weekend camping????

0k......going to Elephant Rock State Park.....hope to see everyone that can go.....going to ride out Saturday morning, camp close to state park, and have a nice cruise back on sunday.....

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  • Keith

    I'll post a bunch of pictures tonight. Bare with me as it turns out I must sort through several hundred and pick out some of the good ones. Best group ride I've ever been on!

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Keith

      Ok, I uploaded 30 from the Fuji. Most of them were blurry, but that's why I took so many! I'm sure if I pay more attention to my RPM I'll get a better % next time. The best scenery was never in front of you but we got some decent examples. Mike and Jesse, you'll love the last two. Enjoy!:0)

      April 29, 2013

    • Jesse C.

      Great pics Keith! Can't wait to play again...

      April 29, 2013

  • Stacey

    Can you give a quick low down on the roads you took? Sounds awesome!

    April 28, 2013

    • Becky C.

      I plan to take this route sometime after hearing how great it was!

      April 28, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      Becky....debbie wants us to go camping now.....you game???

      April 28, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    What a great ending to a great weekend....alan, jeff, my sister, and me...have a bbq at my place.....great making memories!!!!

    April 28, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    What a great weekend!!!....was THE best ride ive ever been on to date!!.great company....awesome food by the fire, slept like a baby!!!!!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Got back about 45 minutes ago....what a ride! Saturday was....wet. But, once we got to Devil's Den and found a camping spot, everything got better and we had a great evening around the campfire. It cleared off early Sunday morning, and we had absolutely perfect weather for one of the best rides I have ever had!! Stunning scenery, twisty roads, light traffic, a great group to ride with, it doesn't get better than it was today!

    3 · April 28, 2013

  • Jesse C.

    Great ride, great weekend!

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Art S.

    To those of you that brave the rain if its there, Good luck and be careful, decided to head up a group for a sunday ride heading to the cave restraunt and back around through haha tonka state park and back to springfield for sunday morning. Liking the forecast then much better, Will leave the trailer loaded with camp gear in favor of better weather next go round.

    April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      We should be thankful for the rain after the drought of last year, but we have enough to grow things for a while now!

      April 26, 2013

    • Tina Cheever (.

      Hey Art... what time you leaving for the ride?

      April 28, 2013

  • Mike B.

    I'm looking at an area of showers moving up I-44 from Tulsa right now. I think it will be a little wet until 10 or 11, but it will be a light rain. I am still planning to go; are you wanting to meet at 9 or want to push it back to 10?

    April 27, 2013

    • Jesse C.

      I'm here but am on coffee break!!

      April 27, 2013

  • jack a.

    Art.....how about some more info on the Sunday ride........might be able to make that one!

    April 27, 2013

  • jack a.

    Woke up this morning to rain & a small issue with my bike.....I think "Someone" is trying to tell me something.......see you all next time!
    :-(

    April 27, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    i believe the weather is going to move out for us this morning, may get a late start but we will be ok.....see everyone there...i may be a little behind, i have to go get a bike this morning.....

    April 27, 2013

  • Keith

    Just checking with the Google Machine for suggestions out west. I was unable to find official websites for the OK state parks, but I guess all we really need is a location. From browsing the Google, I can confirm they both have camping. Both are right at 3.5 hours if we stay off of 44.

    Osage Hills State Park
    http://goo.gl/maps/Tjp33 Wah Sha She State Park
    http://goo.gl/maps/5tT8M

    April 26, 2013

    • Jesse C.

      Devils den is well rated and looks like some fun roads... About 200 miles....

      1 · April 26, 2013

    • Keith

      I think my vote is for Devils Den with 40% showers on the way there and over 4 hours with the right roads. Robbers cave is out of the rain making it a safe choice, though a bit far if we take the fun roads, the same ones as Devils Den. I stayed in the park across the road and can vouch for the fun factor with the ride. Both parks were filled up completely and I can understand why. It's beautiful. On the way home we took a spirited ride on 23 all the way up through Eureka Springs. I'll see you guys in the morning :0)

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Ronnie and I have been watching weather charts like a couple of obsessive-compulsive dysfunctionals all afternoon to see the latest changes. It seems they are slowing down the process of clearing skies a little, but the sun will be out to the west by middle of the day to early afternoon. Rain amounts predicted are only a trace through the morning, on the order of .04-.05", so if we see any I think it will be scattered. The temps will work up into the mid 60's Saturday to the west and top 70 on Sunday. So, after looking at the maps, I am packed and ready to go in the morning. It looks very do-able.

