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    Spring Creek Campground

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    The little red dot near the center of the pic is where we were on the river, just off Highway 14.

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    On this trip, my plan was to hangout at the rally in the evening, but I was going to do some riding, itís the Ozarks. That night at the rally campfire drink fest, everyone was telling lies, jokes, tall tales; the usual bs, I mentioned I was riding tomorrow and heading over to Mt. View, go listen to some folk music from the locals. I did it loud enough so everyone could hear me. Kinda quiet, no response; then I heard; I want to go with Ya. Met Dave from Lincoln, Nebraska. Gave him the plan. No big rush in the mourning, get up and get off on an easy enjoyable ride and listen to some music and eat some local country grub. Dave was all in.

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    Dave and I hooked up the next morning, we both were kinda shaking off the effects of adult beverages. He was from Nebraska. Said heíd been meandering around north central Arkansas goin no place in particular, but was impressed by the area; great riding. Being by himself, it was kinda hit and miss. Showed him my map and Hiway 14 to Mt. View, little communities along the way; Cozahome, Evening Star, Harriet, Big Flat, Fifty-Six. Just canít make up names like that. We took off, perfect day to ride; about a little 25 mile jaunt. Ridin thru all those little hamlets, he was all smiles; me too. Was watching him thru my rear view mirror, that K100 totally fascinated me, slick, fuel injection, triple disk brakes, mono lever, wow.

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    On the ride over, stopped at the old ferry river crossing to check out the old now unused ferry.
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    Dave standing on the old ferry. New bridge in background.

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    The backward Ozark image was slowly becoming modern. I had ridden that ferry for over 30 years.

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    Itís the old ferry at Allison/Sylamore on Hiway 9 across the White River between Mountain View and Melbourne. I had crossed that ferry back to the1950ís. It connected Stone and Izard Counties. My great grandfather Sundown was from Izard County. Good old Sundown, would leave his shack/cabin at daylight and come home at sundown, thatís the story I heard.

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    We headed on into Mt. View to the courthouse square and started listening to the locals and guests Picking and singing folk music. They would all just meet up, one would start playing and they would all just join in. . It was great, Dave loved it.
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    Dave in black leather jacket. He loved it.

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    Another pic of Dave mingling amongst the locals.
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    Me, 30 years ago. I guess I was making a face.

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    Letter From Dave

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    Felt good to know that someone enjoyed the ride. Never saw him again, but he sure loved riding in Arkansas and he said that day riding to Mt. View was his best part of his whole trip. Hereís a toast to you Dave where ever you are, 30 years later.

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    It dawned on me this is when Dave and I rode back into the rally camp. My R90 on the left and his K100 on the right. I was really impressed by the K100 Flying Brick.

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    K100 Standard

    A few years later I got a good deal on a Ď87 K100RT. Thought I was riden high; outfitted it with all the Accessories available for that model. After a few years moved on to a R1100RS. The RT got relegated to back up status. Then to the back of the garage where it became a catch all for all sorts of junk. Considered selling it. Those bikes donít bring much on the used bike market. Some how in the back of my mind I kept thinking about a plain K100; just like The one Dave was riding. Started buying the parts for the conversion. To reinforce that plan of action; I removed the RT fairing, so no going back. I got so into it, I accumulated enough pieces to do 2 K100ís. One for touring and maybe one as a little bit of a hot rod. See what U did Dave. Will see.

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    Harley Sturgis

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    Popular collector with the Harley riders. Pretty cool, black with orange accents.

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