I had a good ride the weekend of Feb. 11. That Thursday night my friend Randy came up to Dallas from Austin and stayed at my place. We drank beer, watched Faster! and talked bikes before turning in. Bright but not-so-early the next morning we loaded up and pointed our bikes north. It was cloudy and chilly but we didn't care. We have a friend named Ken who lives just off the intersection of US 259 and OK 63- or in other words, about five miles off the Talimena Scenic Drive! For the uninitiated, the TSD is 54 miles of two-lane bliss running between Talihina, OK and Mena, AR. It twists and turns along the top and sides of a ridge of the Ouachita Mountains.
Anyway, here's Randy at my place getting ready to go. Can you tell there's a near-cherry '84 R100RS under all that stuff?