So this ride started with me daydreaming in my cube... Why not go to Arkansas again? The weather is perfect this time of year and my bike is ready to go.
I call up Chris and proclaim my plan. He takes a day to confirm availability of the truck and we solidify our travel details.
This time there would be no base camp, we are going to ride fully loaded and only use the truck to make the seriously flat miles to a starting point outside the Arkansas forests.
The first day is a truck travel day. Without taking a vacation day I wait for Chris at my house after work.
When he finally arrives (Chris is always late) we throw my gear in the truck and load the bikes.