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My first ever ride report!!!

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Well, I bought my first motorcycle back in January in a fly & ride from Austin to Dallas. That was my first time EVER on surface streets on a motorcycle. I've been riding almost every day since, rain or shine, and am definately hooked. Now it's time for a real trip! :rider:

My plans are to leave the Dallas, TX area for spring break and run up to NW Arkansas for about a week. Having read a lot of stuff here and on ADVrider, I have learned that many advise people to post their planned route just in case it's necessary to go looking for a busted up downed rider.

So, here it is. :deal:

To shave a little time, I'll be leaving around 6am and taking the interstate (I30) to Texarkana for the first leg of the journey.

From there, I'll kick north up US 71 and then hook up to AR 27 just north of Millwood lake. AR 27 will wind all the way up to Russellville where I'll jog west on AR 64 and then connect on to AR 21 north all the way up to Berryville, AR.

According to the route I've planned, it looks like it will be somewhere around 467 miles, and the great majority of the Arkansas portion will be on roads listed on my maps as scenic. I should pass thru a few state parks and national forests, so hopefully I'll end up with some decent pic opportunities, but my camera skills leave a lot to be desired. I've ridden up AR 21 in cars before and have often fantasized of riding those twisties on two wheels, so I can hardly wait for this trip!

I don't see any reason why I can't make it in one day, but as a new rider, I have decided that I'll stop somewhere if I get fatigued. I doubt I'll be able to update this report until I get all settled in up there, but I'll do my best.

I'm going up to visit some really good friends up there that I haven't seen in many years. One of them is a big deal at Wilson Combat and the other is the main guy at IDPA, so expect some gun porn too!

Updates to follow...:-P

Ken
 

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You will be spoiled riding Arkansas...
Enjoy and be careful.
 
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Riding in Arkansas is a waste of time!:trust: There are straighter roads and less hills in North-Texas and you can put many more miles per hours on your new to you bike. ;-) By the way, if you are near Texarkana by lunch time, check out the Burger Combo @ Road Runner in Nash. Jalepeno, Cheese and Bacon is my favorite.
 
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Well, I made it safe & sound... but a little behind schedule. When I left Dallas Friday morning, the weatherman said it was 41 degrees with a wind chill in the low 30's and a good chance of rain. Despite the best efforts of family to convince me to delay my departure, I decided to go for it even though I did not have rain gear.

I intended to leave by seven am, but despite my best efforts, I didn't actually get on the road till about 9:30am. Somehow, and I'm guessing gremlins were responsible, my clutch cable was all jacked up and I spent about 30 minutes getting that sorted out. There were other issues too, but the bottom line was that I got a later start than intended.

The ride out to Texarkana was COLD! I was wearing jeans with thermals underneath and my daily riding jacket over a couple layers. It felt like I was driving directly into headwinds the whole way to Arkansas and my hands got so cold that I eventually pulled over and zip tied little pocket handwarmers to the grips!

Once in Texarkana, I pulled over, gased up and warmed up and the weather magically improved! Suddenly, it was in the 60's and beautiful! I made my way north from Texarkana up Hwy 71 until cutting on to Hwy 27 all the way up to Russellville.

From Russellville, I cut west onto Hwy 21 and went north all the way up to my destination.

However, it was not nearly as easy as that sounds...

First of all, while I knew that I would periodically stop for the obligatory ride report pics, I had no idea how much time that would eventually aggregate up to. By the time I got to the Ozone burger barn, the sun was falling fast, and so was the temperature. Soon, I was freezing again and I was confronted with the prospect of finishing the last hour of the trip at night.

Now, please understand that I love my KLR, but the headlight on that thing is for the birds! I swear it throws out more shadows than it does light. Even though the sky was clear and the stars bright, IT WAS STILL VERY DARK. I actually thought about pulling over and making camp for the night, but common sense could not overcome my pride and I braved the dark and the deer and kept going.

I finally made it to Marble just south of my buddy's house where he agreed to meet me. I made the call and within ten minutes my best friends had arrived with the good news that their wives were setting the dinner table at that very moment preparing to feed me a fine home cooked meal.

