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Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:32:27 PM »
Back story-Transferring from St. Pete, FL to Alameda, CA. Bought an enclosed 5x6 trailer to haul the bike and other needed items. Plus, the 75lb furchild needs her third knee surgery so we wanted to give her as much room in the FJ as possible.

So day 2 of traveling and we arrive in Hot Springs, AR just in time for the next downpour to happen! Today though was amazingly beautiful! We rode to Hot Springs National Park and Ouachita National Forrest/park.

Only did around a three hour ride but it was so nice to be in the mountains again. The roads, mountains, and lakes totally remind of growing up in western pa. Highly suggest this area if you get a chance!

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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 06:21:32 PM »
I always thought of Arkansas as Pennsylvania with good roads.

It's asphalt stays in remarkably good condition without the freeze-thaw cycles
PA gets each winter.

From Hot Springs north AR is pretty spectacular, especially for a motorcyclist.

I go back every few years. Never get tired of it.
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 07:19:10 PM »
I wish I would've experienced this before a cross country trip, lol! Now that you mention it, there was a lack of potholes or incorrect repair of a pothole[emoji6]
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 10:50:46 PM »
How many days are planing to take getting to the left coast?

Sounds like your going to be stopping along the way to ride some areas.
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 11:18:13 PM »
Very cool.  Keep up the pics!
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 06:21:01 AM »
I too have enjoyed the Ozarks.  I've never stopped in Hot Springs before.  Most of my riding in that area has been North of I40.  It looks like I have something to go back for.  Thanks.
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 08:15:41 AM »
the north western quadrant of the state is simply glorious riding . . . . . really hard to put a wheel wrong there . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 08:17:25 AM »

the north western quadrant of the state is simply glorious riding . . . . . really hard to put a wheel wrong there . . . .
the riding is so good, it makes up for the ferocious appetite the roads have for tires . . . .
We had two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 01:32:43 PM »

How many days are planing to take getting to the left coast?

Sounds like your going to be stopping along the way to ride some areas.

Taking about 10 days. Stopping in Amarillo tonight and heading to flagstaff to ride around there for a couple days. Trip is going great!
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 04:31:37 PM »

How many days are planing to take getting to the left coast?

Sounds like your going to be stopping along the way to ride some areas.

Taking about 10 days. Stopping in Amarillo tonight


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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 08:35:01 AM »
Looks like a most excellent trip, thanks again for sharing! I just might have to go that way this summer!

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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2014, 08:33:57 AM »
I will post more after the rides around the red rocks today or tomorrow
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Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2014, 07:15:39 PM »
I guess I should have named this thread to include my whole trip but didn't think that would be right since I was 75% driving/trailering. Sorry about that!

Here's some from today's ride around Sedona, AZ

On our way to Red Rock State Park
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Heading into downtown Sedona
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Brief stop
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Well I won't bore you with anymore pics. Had a great day today! Hope you did too!

PS- I don't care if they say it's a dry heat or not, today was effin HOT!
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2014, 08:18:19 PM »
Congrats Madam :clap:

You have found the best way to move you and your stuff across the great expanse.
I may not be a fan of the trailer thing but with the necessity of caring lots of belongings and having the bike to do day trips it's a darn good compromise .



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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2014, 08:52:13 PM »
The Sir is a Madam. Coast Guard. Moving from Florida to California.
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2014, 08:58:59 PM »
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2014, 09:17:59 PM »
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Re: Hot Springs looks like Western Pa!
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2014, 10:28:12 PM »
Thanks Andrew! With a 75lb furchild that needs her third knee surgery (hoping she wasn't going to catch up to me but yes it will happen) we needed to find a compromise of driving and riding. I'm just glad we pulled the trigger on the enclosed trailer!


And yes, Doc is a woman! My last name is Daugherty (Dock-erty), so Doc was always easier and it just stuck.
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