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Thumbs up 335 mile round trip with photos

So, yesterday (Wed) was far too nice to miss out on the chance to get some miles of smiles under blue skies & 65'f temps..
I rode down into Arkansas (my favourite area of the Ozarks) & set my sights on seeing a never visited before place (by me) called Greers Ferry, l just looked at a map, liked the name, & set off.
I encountered some interesting sights on the way, & even though l have a GoPro, l can't be bothered doing videos anymore, but l wish l had an option to somehow take stills while travelling & without having to stop, get off, open the pannier, get out the camera, etc,,,,etc!!!
Anyway, here's an interesting little town that looks like it was made as a movie set...........



I also found a man made weir that created a waterfall

This is canoers paradise down here with all the lakes & rivers

Then l reached my destination, & the views were well worth it, & this is looking down on Greers Lake which incorporates the township of Greers Ferry

I also saw a very strange rock structure

& a forest fire

as well as some cows in their natural environment


My day started at 10am & l got home at 7pm, a bit tired, a bit chilly, but well satisfied with my 335 mile trip around the Ozarks.
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NICE pics, BIG lake...!


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NICE pics, BIG lake...!

Thanks Eddie......but it's really quite small, & l'm sure you have much bigger lakes in your alternate home "up North!"
It's 40,000 acres large, & has a shoreline of 370mls, & it's actually 2 lakes joined together.


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Really like that you got your bike in each picture. Nice Ride.


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Really like that you got your bike in each picture. Nice Ride.
That's funny because a friend of mine in Wales laughs at me for getting my bike into every photo!!!

(but he has a white Aprilia Mille & wears white leathers!!)
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That's funny because a friend of mine in Wales laughs at me for getting my bike into every photo!!!

(but he has a white Aprilia Mille & wears white leathers!!)
Ask him for a pic of the bike and him near a snowdrift...!



My wife ALSO makes that observation, and my response is that I'm on a MOTORCYCLE trip...!


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Ask him for a pic of the bike and him near a snowdrift...!



My wife ALSO makes that observation, and my response is that I'm on a MOTORCYCLE trip...!

Funny you should say that Eddie because l was talking with him yesterday on Skype & he rode the "prilia for the 1st time in 5 months because of rain, rain, rain & moving home, etc & he said he was whooping & hollering in his helmet when riding the bike back from storage so the nutbag "wanged" it up to 130mph on country roads!!!!!
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...he said he was whooping & hollering in his helmet when riding the bike back from storage so the nutbag "wanged" it up to 130mph on country roads!!!!!
Seems to me to be a BIT on the 'dumb' side of the spectrum, UNLESS you have different-size miles in Wales....


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Seems to me to be a BIT on the 'dumb' side of the spectrum, UNLESS you have different-size miles in Wales....


MPH is MPH in all countries, & only in the USA do you get "stuffed" on a gallon not being a gallon!!!

"Dumb" is not how l'd describe John, he is an excellent rider & in another World could have been an Isle of Man contender, but the fact that his riding skills are above most other riders doesn't mean l condone his double the speed limit euphoric throttle "wanging!!!!"

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..."Dumb" is not how l'd describe John, he is an excellent rider & in another World could have been an Isle of Man contender, but the fact that his riding skills are above most other riders doesn't mean l condone his double the speed limit euphoric throttle "wanging!!!!"...
I would have to say that ANYONE who goes 130mph on a PUBLIC road (UNLESS it's the autoban in Germany) is stupid, no matter HOW good a rider he, or YOU, thinks he is....

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I would have to say that ANYONE who goes 130mph on a PUBLIC road (UNLESS it's the autoban in Germany) is stupid, no matter HOW good a rider he, or YOU, thinks he is....
That's your view Eddie, but personally l don't call my friends' stupid, although some people on this forum could easily fit into that category.
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