I followed them back towards the house up Hwy 21 when my buddy pulled on to a side road that literally turned into a muddy dirt road within about 20 feet. Well, cold, tired and dark is about as good a way as any to make my first bike ride off road... so I followed them up the mountain a couple of miles to his house.

Holy smokes fellas! I hadn't visited since before they bought this house and I had no idea of the paradise they had created. See, my buddy works for Wilson Combat and does okay for himself. As a matter of fact, he does well enough to have bought this 40+ acre property on top of a mountain. It is simply beautiful!

So, now that I've been here a day or so, I'm now sitting in his basement next to the gun room (see... if it's measured in square feet as opposed to cubic inches... its no longer a gun safe) and typing this up while sharing a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon. I may never go home!

Once I figure out how to post pics, I will. But for now, I'm planning a day trip for later in the week that will loop up to Eureka Springs, down Hwy 23, over to the lost valley and up thru the Buffalo WMA, up to Harrison and back over to Berryville.

Til then....

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Well, I made it safe & sound... but a little behind schedule. ... while I knew that I would periodically stop for the obligatory ride report pics, I had no idea how much time that would eventually aggregate up to. By the time I got to the Ozone burger barn, the sun was falling fast, and so was the temperature....... I may never go home!...
Glad you made it safely. Hey: At a minimum, get you some windproof rain pants (Walmart has some in the camping section that really help in a pinch -- I got some in Mena when the weather turned unexpectedly cold & wet when I was on my sidecar rig). Plus maybe some glove liners -- I have put the pocket warmers on the back of my hands inside the gloves.

Yes, it takes a little experience to learn to plan a ride that includes stopping to take pics -- it does take quite a bit longer than you anticipate.

Nice country and folks up there, ain't it??
 
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Well, it is almost 2am and I literally just walked in my door from a long ride home. I hadn't intended to drive at night, but my buddy kept me longer than expected so we could shoot a bunch of rounds thru a couple of prototype suppressors they are working on at Wilson Combat. One was a 22 cal suppressor mounted on a Ruger 22/45 and the other was a titanium fat can hanging off one of Wilson's AR15s.

Yeah... I didn't mind the late start.

It was a great trip and I can't wait to get to work on posting some photos and more of a real ride report, but that will have to wait til tomorrow. Right now, I just want to finish pulling that corbin seat out of my butt!

Ken
 
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Well, it is almost 2am and I literally just walked in my door from a long ride home. I hadn't intended to drive at night, but my buddy kept me longer than expected so we could shoot a bunch of rounds thru a couple of prototype suppressors they are working on at Wilson Combat. One was a 22 cal suppressor mounted on a Ruger 22/45 and the other was a titanium fat can hanging off one of Wilson's AR15s.

Yeah... I didn't mind the late start.

It was a great trip and I can't wait to get to work on posting some photos and more of a real ride report, but that will have to wait til tomorrow. Right now, I just want to finish pulling that corbin seat out of my butt!

Ken
Maybe some Hoppe's will help the burn? :lol2:
Glad you're home safe!! :zen:
 
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kneadless to say... travel in arkansas is measured in time, not miles

but, i bet you've figg'rd that out by now

weather can/does have a very sobering effect on your speed, in/on the twisties

you were wise to be late, instead of..........

glad you enjoyed nw arkansas

you have just seen the tip of that iceberg, so far

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So... I left last Friday from Richardson and headed for a little town called Rudd, AR. That is technically the nearest town to my destination: Wilson Combat and my buddy's house. I had ridden the bike a lot the week prior and everything was fine. I went over everything and everything looked to be in perfect working order. However, that morning, I finally got the bike loaded up and overnight it seemed gremlins had loosened my clutch lever. So I decided to go over every nut and bold I could to make sure all was well with "Kate." For the record, I decided to call her that for a couple of reasons. First, she's a KLR and "Kate" just seemed to fit her. But, she's a KLR, so she's not exactly a beauty queen... so her name is also an allusion to "Big Nosed Kate," who wasn't much to look at, but was there for ya when you needed her. Also, one of my favorite movies is "The Sons of Katie Elder" so, her full name is Kate Eller... get it???

