Saturday May 15, Forrest City, AR to Heber Springs AR
Lots and lots of water on the roadside today. The gullies are running like steams. Standing water in some of the curves. Roadside signs say Impassable when water is over the road. I don’t know if these refer to a specific location, or to the roads in general. So when approaching low places in the roads I slow down until I can see that there is no standing water.
Met a group of bikers heading for a hot dog / hamburger cookout up the road in Searcy. Just as I got into the edge of town I see The Flying Pig Bar-B-Que joint. I decide to pass on the hot dogs. The Que here is excellent and I recommend the place.
A very short day today. But the roads were for the most part were pretty good. AR 16 is a joy, but it was a kind of short ride. Tried to go farther North than here, but weather report said North AR was getting hammered, so I turned around and came back.
Two good ole boys are working on their super frou-frou Bass Fishing Boat. One is working and the other is maybe providing supervision while he dips his snuff. They say the boat plus trailer cost about US$55,000 and the huge diesel dual-wheelie truck that pulls it around must have cost about US$40,000. That’s a hobby that costs more than Moto Road Trips. They never did get the V-6 motor on the boat to start. Very likely the end of their weekend arrived early.
More rain and electrical storm while I’m parked, but no more hail.
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