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Six Arkansas Dual Sport Rides

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by rkruz, May 30, 2016.

  1. rkruz

    rkruz Orange County, CA

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    At the link below are 6 dual sport rides provided by the Arkansas Motorcycling Guide 2016. At the bottom of the link page are instructions on how to download the .gpx tracks so you can upload to your GPS. Garmin changed things up a bit and they now require you to use their free Basecamp mapping app to download the tracks. If your not a Basecamp user or don't want the hassle, I have also attached the .gpx for each of the 6 routes here and in the following post. The link provides a photograph of the pages from the magazine with a detailed description of each route.

    If your looking for a riding partner for these routes or anywhere in the North Texas region drop me line at Rkruz@cox.net.

    Arkansas Guide Dual Sport Rides | Garmin Adventures

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    rkruz Orange County, CA

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    And the 2 additional tracks uploaded here.

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  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall Master of bating

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    must be a flaw in your gpx's..I downloaded two of em and no trax nor routes showed up..
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  4. rkruz

    rkruz Orange County, CA

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    not sure what could be wrong. I downloaded 2 of the the .gpx posted here and it worked great in Basecamp. Perhaps try going to the Basecamp server and downloading from there using the link provided. Sometimes I dont see the tracks on first load from the Basecamp server, but if I refresh the web page they show up in the map.
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  5. Wookazoid

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    I downloaded and it opened right up in Mapsource.

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  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Works fine in Locus Pro. I don't do Garmin anymore, I've evolved from the dark ages. :lol2
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  7. Wookazoid

    Wookazoid Tree Basher

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    Are you using that new-fangled Loran-C I've been reading about?

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    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Oh hell no, I'm using this:

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  9. GPrairie_Rider

    GPrairie_Rider Dirt Junkie

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    I may be hitting you up on some of these rides. Doing the NMBDR next year and trying to plan accordingly. After all this wet and rain stops for a while Id like to get out and ride some.

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  10. Wookazoid

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    Rain? In NE Texas? My parents live in Wills Point (between Dallas and Tyler) and when I went to visit them a couple of weeks ago, I was shocked at the abundance of water blowing over the Tawakoni spillway that I pass by on the way to their house. Usually that lake is half dried up.

    I wished the rain would slow down up here in Arkansas too.

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    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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    Just downloaded, and all opened fine in TrailTech's RideLeader. Thanks for the thread! :beer
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    rkruz Orange County, CA

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    Swapping rain for blistering heat this weekend here in Dallas. A little cooler going north up to Red River which I will be doing. As long as your moving, youll be cooling. Something like this route.

    http://adventures.garmin.com/en-US/by/rkruz2/beautiful-north-texas/
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  13. mototrashUSA

    mototrashUSA Adventurer

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    After reviewing the routes, my question is "which routes are most "big bike" (1200GS) friendly?
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  14. Guvment mule

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    I have ridden the great river road one and the one from Pochantas to Powhattan on my KLR they would be big bike friendly.long as you was comfortable on gravel.
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  15. mototrashUSA

    mototrashUSA Adventurer

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    Thanks I appreciate your impute! Gravel and dirt are fine, just don't want to get in over my head with a big bike and panniers on TKC 70's or Mitas E07's for traction.
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  16. juanfrancisco

    juanfrancisco Been here awhile

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    Has anyone done these tracks recently? I'm planning a trip for 2020 with a few friends. I will be riding a Ducati Desert Sled and other friends will be on GS1200's and A Stelvio. Want to get some feedback on how realistic it is to ride these routes with our bikes, any feedback would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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    juanfrancisco Been here awhile

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    Did you ever get around to riding these tracks on your GS1200?
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  18. CrankAddict

    CrankAddict Been here awhile

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    They all uploaded to Komoot just fine. If you all have not tried Komoot its pretty good. Ive not even got lost in madison county....and we know what thats like. Has anyone got a mostly dirt route from Fayetteville to Little Rock?
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  19. NateLePain

    NateLePain The Illegitimate Painter

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    The foggiest dirt ride I've ever been on was NWA to Toad Suck (Conway). It was a 10Cup, @TRZ Charlie ride and it was fast. I followed tail lights as I didn't have a GPS at the time.

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  20. TwowheelsV

    TwowheelsV Adventurer

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    Thanks for all of the info all.

    I live over in Austin, TX and I am headed to Arkansas in a few weeks. I see there is a lot of great riding up north above Ft Smith. Does anyone know of any good trails in the mid to southern portion of the state?
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