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Old 01-27-2014, 08:57 AM   #16
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That is just what we are looking for!

We will be camping for almost all of this trip.
We have a tent that's coming along on this trip. Doesn't rain much here in the summers. But that will be different as we head east.

I had to look up what a chigger is. Sounds like they're annoying at worst?

Thanks for the responses and PMs!

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if you want to do free, "primitive" camping, like in your pic, there are LOTTSA "deer" camps along the dirt roads, complete with stone lined campfire pits filled with beer cans to accommodate ya..just stay in the clearing and out of the woods to "minimize" the ticks and chiigers
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:14 PM   #17
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Hey all. I will be getting married in June and for our honeymoon we will be riding xcountry.
LittlePosum and I were curious if there are any meet ups or rallies going on in Arkansas around the 3rd week of June.
My best to you on the marriage and voyage! I've been here about 6 years from MA. My suggestions:
NW and Central AR - White Rock Mountain, Eureka Springs, Boxley Valley & Buffalo River.
Eastern OK - Flint Creek and Illinois River Watershed. Just find gravel and ride.
Southwestern, MO - Elk River & Big Sugar Creek (but watch out for summer weekends on the Elk - It's pretty close to fat hillbilly porn given the drunken nudity).
All these areas have various levels of camping, many gravel roads/trails to get you there.
As we get closer to the arrival make sure you flip through the NWA Ride report thread. Many of the inmates there are friendly and will give advice. Give me a shout if you want and I'll even join you for a spin (perhaps with my girlfriend riding her bike as well)!

Till then - Cheers! and keep your feet warm!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:49 PM   #18
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I would say them chiggers are the scourge of the earth

You get em and you may not sleep well for a week cause they itch so bad. I hate chiggers.... its like the worst infected mosquito bite you've ever had times 10.... and you may have 50 bites all at once.... miserable for sure... no lie....
Arkie is accurately describing the whole chigger experience. Be sure to pack a can of Deepwoods Off or Cutter's to spray on your boots and pants to help keep the nasty critters at bay.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:21 AM   #19
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My best to you on the marriage and voyage! I've been here about 6 years from MA. My suggestions:
NW and Central AR - White Rock Mountain, Eureka Springs, Boxley Valley & Buffalo River.
Eastern OK - Flint Creek and Illinois River Watershed. Just find gravel and ride.
Southwestern, MO - Elk River & Big Sugar Creek (but watch out for summer weekends on the Elk - It's pretty close to fat hillbilly porn given the drunken nudity).
All these areas have various levels of camping, many gravel roads/trails to get you there.
As we get closer to the arrival make sure you flip through the NWA Ride report thread. Many of the inmates there are friendly and will give advice. Give me a shout if you want and I'll even join you for a spin (perhaps with my girlfriend riding her bike as well)!


Till then - Cheers! and keep your feet warm!

Thanks for the suggestions! We'll be in touch.

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Arkie is accurately describing the whole chigger experience. Be sure to pack a can of Deepwoods Off or Cutter's to spray on your boots and pants to help keep the nasty critters at bay.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:23 AM   #20
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Deet and if you plan to hike while here bring some powdered sulphur to put around the tops of you socks and boots. Chiggers don't like it.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:00 PM   #21
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:16 AM   #22
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Really excited for this trip!
Just thought I'd bump this up and share one of our ride reports with you all.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925796

Just over 3 months before we leave!
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Old 02-22-2014, 01:47 PM   #23
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Really excited for this trip!
Just thought I'd bump this up and share one of our ride reports with you all.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925796

Just over 3 months before we leave!
Thats my kinda riding! Been to and thru the John day...never knew it was there until we came up on it..I'd like to go back and do some more "splorin" of it
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Thats my kinda riding! Been to and thru the John day...never knew it was there until we came up on it..I'd like to go back and do some more "splorin" of it
Beautiful place. A few different summers I've spent multiple consecutive days floating and camping on it. Lots of Carp and Bass!
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:51 AM   #25
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Lots of great riding in Arkansas and lots of places to stop and take a swim to cool off.
C'mon down!

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:01 PM   #26
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BUMP!
Leaving in just about a month. Can't wait!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:44 AM   #27
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BUMP!
Leaving in just about a month. Can't wait!!
Arkansas is still here. Weather is getting warmer (almost Hot) and the rides are still great. Let us know via the NWA BS thread or Beer swill on Wednesdays (at Sassy's in F'ville) when you're around. There are a great number of guys who can help.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:39 PM   #28
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:36 PM   #29
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Just got home from our friends ranch after tying the knot this weekend! We both have to work a week now and I'll be getting the bikes prepped to leave Oregon on the 18th or 19th of this month. Excited to be on the road for a little over a month!
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:13 AM   #30
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I know its not your typical ADV rally but Springfield BMW club puts on their 42nd Annual Crane, MO rally on June 20-22

Not just for BMW riders either and a great little slice of Southern, Mo small town life with wonderful city park camping with a cold creek. Me and the gf will be riding and camping up there. Great access to NWA from there along with the free lunch at Bentonville BMW.

edit- Tulsa is home to the World Famous TTPC, great group who ramrod SLAP rally the past few years. Stop in for a beer or two
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