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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2018, 11:17:24 pm »
I appreciate it. Not a problem.
I do understand not knowing if ya can make it because of the weather...
Hopefully, we won't get any rain {or any of that cold/white stuff for ya'll coming from the North}.
 
This is just a ride that Jim and I put together at the last minute. It's not an official event.
The registration just helps us know how many Hot Dogs to buy.

Main concern is; we wanted to be sure that folks could get a room at the discount rate.

Hope to see you there.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2018, 05:18:15 pm »
Wifey and I will most likely be in the area. We will have the Roadtrek and the bike in the trailer. Gotta check out for places to boondock or, horrors, pay to camp somewhere nearby. Walking/crawling distance would be good. Maybe the motel parking lot.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2018, 08:09:24 pm »
Steve; Would enjoy seeing you again and a chance to meet yer Missus..

I just went to Google maps and looked at a satellite image of the Motel and nearby area.
Appears to be quite a bit of parking at the Motel, and there is a Municipal Airport almost across the street.
  {Being in the Mountains I would suspect there might be a State Park somewhere in the area}?

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2018, 09:26:30 pm »
There is an RV park behind the hospital in Clinton. It's the Clinton RV park. Their number is (501)745-3778.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2018, 10:55:39 pm »
There is an RV park behind the hospital in Clinton. It's the Clinton RV park. Their number is (501)745-3778.

The RV park is across hwy 65 from hospital, I'm guessing 3 miles south of hotel. Likely to be noisy being right on a busy 4 lane hwy.

There is a campground at Choctaw. I'm guessing 7-10 miles, most parks close for the season in October so that's probably out.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2018, 04:17:05 pm »
Ok, I did whut ya'll didn't think of.
  Unlike Jim err some of ya,  "Ah" am able to uz my hed.  :nananana:

    "I" called the Motel and "asked" them.

They said there's room in their parking lot for Steve's toy, 
                "and" if there is a space problem; Many of the big Motorhomes use the Walmart parking lot which is about 1 mile away....

I've heard from: a Buddy "Arch" that will be bringing in a Spider to ride Ark for the first time,
                        and another good COG friend "Fred" will try to stop by to see the group..
 
 It' s startin' to sound like I'm err "Jim's" gonna need to buy some more hot dogs....

Next problem:
err, Steve, There is  a problem getting the pit from the Motel. Do ya happen to have a BBQ Grill in yer Roadtrek?
       Any other suggestions???
        Alternate plan; If all else fails, I found a RV park nearby. :great:
           {We can go there in Steve's Roadtrek and steal err borrow a BBQ pit}..
                                          :103:
 
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PS: "Everybody" please help us with preparations.. {After all, Jim ain't made from money}.
                            On your ride up, please steal err accumulate some Mustard, napkins, salt, pepper, cups, etc, etc, from McDonalds/other....
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2018, 04:56:30 pm »
Ok, I did whut ya'll didn't think of.
  Unlike Jim err some of ya,  "Ah" am able to uz my hed.  :nananana:

    "I" called the Motel and "asked" them.

They said there's room in their parking lot for Steve's toy, 
                "and" if there is a space problem; Many of the big Motorhomes use the Walmart parking lot which is about 1 mile away....

I've heard from: a Buddy "Arch" that will be bringing in a Spider to ride Ark for the first time,
                        and another good COG friend "Fred" will try to stop by to see the group..
 
 It' s startin' to sound like I'm err "Jim's" gonna need to buy some more hot dogs....

Next problem:
err, Steve, There is  a problem getting the pit from the Motel. Do ya happen to have a BBQ Grill in yer Roadtrek?
       Any other suggestions???
        Alternate plan; If all else fails, I found a RV park nearby. :great:
           {We can go there in Steve's Roadtrek and steal err borrow a BBQ pit}..
                                          :103:
 
Ride safe, Ted

PS: "Everybody" please help us with preparations.. {After all, Jim ain't made from money}.
                            On your ride up, please steal err accumulate some Mustard, napkins, salt, pepper, cups, etc, etc, from McDonalds/other....


I also called the hotel and was told no room for it. All parking reserved for paying guests. I did spot the Clinton RV Park. Once in the neighborhood I'm gonna scout around a bit for possible parking close by but may very well end up at the RV Park. At $25/night, quite reasonable with all hook ups. Just kinda far away.

The road noise does get mitigated inside the Roadtrek. And I also carry ear plugs in it, just cuz.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2018, 12:21:41 am »
Registered!  See y'all soon.  Planning on arriving Thursday.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2018, 01:37:47 pm »
Great Lovelle.
      Which bike are you bringing?

Steve, we're getting mixed replies from the Motel.
I'll try to get a better answer from them when I arrive on Thursday.

I think Jim is gonna try to bring a grill. If anyone else has an idea, let me know.
I guess we can always whittle some sticks for wiener cookin' and build a fire in the parking lot.. <evil grin>

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2018, 10:33:50 am »
Great Lovelle.
      Which bike are you bringing?

Steve, we're getting mixed replies from the Motel.
I'll try to get a better answer from them when I arrive on Thursday.

