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.
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