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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!