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Eureka Springs, Arkansas Bike Show Review 04/14/2001

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    First let me state that this is an unofficial review and my own personal opinion. Your mileage may vary on this event.

    I will cut to the chase and not go into the whole trip, just the vicinity of Eureka Springs. We used Hwy 62 off I-540 North of Rogers Arkansas which will take you right into Eureka Springs. This puts our entry into Eureka Springs from the North side. 

    The roads are not for the faint of heart or new riders. Vary hard twisties with no shoulders. If you screw up your approach, you have two choices should you lose control. One, over the fog line for a rapid decent of 500 feet or more. Or option two, cross into on coming traffic and if they don't get you, the mountain's rock face will. Oh, and another item to watch for is the cages that misjudge there speed, they will end up in your lane. And if that is not enough excitement, large rocks do occasional drop onto the roadway.

    The City itself is set in some of the most beautiful mountain woods imaginable. The vista's are incredible when you can get a view of them. It is a tourist town and in that respect takes away a lot of the grander that mother nature has provided. You know the type, everything is too pretty, every ten feet is signage telling you basically the same thing over and over. "We're the best", "The Most Romantic", "Hot Tub for Two", blah, blah, blah. Reminds me of Clock Work Orange where they sew the  dudes eye lids open while messages and images are repeated over and over. 

    As in any ride, food is something that is always in the mix. Well, take your pick of the many establishments. They too have big signs everywhere touting their greatness of food. We picked one at random and must have rolled snake eyes. How many times have you ever yearned for a McDonalds? Well after that place, I found myself thinking McDonalds isn't so bad after all. Not many places have perfected making white gravy look yellow, and taste bad too. And, if you normally fight the cattle over the salt/mineral block, hey you can get it here without having to run the cattle off.

    Ok, now the bike show and swap meet. All I can say is 7 vendor's for a five dollar charge. And one vendor was not even displaying motorcycle items. That about cover's the swap meet in total. The bike show was pretty good for what few participants were in it. I have included a few pictures of some of the interesting machines. Many of the bikes were familiar if you attended the real swap meet and bike show in Little Rock, Arkansas earlier this year. But, it is always a pleasure to admire the hard work and talent of our brother and sister riders.  

    In summary I would highly recommend doing the ride on Hwy 62. And if you must stop and eat in Eureka Springs, call any friends you may have for recommendations. Otherwise play it safe and do the McDonalds which is also on Hwy 62 in Eureka Springs. 

   Have fun, and ride safe.

   Paul.

    

Copyright 2001 by Kathy Edens Distributing. All rights reserved.Revised: 18 Nov 2001 12:34:38 -0500 .

    Paul and Kathy Edens Mig Numbers 1542 & 1583 LC1500 &  Lowered LC1500  cyclenuts@arcycle.com

Copyright 2001 by Kathy Edens Distributing. All rights reserved.Revised: 18 Nov 2001 12:34:38 -0500 .

    Paul and Kathy Edens Mig Numbers 1542 & 1583 LC1500 &  Lowered LC1500  cyclenuts@arcycle.com