rd weekend in September. It will get changed up a bit maybe some brand new tracks. I've been busy laying out the Show Me 200 dual sport and Show Me 500 adventure rides. Soon as thats behind me I'll get started on the PUCKY.
  14. silver shadow

    silver shadow Been here awhile

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    I guess it be easier to find if I spelled it right LOL!! I wont get tired of your rides, THANKS! for the info
  15. g steezy

    g steezy Been here awhile

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    I planning on running this route on April 13 and 14. Can any folks who've been on the ride offer any advice? I'm a hair worried the waters may be too high.
  16. sieg

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

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    I've been camping at Suttons Bluff, with no cell service, I'll get back to you soon. Creeks go up and down fast so two or three days without rain and everything is normal.
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  17. g steezy

    g steezy Been here awhile

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    No worries, thanks a lot.
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  18. huskyKT

    huskyKT Been here awhile

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    It is one hell of a ride.

    A couple of things.

    If you have a flat and you are in the ditch changing a tire the locals may call an ambulance stating they saw some one performing CPR.

    Take an extra bottle or two of fuel or make sure your oversized tank is full when you start.

    Enjoy.
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  19. g steezy

    g steezy Been here awhile

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    I should be good to go, I have spare tubes, an oversized tank, and an extra gallon of fuel just in case. I'll be heading out April 12th, wish me luck. I'll do my best to capture some video.
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  20. sieg

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

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    Let us know how it is! Gas ain't a problem.