SLAP 2019, May 3-5, Ozark Arkansas

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Where should we hold SLAP 2020?

  1. Mulberry Mountain (free registration, bring your own stuff)

    11 vote(s)
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  2. Byrd's (registration fee, meals and camping included)

    14 vote(s)
    56.0%
  3. Some other place

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  1. Whizzy

    Whizzy Arky by choice Supporter

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    .....about ten million hyperactive Boy Scouts. :lol3
  2. Valentino Magoo

    Valentino Magoo Like a speeding slug Supporter

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    It wasn’t that bad, only 10 thousand.
  3. Tinker1980

    Tinker1980 Doesn't ask why, only asks how

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    That's terrible. I'm disappointed. Everyone knows the correct way is bolt cutters.
  4. OzarkDave

    OzarkDave Army Veteran

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    You mean the same time as slap or last weekend?
  5. Whizzy

    Whizzy Arky by choice Supporter

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    Just relating an experience about 5 or 6 years ago when a few of us chose to camp at Redding during SLAP to avoid the late night noise. Well.....everything was going well until about two dozen Boy Scouts set up camp next to us. Needless to say, we chose poorly.
  6. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    Ok I may be there early Saturday morning on the GSA. I’m thinking of a slab ride up 23 over to Ponca and lunch at Low Gap. Then over to Jasper and catch the AR Dragon and back on 16 to Mberry Mt.

    No guarantees- y’all know how reliable I am. If’n you want to do a big bike slab tour and don’t mind following a moron jump in.
  7. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    She said she won't attend this year :bluduh
  8. ncj01

    ncj01 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’m riding with another inmate on a very similar route, all pavement.

    0800 meet up, run down to Catalpa for breakfast, then approx route you describe but counter clockwise. Lunch at Low Gap or somewhere over there.

    Feel free join us as well.
    I’m on the wrapped Ktm, so I’ll be easy to spot. Not camping so will arrive in morning

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  9. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Anybody else already have their rig loaded? :*sip*

    I must be either anxious to skip town or just excited to ride for 4d straight. Still haven’t finalized a plan to get from SLAP to my race on Sunday. Will figure it out eventually. :dunno
  10. mdawg12

    mdawg12 Old and Slow

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    . Either way works. I just like going uphill on the tight curves on the north to south route.
  11. ncj01

    ncj01 Been here awhile Supporter

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    right on... we may go South on 103....but we'll go North on 123.... so..... no bad days either way.
    Also, who knows how the day unfolds, maybe we end with a S on 21 and back N on 103.....?

    I never know the preferred riding style of folks until we get into it, so pace and riding style will matter a lot on how much ground is covered.
  12. OzarkDave

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    Going North to South, isn't that down hill? Ha ha
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  13. RGoree

    RGoree RG Supporter

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    Here are some routes and tracks that I put/pulled together for those that may want something. Nothing fancy and I did not include many waypoints other than a few restaurants and the campground.

    Attached Files:

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  14. dbarkdoll

    dbarkdoll Amateur Brapper

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    I'm in for a Saturday ride. Will be hauling my 625 SXC up on Friday night after work with plenty of beer and firewood. :freaky:kumbaya
  15. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    what kind of beer? I might camp by you.

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  16. dbarkdoll

    dbarkdoll Amateur Brapper

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    The good stuff :wink:
  17. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Here is an interesting exercise in the what if‘s of rally planning. The link below is to the river forecast for the Mulberry River. So the rhetorical question is- “would we have to evacuate this weekend if SLAP was hosted at Byrd’s or would the park be closed prior to our rally?”

    https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?gage=mlba4&wfo=tsa

    The rivers where I work in NeOK will be in flood stage until Monday. :deal
  18. RCCADD

    RCCADD KLR Mechanic

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    if we have to evacuate Mulberrymountain, we have bigger problems to deal with!
  19. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Corollary question: If we had gone to bed Saturday night feeling a wee bit tipsy, would we have a headache when they shined a flashlight in our faces at 4 am and told us the river was three feet from our tent?
  20. dewey405

    dewey405 Been here awhile

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    So, river crossings this weekend will have an extra element of fun it would seem.
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