Anyway, Last Thursday, a front moved through Dallas, so instead of great weather, I was taking my first long distance ride in what the weatherman said was around 41 degrees with wind gusts of up to 20mph. They also said the wind chill would be around freezing. I can promise you that it was much colder that morning cruising down I-30 at 75mph!

My neighbor is a stripper and she was getting off work right as I was about to leave, so I had her snap this pic and then I was on my way.

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I hadn't gotten that far before I was FREEZING! I was wearing long johns under my clothes but had no other protection and my fingers were alternately stinging and going numb from the cold. This was my solution:

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I tried to be mindful of getting too cold, but for the most part, I just tried to make time. Before long, the scenery was starting to change.

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Soon, I was in Texarkana and heading north. The weather had improved dramatically and it was much warmer, but I could tell I was about to get into trouble cuz I was shivering and could not warm up, even though I should have by then. So, I pulled over and got a bite to eat just before crossing the Red River.

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After I started feeling better, I finally crossed the Red River

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It takes a little bit going north before the view really starts to improve, but just about anything is better than all the concrete and city lights of Dallas.

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Soon, I was crossing the Caddo River

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And found a cool little waterfall...

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I started into the Ouacita National Forest and discovered that I really like what these signs portend...

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This place was beautiful, but at this pic, I was just now entering the forest but turned around to get a pic of the sign with the bike.

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I like the ACU pattern BugOut bag. I've got two of 'em. They've been my main luggage for the last six years! Freakin' huge, yeah?
 
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Up, up, up into the mountains... After a while, I was just riding to get to the next sign and the grin that would come with it!

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Caution... fun ahead!

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And finally, I made it to the Ozone Burger Barn. I had driven past this little place in a car on a handfull of occassions, but the first trip there on the bike was special.

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And along the way, I got a little closer to heaven...

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Before I left, I never really thought about how much time I needed to allow for. In a car, I just keep going until I have to take a leak... but on a bike, my novice butt has to get off every now and again to stretch and try to relieve the saddle sores. Additionally, I really didn't think about how much time gets eaten up with all the get offs for picture taking.

So, while I should have made it to my destination with daylight to spare, instead I finished the trip in the dark.

What I also didn't account for... how quickly both the sun and the temperature drops up in the mountains! After leaving Ozone, I had about 30 more minutes of light and then the darkness descended. Now, I made this trip with just my bug out bag and some school work, so I was fully equipped to pull over, make a fire and camp til the morning, but I'm too stubborn and prideful for that. So, I braved the suicidal deer and elk, as well as the darkness and occassional cage, and pressed on.

I don't know about other KLRs, but mine has no illumination on the speedo & tach, and I found that a little disconcerting. As the temperature dropped, I was freezing again, but I decided against zip tying more hand warmers and continued on.

Despite my stupidity and all the odds stacked against a novice like myself, I did manage to make it to Marble. Along the way, I had been texting my buddy to let him know my progress. As it started getting dark, he let me know that he would meet me at the gas station in Marble since I had not been to his new house and probably would never find it in the dark.

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All I can say is thank God for good friends who are looking out for ya, cuz he was right. His house is literally on top of one of the many mountains. I guess it's not a real mountain, but it is certainly bigger than a hill! Anyway, I had not really ever driven off road before, and I don't think cold, wet and tired is the correct way to attempt it the first time! Once you turn off the road, there is only about 20 feet of pavement... then it seems to go straight up and winds around... up, up, up...

Here's a pic I took the next day of his "driveway." This is about 800 yards off the highway.

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This is also on his driveway, not quite two miles off the roadway, but still a few hundred more yards to go before you get to his house...

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But it was all worth it... my friends house is amazing...

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And they had supper waiting!!!

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And desert!!!

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But the best part of the evening was getting to see my "Niece" and "nephews"

These are John & Lisa's kids, Eoin and Patty.

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And Alexander, aka "xanny"

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When I get a chance, I'll update this with more stories and pics, but I warn you, anyone who doesn't like the 2nd Amendment is advised to go elsewhere...

