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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2011, 12:09:34 pm »
I won't be able to make it, I just talked to my wife and she already saw the UPS truck go by and they didn't stop at my house.  No new tires, no ride.  And none of my local dealers have a PR2 or PR3 for the C14 in stock.

I don't think UPS will be delivering tomorrow due to the holiday, but if my tires do show up I will let you guys know.

Maybe they will run tomorrow, too nice of a weekend to be down. I hope you can get the tire and make it, just let us know if you can.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 05:06:37 pm »
Maybe they will run tomorrow, too nice of a weekend to be down. I hope you can get the tire and make it, just let us know if you can.

I will give you a call if it comes in tomorrow right after I go slap it on.  If it doesn't come in then I will ride around here close to my house so I can avoid straight sections of road.  Either way, you guys ride safe.
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2011, 07:09:32 pm »
Well We just made it back home at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday 05/29/11, We did 650 miles of mostly Twisties all over the northerm half of the state of Arkansas.
We left Saturday morning at about 9:00 am taking the following route.
Leaving form Bryant we took I-30 west to Benton where We took 5 over to 7.
Then We went North on 7 as far as Ola, then took 10 west over to Boonesville.
Then We took 23 "Pig Trail" North up to Eurake Springs, then went over to Berryville and took 21 North which eventually turned into MO 86, this led
us into Branson. We stayed across the street from the Lonestar Steak House where We ate really good steaks.

This morming We left Branson and back tracked down 86, 21 then to 43 over to Ponca to see the Elk herds.
We didnt't see any Ellk though We were told that they are not very active in the middle of the day especially a hot day, and it was HOT!
 Leaving Ponca We took 43 east to Harrison, then took 62 over to Mtn Home, then 201 to 341 "Push Mtn Rd".
Took 341 south to 14, then 14 to Mtn View where We had a late lunch about 3 p.m.
We then took 9 to Shirley, 16 to 65, then south of Clinton We took 9 to Morrillton, Perry, Perryville, Williams Junction, Paron , 298 to 5 then 5 to Benton.

What a blast!  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks to usstobee50 and excavator for making the trip with me!  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2011, 07:14:52 pm »
Wish I could have made it down there.  Oh well, I had a great ride close to my house.  Pynikal came down from KC and I showed him how to use the sides of his tires.   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2011, 07:31:18 pm »
Wish I could have made it down there.  Oh well, I had a great ride close to my house.  Pynikal came down from KC and I showed him how to use the sides of his tires.   ;D

Best ride i've ever been on, thanks guys. I need to rest now but I need to go look at my chicken strips again. Awesome.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2011, 07:35:07 pm »
Best ride i've ever been on, thanks guys. I need to rest now but I need to go look at my chicken strips again. Awesome.

You don't have any chicken strips after a weekend of running those great roads do you?  I found out how soft the sides of a PR2 were after only 1 day of riding down there................. soft enough to wear almost half the tread off the shoulders.

Are you gonna be able to make it up here in September?
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2011, 09:55:28 pm »
my chicken strips were reduced to about nothing this weekend.  thanks JD!  little nerve racking at times but super fun.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2011, 10:04:58 pm »
my chicken strips were reduced to about nothing this weekend.  thanks JD!  little nerve racking at times but super fun.

Sorry if I made ya nervous, I just have an addiction.

"Hi my name is Jeremy and I'm addicted to twisties."  Thats the first step right?   ;D
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011, 10:25:04 am »
Guys.
 
these are the numbers from our trip.

Date             Price     Gallons         City
5/28/2011   4.049   3.037   Booneville   
5/28/2011   3.899   3.337   Blue Eye   
5/29/2011   3.999   3.351   Harrison   
5/29/2011   3.839   3.308   Clinton   
5/30/2011   3.879   2.539   Bryant   
Avg Price ->   3.933   15.572   Total Cost Fuel --->   61.24
            
 660  miles 15.572 gallons used for a avg of 42.38   Bike shows 42.3
My Bike Has 31,873 miles on it and have had zero problems.
 
My bike is a completely stock 2008, We rode in strong winds the entire trip.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2011, 02:46:17 pm »
Well We just made it back home at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday 05/29/11, We did 650 miles of mostly Twisties all over the northerm half of the state of Arkansas.
We left Saturday morning at about 9:00 am taking the following route.
Leaving form Bryant we took I-30 west to Benton where We took 5 over to 7.
Then We went North on 7 as far as Ola, then took 10 west over to Boonesville.
Then We took 23 "Pig Trail" North up to Eurake Springs, then went over to Berryville and took 21 North which eventually turned into MO 86, this led
us into Branson. We stayed across the street from the Lonestar Steak House where We ate really good steaks.

This morming We left Branson and back tracked down 86, 21 then to 43 over to Ponca to see the Elk herds.
We didnt't see any Ellk though We were told that they are not very active in the middle of the day especially a hot day, and it was HOT!
 Leaving Ponca We took 43 east to Harrison, then took 62 over to Mtn Home, then 201 to 341 "Push Mtn Rd".
Took 341 south to 14, then 14 to Mtn View where We had a late lunch about 3 p.m.
We then took 9 to Shirley, 16 to 65, then south of Clinton We took 9 to Morrillton, Perry, Perryville, Williams Junction, Paron , 298 to 5 then 5 to Benton.

What a blast!  ;D ;D ;D

Thanks to usstobee50 and excavator for making the trip with me!  ;D ;D ;D

....Well ! U R welcome Henry...thanks for planning the trip. I had a blast 2. Some of the best roads I've ridden.  ;D 8)
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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2011, 06:53:30 am »
Guys.
 
these are the numbers from our trip.

Date             Price     Gallons         City
5/28/2011   4.049   3.037   Booneville   
5/28/2011   3.899   3.337   Blue Eye   
5/29/2011   3.999   3.351   Harrison   
5/29/2011   3.839   3.308   Clinton   
5/30/2011   3.879   2.539   Bryant   
Avg Price ->   3.933   15.572   Total Cost Fuel --->   61.24
            
 660  miles 15.572 gallons used for a avg of 42.38   Bike shows 42.3
My Bike Has 31,873 miles on it and have had zero problems.
 
My bike is a completely stock 2008, We rode in strong winds the entire trip.


sounds about like my sunday.  it was great but super windy on the trek back to KC.  i only did 515 on sunday.

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Re: Memorial Day Weekend Ride -- Arkansas Twisties !!!
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2011, 07:50:00 pm »
Guys,

I have attached a pdf of the route that We rode this past weekend.
I would suggest this route to anyone wanting to get as many twisties as possible in a couple days.

later,
Hwilks
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