Arkansas, the Sequel


Another good friend, and another trip to Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. This time Steve Butcher (@graveldoc) and I teamed up with our knobby tire bikes and camping gear for 4 nights and 3 days of riding.

Now that I’ve completed two of these bikepacking trips, I can say that riding bikes off paved roads, and camping, must be what I was made to do (well, at least the way I’ve done it so far). We didn’t cover a lot of miles, but it was a few days of two buddies playing outside with bikes, camp gear, and coffee toys.

My Bantam AdventureBike is a time machine. I was 10 years old again. And when I returned to being a grandfather, I brought my 10 year old optimism back with me.

Here is a 5-6 minute video to illustrate.


11 thoughts on “Arkansas, the Sequel

  1. such a nice trip Chris. And so different then the terrain around here. Riding the plus sized tires make that kind of trip a real pleasure.

    • Thanks! I honestly think I’ll be more time on plus tires (and the kind of places I they can take me) than anything else in the future.
      What a joy!

  2. Found your blog through Anniebikes. In a few words you manage to say such a lot. I especially like that fact that the trip took you back to your 10 year old self!

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    • Thanks. It’s funny how I didn’t think to get the camera out to document the harder bits. Oh well, most of it was as relaxed as the video would suggest.

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