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Offline ZG

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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #15 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......................
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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...  :(
 

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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #16 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

An overview of riding in the area.
http://cruisetheozarks.com/


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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 10:58:05 am »
Frontier, I sent you a PM.

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

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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #21 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
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #23 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

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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #24 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/
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #28 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!
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Re: Who's Attending the Nationals this year in Eureka Springs,AR?
« Reply #29 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