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#8784 - 09/26/03 03:46 AM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: Bill1100]  
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Looks like my son will not be going - too many exams that week to cut school. So, I'll be riding by myself unless someone from the DFW area would like to hook up that Monday morning...


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#8785 - 10/03/03 04:09 PM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: fdxkit]  
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It looks like I'll be able to make the unrally. I'm leaving from Austin early Monday morning. Has a group ride been put together? I could meet in the Dallas area.

#8786 - 10/05/03 02:52 PM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: Bill1100]  
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Bill, a few folks 3 or 4 will be meeting at MacCarthur and 635. Near valley Ranch at the Chevron station 6am to beat the traffic. We've planned on taking the long way to Mena then up to Eureka Springs. If you don't mind taking the long road come and join us. I was going with them but due to a death Friday (I'm going to be a Pall Bearer) I'll be leaving the Denton area Monday around 1pm and Hauling ass up to Eureka Springs. The funeral is at 11am so I'm hoping for a 1pm departure. If anyone wants to leave late and drive fast let me know.


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#8787 - 10/05/03 03:07 PM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: fdxkit]  
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My plans changed. I'm in Rockwall today (Sunday) about 30 miles NE of Dallas.

Can anyone suggest a good route from Rockwall Texas to Eureka Springs?

I was thinking Greenville, Paris, Hugo OK, Idabel, Poteau, Fort Smith AR, Springdale, Eureka Springs.

I was told the roads in Southeastern Oklahoma suck. I've never been there. Does anyone know a better route?

There a light drizzle here today but weather.com says it will clear off tomorrow.



#8788 - 10/05/03 03:10 PM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: fdxkit]  
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Thanks, I've already made plans to meet Kevin G. when he arrives in the Dallas area from Austin. If anyone else is interested, we are meeting at the IHOP in McKinney on the 75 frontage road a block or so north of 380 (get off at the 380 exit) at 9:15 or so. We have not decided on a route yet, I'll have several alternatives programmed into the SPIII...


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#8789 - 10/06/03 12:19 AM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: John_Bennett]  
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John, my only suggestion would be to not miss the Tallihena drive (man I know I spelled that wrong) as you go north from Paris you will run into Hwy 271 follow that up to Hwy 1 (in OK) over to Mena Ark. From there head north you can't go wrong. But Hwy 1 over to Mena is about 50 miles of great roads. Half way you will pass the Queen Willimena lodge (again spelled wrong) they have a buffet that's not too bad. Good luck see you in ES.


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#8790 - 10/06/03 04:56 AM Re: When are the Texans heading north? [Re: fdxkit]  
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Thanks Kit!

I called a guy who used to live in Fort Smith. He said the most fantastic way from Dallas was to take I30 East until it intersects 259 just north of Mt. Pleasant. Then 259 all the way along the OK/AR border until I hit Fort Smith.

Since I'll be heading toward Houston on my way home (not as far west as Dallas) I'll take the Mena route.



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