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    Ozarks


    Gettin dirty in the Ozarks this weekend. Flying out tonight. Getting antsy at work. Tick tock!


    Stayed tuned for ride report.

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    Re: Ozarks

    sweet!

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    Re: Ozarks

    Froggy's Moto Tours - Arkansas Dual Sport Adventures ?

    Tell Cory I said hello if yes.

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    Re: Ozarks

    Heard that’s a great place to launder money.

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    Re: Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Swizz View Post
    Heard thatís a great place to launder money.
    We shall see...

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    Re: Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    We are riding with Corey, yes. Will do.

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    Re: Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    We are riding with Corey, yes. Will do.
    Pssst........no "e" in his name

    Cool. Enjoy your trip. Guessing Shawn and Lea are involved? Anyone else? Kerry back from Prague? Wrist healed enough to ride?

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    Re: Ozarks

    Nope, None of them are coming. Just a small portion of the Ateam. Kris, Tommy, and Kevin (from bootcamp). Traveling light, going to do more enduro terrain.

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    Good crew. Enjoy yourselves.

    Shawn and Lea had talked about going there while we were at boot camp that's why I thought they might be going.

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    Re: Ozarks

    lurking

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    stalking the thread

    when you coming to the desert?!

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    Re: Ozarks

    Day 1 200 mile dirt road blitz in the books. Not much time to stop for pics. Haha. Good times.

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    sweeeeet

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    Re: Ozarks

    Day 2 we stopped more to check out the local geography. We also rode some tight atv terrain. Both were worthwhile. I had a comical crash where i hit two trees at once. One on either side of the trail... lol

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    Re: Ozarks

    You riding XR400's down there?

    Seems like no matter what, it's more fun to ride new places on a low tech bike than it is to stick to regular again and again places on your own high tech bike. It's the experience that makes it, not the equipment.

    Makes me reconsider shopping for a high dollar dual sport and just get anything cheap with a plate that's reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    You riding XR400's down there?

    Seems like no matter what, it's more fun to ride new places on a low tech bike than it is to stick to regular again and again places on your own high tech bike. It's the experience that makes it, not the equipment.

    Makes me reconsider shopping for a high dollar dual sport and just get anything cheap with a plate that's reliable.
    Exactly. Xr250s and 400s. Cory rode a dr200. We had a blast.

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    oh gawsh...DR200se

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    Makes me reconsider shopping for a high dollar dual sport and just get anything cheap with a plate that's reliable.
    no...I tried this strategy and it is not allowed

    late model high performance bike plated or the world explodes

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    Re: Ozarks

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    oh gawsh...DR200se



    no...I tried this strategy and it is not allowed

    late model high performance bike plated or the world explodes
    Lol. The dr did everything asked of it. And we reached ludicrous speeds on dirt roads. Nothing too technical though.

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    ya I know what it can do...



    I had one, and the fellas pretty much deemed it unworthy

    more updates from the Ozarks!

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    Re: Ozarks

    People put too much focus on the gear and the difficulty of terrain. This was more of an "On Any Sunday" type of ride. A bunch of friends, simple bikes, simple terrain, beautiful places, and a LOT of goofing off on 2 wheels. 3 headlights were completely smashed from roost. My nose got split by a high speed whipper. We broke more than a few rules along the way.

    We saw Elk, Bald Eagles, Pilteated woodpeckers, and loads of hawks and other birds.

    Cory West was a great guide and host. He knew the roads/trails so well out there that we never stopped at intersections or paused to figure out where we were going, even at full on rally speeds. On the other hand, he had never run a tour at these speeds before. He was clearly having fun too. That made it a pretty great time.

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    That said, the XR 250/400 platform was a lot more exciting to ride than the DR. I think a plated XR is still tough to beat for a dual sport bike. Hammer reliability, good motor, decent legs on the paved sections. 400 is better for wheelies and roost. But the 250 has the 6 speed. Advantages to both.

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    Re: Ozarks

    I have a few clips of some of the different types of riding we did.

    When things are smooth, wick up the pace!


    Almost off the edge!


    Mono


    Goofing


    Fun times!

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