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TWT 2018 Fall Rally - Eureka Springs

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So after spending a little over an hour tracking down a bad ground in the lights of a borrowed trailer, we are finally heading out. Had hoped to be on the road by 6:00am, but 7:45 beats not going at all! See y’all for dinner later.
 
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Brr.. Where's the sun? Had to stop to put in jacket liner.
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Jarrett and I are on our way.
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Mikeys Smoked Meats jus north of Mountain View on AR5...
This afternoon is 341 Push Mtn & AR9...then some more goodies hedded west
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If youre hedded ta Push Mtn....this place is worth a stop

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

We’ve arrived at the Swiss Inn. 62 F and sunny!!
 

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Good evening, y'all - it is going to be around the low 40s in the morning. I look forward to seeing everyone bright eyed and bushy tailed @ sunrise.

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So close...
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Want me to go rearrange it? Lol

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Anyone going to Mertie Maes in the morning?
I was thinkin bout The Fillin Station on 62 next to the Ice Cream Parlor...open 7am

What about Myrties?

############################### Everyone ....remember..... The Turkey Trot is happnin this weekend in Yellville. The whole town will be covered up with people.
Dont go there unless you have plenty of time ta kill.
 
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I was thinkin bout The Fillin Station on 62 next to the Ice Cream Parlor...open 7am

What about Merties?

############################### Everyone ....remember..... The Turkey Trot is happnin this weekend in Yellville. The whole town will be covered up with people.
Dont go there unless you have plenty of time ta kill.
+1 for breakfast

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Rod, mentioned Mertie Maes as a possible breakfast place many moons ago. The Filling Station looks great. I’ll be there at seven.
 
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We can try Myrties tomorro or Sat. I jus saw that The Fillin Station was a bit closer to the motel
Be there 7-715

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Ready to move out
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Refreshing day so far

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Met Pac & crew at the Highway 125 ferry

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... have no idea how this ended up in this forum. Moved it to where it belongs.
 
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70 percent chance of rain Friday and I have a cold already so I won't be there Friday morning. :(

I will be there Saturday morning.. Promise.

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Pacman and RZ500Rich on the road in Arkansas
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Breakfast at Myrtie Maes tomorro....715-730am
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Pending rain intensity

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Wet bikes
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Re: TWT 2018 Fall Rally - Eureka Springs - NOW WITH DIRT!!

Wow, just found this. Anyone use a larger DS for this ride?


Yup lots of big bikes doing paved and dirt.
 
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Wet and cold riders enjoying hot food at the Farmer's Daughter / Top of the Hill Cafe at Galena, MO.
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Contradiction in terms

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The Pig Trail
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Up on Cripple Bear Creek

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Pacman and RZ500Rich on the road in Arkansas
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That's not just any road....that's Push Mountain....might be my favorite road in the state.

Although....the gravel in the right hand turns going out is a bit irritating. You have to rein it back quite a bit to make sure you stay in the track. Someday someone will go sweep that road and it will be awesome again.

Yall have fun..... work pulled me out of town on Wednesday getting me back yesterday morning. I almost went up last night but the weather didn't look ideal and someone scheduled a Friday meeting for me so I just decided it was too much effort to try and make it this time.

I'm going to have to just take the time off and block it out if I'm ever going to make it.
 
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Re: TWT 2018 Fall Rally - Eureka Springs - NOW WITH DIRT!!

Wet, cold, flat, but still having a blast.
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Looks like I won't make it Saturday. :(

Hope you guys get some riding in Saturday morning before the afternoon rain.

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What a great German dinner with some of the nicest guys in Arkansas! I have enjoyed myself immensely. I hope to see everyone soon. Cal, oh yeah, the song I remembered now by Mr. Stevens was Moonshadow.

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Ride safe!

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

You're absolutely right about the gravel in the turns. The big trucks going though there have spread the rocks across the road, and they act like marbles. Fortunately there are many curves that are clear, but you can't always tell ahead of time, so caution is a must. The pavement on the northern portion of the road is also needing some attention. It's getting choppy and rough, probably overdue for a resurface.

