• Welcome to the Two Wheeled Texans community! Feel free to hang out and lurk as long as you like. However, we would like to encourage you to register so that you can join the community and use the numerous features on the site. After registering, don't forget to post up an introduction!

TWT 2018 Fall Rally - Eureka Springs - NOW WITH DIRT!!

Status
Not open for further replies.

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
Admin
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
45,982
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
If the weather cooperates I'll be camping. This a tourist area. Bound to be plenty of campgrounds, state and private.
There are multiple camping places West of town off of Hwy 23/187 near Beaver Lake. I think there is also a place on 187 North of 23 where 187 crosses the White River (near the old suspension bridge). There might be a few places closer to town, but I don't know of any.
 
Joined
Mar 8, 2018
Messages
56
Location
Red Oak
First Name
Andrew
Last Name
Perdue
I'm riding NW Arkansas today with a friend who has ridden Colorado and he says the difference is that Arkansas dirt roads are far twistier with more smaller ups and downs so its like a roller coaster ride.

Sent from my LG-H700 using Tapatalk
Cool. I'm looking forward to this ride. I think Arkansas is my favorite place to ride.

Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
1,375
Location
Midlothian
First Name
Steve
Pacman, I'm up for anything for dinner, but not really a Thai/Asian kind of guy (at least as it relates to food :trust:). That said, I really enjoyed our meal at the Bavarian Inn last year. The most expensive meal of my trip but well worth it I thought.
 

pacman

Die with memories, not dreams.
Forum Supporter
Joined
Jan 3, 2006
Messages
5,832
Location
Burleson
First Name
Wayne
Last edited by a moderator:

Texas T

Moderator
Forum Supporter
Joined
Nov 7, 2004
Messages
11,983
Location
Sun Lakes & Show Low, Arizona
First Name
Brian
Last Name
Thorn
Cool. I'm looking forward to this ride. I think Arkansas is my favorite place to ride.
I rode through the Eureka Springs area this week coming from Branson to Bentonville, and then we rode back to Branson via Cassville MO. I don't know if it's my favorite place, but the roads that we were on were very good. Up, down, left, right, switchback, shuffle, repeat.

Up until the MO state trooper came running up my tailpipe and followed me for about 20 miles. :doh:

But I do agree with Scott on the humidity... ugh.
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
Messages
899
Location
Zephyr, Texas
Eureka Springs Campground and RV Park, https://www.eurekaspringslodge.com/, has a few RV sites and tent sites open. I got a tent site.

IT'S FREE for veterans that weekend!

Their web page says no available sites because it a veterans only weekend, and it's FREE! Call quickly if you're interested.

Put me down as "in".
 
Last edited:

Tourmeister

Keeper of the Asylum
Admin
Joined
Feb 28, 2003
Messages
45,982
Location
Huntsville
First Name
Scott
Last Name
Friday
I rode through the Eureka Springs area this week coming from Branson to Bentonville, and then we rode back to Branson via Cassville MO. I don't know if it's my favorite place, but the roads that we were on were very good. Up, down, left, right, switchback, shuffle, repeat.

Up until the MO state trooper came running up my tailpipe and followed me for about 20 miles. :doh:

But I do agree with Scott on the humidity... ugh.
Mo 86 South of Cassville is crazy twisty and fun! I assume you cut back East on Mo 76 through the Mark Twain NF, which is a total roller coaster! I've not been up there in a while, but where 76 drops into Cape Fair, there was a nice little 50s style cafe on the corner of 76/173. We used to stop there back when I ran more group rides up through the area. After that, we'd head across the North side of Branson to US 160, Mo H, head North and pick up Mo 125 for the run back down to Peel's Ferry at Bull Shoals Lake. Mo H and 125 are superb roads.

