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Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« on: January 27, 2018, 12:37:39 PM »
Ozark Spineframe and Guzzi Raid Rally (Not-A-Rally) in Harrison Ark.    :grin:
 
Call the Hotel Seville, 870-741-2321.  It's known to be haunted.   :wink:

Book during the weekend of  17-20 May 2018 (17th is Thursday when I plan to get there, dates are flexible).

Tell them you are part of the Motorcycle Group and get 15% discount.  My Queen Room is  $80/nite.   :thumb:


https://www.choicehotels.com/arkansas/harrison/ascend-hotels/ar219?source=gyxt





This isn't a "rally" in the sense that it's organized or affiliated with this site or insured or having t shirts or anything more than just showing up on your own and seeing who's there.

Since there were interests on Wild from guys that don't own Spineframes, nor Guzis for that matter, I just left it open and called this a generic "rally". It's pointed out that "rally" might imply some type of organization.  Since many of you have not met me, the terms "organization" and "responsibility" don't associate with me.

This is just a deal about folks coming together in Harrison Ark on a particular weekend with a common interest to ride motorcycles (or not).  Mention that we're part of the motorcycle group and get a hotel discount.

What you'll find are some of the best motorcycle roads anywhere whether full-on sportsbiking or cruising.  Great scenery.   Some hidden diners and restaurants in the countryside and small towns.  Lakes and even a ferry crossing into Missouri. 

The hotel is a restored 1920's era establishment.  Restaurant, courtyard and oldest bar in the county.  There are also several other name brand motels and camping the area.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 05:36:27 PM by LowRyter »
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
 So a "nottanottanotta" rally then ? :laugh:

 The Dust to Dawson event was started by a couple of Okies , and they still make certain that no one confuses it with any organized event .

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 01:09:30 PM »
Wow.  That looks fantastic!   On my calendar.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 02:20:31 PM »
We'll have the Mighty Scura there, and the Kid and Nora will have the Spot.  :thumb:
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 04:18:52 PM »
I think we have interest from about a dozen folks between this board and the V11 LeMans board.   I am not sure how many folks have made reservation but mention that you're on a motorcycle and you should get a discount. 
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 04:23:52 PM »
We'll be at the Shady Grove campground south of town...



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Do they offer hotel tours?

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 04:28:52 PM »

 :thumb:

Great idea. 
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 06:03:59 PM »
I dunno man.......that's like 85 miles away.

Looks like fun! It'll be the fanciest Guzzi campout I've been to in all these years.

It'll be good for Harrison too, they have been getting a little bad press lately.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 06:09:12 PM »
Hope to see you there, John. 

You can show us all the "good" roads.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 06:38:24 PM »
   I like it. I'm going to try to attend.

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 07:11:07 PM »
LowRyter: since you're hoteling it, let's exchange cell phones so we can meet up...

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 08:16:53 PM »
LowRyter: since you're hoteling it, let's exchange cell phones so we can meet up...

you bet.  I thought you already had my number but go ahead and PM me.  I've got yours. 
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 11:28:21 PM »
Hope to see you there, John. 

You can show us all the "good" roads.


Shhhhhhh. Keep it on the down low. Before you know it we'll have a road called "the possum trail" and ya-hoos will be rolling in from all over the place  :angry:
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2018, 07:10:38 AM »
Looks great! Will see about making it.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2018, 09:28:53 AM »

Shhhhhhh. Keep it on the down low. Before you know it we'll have a road called "the possum trail" and ya-hoos will be rolling in from all over the place  :angry:

Or just call them town names followed by "disaster" or a mountain ya gotta "push" on and that should scare folks away.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2018, 12:00:41 PM »
Or just call them town names followed by "disaster" or a mountain ya gotta "push" on and that should scare folks away.

The Jasper Disaster.

Push (you off) Mountain.  (been there, done that)

Twisted Lady.

Bear Creek Growl.

Ozark Moonshine Run.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2018, 07:13:55 PM »


Not anti social, pro solitude.

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 07:54:56 PM »
Looks like a good time. Have put it on my calendar :thumb:


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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2018, 08:51:01 PM »
I am planning to be there at least a couple of days.  Will be a nice ride over for me on the Stornello from Lowell, AR
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2018, 12:29:18 PM »
Just a reminder.  In case you haven't made your reservations or adjusted your vacation schedule.

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2018, 02:03:33 PM »
There are some nice flat easy roads there in Arkansas
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2018, 03:31:20 PM »
Hope to meet you there KB
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2018, 04:03:27 PM »
I unfortunately won't be able to attend rally, however i will be in area this September. I fly and ride to different areas of the U.S. with a group I have been riding with over the last 20 years. this year we are heading to the Ozarks and plan to be in Harrison for a few       
 days.  Looks like we are in for some great riding in area.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2018, 03:19:24 PM »
Already booked a room.  Looking forward to this one
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2018, 09:05:00 PM »
    I'll be booking a room tomorrow. I'll be riding in from Florida and my friend from Wisconsin will meet me there.

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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2018, 09:09:03 PM »
whoooaa !

This is really turning on.
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Re: Ozark Guzzi Raid, 17-20 May 2018, Harrison Ark
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2018, 12:20:15 AM »
I was thinking that we might go to the Diner in Oark Ark for lunch on Friday.

And lunch ride on Saturday to Mi Pueblito (Mexican) in Mountain View Ark.  And you might be interested in the Guitar Thumbpicking Workshop at the Ozark Cultural Center scheduled the same weekend.  http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/calendar-of-events/details.aspx?id=155899

And I am open to suggestions from the locals for better choices.  The lunch rides are approx 225-270 mile r/t depending on the route.  All roads will be twisty and scenic with some routes more challenging than others.  There is also a Ferry into Missouri across Bull Shoals Lake.  Arkansas also has recommended rides and some that route to our lunch towns  https://www.arkansas.com/motorcycling/


So far as Harrison goes, it looks like a Fiddler's Convention and Crawdad Days Music Fest is going on.  So if you had a long ride to get to Harrison and want to hang in town rather than go for lunch rides, it looks like there is plenty to do in town.  (And there's motorcycle poker run too!) 
https://www.harrisonarkansas.org/calendar_display2.php?month=5&year=2018
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