| 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
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
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.