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Offline Hog Dog

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Comp Day
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:03:19 AM »
I had a comp day to use so I chucked all work and worldly cares this weekend.  Left home Friday morning in cool and cloudy conditions heading to my favorite riding area in the Ouachita Mountains which straddle the Arkansas/Oklahoma border.  The sun started breaking through an hour or so into the ride.  I was well into Arkansas by then and as I approached the Talimena Scenic Drive could see that the mountain was a bit foggy still.  Ate lunch hoping the fog would clear and after lunch it was gone.  No food porn pics as I mostly ate Subway all weekend.  I needed to leave work stress and worldly cares in the dust.  As I headed up the mountain the big smile on my face as I encountered twisty road and beautiful scenery assured me this was just what I needed.  Signs that we love.

I like the camaraderie I have with my riding buddies but I sure enjoyed this solo ride.  There was very little traffic on the road so when I went through a nice twisty section I just turned around and went through again.  Spent about 2 hours here just ripping through curves and pulling over to enjoy the views.



I didn't take many pics on this trip.  Rode to Hot Springs, AR after playing on the mountain.  About 75 miles of relaxed and sometimes twisty back roads.  Met some friends for supper and after a good night sleep(dreaming of riding endless twisty roads) got up Saturday to compete in the Arkansas Senior Olympics.  Won my age group in the 100 and 200m sprints.  Rode home about 130 miles just feeling on top of the world.  For a little over 30 hours I had not 1 care in the world.  No thoughts of war, turmoil in the middle east, politics or NFL players off field problems entered my mind.  How great would it be to ride like this everyday?  A ride like this just makes me want to ride more.  I'm going for a ride right now for a little Sunday morning solitude.       
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 09:35:06 PM »
Wow...just...wow! My kind of riding! Thanks for sharing! :clap:
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 07:22:12 AM »
 nice1
I'm working on it!

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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 01:12:30 PM »
Looks absolutely wonderful. I think you've figured it out. Sometimes you have to just put everything on hold for a bit and step back and enjoy life. I think this is a lesson a lot of us could use.
 

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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 05:32:37 PM »
No doubt about it SB.  I take small escape rides regularly but to stay on the bike all day really clears the head.  Cap Kirk now that I know that's how you like to ride I will anticipate a ride report from you.  I'm not much of a writer but I've seen how you can tell a tale.  Happy Trails. 
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2014, 10:20:54 PM »
Those look like some great roads and views. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 07:09:13 PM »
Instead of another report I'm posting these pics from this weekend.  Ventured back into AR with a buddy.  We did a relaxed 240 miles on some great roads.  These pics are on on the Little Missouri River. 

 
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 07:39:16 AM »
Nice report, I would have never associated Oklahoma with mountains and forests.  Your Nighthawk looks great.

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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 06:37:03 PM »
Thanks Dan.  I think most people that have never been to OK associate it with the Great Plains and tornadoes, but it does have some nice scenery along the eastern border and a few other places.
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 10:15:20 PM »
Cap Kirk now that I know that's how you like to ride I will anticipate a ride report from you.  I'm not much of a writer but I've seen how you can tell a tale.

Thanks! Not really much to write about this year...not a whole lot of riding accomplished, and what riding there was, was the same rides, same old story. Hoping next year to get a lot more miles on the clock. BTW, I was an Honorary Okie for a year and a half while attending school....cool place!
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 07:13:26 AM »
I know what you mean Cap.  I ride the same roads over and over again.  It still satisfies me but I don't want to do reports on the same routes I've covered before.  What area of OK did you live in ?
 
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2014, 01:01:33 PM »
Nice report and great looking ride, thanks for sharing Lindy.
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 08:43:26 PM »
Boy these are some familiar looking areas !

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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2015, 08:55:40 AM »
 Razorback-People that have never been to AR are quite surprised when they see how scenic it is.  Great place to ride motorcycles.
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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2015, 04:36:00 PM »
Arkansas has the best riding in the country and I've rode alot of places . Next time your up this way send me a message .

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Re: Comp Day
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2015, 07:23:11 PM »
Will do razorback.  Looking forward to the Spring thaw.
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