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Cancelled Event: Arkansas ADV Ride: Around Glenwood AR, Now May 17-19

Jarrett

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Yeah, I was planning on bringing the Africa Twin again, but hopefully riding up there this year.
 
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Called Arrowhead and told them we are coming. They are glad to have us back.

No need to reserve tent spaces but if you are planning on a cabin or RV, go ahead and get your reservation in.
 
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Glad to see your coming Woodsguy! I guess with you being on the 800 you'll be "Not so dirty Rob."
 
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There's a couple of KLR's around but heck they weigh almost as much as my bike and not near as modern on suspension, ect. I'll make do, I really want to go.
 

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You have no idea, almost squid mode. Great respect for the bike. Hoping to find a clean 650 somewhere to buy and flip when I get back, lol. Mrs. won't
You can ride my WR450 if you want. It's plated and set up for about 250 pound rider.

Might be geared a bit more for trail than street but it will still do 70.
 
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You can ride my WR450 if you want. It's plated and set up for about 250 pound rider.

Might be geared a bit more for trail than street but it will still do 70.
Appreciate it but can't do that. The KTM I took last trip has been offered but just not comfortable borrowing. That was a great offer from my friend and made for a great trip! Thanks again.
 

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Just need big boy pants!!!!
You've definitely got the skill and you know it. It does take a higher level of commitment to do it on a big bike as it can cost a bit to fix the bike if you fail.

Having said that, the bikes are crazy capable. I was amazed at what my big GS could do and I had a blown shock on it. Your 800 GS should be even more capable.

I know you know this....you just have to believe it. With your skill, I'm betting you don't even come close to going down.

But I get it...I'm that way in rain on the street. I have the skill and equipment to be very capable in the rain but I end up riding like a scared little boy.
 
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You've definitely got the skill and you know it. It does take a higher level of commitment to do it on a big bike as it can cost a bit to fix the bike if you fail.

Having said that, the bikes are crazy capable. I was amazed at what my big GS could do and I had a blown shock on it. Your 800 GS should be even more capable.

I know you know this....you just have to believe it. With your skill, I'm betting you don't even come close to going down.

But I get it...I'm that way in rain on the street. I have the skill and equipment to be very capable in the rain but I end up riding like a scared little boy.
I'm mainly concerned with the bowl turns in Wolfpen Gap type thing.
 

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I'm mainly concerned with the bowl turns in Wolfpen Gap type thing.
My guess is that we'll skip that section.

They were definitely a bit scary on a big bike. Those and the whoops afterwards weren't ideal for my GS.
 
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Rob is that photo on Black Gap Rd in Big Bend? Sure looks like the rock step I did on the Tenere week before last. Cleaned it but not pretty and probably never again. If I ever do have a momentary lapse of judgement and ride the big bike on that road again it will definitely be in the opposite direction.

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Yes sir that is it, a friend is/was down there recently. Good eye.
 
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