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • jack a.

    the motel just called & said that i could have a refund on my room...........so let me know the plans & if the meetup place is staying the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      That was nice of them to do. Oh, and congratulations on 42 years together!!

      1 · April 26, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      Glad to hear that the motel was flexible. Original meet plan is in place and we'll play it all by ear depending on the weather. Congrats on 42 years.

      April 26, 2013

  • Stacey

    This sure sounds like fun...but many are giving the impression that all the women are backing out...everybody please advise to let me know if other estrogen laced riders plan to attend.

    April 25, 2013

    • Stacey

      I think the weather is going to sissy me out! ;)

      April 26, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      oh stacey......cmon...

      April 26, 2013

  • jack a.

    unfortunately if you all ride west you will have to take a lot of pictures for me & Cheryl seeing as I have reservations @ the Fort Davidson Motel in Pilot Knob that can not be refunded @ this point in time so rain or shine we will be going East as it appears @ this point in time.
    My wife & i were going to celebrate our 42cd anniversary this weekend with you all this weekend! :-( ......so think about us as you ride!!

    April 26, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    my number is[masked]-3184...im free all day...call me if you need to.

    April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      (417) 298-3900.....and ditto....

      April 26, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    ok....talked to a couple of the riders that i have number of.....heres the plan....if...if, its still raining or raining east, we will point our bikes west and ride wherever we wish and camp out....after all its not about the location of camp, its about the ride and friends hanging out and having a great time!!!!!

    April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Haha...just told my GF I might be calling her from Colorado tomorrow night!! (I'm waiting for her to text back!)

      1 · April 26, 2013

  • Keith

    Just a thought. If we head west we ride out of the rain fairly quickly. Neosho only has 30% from 12-1, otherwise 10%. It's only an hour away so we would keep going westish further from the rain.

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Yes, that could be an option. I'm flexible. Anywhere out west in mind to go to?

      1 · April 26, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      me, jesse, alan are game for this too!!!...lets ride camp and have fun....

      April 26, 2013

  • Keith

    I just wanted to throw out there that I plan on going rain or shine. Anybody dropping out due to rain, we can always create a new meet up. The forecast seems to be changing hourly but as it is right now, 40% chance of rain tomorrow in Springfield and 70% in Pilot Knob, just for Saturday. The hourly shows the rain clearing out midafternoonish. The low is to be right at 50F, perfect for a sleeping bag!

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      Im with ya keith...weather forcasters are never right....im waiting til morning.....

      April 26, 2013

  • Keith

    I’m still in. My +1 had a cousin pass away so he must drop out.

    April 26, 2013

  • Art S.

    Well the rain forecast for belleville is showing 70 percent chance of rain, on two different sites, and this is the location for johnsons shut in, Waiting to see what the weathers gonna do, But if its raining i have no desire to make a weekend of it and will just hold out for a long ride anywhere sunday

    April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      I'm thinking the same thing, Art. Really want to go, but may make the call tomorrow morning when we see what the rain is doing. I wouldn't be opposed to leaving a couple hours later, but any more than that, and the day would just end up being rushed, and we wouldn't have time to enjoy the ride or the destination. Sunday's weather will be awesome though!!

      April 26, 2013

  • Regina L.

    I will be picking up a new to me 2010 BMW F650GS in Tulsa on Thursday and then off to Eureka Springs for an Airstream rally. If anyone is in Eureka Springs on Saturday and wants to ride let me know.

    2 · April 24, 2013

    • Becky C.

      I'm so excited for you Regina!!

      April 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Hmmm...just looked up some info on that bike. Very cool! And it's a 650 that has 798 cc's!! Who would have expected that?

      April 26, 2013

  • jack a.

    My wife is not going to be able to leave with me @ 9:00 in the morning but is going to meet me up there later in the day. She has 3 empty seats in the car if anyone else is interested in riding in a "cage" rather then on the back of a bike......she will be spending the night & driving bac Sunday morning

    April 25, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Sorry but I have a change in plans. Know have to work on this sat. So I will not beable to go after all.

    April 25, 2013

  • Art S.

    Reah said if all the women are bailing we are out too lol.

    April 23, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      She wont let you go????

      April 23, 2013

    • Art S.

