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2016 MAY MILL CREEK ARKANSAS SPRING RIDE,
06-18-2016, 09:27 AM (This post was last modified: 07-16-2016 05:58 PM by old man dave 59.)
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2016 MAY MILL CREEK ARKANSAS SPRING RIDE,
We had the best turnout ever this year and 35 showed up during and after a huge rain storm that put maybe 4 inches or more of rain down that raised the creek levels to very high levels making creek crossings very interesting.

Carol and I got there Thursday evening for the Memorial day weekend right after a rain of about 3 to 4 inches. Campgrounds was plenty big for all.
First day I did a what was supposed to be a warm up run and ended up doing the Blue run complete, but not before running out of gas because I did not fill up.
Then we ended up drowning 3 bikes coming back through entrance at creek. Mine was one and towed back a few hundred yards to pull plug because Berg was liquid, Hydra locked. Got running and did another run which I will try to get a short video fo soon and Berg died about 5 miles from end. It took 4 pushing and 1 bike towing to get Berg to top of a few hills so I could coast to bottom where waterfall is.

This is where I knew a bail out run and we towed the Berg with my old DRZ 400 with Vinney towing.. Got to creek and it was about 100 feet wide, running fast and about 3 to 4 feet deep in places, so vinney helped me push Berg across it and we were just a short distance from camp then, easy tow. Lost fire on Berg, started a high rev miss and then just died.

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06-27-2016, 06:52 AM
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07-16-2016, 07:25 AM (This post was last modified: 07-16-2016 06:11 PM by old man dave 59.)
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07-16-2016, 06:14 PM (This post was last modified: 07-16-2016 07:20 PM by old man dave 59.)
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RE: 2016 MAY MILL CREEK ARKANSAS SPRING RIDE,
So I spent Saturday at camp messing with dead Berg a little and drinking margaritas Kind of a nice change taking a break and and spending with my wife Carol, but _sure missed the group. Wish I had spent more time with rest of group scattered in camp grounds, but had a good time just relaxing around motor home..



I think I should of spent more time getting pictures and getting group together for a big circle meet, but so much going on, hard to do. The motor Home has been awesome for making things comfortable with shower, toilet and just a second home. We and so many others have been on these trails and thought they were all good, but come to find out almost all trails in Arkansas are illegal now and have been. Risking a 225.00 fine now for a simple mistake so we will be going some where else now.The side by side traffic is an issue now and rendering the Blue Run unsafe for all as far as I am concerned. I don't see room for both on trails and is definitely an issue now.

So we are going to do a waterfall run which is no more, because we found out that the trails in Arkansas, are not legal. The forest service expects you to know the legal trails and stay on them and if you stray 100 feet off trail you can be fined.


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07-16-2016, 07:35 PM
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Sunday came and I had been offered 3 different bikes to ride from our WFO Trailriders, and of course that's what I know about our group, always very AWESOME GROUP ALWAYS. I ended up with Vinnys , I believe 2001 KTM 400, great bike, geared a little too high and was burning oil, but it was great bike.

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07-17-2016, 09:27 AM
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