Dallas to Hot Springs, January 7.
It was a great trip. I clocked 638 miles. I joined AsphaltWarrior, Mrs. AsphaltWarrior, and IndianChris. Enjoyed meeting everyone. Great riding with you. Thanks for the invitation.
Weather was pretty chilly when I hit the road at 7am Saturday but was quite warm as we crossed into arkansas. AsphaltWarrior took us up some very nice roads into Hot Springs. Lakes, ridges, valleys, curves, hardly any traffic. It was sweet. AsphaltWarrior may be able to supply a route map.
After cruising the Hot Springs main drag with all the old historic hotels and baths and such we climbed up the Hot Springs Mountain Tower road. Very tight switchbacks and a beautiful view from the top. Temperature was great for riding. It was a sunny day.
The group was day tripping and needed to get back. They picked a different scenic route back to Texarkana and headed out. I weaseled out of that ride and spent the night in Hot Springs. AsphaltWarrior will have the details for their route and ride back.
A steak, a bourbon, a book, and I was done for the day. The next morning was cold again but clear and bright. Loafed over breakfast and left around 10am. Hwy 7 south out of Hot Springs is quite entertaining. It goes over Lake Hamilton and De Grays Lake.
Like the day before it warmed up nicely once the sun was well up. Talked for awhile with another biker at a rest stop who was out on his new HD. The interstate begins to get crowded and weird as you get closer to Dallas on a Sunday afternoon. Probably weird every day. I notice that the speeds out on the road are still increasing. 80 to 85 with occasional 90s. Things began to slow as the highway congested. No wrecks, no construction delays, almost no LEOs.
Home by 4pm. Great ride. Thanks for the invitation, AsphaltWarrior. Hope we can do it again sometime.
Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.