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post #1 of 16 Old 05-30-2013, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Riding the Ozarks

I'll be riding in NW Arkansas from June 3rd though the 6th if anyone local wants to meet for a day ride. I'll start and end each day in Eureka Springs. I don't know how big the area is, but I plan to ride 200-300 miles a day maybe, but if you want to ride a portion, that's ok too. Shoot me a PM if you want to meet up.

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Got here Sunday and started riding the local roads on Monday. Rode yesterday as well and have about 540 miles over the two days. Today and Thursday, rain is forecasted and here, so taking a break today at least. Hope to get in two more good days

So far, I've ridden 23 (The Pig Trail), 21, 7, 16, US 62 and small parts of 123, 164 , 215 (Oark General Store), 74. These roads have been about 97% empty and the riding is quite awesome. I'd recommend it if you've never been here, but during the week only.

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I've only done a few roads in the NW corner of Arkasas but was intrigued by the roads and the beauty of the area.
Worst part of being located on the coast of the country is that everywhere else is so dang far away! Wah!
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I've only done a few roads in the NW corner of Arkasas but was intrigued by the roads and the beauty of the area.
Worst part of being located on the coast of the country is that everywhere else is so dang far away! Wah!
But at least you have all the great riding in CA. Norcal is like another state away, isn't it? Oddly enough, I put a ruler on a wall map at work and the distance to Eureka Springs, AR would have gotten me inside CA down near Vegas. On another note, I've seen a guy and his pillion on a 12+ Wee Adventure twice yesterday, but didn't see their plate. Luggage was off, so I assume they are local or are day-tripping like me.

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Today and Thursday, rain is forecasted and here, so taking a break today at least.
I lied! Actually, the weather mysteriously cleared out and became the sunniest day of the week. Starting out at 1:00 PM, I rode 300 miles and got back at dark. Back home now, but all told, logged 1,100 miles in the Ozarks and 1,600+ coming and going. Met lots of friendly people and several who "liked" the V-Strom Great place to ride; I think I'll go back given the chance.

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The Ozark Mountains are wonderful to ride in. I grew up riding southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. My people are from Stone County Missouri (think I am pretty much still related to everyone there). One of the things that drew me to my little slice of heaven here in Kentucky is that it reminded me of where I grew up. I am glad you got to ride some of the Ozarks.

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Wish I would have seen this thread earlier so I could have met up with you. Sounds like you hit all of the highlights!
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Wish I would have seen this thread earlier so I could have met up with you. Sounds like you hit all of the highlights!
Most of them I think. Even got to the general store in Oark per recommendation from a MO rider on another forum. I forgot to mention that riding on the Pig Trail (23), there was a mobile state trooper station (trailer)parked alongside the road. I've never seen that type of thing anywhere else.

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The Ozark Mountains are wonderful to ride in. I grew up riding southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. My people are from Stone County Missouri (think I am pretty much still related to everyone there). One of the things that drew me to my little slice of heaven here in Kentucky is that it reminded me of where I grew up. I am glad you got to ride some of the Ozarks.
Taney county here! Moved to Colorado in '96, but my mom has lived in the Branson area for 45 years and counting.

You say you're related to most of the people there, are you a Coffelt or a Tannehill? :biggrinjester:

Thanks for the report on the riding, some day the hubby and I want to get our Stroms down there and see for ourselves.

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hey John

b4 you go back, get BUTLER MAPS OZARKS MAP

there are many more worthy roads there

& the guys from BUTLER MAPS have done a fabulous job of finding & rating them for us

Ozarks Motorcycle Road Maps Trip Planning, Travel & Routes - Butler Maps

just sayin

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