If you head South from Cassville on Mo 37 to Washburn, you can pick up Mo 90 and run that West to Noel. This is the ultimate roller coaster twisty road. A local UPS driver turned me on to it many years ago while we were stopped in Cassville. He rode a Bandit 400. I like to make 90 an out and back ride.
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
6,307
Location
Where the road leads ya.... Or Waco
First Name
Rod
Last Name
Powers
Being in a state of Missouri sure puts ya on some nice roads....ya kno. So much so that Im leavin Sunday the 7th & hedded to SE MO.... Got a nice motel in Yellville & a cabin in Eminence...smack dab in a highlighted area on the Butler Ozarks map.
Will still be over at Eureka on Wed evenin tho..... Those roads in the more western parts of MO becon too

Sent from my LGL62VL using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
1,375
Location
Midlothian
First Name
Steve
Being in a state of Missouri sure puts ya on some nice roads....ya kno. So much so that Im leavin Sunday the 7th & hedded to SE MO.... Got a nice motel in Yellville & a cabin in Eminence...smack dab in a highlighted area on the Butler Ozarks map.
Will still be over at Eureka on Wed evenin tho..... Those roads in the more western parts of MO becon too

Sent from my LGL62VL using Tapatalk
Sounds like a good plan Rod. I'll be headed north on Wednesday the 10th.

We're still sharing a room on Friday and Saturday right?
 
Last edited:

pacman

Die with memories, not dreams.
Forum Supporter
Joined
Jan 3, 2006
Messages
5,832
Location
Burleson
First Name
Wayne
PSA: There are 2 days left to make room reservations. Whatever's left of our original block will be released to the general public and the group rate may not be available.
 

pacman

Die with memories, not dreams.
Forum Supporter
Joined
Jan 3, 2006
Messages
5,832
Location
Burleson
First Name
Wayne
Is anyone riding in from DFW on Wednesday morning for this event?

Or is everyone trailering?
In the past most people have ridden up. Groups will form up at various locations around the state to travel together.

I'm trailering up mostly to ensure we have one at our hotel for recovery if it becomes necessary (and to ward off evil spirits so that no recoveries are necessary).
 

Rsquared

Un-Supervised Slacker
Forum Supporter
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
1,371
Location
Tx
Re: TWT 2018 Fall Rally - Eureka Springs

Hey there, my name is Mike and I'm an addict :)

Actually, as a former Houstonian and TWT'er who has lives a mere 45 miles east of Eureka Springs and who has ridden a little over 16k miles of dirt, gravel and forest service roads here in NW Arkansas on my WR250R in the last six years, I would like to humbly offer my services as a leader of dual sport rides for this rally.

I figure its the least I can do since a trip up here with Tourmeister for the fall 2006 road rally is the reason I now live here!

Lemme know..

Sent from my LG-H700 using Tapatalk
Mike, Do you have any dual sport tracks you can share?

.
 

pacman

Die with memories, not dreams.
Forum Supporter
Joined
Jan 3, 2006
Messages
5,832
Location
Burleson
First Name
Wayne
A spot on my trailer just opened up if anyone is interested. Departing Wednesday the 10th from the Ft Worth area, returning Sunday.
 
Joined
Mar 8, 2018
Messages
56
Location
Red Oak
First Name
Andrew
Last Name
Perdue
A spot on my trailer just opened up if anyone is interested. Departing Wednesday the 10th from the Ft Worth area, returning Sunday.
Can I tag along with you? What part of fort worth are you in?

Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
6,307
Location
Where the road leads ya.... Or Waco
First Name
Rod
Last Name
Powers
Ive got a room booked for this Sunday nite at a nice lil motel in Yellville...
Monday..hedden up into MO to ride the state scenic river area around Eminence thru Tue before the rally on Wednesday

Sent from my LGL62VL using Tapatalk
 
Last edited:

Ocho

Forum Supporter
Joined
May 29, 2018
Messages
164
Location
Austin
First Name
Jorge
Is it too insane to ride from Austin? Don't own a car to trailer. Sounds fun though!
 
Joined
Jan 17, 2005
Messages
1,375
Location
Midlothian
First Name
Steve
Is it too insane to ride from Austin?
Have you read the 50CC thread? Now that's insane! We had a group of 4 or 5 last year that I believe rode up from the Houston area and they were having a ball. Of course they had a little more than 300 cc, but I don't know why that should stop you anyway. I guess it depends on how eight up you are with it, Ocho. :rofl:
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
6,307
Location
Where the road leads ya.... Or Waco
First Name
Rod
Last Name
Powers
Is it too insane to ride from Austin? Don't own a car to trailer. Sounds fun though!
All ya needta remember...is to get on the "good" roads as quikly as possible while maintainin a generally northerly track. Keeps the ride up to AR from takin a toll on your sanity.
Now..me...well...?
Have you read the 50CC thread? Now that's insane! We had a group of 4 or 5 last year that I believe rode up from the Houston area and they were having a ball. Of course they had a little more than 300 cc, but I don't know why that should stop you anyway. I guess it depends on how eight up you are with it, Ocho. :rofl:
I do like goin east outta Waco to get over into the tree lined roads of East Tx then head north...say ..from Palestine on up

