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Old 11-03-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Talking Ride Report Training (pictures from Arkansas)

Hey folks,

Noob here. Been reading a lot of amazing ride reports here and wanted to start adding my own adventures. This 1st report is basically a learning session for linking pictures and such. I'm sure my commentary and awe factor will be lacking in comparison, but ya gotta start somewhere right?

The following pictures are from a couple of day trips my brother and I took over the past couple of weekends here in Arkansas.

First things first, the bikes. Mine is the Red 09' KLX250s, my brother's is the Blue WR250r. We've only had these bikes a month or so and just getting them broke-in.

Our first ride outside our normal relm was in the Mt. Magazine area. This was our first stop at Spring Lake.

A very cool landmark at Spring Lake is the Spring Lake Dam. Built many years ago with hard labor.

New Camera, finding new ways to use it, me trying to mutitask (not easy for me).

A couple of days ago we were in the Big Piney area but I forgot to take a lot of pictures. I did manage to get a few.

Here's a shot of a swinging bridge extending over Little Piney creek. Hey BigDog, from reading your reports, I know you like swinging bridges. Don't know if you've seen this one or not but you were very close to it on you last trip. Just off of Hwy. 123. I'll send ya the location if you want it.

A quick stop at Haw Creek Falls recreation area.

We left from Haw Creek Falls to ride a trail that ends at the top of mountain above Haw Creek Falls. This trail is marked from Hwy. 123 but I've never been able to find it from above. So we started at the bottom and went up. This was a very rough trail, I missed several photo ops because I was just to busy tryin to make it to the top (both bikes laid on their side at least once). My brother mentioned several times about just turning around and goin back down. But we pushed through (downed trees and all) and finally made it to the top just before dark.

At this point we were exhausted. Made it back to Hwy. 123 about dark-thirty. It was a full moon so we dodged deer all the way back to Dover, AR. Stopped at Dewayne's BBQ for a much deserved meal.


Comments & Feedback (good or bad) welcome.

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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good Start

It looks like you and your brother are getting off to a good start. Both bikes will take you to many locations and to many adventures. Keep up the good work and keep posting as everyone enjoys tagging along for the adventure.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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Having never submitted a ride report myself, I think that any effort deserves around of applause. I really like the Photo of the swinging bridge.......
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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Just to correct Apostle2, I in no way wanted to go back down that trail. Waaay too much pucker factor for me. We did discuss running out of daylight and having to battle this crap in the dark but the gps said there was a good road just a mere 1700 feet away. (LIAR!!!) Suffice it to say that going back down was not a real option in the dark.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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You're a fast learner! Thanks for your first report... come back with more on your next ride
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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Very nice pictures, I rode in AR a little over a week ago and camped at Spadra Park.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:39 PM   #7
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You're located in a pretty nice ds riding area, nice to have a brother to share it with.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:48 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Can't wait for another chance to post another rr. I'll try to remember the camera more often next time.

Hey Spadra Park is a nice area. Very close to Mt. Magazine trails. The last time we were at Mt. Magazine we ran across three dudes from Texas, all riding KTM's. Folks come from all over to ride around here.

I'll admit we are really blessed to live in a state with so many good riding areas and get to share them with my big bro.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #9
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Nice pics.

Some of that looks oddly familiar to me.
It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:42 AM   #10
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great pics

I know what you mean as far as being blessed to live where we do. My brother just moved here from Colorado., once he gets back on his feet he wants to buy a bike. It would be so cool to ride the trails with your bro. (someone to help pick up the bike) let me know if your heading towards the Ozark area. Can show you some good trails in this area. I was in your neck of the woods last weekend. had a blast. <>< Craig
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #11
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I'm your neighbor in Russellville. I don't have a dual sport any longer and ride a Honda ST now. Still have a desire to own another DS someday to ride these great National Forest roads in AR.

Great start to a RR, by the way.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:29 PM   #12
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Very nice

I enjoyed your first RR -- beautiful area.


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Old 05-11-2010, 05:47 PM   #13
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apostle2, might I add my comments to your RR..We want more-We want more! Great job for your first post with pics and narrative. Now, get out there and ride.

Central and NW AR were my stomping grounds for ten years. Hard to beat the twisties, trail and country people. (Well most country folk. Got shot at with a double barrel shotgun during a White Rock enduro in '76 after missing a turn; winding up at a dead end).
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