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I've been riding in Arkansas this week. Here are a couple of routes worth riding if you are ever in the area. We were staying in Horseshoe Bend, AR.

Route 9 south out of Melbourne is tight twisty road with great views. Push Mountain rd is very nice. I hear there is a photographer set up on the weekends. The bottom line is that there are very few flat and straight roads in the area. I only saw 3 sport bikes this week though. Mostly cruisers and touring bikes.
 

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Looks like some nice riding from the maps.
 

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I also trailered my bike out to AR earlier this summer. This is the best place on earth to ride that doesnt have real mountains! I rode all through the pig trail when i was there. Eureka Springs is also a really cool little town to stop at. :bud:
 

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NICE!

Maybe next summer I'll head that far east from home and check those roads out. Should make for a good all day ride in excess of 500 miles for me if I want to go back home that same day.

Comptrall; I was in Clovis first part of September visiting my daughter & new granddaughter but was in the pick-up with my wife. I so wanted to take my bike, unload it there, and ride over to Cloudcroft area or Sante Fe area. Maybe next year.
 

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Hey anytime! Drop me a line! As you probably know, there isn't anywhere to ride around here, but I lived in Albuquerque for 5 years before this and know ALL the roads around that area to ride - plenty of places up there to burn up a day on the bike. Also, 3 hours to the southwest is Ruidoso; there's some great riding down there as well. If you ever bring your bike I'll even make space in the garage if you need safe storage!
 

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Hey anytime! Drop me a line! As you probably know, there isn't anywhere to ride around here, but I lived in Albuquerque for 5 years before this and know ALL the roads around that area to ride - plenty of places up there to burn up a day on the bike. Also, 3 hours to the southwest is Ruidoso; there's some great riding down there as well. If you ever bring your bike I'll even make space in the garage if you need safe storage!
Thanks for the offer, one never knows. I wouldn't need to use your garage, I'd stay at my daughter's house, son in-law is a Detective with the PD there. But then again....some dirt bag shot up his patrol car and house a few months back! The dirt bag was caught & recently sentenced for like 6 years too!

2 years ago on my first long distance trip, I went from Carlsbad through Riudoso, Cloudcroft, every mountain area in northern New Mexico I had time for, and several wide open flat stretches in between. Perfect weather the entire time.

The odor of cattle feed lots in the morning out there remind me of our chicken & turkey raising facilities around here!
 

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Shooting up his patrol car? Now that's some Dukes of Hazard stuff there, LOL. Is your daughter a nurse? My wife is a midwife at the hospital and knows a LOT of nurses. We were at a party about a month ago and there were quite a few Clovis PD there. Nice guys.
 

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Arkansas road's are hard to beat. Peak colors will be in a couple of weeks. Make sure and do the Talimena Parkway and Magazine Mountain next time. Tremendous views! ,BK
 

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Shooting up his patrol car? Now that's some Dukes of Hazard stuff there, LOL. Is your daughter a nurse?
Nope, she works at a shoe store.
 

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Arkansas road's are hard to beat. Peak colors will be in a couple of weeks. Make sure and do the Talimena Parkway and Magazine Mountain next time. Tremendous views! ,BK
Yes they are! The ferry ride on 125 north of Harrison is kinda neat too.
 
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