Sent from my LGL62VL using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Messages
2,312
Location
Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
First Name
Michael
Last Name
McNabb
I will be posting several dual sport Tracks. They all use Turpentine Creek Tiger Refuge, which is seven miles south of E.S. on HW 23 as the starting point.

these tracks are what we used on the Bootlegger rider out of there this weekend.

the tracks have the mileage embedded in the name and all have an "A" (out) and "B" (back) segment to them.

They are all big-bike friendly but some small sections may be challenging on a big bike because after all, this is Arkansas!

These tracks go down the the famous Oark General Store where they have great burgers and even better PIE!!
They have regular real gas only.
 

Attachments

Last edited:
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Messages
2,312
Location
Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
First Name
Michael
Last Name
McNabb
Before I forget, if you don't have at least an 80 mile gas mileage range, I strongly suggest carrying some extra fuel.

If you are at all low on fuel and pass up one of the widely spaced places that offer fuel then shame on you!!
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Messages
2,312
Location
Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
First Name
Michael
Last Name
McNabb
Turpentine Creek to Jasper where I highly recommend eating at the Ozark Cafe, which also has excellent pie!
There are several gas stations in town too.

This has one challenging downhill section just east of Compton off HW 43 down Erbie campground road.

That section can be lots of fun if it just rained as it can be slippery and have some mud!
 

Attachments

Last edited:
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Messages
2,312
Location
Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
First Name
Michael
Last Name
McNabb
Note that all of the above tracks cross several major paved roads like 16, 74, 412, 43, 7, etc and others so if you get tired you can bail off and slab it back to Eureka Springs.
 
Last edited:

Rsquared

Un-Supervised Slacker
Forum Supporter
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Messages
1,371
Location
Tx
I will be posting several dual sport Tracks. They all use Turpentine Creek Tiger Refuge, which is seven miles south of E.S. on HW 23 as the starting point.

these tracks are what we used on the Bootlegger rider out of there this weekend.

the tracks have the mileage embedded in the name and all have an "A" (out) and "B" (back) segment to them.

They are all big-bike friendly but some small sections may be challenging on a big bike because after all, this is Arkansas!

These tracks go down the the famous Oark General Store where they have great burgers and even better PIE!!
They have regular real gas only.

Thank you!


.
 

Jarrett

Forum Supporter
Joined
Apr 12, 2018
Messages
1,603
Location
Waxahachie
I will be posting several dual sport Tracks.
They are all big-bike friendly but some small sections may be challenging on a big bike because after all, this is Arkansas!
Thanks for posting these.

Are you familiar with the K-Trail in OK? Any sections that tough?
 
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
6,307
Location
Where the road leads ya.... Or Waco
First Name
Rod
Last Name
Powers
Motorcycleroads.com is a great place to find nice paved roads. Ive used it on several trips.. routing along some of the most recommended stretches. The Butler maps Ive been selling for a few years expand on those recommendations...highlighting the best sections with yellow... Red on the stuff thats still almost as fun/scenic... & orange for the sections not quite as entertaining... but still worth riding (Ive found that the orange highlighted stuff is a great connector for the red & yellow sections)
My willing victim & I will be on plenty of these highlighted roads in AR & MO starting this Sunday
I have an extra Ozarks map if someone needs it...
Great collection of dual-sport routes Mike!

For desirable paved routes in the region, this is a decent place to pinch and zoom in.

RB
Sent from my LGL62VL using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Messages
2,312
Location
Omaha Arkansas USA Motorycling Paradise
First Name
Michael
Last Name
McNabb
Thanks for posting these.

Are you familiar with the K-Trail in OK? Any sections that tough?
Not familiar with the K-Trail.

After googling the K-Trail I would say there are some small sections on my Tracks that are just as challenging but hey, that's what makes it fun, right?

Our mudholes are not bottomless quagmire clay soil pits though.

Sent from my LG-H700 using Tapatalk
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top