|09-28-2010, 12:13 PM||#1|
Dyin' to Ride
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas- GO HOGS!!
Arkansas TAT- "Fun Gone Wrong"
I want to start off by thanking NOTAR_520, he was a great with getting me a very good GPS that worked great on this trip! Also, Dragon43 walked me through on how to properly post pics on this RR. So, Thanks guys!
With that said- this is my first attempt in posting a RR. So, i will keep it short and sweet. I got my DR ("Dizzard" as i learned from Dragon43 we met on the TAT.) about 3 years ago and i love it. Rode my buddy's one time and that's all it took. We've been talking about doing some the TAT for some time now. With me having a 2 year old and another baby on the way, time to get away is hard to find. But, finally did it and it was by far the best tirp ever.
Here we go........
Here we are leaving this past friday from my house in Hot Springs, AR. I'm on the left. My buddy, JB, on the right with his vicious yellow DR. He's known for slinging a hammer and his stupid one liners. "Dem tires got good gription."
We started the TAT in W. Helena. It was pretty and flat. Dusty as heck. We had to ride side by side. Several roads were so dusty and thick it was almost like riding through water. Finer than baby powder. Cotton and rice for as far as the eye can see.
The next day we started to get out of the delta and into more hilly terrain. Roads like this were perfect for a steady 35 mph rides, while soaking up the scenery. Weather as sunny and 75 degrees. couldn't ask for better.
Once we arrived in downtown Scotland (neat little town,) we stopped at this old general store. directly across the street was a store that was open. Didn't see a sign or catch the actual name of it, but it had a "Pizza Pro" sign out. We decided to go in and eat one. Only to our surprise was a full kitchen in the back that had the daily lunch special of home made meatloaf, fried taters, beans, and corn bread. Seriously one of the best meals i've ever had. The owners were very nice and asked if we were doing the TAT. We said yes and she gave us a yellow legal pad that had "TAT SIGN IN." People from all over the world stopped here to eat and gas up. India, Holland, Cuba, Canada, Africa, everywhere! it was really neat to read where they were from and what they were riding. i have a pic of the sign in sheet, but due to privacy, i will leave it off. I highly recommend stopping here.
On up in the Ozark Mountains, scenery was breath taking. Made it very hard to keep riding when all we wanted to do was stop and look at everything. Oh, and that is a Gatorade bottle on my front fender full of extra gas. Worked great, even though I didn't need it.
I have to get back to work for now. I am about half way through with posting. I will add to it when i can. I hope yall have enjoyed it so far. The Arkansas TAT was absolutely the best ride ever. I hope everyone gets a chance to do one day. I will do it again soon.
....keep yall posted.....
"60% of the time, it works EVERYTIME." -Brian Fantana
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