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Old 08-23-2010, 07:49 PM   #931
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Dirtdabber, hope the rest of the trip was ok, let us know you made it home safe. Your bike looked like it enjoyed the nap...it still looks good laying down. <>< njoytheride
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:01 PM   #932
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I'm home safe and sound.

I had to cut the trip short one day for work, but that paid off with several weeks of work for the crew.

1166 miles in just under 48 hours.

The ride report is started here.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611985


I have decided that Arkansas is like a gateway drug. I gotta come back for more.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:23 PM   #933
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Got 3 rides in this weekend

II got to ride Fri, Sat, and Sun this weekend.
Friday I took my son up to Treat, AR with the RZR. He isn’t able to ride a m/c so I bought this thing to give him a little bit of off-road adventure.

Austin and his RZR

We took “Page Hollow Road” along Moccasin creek starting where Moccasin and Indian creek (otherwise known locally as the “low water bridge at Treat”) over to a trail called “High Mountain Loop”.




These are part of the Moccasin Creek Trail system accessible from Hwy 7 but we go in the back way from Treat. These are almost entirely 4-wheeler trails with large creek rock or loose rubble up the hills.


Narrow trail for a RZR!




Did I mention that it was rocky?









Like pigs in mud!

He enjoyed it but it’s a workout if you're one handed! He did well and I’m proud of him. The only glitch was the darned spiders everywhere. Biguns! My son smacked right into a tree because he thought a spider was about to get on him. Poor old tree.


We’ve had over 20 days of 100 degree plus temperatures and it’s really beginning to show.

Two pics of Stave Mill falls last October






These last 2 pics are of Stave Mills Falls on Saturday Aug 21, 2010







Saturday Apostle2 and I rode the DS bikes in this same trail system for some challenging 2-wheel action in anticipation of the kinds of trails we expect to see in Colorado next month.














Need power bars.......Need power bars.....



Don't let it be said that we don't have classy trails in Arkansas









Evidently, there hadn’t been a lot of traffic through there because the spiders were prevalent again.
I let Dave lead because…well he’s just good at it. There were a few emergency stops with quick dismounts with helmets coming off in a hurry! What’s the big deal? Spiders don’t eat that much! But seriously, I don’t care for them either.


Leaves of three...Let them be!


We stopped at Mack’s Pines for lunch and hydration.

Sunday evening I took my daughter for a spin on the big bike over to Morrilton and over Petit Jean Mountain. I let her take pictures as we rode. It’s kinda’ nice to have someone else snap photos so you can just concentrate on the road.



Can you say Hollywood?












Mt. Petit Jean's namesake

Hwy 154 leading up the mountain. We actually heard and saw a blinged out Road Glide with a Thunderheader and Rap music so loud you could hear it over the pipes from the lookout. About 4 minutes later it pulled into the parking lot with the music still blasting.

This rig screamed "Look at me!"
Some folks just don't get it. You come to the mountain for peace and quiet and the sound of the wind in the leaves and you hear "Thump-thuimp-thump" that drowns out everything else. By the way, I've probably got one of the more quiet Harley's you're likely to hear.


Yeah I'm proud.






Looks like Pumpernickle bread!








Give a kid a camera and watch what happens.




Formerly WinRock Farms. Now a cullinary institute.

Sunset from the Pallisades



Temps were starting to get pleasant on toward evening and we had a nice relaxing ride. My daughter is actually a pretty good passenger. She doesn’t squirm around or constantly ask questions or get all nervous when the bike leans a little. I believe she had fun and I know I was glad to get a little one on one time with both kids


All in all it was a pretty good weekend. I didn’t get a lot of (actually zero) domestic chores done but it was worth it.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:03 AM   #934
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Nice reports... I like how you include your kids.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:14 AM   #935
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Great Reports Gary
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:29 AM   #936
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Great rides Gary! Wish you could went yesterday.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #937
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Very cool ride reports. Better watch out for your daughter, she will hijack one of your bikes soon!
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #938
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True Charley,
She's been subtlely hinting that she wants one like the WRR but I see her mother roll her eyes everytime she mentions it. It's probably going to be a while. She also wants a dog, a car (nothing fancy..an Edge or a Mustang would be ok), she wants a horse lets see what else??...I've got a list around here somewhere. She's your typical teenage girl with a really short attention span but I love her anyway.
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Very cool ride reports. Better watch out for your daughter, she will hijack one of your bikes soon!
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:37 PM   #939
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Wswartzwel's videos

Bill,
I was just looking thru some of your vids. Those are cool. The music for the Wolfcreek Pass is a hoppin' little tune. I see why you got your own site.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #940
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Thanks,

The site is in bad need of an update... I have lots more vids and pic there.. but no links to them.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:07 PM   #941
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Need power bars.......Need power bars.....


Although I could have used some power bars, I was simply trying to get rid of some of the spider webs clinging all over me. Kinda like trying to flick a sticky booger, they just didn’t want to come off.

Because of the copious amount of spiders crawling all over me I didn’t take any pictures, almost had a couple of “Oh Sh%*!” moments because of them things.

But I did manage to have enough time for a short (very short) video. No much water in them hills these days but what little water is there, we found it.


Untitled from David Carothers on Vimeo


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Leaves of three...Let them be!
Good thing I had toilet paper.....


We managed to ride about 85 miles on the 250’s and the trails were rough enough to mandate a nap afterwards.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:17 PM   #942
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You are now more talkitive than the last time I saw you. *snerk*
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:24 PM   #943
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You are now more talkitive than the last time I saw you. *snerk*
What can I say, I just don't have the gift of gab like some folks around here. :)
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:23 AM   #944
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Very nice Apostle2
I got to get over that way before long myself.
Wish my oldest (now 16) would pass his driving test. g
umpteen times he's taken it and blows it everytime.
I'm waiting to put plates on the old DT125 then he can go riding with me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:55 PM   #945
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Very nice Apostle2
Wish my oldest (now 16) would pass his driving test.
I'm waiting to put plates on the old DT125 then he can go riding with me.
Hey I've got a 17 year old with a license but still can't get him to ride with me. He says he doesn't like trail riding, he only wants to ride on MX tracks.

The kids these days....
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