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Old 04-16-2012, 10:20 AM   #3121
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Arkansas 500 last weekend

Rode the Ark 500 last weekend...actually went down a day early to get an extra day in. All total we rode 700 miles, 500 was the 500 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday was cut short by storms but did finish with 140 miles. This is a really nice ride...as you can stay with their groups or ride it on your own. It is probably the most varied riding with in 8 hours drive. If anyone is interested I do have a number of great Arkansas tracks. The link below is to their reagular ride report thread and shows pics of some of the terain. There were about 44 riders, a lot from Texas and Oklahoma. There are some airline pilots from Texas that really cover some serious ground on 600R Honds.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...740055&page=15
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...54653&page=353

Reminder, that the 5th and 6th is the Missouri Bridges ride. I am planning to go and do have the tracks. If you are interested, let me know. I am thinking of riding down and back. There are some nice back roads once you make the Missouri boarder.

In Arkansas there was a lot of talk about the Kansas Flint Hills Ride...one not to miss.

http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=2709.0

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:50 PM   #3122
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I am in for the Meat & Greet this weekend if it's still happening.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #3123
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I am going to be there at 4:30 on Sunday April 22nd. Either way.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:06 PM   #3124
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I am going to be there at 4:30 on Sunday April 22nd. Either way.
Anyone up for a Sunday ride before? I have yet to wet my fly rod yet this year, and it's just time. Maybe some gravel out to nowhere for some purposeless time by a stream?
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #3125
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Anyone up for a Sunday ride before? I have yet to wet my fly rod yet this year, and it's just time. Maybe some gravel out to nowhere for some purposeless time by a stream?
I don't know many rides out between m-town and Ames, I'd be up for a little gravel. I guess I haven't learned my "street tires are easily punctured" lesson.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #3126
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From the DSM area up to Boone/north of Boone, the Dragoon is pretty nice looking.
Of course, I am not sure of many fly fishing spots along that route.
SPeaking of which, I need to invest in a new fly rig. Haven't fly fished or any other kind of fished since my early 20s.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #3127
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From the DSM area up to Boone/north of Boone, the Dragoon is pretty nice looking.
Of course, I am not sure of many fly fishing spots along that route.
SPeaking of which, I need to invest in a new fly rig. Haven't fly fished or any other kind of fished since my early 20s.
A friend of mine teaches the DNR fly fishing classes, and he got me hooked. It's the most fun I've ever has fishing.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:17 AM   #3128
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From about 12 on, it was the only type of fishing I have done. My grandpa on my mom's side owns a lake (sort of...there are 2 cabins and 1 primitive campground on the lake) in Minnesota and he wouldn't allow us to use traditional rod and reels.

Funny part is, we would fly fish from a boat with 3 people and rarely if ever got tangled or hooked anyone. Of course, the day he was teaching me how, he said, "Don't worry if you hook someone...everyone does their first time." And then he went on to hook himself 3 times that day.

Nothing quite like hooking into a 23lb Northern with a fly rig...
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:13 AM   #3129
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From the DSM area up to Boone/north of Boone, the Dragoon is pretty nice looking.
Of course, I am not sure of many fly fishing spots along that route.
SPeaking of which, I need to invest in a new fly rig. Haven't fly fished or any other kind of fished since my early 20s.
Dragoon is a great ride from northern Polk County to Lehigh. We took my brothers newly acquired 1986 XL600R on 180+ mile test run. Riverside Tap in Lehigh is a great place to grab some food and beverage. As for the fishing...I don't fish but there are a couple dams located near Frasier you might check out. Saw a few guys out in waders.
Check out the ride photos from my brother’s blog...

http://moonbuilt.blogspot.com/2012/04/riding-dirty.html
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #3130
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SPeaking of which, I need to invest in a new fly rig. Haven't fly fished or any other kind of fished since my early 20s.
Here's what I bought for the bike:

http://www.templeforkflyrods.com/products/combo.html

Very nice 9' 4-piece rod with case. Fits great on the KTM.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:55 AM   #3131
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Hmm anyone on here have what I believe was a Yellow R1150GS? I was riding my R90/6 on lunch break today going down University passing 50th and had a Yellow GS come by with his thumb up.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:15 PM   #3132
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Hmm anyone on here have what I believe was a Yellow R1150GS? I was riding my R90/6 on lunch break today going down University passing 50th and had a Yellow GS come by with his thumb up.
Haven't met the guy. Sometimes he carries a bicycle on the back of that thing. :). Pretty cool.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #3133
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Yeah...I have seen him myself in passing but never with the bike.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #3134
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BTW, brief ride report and videos here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781294
I forgot to put my camera back in the bag though so no pictures...guess I have to make the trip again then! lol
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #3135
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i have a $20 telescoping spinning rod/reel combo (changed out the reel) i throw in my tailbag, for whenever i cross a creek that needs fished. i'd love to try fly fishing sometime, but i'm cheap and too lazy to learn.
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