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post #1 of 17 Old 09-26-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Carroll County Back Roadin

I woke up this morning to blue skys and temps in the 60s and nothing to do so I decided to go "back Roadin" here in Carroll County Arkansas where I have lived all my life. I hope you enjoy the pics.

I like to ride alone most of the time because it has its advantages but it also has its problems as you will see later in this post.



I then went to one of my fishing holes where I crossed a small fresh water spring coming out of a bluff



My fishing hole.



I then went down the 1 lane road for a couple of miles where I crossed one of many small branchs



Now little did I know what was in store for me a couple of miles ahead.
but if you ride where I sometimes ride it will happen sooner or later. I ran into a little hillbilly quicksand. Yep.... its resting on the frame standing there all by itself, right here in the middle of nowhere and few people travel this road. Oh it gets better too.



I turned to put my camera down and I heard a "thud".....great.... now what.
OH NO!!! Well Thats just great! Yes by now I was talking to myself. Has this ever happened to you? And as usual, I had no Cell service.



Well now I decided to go for a walk. I quess a real sportsman might call it a "Trek". ......Anyway about 1 1/2 miles down the read I found 1 bar of cell service so I called a guy who lives in the area. Ahhhh he answered. He said he would be right there. Right there, in hillbilly time, is about 45 minutes.

Well he helped me upright the bike and pulled it out of the quicksand. I then gave him a great big "Thank You" because he wouldn't take any money for his help.
I am now back on the road and going. Next stop was down a little trail to a bluff with a great view and I took several pics of the area.













You can always tell if you are getting closer to people when you have a wooden bridge to get you across the river.



And when you get even closer to people you have gaurd rails on the cement bridge.



Here is an old country school house dating back to the early 1900s. It is now being used as a Church.



Back on one lane roads.



Nope.......I still remember the "quicksand". Time to turn around on this one.



Well here we go again. Im thinking, do I try this again?



Ahh...... I made it. It was not that bad. I did get wet again though.



Its beginning to get late and I still have several miles to go so I stop for one last picture.



All in all, I travelled about 70 miles ,mostly all dirt roads that crossed many creeks and rivers and I only got down once. I hope to do it again in a few weeks as the leaves turn to the fall color.

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Very pretty John. I lived in Berryville, many moons ago. Beautiful country!
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Thanks Ron. Do you still have family in the area?
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No, they have all passed on. We had the acreage that the Ford dealership, the Green Forest Bank, and the high school are on. I inherited it, but sold the last remaining part about 15 years ago. My father built an airstrip on the property in 1948, and it was the only airport between Harrison and Fayetteville for many years. My brother and I continued to use it for a while, but It fell from use after the Carroll County Airport was built.
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nice!

Nice pics man! Where did you get those cupholders for your handlebars?
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Nice pics man! Where did you get those cupholders for your handlebars?
I found the cup holder at wal-mart. It was made to fit on the side of a split seat in a car. I cut the bottom piece off with a drimel tool and used a U-bolt to fasten it to the bar. I placed a piece of weather strip on the inside rim to hold your drink secure. It works great.
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I like your kick stand in the 5th picture.

Heads up, be sure to check your battery level and oil in your air filter since it laid down.
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I like your kick stand in the 5th picture.

Heads up, be sure to check your battery level and oil in your air filter since it laid down.
Hey Hography

Yea what a deal. LOL I picked it up once but I was still stuck and couldn't put down the side stand. I seamed to luck out on not losing fluids. I shut the fuel off quickly. When we got it un-stuck I turned on the fuel and it started right up and it ran great. No problems the rest of the day.
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How far are you from Hollister, MO?

we will be in Hollister for the next few weeks.

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How far are you from Hollister, MO?

we will be in Hollister for the next few weeks.
hello daddyjoe

I can almost throw a rock and hit Holister. By road I am about 30 to 40 min. due south from you.
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