The BOB Ride was a ride through NW Arkansas.
It began April 8 and ended April 22. It included 4 segments: The Vic Ride, The Pete Ride, The AED500 Ride, and the Beene Ride.
This is the start of the Vic Ride, Hector, Ar.
There were from 3 to 24 riders on different segments of the BOB Ride. Here we are on The Vic Ride and crossing Sulfer Creek.
Sometimes this just happens
Lunch at Hicks. Bob and Vic.
Crossing the Buffalo at Erbie
Sometimes this happens.
Erbie Camp Ground
Bob's Market in Jasper
Postings at Bob's Market
Cold Hole Camp
Cold Hole Spring
devro and Bob at Cold Hole
The dogwoods were in full bloom and showing well, just beautiful.
dwarf crested irises
Beene and Bob at Walnut - lost.
dingo and disco
John and Vic, both master woodworkers.
We visited Johns shop in Walnut.
Spurgeon Warren's Cabin
Comming off Pilot Knob
The start of Segment 2, Pete's Ride.
Four Local DS Crazies left London, Ar. By the time we got to Eureka Springs there were 7 of us.
Taking a break on Big Piney near Twin Bridges.
Hang Glider Bluff overlooking Bullfrog Valey. Big Piney in the background, Long Pool is out of sight to the right.
Beene's first Arkansas creek crossing. Made this one and all the rest just fine and dandy.
Pete's new barn where we spent the night, The Pete and Charlotte Bullfrog Valley Barn & Breakfast. A lot better than a tent! Thanks Pete and Char, it was just great!
Hurricane Creek - I went down in this one.
disco and his 990 clear it, as always.
dingo helps fix a rear flat.
ADV acessories in Eureka Springs!
Jim's Saloon for a cool one. After 170 miles of dirt and creek crossings this place hits the spot!
Beeno, Bob, Pete, disco, dingo.
That's what I'm talking about! Cheers to a good ride with good people!
The Roadhouse for more beers and meat.
R to L: Pete, dingo, devro, Ron (from Texas), Bob, Greg, Beene, disco.
Iron Horse Lodge
AED500. The 3rd segment of the BOB Ride was the AED500. It started at Turpentine Creek. What a GREAT place!!
Visit the web page, watch the video.
I believe there were 24 riders on the AED500.
7 riders were with my Local DS Crazies group, the rest were all new acquaintances and a really great bunch of guys and riders.
Scotty is second from the left, the Trail Boss.
Thanks Scotty for a really good ride and time. Thanks to Tanya too, Scotty's wife, who also took time off from tending the BIG cats and traveled with the SAG truck and cooked for us.
Crossing Cove Creek
The Local DS Crazies split off from the AED500 guys for an afternoon. Here we hiked up to some ancient indian pictographs near Mt Judea.
Mt Judea for pie and coffee.
Whitt Springs. School is when?
Falling Water Falls
Atop Pilot Knob.
Looking south across the Arkansas River Valley. In the back ground are Petit Jean, Nebo, Spring and Magazine mountains.
Long Pool camp.
The Beene Ride started after camping with the AED500 group at Long Pool.
DEwayne's in Dover for breakfast started the Beene Ride. It would be just devo, ybB and beeno.
Bob, J Beene and devro. Little Piney at Union
Little Piney was too high to get Beeno to Sprugeon Warren's Cabin so we had to go the back way in. Here Beene and Bob are checking out a nasty creek crossing.
Didn't take Beene long to fall asleep at SW Cabin
Bob and Johnathan.
Just a couple GOB's kicked back on the porch between chores.
Getting to SW Cabin the back way meant riding through endless mud holes too.
Sometimes this happens
Getting to camp on Big Piney Creek
Camp on Big Piney Creek
Big Piney at Limestone
Catalpa Gen Store
Coffee and pie. The BEST!
Bob talking politics with the locals.
Johnathan Beene on Bean Street
3 miles later we had lunch at Oark Gen Store.
Them Colorado boys can eat!
Camped at Mulberry Mt because they offered free fire wood and hot showers!
Mountain Creek Falls
Getting to and from Mountain Creek Falls was not all that easy on KLR's.
We were able to leave our gear at camp at Mulberry Mt.
Fugit Springs CCC Camp on Potato Ridge.
The "Powder House".
View from White Rock.
We would be headed this way directly.
Ozone Burger Barn; almost home.
Back to London, Ar. The BOB Ride is over, somewhere between 1000 and 1200 miles. Sure was fun!
Thanks to everyone who helped us have fun.