Who's riding and where?

Coiled

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After 18 days of ownership, I ticked off my 1,000th mile in Weldon which is near the Eastham Unit where Clyde Barrow took up residency for a bit. FM230 between Trinity and Eastham is probably the best ride I've found but nothin for you old hands.

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In the back ground of the plaque.

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Coiled

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And I don't like thinking about or using the T word, unfortunately it is a major factor in my life. :(

BTW: there's cattle in that pic but the lighting sucks. I heard a very few birds chirping, mostly just disgruntled (?) cows mooing. It was truly calm and quiet there.
 

Davetex

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Making a run up to Arkansas in a couple of weeks. Got a campsite at Queen Wilhemina State Park on the Talimena Scenic Byway. Literally 100's of miles of fantastic riding in Ouachita and Ozark National Forests. 4 nights for about 100 bucks.
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mitchntx

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Making a run up to Arkansas in a couple of weeks. Got a campsite at Queen Wilhemina State Park on the Talimena Scenic Byway. Literally 100's of miles of fantastic riding in Ouachita and Ozark National Forests. 4 nights for about 100 bucks.
Love that area. And in case you haven't experienced the local flavor before ...

I recommend eating at the Hateful Hussie in Talihina, OK. Had grilled pork chops last time I was there.
And you have to ride down 272 to Rich Mountain Country Store for a cool beverage.

I also discovered hiway 144. It's a paved, rural road between Talihina and Broken Bow. Scenic views and curvy roads.

On the opposite end of the byway, south of Mena on 375 a couple miles and county road 44 turns west and look for county road 402. Follows a creek winding around Dallas Mountain. it was paved most of the way. last few miles was maintained dirt. Will eventually return to 375 further south. Lots of ATV trail heads along the way.

Have fun and please report back your experiences and discoveries.
 

Davetex

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Thanks for the tips Mitch. This is my first time in that area, and only a 7 hour drive up there. I'm sure I'll be going back.
 

mitchntx

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It's about 5 hours for me to get to either Talihina or Mena.

After my divorce,, I looked at property around Mena and came close to making offers.

Last fall, a buddy and I spent a few days riding around Clarksville, AR.

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