Saturday, October 25, 2008
A Strange Day in Arkansas
We woke up to chilly temps, but the forecast was for a beautiful day. We headed over to Pancakes for a quick Breakfast before heading out to do a MO-AR ride.
Richard got to keep his bike on the front porch as the drive was pretty slanted for parking.
We were also excited as Paul was coming up from his home outside Fayettville to join us on some fun roads. We have missed Paul since he left the Dallas area. We love riding with him.
Paul and Jackie catching up on old times.
Paul's beautiful beemer
We had a good sized group today. Jamie & I were on the Trophy, Jackie was on the BMW 1200RT, Paul was on his beautiful old school BMW RT, Richard & Jennifer were on the ZZR, Richard Swim had his K75s. We had two LT's in the group. Larry & Lynda arrived late Friday night to join the adventure and David was along for the ride as well.
I loved the sun shining down on us. Jamie took this from behind while riding.
The pace was a little quick at times. hehehe
We headed out of Eureka Springs into MO, enjoying some of the fun, fast and roller coaster type roads. We were headed for Bull Shoals and a little trip across the lake on the ferry. It was going to be a great day. We stopped and took some pictures along the way.
Smiling faces on a chilly morning.
where in the hell is Jerry going??
Things were going pretty well, until we had a little mishap. The group was making a turn and the entire group almost missed it. Well the bad news was one bike did not make it. Larry & Lynda were cruising along, when the group turned, they got on the brakes, to make the turn, but the bad news was the gravel in the road. Their LT, hit the ground. This is never a good thing and today was not different. Lynda hurt here foot, so we needed to get emergency services involved. The final results was a broken bone on her foot and a trip to Harrison in the ambulance. They gave her some meds and put a boot on her foot and she was ready to go. Well not really, but she was a trooper. Larry took her back to the hotel. It could have been worse, but they were wearing all of the gear and that saved a bunch of skin and probably Larry's ugly mug, (he can't afford to get uglier... hehehe) as his helmet took a beating. ATGATT works!
The LT did pretty well. Just a few things broke during the fall.
Get better soon Lynda!
Not the kind of ride Lynda was looking forward to.
Richard loves the police!
Harrison hospital ER.. ( I had to pee really bad here, thought you all would love to know that. This is an inside joke.. sorry for all of those that were not there.
We all rode into Harrison to make sure that Larry & Lynda were taken care of. They said they were good and for us to make the best of the day. We decided to alter the route and head to Jasper. We were getting hungry and decided to do the Cliff House Inn for lunch.
The Cliff House Inn
Jamie hanging out at the Inn.
No one knows what Richard Swim was doing. hehehe
Richard & Jennifer were all smiles
I love my baby's smile
Jennifer was trying her hand at taking pictures at people behind them. She found out that it is much harder than it looks. She took about 100 pictures (maybe a slight exaggeration) and I think 10 could be used. Here are a few of those.
Jamie and I actually getting into a picture instead of taking them.
Jamie taking picture of Jennifer taking pictures. whew.. say that ten times fast.
Hey!! were down here in the lower left corner! Hey, really we are down there.
We finished eating lunch and decided we had better get back as it was going to get dark soon. We were all doing fine until we all made a turn, actually we all did not make the turn. I realized that Dave was not behind us, so we circled back. We waited a few minutes and no sign of Dave. Richard Swim joined us and we decided that we would head back up 74 to see if he had some issues. We made it back to Jasper, but still no sign of him. We checked our voice mail, he had called and said he missed the turn, but all things were good and he would see us back at the hotel. The good news was we actaully did AR 74 THREE times, but the bad news was we rolled into Eureka Springs after dark. Those roads are not the kind of roads you want to ride at night. Too many critters looking to get you. It was a strange day and I have to be honest not one of my favorites. I feel bad for Larry and Lynda as I know she was not feeling well and had to ride back to Dallas the next day. I was a tad stressed as I hate riding at night on roads that are that twisty. I was a mess by the time we headed over to Pizza hut for dinner. The topper for the day... NO beer at Pizza Hut!!! uuugh We ate, went back to the room and went to sleep. Tomorrow would be a better day!
We got some pictures here while waiting for David.
Jamie got this blurry pic of an Elk as we rode by.