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2010-one last soul refresher

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 218 miles / 350.8 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $16.57
  • States Visited: Oklahoma, Arkansas
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This is a real favorite short trip for Red & I. Very little traffic, great scenery and some watering holes to enjoy a coffee or coke(depending on what time of the yr). South from Poteau on 59 to Holsom Valley Rd, west thru Nat'l Forest on a quiet 2 lane rd soaking up the peace and quiet while we admire the flora & fauna that if we did not see the road would resemble almost what the settlers would have seen around 1900. Turn south on 271, skipping the Talimena Skyline Dr & ease in & out of Talihinia to Indian Rd. Turn east on this scenic ribbon built by the Choctaw Nation & the Fed to get to Honobia, home of Big Foot so they say. To get to this little community, you ride the ridges of the Ouachita Mts carefully, some of the curves are 15 to 20 mph max but the views are stunning. If you escape Big Foot you stop at the only little store in town and enjoy a great burger and a drink of choice. Once recharged, you turn east on 144 and soak up the scenery until you get to 259. At 259, if need fuel or another drink you go south 2 miles to CJ's Shell station, great little spot to have a smoke and/or food & drinks. Once full, head back north on 259 to '3 Sticks', a monument to President John F Kennedy. Just past this you get a real riding charge as the road serpentines down the mountain to the valley floor, past Big Cedar and back up the next mountain to the Talimena Dr . Mark for a 'to do trip' and back down the moutain to 59, west to Acorn, north on 71 to Waldron, stop at the Phillipsgas/McDonalds for one last coffee. Recharged, go west on 28 to state line, 128 to Heavener and then north on 59 to Poteau. This is a short soul-recharging ride. Red & I did it on 12/30/2011 to end the year. I have included some pictures from Oct 31 to show off the fall foliage, same trip. Also good in spring for Dogwood blooms and Redbud crimson.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Oklahoma, Arkansas. This motorcycle route has 6 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by twowhltrv in January. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by twowhltrv

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urmobile says:

This road combines the best of SE Oklahoma and SW Arkansas. The views along the mountain ridges and the rides through the forest are some of the most peaceful in the area. Take it slow and enjoy the scenery. No need to rush this one.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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