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Title: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 15, 2012, 08:26:28 am
June 11- 15, 2012

Since I live in NW Arkansas I would welcome the opportunity to lead a ride through the most scenic areas and interesting roads we have to offer.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: ManWorkinghere on February 15, 2012, 09:36:00 am
Looking forward it!  I would like to spend at least one day riding around with someone who knows the area.  Look me up.  I plan to ride in on Saturday.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 15, 2012, 10:42:15 am
Looking forward it!  I would like to spend at least one day riding around with someone who knows the area.  Look me up.  I plan to ride in on Saturday.

Will you attend all week?
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: COG-528 on February 15, 2012, 10:47:32 am
June 11- 15, 2012

Since I live in NW Arkansas I would welcome the opportunity to lead a ride through the most scenic areas and interesting roads we have to offer.

The most appropriate thing would be for you to offer route planning services to the rally committee.  Then all rally attendees could benefit from your knowledge of the area.  I'm sure the rally committee would be glad to have the help of someone who is local to the area in planning out suggested ride routes.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 15, 2012, 11:02:07 am
Hello Mike, yes I planned on approaching them with the offer.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: wally_games on February 15, 2012, 11:43:16 am
For those of us that might not be at the national rally, but do come to Arkansas occasionally, we'd really like to know some of the best roads to ride when we're up that way. How about compiling a list?
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Bosco on February 15, 2012, 11:49:52 am
I'd like to go, but I have a wedding to attend in AZ on the 9th. So if I did go it would be on the way back to Cincinnati, and would not have the bike with me, so I don't know if I want to attend naked.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 15, 2012, 01:20:26 pm
Be more than happy to Wally!
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 15, 2012, 02:28:41 pm
Bosco,
They do have Harley's available for rent locally if you're so inclined.
Who knows what they might have on the used lot that they might rent.
http://www.pigtrailhd.com/rent.asp (http://www.pigtrailhd.com/rent.asp)
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Bosco on February 15, 2012, 04:14:43 pm
Bosco,
They do have Harley's available for rent locally if you're so inclined.
Who knows what they might have on the used lot that they might rent.
[url]http://www.pigtrailhd.com/rent.asp[/url] ([url]http://www.pigtrailhd.com/rent.asp[/url])


That could be an option.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: gPink on February 15, 2012, 04:16:21 pm
Bosco,
They do have Harley's available for rent locally if you're so inclined.
Who knows what they might have on the used lot that they might rent.
[url]http://www.pigtrailhd.com/rent.asp[/url] ([url]http://www.pigtrailhd.com/rent.asp[/url])

Do they dock you for grinding the foot boards? :)
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: DonB on February 15, 2012, 05:39:55 pm
I plan to be there
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: ZG on February 15, 2012, 07:05:49 pm
I wish it was closer to me, 2k miles one way from Portland...  :(
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on February 15, 2012, 07:08:17 pm
I wish it was closer to me, 2k miles one way from Portland...  :(

2000 miles is a long way on the slower black bike.  I don't blame ya Jay......................





 ;D

I would love to meet up with you and do a ride though. 
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: jim snyder on February 15, 2012, 07:35:36 pm
I am part of the rally team, so I will be there. I have been riding Arkansas for many years but its still exciting everytime I go back.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: ZG on February 15, 2012, 09:29:16 pm
2000 miles is a long way on the slower black bike.  I don't blame ya Jay......................
 ;D

I would love to meet up with you and do a ride though.

Agreed man, would love to hook up for some rides and some cold beers at night, but 2k is 3 days for me, that makes it a week and a half trip including the event itself, which is a big chunk of my yearly vaca to not include mama and the girls...  :(
 
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 16, 2012, 09:39:27 am
Here are some maps of the more interesting routes.
I will post some more plus the circuit I will host.
http://www.eurekaspringsmotorcycleroutes.com/rides.html (http://www.eurekaspringsmotorcycleroutes.com/rides.html)

An overview of riding in the area.
http://cruisetheozarks.com/ (http://cruisetheozarks.com/)
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 16, 2012, 10:05:11 am
Here is the route we'll host.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=eureka+springs%2car+motorcycle+maps+&mkt=en-US&FORM=BYFD#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 (http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=eureka+springs%2car+motorcycle+maps+&mkt=en-US&FORM=BYFD#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)
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: connie_rider on February 16, 2012, 10:58:05 am
Frontier, I sent you a PM.

