Hey Yall! Chris (child) and I (Oliver) just got done with a multi-day trip to Arkansas. We found some really cool and challenging roads along with lots of high speed scenic gravel! This is my 4th trip to Arkansas but the first for Chris. One of his comments at the end of trip was that sections of the Arkansas roads were comparable to our recent Colorado trip!!
The weather was absolutely perfect and we had a blast!
The greatest part about Arkansas is the unknown roads and trials that sprout along the marked roads in the forests.... If you go slow enough you will see all sorts of neat two-track, single track or campsites along the paths.
We just got back late Sunday and I am still working on my pictures. Between us we have a ton of pictures, I hope you enjoy the ride report!
NEW: GPS FILE LINK:
Here are some teasers to keep you interested:
The first thing we did when we got into the forest was to do Warloop Road backwards!
Here is my bike on the difficult section, I had tried to bypass the ledge but I lost momentum. Chris' bike had a different problem at this point and we both were worried...
This is an unmarked trail we decided to take. Started off really cool, got even cooler and then eventually got way too exciting
for me, as you will see later in the ride report.
This part was really fun! We were thoroughly enjoying the trails and amazing weather!
The scenery in Arkansas is amazing! I love all the little creek crossings (many of them do not have bridges).
Hey wait a minute... why is my bike missing a plethora of plastic...? And why is my bodywork strapped to the luggage?
We will have to find out during the ride report
(At the moment I am afraid of how much it will cost to fix and if there is any structural damage but I still consider myself lucky to be relatively unhurt...)