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Old 04-26-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Sieg’s MO-AR Rocky Tracks "The SMART ride"

Sieg’s MO-AR Rocky Tracks = "The SMART ride"

Here’s the rundown. It’s 200 plus miles per day for 2 days. Starts and ends at Bixby MO., stopping at Mammoth Springs AR. for the night. Friday night and Sunday night if you want, camping at MTRA’s club grounds, near Bixby, they have primitive camping, johns with sinks and flush toilets, and a shower, a RV dump station and a well or there is a motel in nearby Viburnum. More info on MTRA here> http://www.ridemtra.com/index.htm
The course is gravel and old two track forest roads, very very little paved road. Many creek crossings and lot's of lesser traveled, poorly maintained roads. It will all be rideable by an average rider on a GS or KLR,but still a lot of fun on a plated dirt bike. (IMHO) As on the PHBR, there may be some bonus “Big Boy” not big bike sections. There are motels and campgrounds in and around Mammoth Springs, I’ll check them out and give a recommendation later. If someone has a favorite let me know. The date is set at August 16th & 17th 2014. It will be like my Pucky Huddle Breakfast Run, or the famous Swinging Bridges Ride, but I think there may actually be less paved road on this than either of those. More details to follow, I’ll edit updates to this post as I get them.
BTW > If anyone’s interested, this year’s PHBR will be run on September 20th & 21st, it will start at Bixby and runs to Ste. Genevieve then back this time.

UP-DATE: 6/29
I checked motels and campgrounds this week.
Motel, I'll be staying at the Mammoth Springs Lodge Motel, and recommend that. I've stayed there many times through the years, it's clean, good management, has a fair breakfast and a large lounge/lobby for us to socialize. Their regular rate is $89.99 but if you mention "the smart ride" you get a double for $69.99 or single for $59.99. They would only let me block 10 rooms, so you may want to get one early if you are staying there. (3 gone already)
Camping, I think Spring River Oaks is the best bet. They have tent camping and cabins. If you want a cabin or a site with electricity reserve early, non-electricity not a issue. They don't care how many on a site, it's $9.00 per person.
Friday plenty of camping at MTRA's ground but motel rooms in Viburnum are limited.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:49 AM   #2
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Looks good, hope to be there on the 1190R!
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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sounds like a plan, stock 690 fuel rang long enough? I should have the bike sorted by then, put on a radiator guard last night. gotta make a top rack still for hauling some fuel.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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Great pic seig..u got me almost looking forward to august
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #5
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sounds like a plan, stock 690 fuel rang long enough? I should have the bike sorted by then, put on a radiator guard last night. gotta make a top rack still for hauling some fuel.
Less than 100 miles between fuel stops. I will post exact miles when I finish the tracks. And more importantly I'll give eating recomdations !
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:54 AM   #6
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waiting for this one will be tough
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:50 AM   #7
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Looks awsome!

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Old 04-26-2014, 01:48 PM   #8
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In for sure Sieg! Still upset that I'm out for swinging bridges, but I can wait!
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:33 PM   #9
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Too deep till August!



Open air museum.



A "spring fed road" hadn't rained in over a week when I took this picture.



Looks like they used an old railroad flat car for a bridge.



"Road less traveled"



"Road not traveled at all" except for the SMART ride.



My Sweetie crossing a deep one, that's my co-conspirator Leo watching.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:22 PM   #10
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Dang Sieg. Could you pick a steamier time or year.

Mammoth Springs has a nice (for us ) motel on the south end of town on a hill. A great place for Catfish downtown. Dont remember name of either
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Sounds like this will be a good one!
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:06 AM   #12
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Looking forward to riding this one!
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:48 AM   #13
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SMART for Dummies

Great looking ride Seig. I'll be in Colorado and will miss, sorry. See you next weekend on SBR. Jeffrho AKA cupcake
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:28 AM   #15
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Dang Sieg. Could you pick a steamier time or year.

Mammoth Springs has a nice (for us ) motel on the south end of town on a hill. A great place for Catfish downtown. Dont remember name of either

Second building from the corner Fred's Fish House. It has the Sieg, Sigie, BigDog and now, brad1098 seal of approval. But don't tell anybody, I don't want it all crowded up when I go there. I'm sending all the riders to that place that over looks the river across from the park.

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Great looking ride Seig. I'll be in Colorado and will miss, sorry. See you next weekend on SBR. Jeffrho AKA cupcake

"SMART for Dummies" That's genius Jeff, can I use that for the stickers?!
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