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I've got a picture of my wife from 20 years ago near that same waterfall!! Great write-up! And what a nice buddy to take care of you like that!
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YEA PICS, it must have happened!!!:clap:

really like the farkles on the bike:clap:

think i see a bbq grill, engine/radiator guard, after mkt hand guards, led tail light mod & a corbin seat

that should make for a SUPER TROOPER

it is well suited for your trip and the many trips, i expect you will be making in the future

DON'T STOP NOW, YOU'RE ON A ROLL:rider:

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Okay... so, I hadn't seen John or Robert in around five years, but I gotta tell ya... when I walked thru that door and their kids ran up to hug me and tell me how I was their favorite "Uncle"... it was like coming home.

I can't describe the feeling... it was obvious that even though we had not visited in so many years, John and Robert had kept me a close part of their families. Even when I went to visit them at work, their employees knew all about me. I don't think a man can have better friends than these two men and their families and I consider myself blessed for it.

Anyway... back to the pics!

Saturday morning, we went to the Berryville range to shoot their regular match. This is the place where IDPA started and where the Arkansas Combat Pistol Leaque calls home. I hadn't shot a match here since probably 2002, but when I showed up, everyone rememebered me and they still had my membership number on hand. Unfortunately, this month was the scheduled classifier course... :(

Robert was the match director and he got things going. From the picture, you can probably figure out why we lovingly call him "piglet" or simply, "The Pig." He once got kicked out of an all you can eat buffet!

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This is John's son, Eoin (Irish spelling, but pronounced Owen). He shoots regularly with John and Robert at these matches and that day, he was shooting a S&W .22. His time was a little slow compared to the adults, but he had fewer points down than many of the adults!

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And this is just a random picture taken at the match... I think the shooter is another friend named Greg, and he's one of the few "Distinguished Masters" in the sport.

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And here's my buddy, John, caught at the start of a reload.

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I hadn't shot a match in around five years, and haven't shot as many rounds during that time as I used to in any given month back in the day, but I was suprised at how well everything kinda came back to me. Ultimately, I shot about the same scores as I used to, and had a great time doing it!

Here's one of John and Eoin together...

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After the match, we had to run by John's work. He had a crew building him a new office in the building and we had to let them out and lock up. I took the opportunity to snap a few pics.

Here's Eoin in front of the sign at Wilson's.

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Inside, I saw this just laying out waiting to be packaged and shipped to a customer. It's an upper chambered in 300 Blk and it is fitted with a welded suppressor ready brake to give it an over-all barrell length of 16 inches. It was beautiful!

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And they were multiplying!!! These things were everywhere!

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That night, we went back to John's and Lisa & Rhonda had a great feast prepared. It had been a long day and we were hungry, so no pics of the elk roast... sorry.

The next day, I decided to make a loop of the area. I rode up to Eureka Springs over to Hwy 23 and went south. I then made my way east thru Kingston, over towards Ponca, up thru "The Lost Valley" and the Buffalo river area, then up to Harrison and back over to Berryville.

It was a great ride, but I was driving thru the lost valley in the heat of the day... so while I didn't get to see any elk, I didn't have to dodge them on the road either!

On the way, I saw the Arkansas Adventure Rider store and had to pull over. This is Larry and he was a good guy. He said I was the third guy from Dallas that had come in that morning!

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And who can resist a Hoe Down?

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Then down into old Eureka Springs...

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Leaving Eureka Springs, I was so taken by the beauty of the area that I didn't get a lot of pics. But I did run across this cool little building.

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And after some winding mountain passages, I dropped down into this beautiful area.

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It was a great trip and I was looking for those standard ride report photos, so I couldn't resist the urge to park the bike in front of signs and grab a quick pic...

Note to self... make sure you can actually park the bike in front of those signs without it falling over!

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But once I got the bike upright again and back on the road, there were more beautiful vistas to enjoy!

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And a lot more fun... This was right around the junction where you could go up to Ponca one way, or up thru the Buffalo River area the other... I chose the twisties!

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I'll post some more pics later, but for now, I've gotta get some work done before heading over to the girlfriend's for dinner. She's already a little bent outta shape over me taking off for so long... and ever since I taught her how to shoot, I am not too keen on her getting too angry at me!

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+1 have a safe and awesome ride. I can remember my first ever ride long long time ago. I know the feeling. Congrats :thumb: and :flip: Enjoyyour time.
 