      No, I simply wont go without her,

      1 · April 24, 2013

  • jack a.

    what do people like me do that do not have "motorcycle camping stuff" would staying the night in a hotel in Pilot Knob make me & the "Misses" look like Geeks????
    :-)

    April 19, 2013

    • Gary W.

      i am more like you Jack if i would go that more how i roll!!!!!! lol

      April 23, 2013

    • Keith

      A quick FYI, this campground does have reservable cabins. You must supply your own linens. I read the website about two days ago but I think they have heating, air, microwave, lighting, and electric sockets. I don't remember if it said they have TVs or not.

      April 23, 2013

  • Mike B.

    I've been checking the weather for this weekend like everyone else, and the National Weather Service forecast has been staying pretty consistent for this weekend. It looks like we may have some showers around Saturday morning (slightly higher probabilities south), but they should be moving out by the middle of the day, and it is going to turn out to be a fantastic weekend. 65 on Saturday, around 50 for a low, and 74 and sunny on Sunday. I think the temperature forecast may move around a bit, but if we can stay a little flexible Saturday morning to deal with a few showers, we will have a great weekend for riding and camping!

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      Sounds like its gonna be great my friends.....im ready!!!

      April 23, 2013

    • Keith

      I guess it depends on the website. The weather channel has had Saturday popping in and out of the 70's for the last 4 days, currently 68, with 20% chance of rain. Checking this time of week usually means a short sprinkle Friday afternoon and clear on Sat. I'm packing for anything :0)

      April 23, 2013

  • Bill M.

    My wife is out of town this week and weekend so it looks like it will be just me. I may see if my brotherinlaw wants to go.

    April 23, 2013

  • Gary W.

    got to go see mom in Lake city Ar.

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      Gary im sure there will be more campouts.......

      April 23, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    as of the noon news.....ky3 has taken out any rain chances for the weekend.....so far...lol....70 saturday...74 sunday....

    April 23, 2013

  • Art S.

    should be fun

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Art S.

    Looks like we are in on this cluster F""K lol, wth will see where the wind takes us.

    April 19, 2013

    • Art S.

      Never take life serious, No one gets out alive

      1 · April 22, 2013

    • Keith

      I just might wear my 'Fuster Cluck' T shirt

      April 22, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    just checked weather again....saying low to mid 70's for the weekend....

    April 22, 2013

  • Jesse C.

    Hope the weatherman cooperates

    April 21, 2013

  • jack a.

    I rented a room in Pilot Knob for Saturday nite for me & the Misse'd

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • jack a.

    I rented a room in Pilot Knob for Saturday nite for me & the Misse'd

    April 20, 2013

  • jack a.

    I rented a room in Pilot Knob for Saturday nite for me & the Misse's

    April 20, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    Bout time al......lol.....gonna be fun buddy!!!

    April 19, 2013

  • Bill M.

    Well now that Arizona bike week is over and we are back. We should be able to go.

    April 17, 2013

  • Keith

    I'd have to have a crazy good reason to miss this! My friend is comming too.

    April 14, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      long range forecast says nice weather around 70

      April 15, 2013

    • Bill M.

      We just got back from Arizona. And now that that's over as long as every things well me and tina will be there.

      April 17, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    im keeping an eye on the forecast...still looking good....still a ways out though...

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Jesse C.

    Camping at Johnsons Shut-in, I'm not sure if we'll need reservations, but I can't imagine it being full at this time of the year.

    April 15, 2013

    • Jesse C.

      Luckily there is also taum Sauk about 10 or 15 min. away. The problem with reservations is that it has to be for two nights. I looked at Kyle's landing camping and it looks like about half the sites were closed, that could be the cause of them being booked.

      April 15, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      i wouldnt count on all 16 showing up......havent heard much from too many people...

      April 16, 2013

  • jack a.

    where are you camping?

    April 15, 2013

  • Ronnie Dunn J.

    Ok.....need a head count.....who for sure is going on this adventure with us????

    April 14, 2013

  • April 10, 2013

  • Becky C.

    Is this the for sure date?

    March 31, 2013

    • Ronnie Dunn J.

      Yes....you going?

      March 31, 2013

    • Becky C.

      I wanted to but I'll be out of town that weekend.

      April 1, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Guess it's been hard to get excited about riding lately, but winter really is almost outta here. Give it another week or so. I am looking forward to this trip, and the suggested destinations all sound good. Let's just go do it!

    March 31, 2013

  • Art S.

    Gonna have to get organized on where and when lol.

    March 24, 2013

  • piute

    Are you going by way of cassvile "Cruzzin For A Cause"They are in different derections "I think....?"

    March 22, 2013

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