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XS650 rally, rides Ozark mountains, Arkansas April 28-30th

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gggGary, Apr 2, 2016.

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  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    A great opportunity to meet your fellow XS'rs and ride the awesome Ozark roads at a great time of year.
    Arkansas is motorcycle friendly. At least the tourism department is :wink2:

    http://xs650society.com/event-calendar/

    All are welcome! lodging and meals available at the Ozark Folk Center State Park and typically some fold music as well. typical; breakfast at the folk center then 100 to 150 miles of curvy hilly backroads riding (perfect for an XS) with a lunch stop and back to the folk center before going out for dinner. show up whenever, we usually post our ride routes so you can even meet up on the road!

    http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/

    A typical route

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    These roads are a HOOT. Toughest choice all day is looking at the scenery or the line through the next curve!

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  2. desmoman900

    desmoman900 650 Society Director

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    Thanks for posting the event, Gary. Here's a summary of the 2016 calendar.
    • April 15th – 17th, 2016. Smoky Mountain Dogwood Rally, Suches, GA.
    • April 28th – 30th, 2016. 2nd Ozarks Rally, Mountain View, Arkansas.
    • May 19th – 21st, 2016 LBL #33 Land-Between-the-Lakes, Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
    • June 3rd – 5th, 2016 West Virginia Mountain Rally #2, Marlinton WV.
    • July 8th -10th, 2016 Mid-Ohio Rally, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH.
    • September 14th – 17th, 2016 Great Smoky Mountain Rendezvous #24, Townsend, TN.
    More info at the Society Calendar page
     
  3. cycleranger

    cycleranger Generally Ok.

    Lived in the Ozarks. This is an awesome ride!
     
  4. desmoman900

    desmoman900 650 Society Director

  5. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    Anyone looking to split room costs?
    I'm planning to come but that depends on work vacation schedules, home/family, etc.
    So I am not a firm I'll be there.
     
  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    John C was looking for a roomie earlier.

    Glad to hear you are a firm maybe WER!
     
  7. JRP01

    JRP01 XS650 Enthusiast

    Cool, See ya there.
     
  8. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    Anyone riding in from the north on Thursday the 28th?
     
  9. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Damned troublemakers anyways! Hey all this is this guy:

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    Like a frog in a pot of hot water he won't think to jump out til it's too late!
     
  10. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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  11. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Hey Weekend---Good for you , and your ride, I think you had good "Weekend"....... tim
     
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Great meet

    200 miles of twisties Thursday in perct 80 dry and sunny
    some rain Friday but a short ride in the afternoon

    230 miles Saturday started in clouds but dry, sun came out and was perfect riding again.

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    Great group of guys WER was hard at it all weekend, no rest I tell you.

    I think it speaks well for the bikes and riders that 9 bikes ran fairly hard for 3-500 miles each without a single bike needing any repairs!
     
  13. grizld1

    grizld1 Grumpy old man Top Contributor

    Thanks to John Chaves and everybody who attended for a great time. We had no crashes, no breakdowns, and no complaints, just a fine time with fine people who know what to do with a motorcycle.
     
  14. Looks like an outstanding time. Wish I could have been there.
     
  15. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Lots of music and other things to see at the park.

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  16. fjzr04

    fjzr04 XS650 Enthusiast

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    I should have thought out my meeting up with you there, load my bike up in the truck and join you guys tearing up those beautiful roads. Next year count me in✌️✌✌
     
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor



    Lunch Stop at Jasper AR.
     
  18. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Buncha old farts on old XS650s? And some of them smoke? (riders, not bikes)

    Scenic routes? BBQ joints?

    Dangit. Wish I coulda' been there...
     
  19. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    Hey 2M right back attcha on wishin you could have made it.
    But not all were old farts. There were two father/son combo's.
     
  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah 7 old farts and 2 old fart sons, so there!
     

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