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It was a great trip and I was looking for those standard ride report photos, so I couldn't resist the urge to park the bike in front of signs and grab a quick pic...

Note to self... make sure you can actually park the bike in front of those signs without it falling over!
aaaaaaaannd ouch.

I once made a note to myself hmmm well actually 2 notes

1] Never kick the side stand stand down while easing into a parking spot while bike is in motion ( specially a Chill's resturant )and assume it went all the way down make sure you check it !!! :eek2: :lol2: If not you will find yourself laying on the floor with said bike on top of you :rofl:

2] Refer to first note again and again...:lol2:
 

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Great ride report, but the next time you leave on a ride, take a picture of the stripper, please.
 
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So, when I left off, I was heading up from the Ponca cutoff to ride thru the Buffalo River area. While passing thru, I couldn't help but to pull over and get a pic of this...

Who knew that Wayne's World had relocated to the south!

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Or that he hated bikes so much! Kate swears she could hear banjos playing somewhere...

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So I rode Kate on and out towards Harrison, but not before getting the obligatory ride pic with the sign...

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And in some places, I was at a loss to get a picture with my crappy camera that did justice to the amazing views. This pic, for instance, just can't convey the incredible view that could be seen from this little place near the overlook of the bluffs above the Buffalo River. It was just amazing and wish my camera and photog skills were up to the task...

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But all good things have to come to an end, so as I dropped out of the mountains and the scenery started to become less spectacular, I focused on making time to my buddy Robert's house. John had called to tell me that Joyce Wilson had culled over 60 does off her property in Texas and had flown some of the meat up to Berryville. So I made tracks there and enjoyed a wonderful venison dinner cooked to perfection by Robert's amazing wife, Rhonda. Sorry, no pics... after such a long day on the bike, I was too hungry to remember getting pics of the meal...


But, while she was cooking, Robert and I had an opportunity to build and package several hundred Wilson 1911 mags. Apparently, they had about 9000 of these mags on back order so we did our best to alleviate the problem. Now there are only about 8000 on backorder!

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I think Rhonda is still mad at us for filling all her laundry baskets with mags! :trust:
 
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Eventually, I had to start thinking about returning to Dallas. I didn't really want to leave, but it looked like the weather was going to turn against me if I waited too long. So I told John that I'd be heading out on Wednesday and he suggested that we run by Wilson's one last time for the grand tour before heading out. How could I resist?

So wednesday morning, we ran by the shop. I got to see all the cool CNC machines cutting the gun parts from billet stock. It was pretty neat!

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This is a sort of before and after look at how they make a backstrap/magwell from a block of aluminum.

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And this is the view from Vic Tibbit's office looking down on the gunsmith shop floor.

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They machine these various 1911 slides and frames...
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Into these...

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I'll be honest, watching these guys work on the guns, filing and stoning the metal, made me nervous. I couldn't imagine taking a file to one of those guns!
 
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And there was more! Wilson also makes some amazing shotguns! Here, we see a tray of 870 actions waiting their turn to be worked over...

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And AR 15 parts are seemingly everywhere!

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They all eventually turn into these...

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And these!

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And then, their master rifle smith and all around good guy walks up with a rifle and asks if I'd like to take it out to the proof range and burn some ammo! Well, I didn't want to be rude and refuse his generous offer!!!

But before I could get out the door, he decides that I might as well try out their suppressor too! Did I mention how much I love this place?

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Yes, it was a great time!

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But wait! There's more!

One of the smiths came out with a new prototype .22 can that they are working on and thought I should burn some more ammo thru it so he could hear its sound signature. Well, of course I'm happy to help him out!

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This, ladies and gentlemen, is the look of a happy man!

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After we left Wilson Combat, John and I headed over to IDPA headquarters and I said my goodbyes to all my friends there. It was really good seeing them all, but I needed to get on the road if I was going to have any chance at making it back to Dallas before dark.

