Weather looking great, fall color at it's peak, nobody wants to go except Loco Dawg but he burned his last vacation day partying with women (shame). I like traveling alone so zip on the tank bag (it stays packed) and I'm outta here Friday, AM.
Hit Talahina about noon and stop at my favorite Italian restaurant. Long story but the food is all home made including the bread all on site. Stuffed I head up the trail Awesome fall color I have to stop for some pictures (something I rarely do) It is hard to keep your eye on the road. Gas up in Mena and head over to Magazine Mountain more of the same, did I mention that "Kermit" was run-in great! Pull in to Ozark and meet up with 3 riders that happen to be from Dallas, We head off to have some beer and BBQ. Another great restaurant with many pork ribs.
They ask if they can tag along. I leave at 8 AM. We leave at 8:30 waiting
on nature calls etc.
OK Duncan help me out here does this stuff make you a safer more alert
rider. Did I mention I'm behind schedule to make Push Mountain. Some
more talk about being careful and how crashing sure can ruin a trip.
Were off, everyone's taking turns leading I'm just hangin. "Tall"
the 500 rider actually stops at a turn off, I head off in the right
Maybe he turned off on 327 (nice road to nowhere) Wait wait, I mention
he might have had an off road experience, His buddies think we would
have seen him, I'm not so optimistic? Sirens and an ambulance heads
off up 74. Well,
Alone again, hows that song go. Back on 80
by David Viosca