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Old 01-24-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Question Arkansas Meet Ups In Mid To Late June?

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.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:24 AM   #2
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I don't know of any official rallies at that time... but if actually riding in arkansas is part of what you're after, I'm sure some folks here or part of the ARA - Arkansas Adventure Riders would be glad to lead you on a good ride while you're here or share with you some good tracks to explore on your own.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:53 AM   #3
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an there is also SLAP Trax
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:06 AM   #4
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There ya go...doc set you up with tons of tracks... ... and congratulations!! Both on getting married and finding one that apparently enjoys riding!!
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an there is also SLAP Trax
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There ya go...doc set you up with tons of tracks... ... and congratulations!! Both on getting married and finding one that apparently enjoys riding!!
I'm a lucky guy for sure!
Very cool, I'll be lurking in the regions forums between now and then. We will be riding through Oklahoma and Arkansas in your region.
I'll bump this thread back up as we get closer to the date!
We want to meet locals for sure as we travel, large gathering or not.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:38 PM   #6
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We want to meet locals for sure as we travel, large gathering or not.
bring bail money..just in case!
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bring bail money..just in case!


Oh boy!
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:41 PM   #8
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Just post up here as your trip gets closer or post on the ARA FB page. Or you can pm me your email.

We're always looking for an excuse to ride. But remember, sometime around or just before July 4th, it starts getting hot in Ar.
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Just post up here as your trip gets closer or post on the ARA FB page. Or you can pm me your email.

We're always looking for an excuse to ride. But remember, sometime around or just before July 4th, it starts getting hot in Ar.
PM sent!

Our plan is to leave Bend, Oregon on 6/12 and be in Arkansas around 6/20.
We are not taking much time to get through OR, ID, NV, UT, and CO since those are close enough we can pretty much go anytime. Once we hit Tulsa (my dad lives there) our pace will really slow down.
The heat and humidity, yes we are prepared for that! You do have good swimming holes right?

Edit: I am on a Honda XR600R and LittlePosum a Suzuki DRZ400S. We're pretty much up for anything!
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Awesome!

We can take you so far back in the woods that they will hafta pump daylight to you as you tap your toes to banjo music!
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Hi ya'll, I'm the LittlePosum soon to be Mrs. Dual Sport I can't wait see your part of the country to do some major moto exploration! . This will be my first trip down to the south. Sounds like its gonna be hot down there and swimming stops are a must. I that read there some dangerous slithery critters that live down there and that there are poisonous snakes too!
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[QUOTE=LittlePosum;23318031 Sounds like its gonna be hot down there and swimming stops are a must. I that read there some dangerous slithery critters that live down there and that there are poisonous snakes too! [/QUOTE]

hot, yes..it always is in the summer time, just like it is in the high desert there.

dangerous slithery critters? maybe, only if you are camping and go looking for them..if you stay out of the woods, that means no hiking or exploring, then you will escape the wrath of the ticks and chiggers. If potty breaks are needed, then some of the campgrounds have toilets as do all the little gas stops/quickie marts..and if you have any gps skills, we have lottsa gpx trax/routes in the SLAP TRAX thread..
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hot, yes..it always is in the summer time, just like it is in the high desert there.

dangerous slithery critters? maybe, only if you are camping and go looking for them..if you stay out of the woods, that means no hiking or exploring, then you will escape the wrath of the ticks and chiggers. If potty breaks are needed, then some of the campgrounds have toilets as do all the little gas stops/quickie marts..and if you have any gps skills, we have lottsa gpx trax/routes in the SLAP TRAX thread..
Haha, sorry I guess sometimes the sarcasm can get lost in the text. Trees and shrubs work as fine and dandy bathrooms for me! Occasionally out in the desert all you have to hide behind is the shadow of your dirt bike.
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Awesome!

We can take you so far back in the woods that they will hafta pump daylight to you as you tap your toes to banjo music!
That is just what we are looking for!

We will be camping for almost all of this trip. Our typical setup is like this
amongst the scorpions and rattlesnakes.

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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Old 01-26-2014, 08:45 PM   #15
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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....
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