Christmas Eve Ride

65 degrees on Dec 24th? What does that mean? It means Let’s Ride!

It is not often that we get to ride in such great weather here in Northwest Arkansas this this time of year. So when the opportunity arose we jumped on it. We took te back way out of the house and was on some good twisty roads in no time.

We are always amazed that we now live in such close proximity of all of these wonderful roads. We enjoyed a wonderful hour of riding before heading home for our Christmas Eve meal. We hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time with family and friends.

Labor Day Ride To Eat

225 miles on great Arkansas Roads. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday!

It has been 10 years since I had the opportunity to have a Labor Day weekend off. The retail management field does not offer many holiday weekends off. This one did however and we took advantage of it.

Jamie and I got up and on the road around 7:15am. We were rewarded with a beautiful cool morning. The skies were overcast, but the threat of rain was minimal. We had sent out an invite to some of the social media groups that we frequent, with no response. So we figured we would be on our own. We rode to the departure lounge, had a quick coffee and headed out at 8am.

We took off over the lake and hit a nice twisty stretch to start our morning. The weather looked threatening in the distance. That did not dampen our enthusiasm and we plugged along. We came across some wet roads but never got any rain. I think we just followed it to breakfast.

We stopped in Kingston and took a little break. This is just a little hole in the wall place but it seems to be the cross roads of traffic. We enjoyed a quick 15 minutes and then headed down to Boxley Valley. We got to see some elk and just enjoy the valley. This is just another gem in our beautiful state of Arkansas.

We were both starting to get hungry so it was time to load up and get to Jasper so we could eat. We love the Ozark Cafe and today did not disappoint. We had a good breakfast and just hung out and enjoyed the morning. As we got loaded back up we decided that we would take the long way home.

After a nice little jaunt up the beautiful and scenic highway 7, we decided to make our way over to Eureka Springs. We understood that the holiday traffic would be a little rough in the Springs, but it was not that bad. We stopped and had a little snack at the Cat House. It is a great location to watch the world go by. I think we were the only non cruiser in the parking lot. We spent a good hour just enjoying our day together. Jamie and I need to slow down and do this more often.

When we arrived the lot had a number of open parking spaces. As we rode off, the lot was full of American made motorcycles. I always love hanging out here. It is such a great atmosphere for the motorcycle enthusiast.

We finished the day by riding up into Missouri and taking one of our favorite roads (hwy 90) home. We logged 219 miles and had a fantastic day. We hope that you all enjoy the pictures. You can see the entire gallery here. Thanks for reading the blog. Until next time.. Ride Safe!

Jamie’s FIRST Time

On the Versys that is…

Jamie’s First Time – The first time on the Versys that is. We had a little break from the cold and the rain and decided to join our friends for a quick lunch. We lucked out and dodged all of the rain drops and had a fantastic ride. We even got the Sena PRO10C to work. The camera has not had an issue, its been operator error! I hope you enjoy this video. There will be many more to come.

Beautiful Day for a Ride!

Nothing beats a little ride on MO90 to break up a non eventful day!

Got out on the new Versys today. Headed out to MO90 and rode over to Noel. It was a rare beautiful and warm spring day. So I had to take advantage of that. The new Sena PRO 10C is kicking my butt. This time I did not charge it enough. Well maybe it will work next time.

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A Day in Paris

The rain finally went away and it was just a great day for a ride! Paul, like always had a great route mapped out and a group of 15 bikes showed for the event. The cool thing about these rides, are the different machines that show up. We had Dual sports (GS 650, KLR’s) We had a V-Strom, Gold Wing a Vulcan and of course the regulars on their sport bikes and sport Touring machines.

We went to the Eiffel Tower and had lunch in Paris. All of this and we were home before 4:30 PM. Check out all of the pictures here.