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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Call Us The Flat Butt Brothers

Yep, we've been doing a lot of riding in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas.  There are so many roads twisting though the forests and mountains we had a hard time choosing which one to ride.  We're trying to ride as many as we can, which results in a pretty sore butt after a while, Buns Of Steel we're not!

We started out for today's ride around 9:30 am, but first we checked over the bikes to make sure all is well.  Dave looked mine over to ensure all was right.


Gordy had a new Go Pro camera he wanted to try out.  He mounted it on his trunk.


He puzzled over the directions for a while until he got it working right.


Or so he thought.  We stopped a mile or two down the road for Take Two on the programing.  He got it right this time.


The roads in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains are in excellent condition, with nary a pothole to be found anywhere.  Other states need to take lessons from Arkansas.  At first we drove on some long straight roads.


Then we got to the long sweeping curves, just what we were looking for!






Of course, every once in a while we had to stop for some road construction.  The way Arkansas keeps up their roads, it's worth the wait.


We stopped at a little Mom and Pop store for a breather and a cold drink while circulation returned to our posteriors.  We got a tip from the clerk of a close by place we had to see.  So we went and checked it out.


On the road in, we came to a section where the water was running across the road about six inches deep.  Dave and Gordy drove their bikes right across and I almost fell off mine.  Not from driving bad but seeing my brothers, who keep their bikes in showroom condition (I think they spend more time cleaning and polishing them than riding) splash water all over them.




They actually had so much fun doing that that they drove back a forth through the water while I took pictures and filmed them with their I-phones so people back home would believe they did it.

We rode a dirt road through the woods and came to the parking area by the falls.


The falls, while small, were really beautiful.  We stayed a while and enjoyed the view.


I sat on a big stone while Gordy and Dave explored the falls.  I noticed the rock was softer than the seat of my motorcycle.  


On the way out, after driving through the water, Gordy took off his shirt and soaked it in the water, then put it back on to cool down.


I reminded him that we didn't know what might be upstream contaminating the water, but he was so hot he said he didn't care.  As the oldest brother, I try to keep the lads in line, but sometimes their behavior is more than I can keep in check.  Hopefully tomorrow he doesn't wake up with sores all over his body!  ;c)

Now we're planning on where to go and ride tomorrow.  I have to say the Ozark mountains are an amazing place to enjoy.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


14 comments:

  1. Sounds that you had a wonderful ride.

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  2. There's your chance for fame and firtune. Invent the world's first "sit number" motorcycle seat. Looks like we should have gone to Arkansas instead of Up state New York if we wanted nice roads. Here you can drive into the potholes rather than through the water. So glad you were able to make this trip with your brothers! It's clear you are having a good time.

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  3. There's your chance for fame and firtune. Invent the world's first "sit number" motorcycle seat. Looks like we should have gone to Arkansas instead of Up state New York if we wanted nice roads. Here you can drive into the potholes rather than through the water. So glad you were able to make this trip with your brothers! It's clear you are having a good time.

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  4. What a fun ride, new places, new faces and winding roads, the water oin the road can be fun as it's not raining.

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  5. Looks like you had lots of fun riding with your brothers and we're looking forward to reading more about that.
    When Marti reads this she might be wanting to go on some day trips with you.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  6. Are you leaving Marti behind? Seems you need to take her along on your adventure with the boys. At least she'd keep all of you in line. However, still sounds like you had great fun.

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  7. Good for you getting out on the bike. Enjoy your time!

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  8. It's hard keeping those younger brothers in line sometimes. ;)

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  9. Boys playing in the puddles ... boys will be boys no matter the age ;-)

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  10. There's your chance for fame and fortune. Invent the world's "sit number" motorcycle seat.

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  11. There's your chance for fame and fortune. Invent the world's "sit number" motorcycle seat.

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  12. Kids will be Kids...keep having fun!!!

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  13. It all sounds wonderful to me. You rock, dude!

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  14. It all sounds wonderful to me. You rock, dude!

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