But John had other ideas. See, on my keychain I have what's called a "monkey fist." It's basically a large steel ball bearing wrapped tightly in something resembling a gordian knot. I love the thing in part because it is the most lethal weapon you can still carry on an airplane without TSA even looking twice. So John wanted to take me up to ParaCord USA. ParaCord is owned by Bill Wilson's son, Ryan, and we ran up there and I had a bunch of stuff custom made and Ryan refused to let me pay for any of it. I didn't get any pictures there... really nothing to see but hundreds of spools of different colors of cord and bins of ball bearings, beads and little skulls. By the time we left, we decided to go ahead and get a bite to eat before heading back to John's house and my bike.

By the time I was actually on the road headed home, any hope of making it to Dallas before dark was gone. I don't remember what time I finally got on the road, but it was probably around 2pm. I headed south to Marble and then cut over to Hwy 23. I shot south down on the pigtrail and was gratified with all the twisties along the way.

Eventually, I made it to Mena and pulled over for a bite to eat when it started to rain. It wasn't coming down that hard, really just a sprinkling, so I got back on the road and made my way towards Texarkana in the dark. The bike was running great and I made pretty good time. Along the way, I did get one pretty surreal moment when a car passed me and apparently just managed to clip a possum. All I saw was the car pass by, get ahead of me and then just a weird grey blur by it's front quarter panel. The blur was the possum and it had been clipped somehow so that it was thrown in front of my bike! I didn't know what it was at first, but it instantly started doing what looked like little possum jumping jacks right in front of my bike! This thing was getting some pretty good air and looked to be jumping up high enough that I thought it would hit my fairing and get bounced off and up into my helmet!

I was a little impressed with myself when I suddenly pushed over to narrowly avoid having the thing impact me... but then any sense of pride in my riding skills evaporated when I realized that it may have been a better idea to just risk the impact as opposed to doing such a manuever on a road surface that had just recently been exposed to a light sheen of water from the previous rain. Oh well, it ended up okay cuz I didn't go down or hit the crazy jumping possum.

I stopped to gas up again somewhere just east of Rockwall and discovered that I was about 30 miles from home and it was 1:30 am! What a day! I checked my phone and saw that my girlfriend had texted me wanting to know if I was okay and when we could get together.

Holy smokes batman! I was on the last leg of a trip that saw more than 1200 miles on the bike (and my butt was telling me that it was not yet acclimated to life on a corbin dished seat), I had traveled thru three national parks/forests, four state parks, and busted my cherry on multiple dirt roads along the way!!! I was too tired to think about when I would be able to go out with her!!! Right??? Right???

Well... you guessed it... I went finally got home, unloaded the bike, grabbed a quick nap... and then went over to see my girl, Cassie. We spent the entire weekend together and had a great St. Patty's day too!

Now, I am well and truly tired and sore... but the journey is over, tomorrow I'll be back at school. But I have also just had one of the best weeks of my life. It was a great ride for me and I cannot imagine a better first trip on the bike than this one.

I'm still a noob. There is still plenty for me to learn. But, there is also plenty more for me to see, and the view from two wheels is exactly how I want to view it. I thank all the members here on the forum for helping me nurture this new addiction of mine and I hope you have enjoyed this, my first, ride report.

In closing, I will leave you with this... Someone asked about a pic of my stripper neighbor who took that first pic of me before I left on my journey...

I don't have a pic of her, and don't really want one... but I'm not one who likes to disappoint, so here is a pic of my girlfriend, Cassie... and yes... many years ago she was a stripper :mrgreen:

Enjoy!
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Ken
 
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So... I left last Friday from Richardson **snip**

My neighbor is a stripper and she was getting off work right as I was about to leave, so I had her snap this pic and then I was on my way.

**snip**
Left Richardson ..blah, blah, blah....cold ..blah, blah, blah... scenery and friends and guns ... blah, blah, blah...

We need pics of the neighbor ASAP...:lol2:

BTW, great RR. Thanks for sharing, now about that neighbor...
 
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Left Richardson ..blah, blah, blah....cold ..blah, blah, blah... scenery and friends and guns ... blah, blah, blah...

We need pics of the neighbor ASAP...:lol2:

BTW, great RR. Thanks for sharing, now about that neighbor...

Check your PMs Weazy... :trust:
:lol2:

Great report Ken, thanks for sharing. My wife and I just returned from a jaunt there in our 4-wheel pocket rocket:

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now we know what the fuss is all about Arkansas. What a nice place to be :sun:
 
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