I think Jim is gonna try to bring a grill. If anyone else has an idea, let me know.
I guess we can always whittle some sticks for wiener cookin' and build a fire in the parking lot.. <evil grin>

Ride safe, Ted

Thanks for checking that motel parking thing out.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2018, 01:15:46 pm »
If they are correct, the weather forecast for riding down to Arkansas looks reasonable, coming home(Wisconsin) may be a bit different.

I believe there are several of us showing up Thursday PM. I will be bringing some Bar B Que, enough to serve 10-14. I will pick up fresh buns/cold beer(mine) when we get there, but feel free to bring condiments. But be prepared to eat and BS some.

We can determine what we want to grill/ or eating options for Friday and Saturday evenings.

I see 10 people have signed up, I know of at least 2-3 others not signed up

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2018, 05:08:08 pm »
The more, the merrier!
Come ride with us.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2018, 07:45:37 pm »
Ted: Sorry for late reply. I am planning on throwing the little Black Beast on a trailer.  I caught myself lusting for it when we were at Cliff's last time.  Too many curves to not be giving it a good workout.  Even put a new back tire on.  It will be nice to see everyone and ride some twisty roads after all of the rain in the Big Bend area a few weeks ago. :'(
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2018, 02:37:56 am »
Ok, we'll see you there.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2018, 02:06:51 pm »
Registration has been expanded to 20 and Jim is the leader although Ted is listed. I have changed Jim's access so the next event he hosts will list him.

I am looking at the weather and will post on Sunday what is likely for the ride. NC riders, I will take a hard look for you and your return  trip.

Everyone...WATCH OUT FOR DEER      :violent-smiley-007:   .....it's been cool, the rut's on,  and they will be out during the day.....not as bad a Michigan but bad enough.

I have a family commitment or I would be there, if for no other reason to let Ted watch my taillight quickly disappear.  :motonoises: :nananana: ;D :D

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2018, 07:14:24 pm »
Change in plans. The weather is looking frightfully cold the week we will be out there, so the bike is staying home. I'm not a fan of chilly but will make it work but there is no way Momma's gonna ride in that weather. And this is a "together trip".

Will definitely try to hook up for a meal or two but I'm not gonna go drive the Roadtrek around on a bike ride.  Not much fun in the curves, duh!

Ted's "got my number". We figure on getting into the area on Friday. One stop we plan on doing is Gravity Brew Works. I've got just the empty growler for them to fill.

All y'all have fun and hope to hook up.

Ttfn.

PS. We'll likely be staying for 2-3 nights near Eureka Springs at the Army Corps Riverview Campground, west of town. Arriving most likely on Tues.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2018, 06:50:12 pm »
Each time I look the weather is sucking even more in AR. We are blowing off AR in favor of north GA. Gonna get me some sauerbraten in Helen and look at the pretty leaves up there.

All y'all have fun and don't freeze.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2018, 07:40:09 pm »
Only gonna be cold at night and about 52 during the day. We gonna tough it out cause we need the seat time.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2018, 09:13:29 pm »
Only gonna be cold at night and about 52 during the day. We gonna tough it out cause we need the seat time.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2018, 11:18:08 am »
BIG Ridge moves in with rain ending Thursday night.

Mornings FRI-SUN - High 20s
High       FRI-SUN - Low to mid 50s

Precip holds off until late Sunday in the Upper Midwest with an Alberta Clipper/Backdoor Coldfront coming through in the early to middle part of the week.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2018, 12:35:48 pm »
Every time I pull up the weather it's different. The other day it showed lows 39 highs 53. They can't even accurately forecast weather 10 days from now but claim to be able to tell us about global warming 20 years from now.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2018, 12:42:14 pm »
I hear ya. Would take a few days of global warming later this week tho  :)

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2018, 02:01:34 pm »
Every time I pull up the weather it's different. The other day it showed lows 39 highs 53. They can't even accurately forecast weather 10 days from now but claim to be able to tell us about global warming 20 years from now.

Both the GFS and the ECMWF are verifying on the timing of the synoptic scale central CONUS ridge. It will be dry in AR after Thursday. Temps might get adjusted up and down a few degrees by the shorter range models but the forecast looks solid now.

The ridge is deep enough for no upglide cold rain in AR.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2018, 10:32:20 am »
Just a reminder for Thursday evening. I will have Bar B Que's and some home made sauerkraut. The kraut will  ensure you stay "regular". Feel free to bring some chips, pickles or other snacks. Hopefully there is a table outside the motel.
Weather report from SW Wisconsin, 30 deg F,  west wind 20 mph(nasty cross wind), some snow expected late Thursday into Friday. Will leave here in a couple hours

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2018, 12:57:55 pm »
Buddy, ya'll be safe on that road!
We'll arrive Thursday evening.

Jim bought a small BBQ grill and we think we'll have another available at the motel.
If we don't get that one, and/or need another we'll go get one at Wally World..

Getting mixed signals on the weather.
Sounds like it will be cool but not rainy.
Good enuff for me. I'm coming...

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