Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas MSTA

 

 http://groups.msn.com/ArkansasMSTA/            http://groups.msn.com/OklahomaMSTA/home.htm

http://members.cox.net/okMSTA/          http://ksMSTA.mylanders.com/     

February 2006

Arkansas MSTA member meeting at 12:00 Noon February 19, 2006 at Brown's Restaurant in Benton just off I-30 at Exit 118

The 14th Ride the Rio:   El Duodecimo

February 17-19, 2006 www.ridetherio.com

Chisos Mining Company Motel in Terlingua, TX. 432-371-2254

Contact:  Dave Gorham 281-996-5043 cycledog@sbcglobal.net

Fools on the Hill 7

March 17-19

Always the last full weekend of official winter, atop Mt Nebo, AR.  www.ArkansasRider.com

Contact: Mario Caruso, 708 Prospect Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 guinzomoto@aol.com 501-624-3668

 

T-18

www.hpnt.net/T/T-home.htm

April 7-9, 2006 Queen Wilhelmina State Park  All the rooms in the lodge are smoke free now.

Contact:  Becky Wing, bwing@pgtc.com, 501-824-3413 (h), 501-824-5738 (w)

 

Helen North Georgia Classic

http://bellsouthpwp.net/p/I/pippin01/helen/page1/htm

April 28-30 Alpenhof Hotel, 15 Yonah Street, Helen, GA. 800-535-8678

Contact: Eric Larsen enlarsen@bellsouth.net 770-805-0607

 

Arkansas Byway Boogie

May 5-7, 2006,

www.bywayboogie.com

Hot Springs Village Inn, 4429 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR, 501-992-9600 or 888-922-9601

Contact: Robert Bashaw 870-460-9570 artravlr@seark.net 

******************** Arkansas - Oklahoma - Kansas MSTA ERC Class this Spring ********************

Currently, we have eight members who have expressed interest in attending an ERC Class on April 29, 2006.  We plan to have the class on Saturday and do a lunch ride on Sunday.  Some of us will be utilizing our various club affiliations to pay the fee registration, which is a special MSTA price of $65.  The class will be conducted in Hot Springs.  Please contact Robert Bashaw 870-460-9570 or Artravlr@Seark.Net to be registered.  The course takes five to seven hours to complete.  Some insurance companies offer discounts for course completion and MSTA membership is not required.

 Help Wanted:  Newsletter Editor position available!  Inquire inside

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Interesting fact that wind noise while riding at 65mph (which so few of us do!) generates the same amount of noise as operating a chainsaw.     http://www.freehearingtest.com/hia_motorcyclefacts.shtml

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2006 Lunch Ride Schedule

 

March 25th Washington State Park. If you have not been to the old town of Washington near Hope, Arkansas, you should try to spend the day. The whole town is a historical landmark and State Park. It is a very nice place to visit.

 

April 1st DeValls Bluff, Eat at Craig's BBQ and then across the street to the Family Pie Shop. GQ Magazine rated these two spots as # 4 in the world to eat. Be prepared to take a pie home. Bill Wing made this suggestion.

 

May 13th Oark General Store and cafe in Oark. The Oark General Store and Cafe is the oldest run General Store in the State. Great roads to get there and very nice people running the place. One of my favorite spots to ride to. Mario Caruso made this suggestion

 

June 10th Tommy's Famous Pizza and Ribs in Mt. View. Robert Bashaw suggestion this one.

 

July 22nd LaMerienda in Danville, AR. Mario Caruso suggested this restaurant. Mario has taken over 60 people there and everyone has enjoyed the experience.

 

August 19th at Gaston's in Lakeview, AR. Dottie Powers suggested Gaston's Fishing Resort. Always a favorite lunch stop with its open grass landing strip.

 

September 23rd Kelts on the square in Altus, AR. This was all so one of Dottie's picks. You can't go wrong in Altus.