I'll be there. Can't wait!!!!!!!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: SteveJ. on February 16, 2012, 08:21:18 pm

Agreed man, would love to hook up for some rides and some cold beers at night, but 2k is 3 days for me, that makes it a week and a half trip including the event itself, which is a big chunk of my yearly vaca to not include mama and the girls...  :(

You could put them on a plane. My wife may be flying in to join in the festivities.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Bosco on February 16, 2012, 08:50:12 pm
Frontier,

I have to be in Arizona on the 9th for a wedding. I will be traveling from Cincinnati, OH. Do you know of any storage areas in the area. I am thinking of trailering my bike to Arkansas. Dropping off my bike and trailer in a storage area and then continuing on to Arizona and picking up the bike on the way back and be at the nationals a day late. The trailering the bike back home at the end. That is the only way the DW will go alone with the program as she won't go for a long bike ride.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on February 17, 2012, 06:00:48 am
I live two hours north of Eureka Springs, maybe not close enough for you but if you are traveling along I-44 to get to Arizona your detour to drop the trailer would be five minutes, maximum.   I would be happy to keep your trailer at my house.  I live on a cul de sac and have had several buddies store their bike trailers for a week or two with no problems whatsoever.  Hell, you could even drop the trailer and park the bike in my garage.  I would just make my wife park her cage outside.   ;D
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: connie_rider on February 17, 2012, 04:31:41 pm
Bosco, when we went to the National in Montrose Colorado we learned a simple trick that worked for us.
We learned that KOA Campgrounds will store your truck/trailer for a minimal charge.
In our case we trailered to New Mexico, left the trailer there at a KOA, rode Colorado for the National, returned to the KOA, loaded the bikes on the trailer and headed for home.
You could call a KOA in Eureka Springs, and see if they have a secure area.

But a better deal is what Jeremy posted!
or, (thinking out loud) see if the Motel in Eureka has a secure area...

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: connie_rider on February 19, 2012, 11:55:04 am
I see on another discussion that all the Rooms at the Rally Central Motel are booked. (I booked mine months ago,,, Grin  ;D)
Luckily there are many other Motels that are close. My understanding is that most are within 3 miles.
Jim Snyder found 1 Motel that is for Motorcyclists only....
I can find the info and attach it if anyone wants?

If you haven't booked your room yet, find a close Motel and Book yer room!!
Gonna be a blast!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: jim snyder on February 19, 2012, 06:24:33 pm
Here you go Ted. Its the Riders Rest motel. Here is the link to their website if anyone is interested.
http://ridersrestmotel.com/ (http://ridersrestmotel.com/)
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Frontier on February 20, 2012, 07:07:21 am
Frontier,

I have to be in Arizona on the 9th for a wedding. I will be traveling from Cincinnati, OH. Do you know of any storage areas in the area. I am thinking of trailering my bike to Arkansas. Dropping off my bike and trailer in a storage area and then continuing on to Arizona and picking up the bike on the way back and be at the nationals a day late. The trailering the bike back home at the end. That is the only way the DW will go alone with the program as she won't go for a long bike ride.

Bosco, If you and Jeremy don't get together on storage- I live near Fayetteville in Prairie Grove,AR. No problem at all keeping your bike in my garage if needed.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Damn Potholes on February 20, 2012, 07:39:56 am
I'm tentatively planning on attending but when you have a newborn, anything could happen at the last minute.  Coming from Michigan.  I'd be more than happy to have traveling companions.  My buddy might be coming with but he's on a '78 Yamaha XS11 Cafe Racer.  On the last trip down to the dragon we figured out that he burns a quart of oil every 200 miles so as long as you don't mind stopping to pick some up along the way everything is cool.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Bosco on February 20, 2012, 05:24:12 pm
I live two hours north of Eureka Springs, maybe not close enough for you but if you are traveling along I-44 to get to Arizona your detour to drop the trailer would be five minutes, maximum.   I would be happy to keep your trailer at my house.  I live on a cul de sac and have had several buddies store their bike trailers for a week or two with no problems whatsoever.  Hell, you could even drop the trailer and park the bike in my garage.  I would just make my wife park her cage outside.   ;D

Bosco, If you and Jeremy don't get together on storage- I live near Fayetteville in Prairie Grove,AR. No problem at all keeping your bike in my garage if needed.

Thanks for the offer guys. I will deciding on what to do over the next few weeks. I'll let you all know.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Chris Baum on March 08, 2012, 10:33:21 am
COG Nation,

I will be attending the Eureka Springs!  They have some of the best roads to ride!  See everybody in June!
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: connie_rider on March 08, 2012, 05:36:13 pm
COG Nation,

I will be attending the Eureka Springs!  They have some of the best roads to ride!  See everybody in June!

Yahoo. I'll finally get ta ride with ya.
Now Chris I guess that you realize,,,,,, your gonna have to be extra careful.
 You ain't used to all them twists!!!!!   ;D

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: Unclesteve on March 08, 2012, 07:38:03 pm
My work does not allow me to plan too far in advance.  I will know something as the date gets closer. Sure want to be there.
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: strester on March 09, 2012, 02:54:33 pm
plan too
Title: Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
Post by: C14PAINKILLER on March 09, 2012, 10:58:29 pm
All set just need the valves adjusted! ;D