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Old 09-06-2009, 11:35 PM   #121
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Going through the windy prairie, these elevators looked like big ships coming over the horizon. Seeing 'em was always welcome, because that meant... Gasoline!

Let me remind y'all again that if you're out west, you simply Do Not Pass Gas Stations. Do so only at your own peril and dismay.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:15 AM   #122
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This here's Matt "No Balls". It's great having friends here in Arizona. The people who choose to live in here are as great friends as the environment is unforgiving.

My therapist observed, "you go to Arizona for answers, don't you?". I think he's right- or at least it's all the excuse I need to go to Arizona...

matt and I rode up to Payson and over to Camp Verde (yes, again for me...).

Wish I had seen this thread sooner, looks like you got some of the best Arizona riding in!
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:53 AM   #123
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I crossed over I-35, and the wind stopped and the landscape got greener, more 'Southern looking'. Passing through Tulsa.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:55 AM   #124
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OK/ AR state line, US 412
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:57 AM   #125
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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Old 09-07-2009, 04:58 AM   #126
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Hungry, tired of being on bike for a week, I found this little Lao-Thai-Hmong place for dinner in Siloam Springs, AR.

Self-portrait.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:01 AM   #127
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Sweeping through the Ozarks!

I-540 S

Honestly, I was getting fatigued, and I know the scenery was lovely, and I remember still wanting off the bike for a bit. It got better that day...



Ozarks at dusk
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:08 AM   #128
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Headed east on I-40, I took a wrong turn trying to find a hotel our family stayed in over 30 years ago, found an amazing set of twisties right at sunset, north on AR 23.

I didn't find my hotel, and I was running dangerously low an gas, but it was FUN.

There was several music festivals, so it took me another two hours to find lodging for the night.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:10 AM   #129
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The next day, I drove through Little Rock to Pine Bluff to the Mississippi Delta.

It was all flat Southern terrain, so no photos until Clarksville, Mississippi:

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Old 09-07-2009, 05:12 AM   #130
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Clarksdale. Where's that Viking factory Where's Morgan Freeman?
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:14 AM   #131
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It's funny how Claarksdale's so amazingly segregated now. Half is hardscrabble Delta living, and downtown is a yuppie playground for the upper crust Mississippi/ Memphis folks.

Didn't stop me from having a fine meal, though:



Couldn't find Mr. Freeman nor the stove factory, but I did treat myself to a fine meal at Madidi's. They even had wireless!
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:16 AM   #132
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Like I mentioned earlier- I was pooped and tired from being on the bike. I want to see some blues, please...




Beer night out in Clarksdale- Ground Zero Club
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:17 AM   #133
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Had a hard time finding an affordable place to crash, though:




There was no room at this lodge for this fellow, so an America Suites will have to do.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:19 AM   #134
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Fine, here's a picture of the Delta for you. From Arkansas to Alabama, it pretty much looks like this when you're on the floodplain:



Stare at this photo for three hours.

There! You've driven across Mississippi!
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Sweet Home Alabama!

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