MO125/AR125 is as spectacular as always. Still my favorite road, just wish it was a longer.

We road on some roads today west of Branson that are probably spectacular, but couldn't enjoy them to the fullest due to the rain.

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That's not just any road....that's Push Mountain....might be my favorite road in the state.

Although....the gravel in the right hand turns going out is a bit irritating. You have to rein it back quite a bit to make sure you stay in the track. Someday someone will go sweep that road and it will be awesome again.

Yall have fun..... work pulled me out of town on Wednesday getting me back yesterday morning. I almost went up last night but the weather didn't look ideal and someone scheduled a Friday meeting for me so I just decided it was too much effort to try and make it this time.

I'm going to have to just take the time off and block it out if I'm ever going to make it.
 

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Looks like I won't make it Saturday. :(

Hope you guys get some riding in Saturday morning before the afternoon rain.

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Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, Mike. Probably best to sit this one out. The weather probably would have made you worse.
 
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Nice lil ride this mornin to War Eagle Mill
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Took AR127 south from 23 to 412 then up 21 to Berryville...221 & Rockhouse Rd back to ES
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A few more shots from this morning's ride to War Eagle Mill, including Pacman and Mr2Mch crossing the old bridge.
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There's also State Line BBQ, but it's a 20 minute drive from here. Reviews look good.

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

Glad to see you guys had a good ride Friday despite the rain. We had a wet drive home.

Looking at the radar this morning, Saturday is looking pretty nasty :shock:

We had a fantastic dual sport ride on Thursday, even with the flat, which is all part of the adventure. Even with the sunshine Daniel was cold most of the day. It is hard finding good gear small enough to fit him, especially rain gear. In warmer weather he might be okay, but rain and 50 F would have been a bad situation for him. As disappointing as it was for all of us, heading home was the right choice. As badly as he wanted to ride again, even Daniel reluctantly agreed.
 

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Here are some pics from our ride Thursday.

The bridge on 123
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Andrew on his Ducati Scrambler
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Myself and Daniel
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At Falling Water Falls
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Push Mtn Road - AR 341
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Richland Creek crossing... a long one about a foot deep
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Where things stopped going as planned :-P
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The culprit
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And that’s all...
 
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The rain changed up our ride for sure. Not exactly the ride I was hoping for, but still a really good trip. We got in about 1200 miles in 3 days.

MacDaddy took me to a bunch of cool sites and roads. The only way it could have been better if the storms had held off a few more days.

It was nice to meet folks and put names to faces. Hope we can do it again sometime.
 

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Jarrett, I saw one of the pictures was a wooden bridge which appeared wet. Were you able to face your demons on the Africa Twin?
 
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Made it home about 8PM.

Roads 123 & 7 was great ride, no rain.

After that a lot of rain and wild weather around Texarkana.

Good meeting and riding with y'all.
 
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Re: TWT 2018 Fall Rally - Eureka Springs - NOW WITH DIRT!!

Glad to see you guys had a good ride Friday despite the rain. We had a wet drive home.

Looking at the radar this morning, Saturday is looking pretty nasty :shock:

We had a fantastic dual sport ride on Thursday, even with the flat, which is all part of the adventure. Even with the sunshine Daniel was cold most of the day. It is hard finding good gear small enough to fit him, especially rain gear. In warmer weather he might be okay, but rain and 50 F would have been a bad situation for him. As disappointing as it was for all of us, heading home was the right choice. As badly as he wanted to ride again, even Daniel reluctantly agreed.
1-Always love your pictures!
2- How did the Scrambler do? Seems like a nice alternative.
3-Didn't know you came back early, any chance you were blasting down 980 on your 500 Saturday? Was on top of Judge Farris's deck we're building and saw one go by!

Glad you made it back safe.
 
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Mena for lunch....well..a late breakfast
Been a long long time since Ive stopped here....they close at 2pm
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The Talimena Skyway when we leave here

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