 

November 11th Shirley's Outback Restaurant and Convenience Store on the north side of Mt. Magazine. This is a favorite biker spot. You can find allot of bikes there any weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 TENTATIVE MSTA NATIONAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

 

 

Distance

 

 

 

 

 

From

Date

Event

Location

Contact

Web Address/E-mail

Little Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17-19

Ride the Rio: El Duodecimo

Chisos Mining Co Motel

Dave Gorham

www.ridetherio.com

897

 

 

Terlingua, TX 432-371-2254

281-996-5043

cycledog@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 7-8

T - 18

Queen Wilhemina Lodge/State Park

Becky Wing

www.hpnt.net/T/T-home.htm

137

 

 

1933 Hwy 270

501-824-3413 (h)

bwing@pgtc.com

 

 

 

 

501-824-5738 (w)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 28-30

Helen  North

Alpenhof Hotel

Eric Larsen

http://bellsouthpwp.net/p/i/pippin01/helen/page1.htm

587

 

  Georgia Classic

15 Yonah Street, Helen, GA

770-805-0607

enlarsen@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

800-535-8678

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5-7

AR Byway Boogie

Hot Springs Village Inn

Robert Bashaw

artravlr@seark.net

50

 

 

4429 N. Hwy 7, Hot Springs Village, AR

870-460-9570

 

 

 

 

501-992-9600 or 888-922-9601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19-21

TwiSTAR 2006

Reedsburg, WI

Ray Kang

http://MSTAtwistar.info/ride.php

854

 

 

 

 

rkang@qwest.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26-29

Tri-Star

Allegheny Inn

Galen Diehl

http://bellsouthpwp.net/p/I/pippin01/tristar/page1.htm

729

(4 days)

 

Sparta, NC

276-647-3162

gdiehl@kimbanet.com

 

 

 

888-372-2501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 18-21

STAR 2006

The Christie Lodge

Mike Morris (Registrar)

mikemelody@netcommander.com

1060

 

 

Avon, Colorado

580-745-2294 (w)

 

 

 

 

 

580-924-6878 (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 4-6

Nolichucky Valley Rally

Holiday Inn Express

Richard Giddish

http://webpages.charter.net/jrandall/erwin/erwin.htm

640

 

 

Erwin, TN

423-245-5558 (home)

rickandnick@hartern.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 25-27

Mail Pouch Fly By

Best Value Inn (formerly Knights Inn)

Jon Campbell

 

795

 

 

Marietta, OH

513-932-3341 (home)

ohioMSTA@cinci.rr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 8-10

Ozarks BS Rally

Theodosia Marina & Resort

Ed & Linda Young

http://come.to/The_Ozarks_BS_Rally

177

 

 

Highway 160 Theodosia , Missouri

417-926-3075

magna@fidnet.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 15-17

River City Ride

Hotel not yet detrmined

Gary Dehner

g.dehner@insightbb.com

 

 

 

Kentucky

606-233-0321 (o)

 

 

 

 

 

606-223-9117 (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept.- 22-24

SE Star

Holiday Inn Express

Trey Hall

 http://bellsouthpwp.net/p/i/pippin01/sestar/page1.htm

612

 

 

64 White Oak Lane

615-367-6495

Strey1100@aoil.com

 

 

 

Dillard, Georgia 706-746-3585

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 29- 10-01

Friends of Freddie - XIII

Tradition Inn

Bob LaMear

http://mosilMSTA.com/freddies.htm

290

 

 

Intersection of Hwy 67 & W

636-938-3788

racerboy@fms4u.com 

 

 

 

Farmington, MO 877-355-6205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov. 3-5

Texas Hill Country Ride

YO Ranch Resort

Tim and Teresa Vipond

http://www.geocities.com/jfpoulos/THC2006.html

625

 

 

2033 Sidney Baker

281-565-0580

tvipond@houston.rr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dan Clark Safety Program

 

Want to upgrade your helmet? Time for some better riding gear? Taking a M.S.F. or State approved rider education course? The “Dan Clark Safety Fund” may be able to off set some of the cost of these safety items.

The Dan Clark Safety Program

Will reimburse 20 members 50% of the cost of safety equipment and training, up to $100 each item, this year. All you need to do to be eligible for the drawing is send a dated copy of your receipts to:

MSTA V.P.

731 Holbrook Ave. 

Lebanon, Ohio 45036-1647

Drawing will be held on January 15, 2006

The 20 winners will be announced at STAR~06

You don’t need to be present to win.

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Robert Bashaw

Arkansas Kansas Oklahoma

MSTA Newsletter Editor

PO Box 967

Monticello, AR 71657-0967

 

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                2006