Reflections on the Ozarks Motomarathon

June 12th, 2014 2:29am - Posted By: John P. Metzger

The Ozarks Motomarathon saw four days shredding a veritable ocean of twisties, with most riders nailing all 19 checkpoints. Thanks to our sponsor Butler maps and their resident Routemaster-in-Chief Tracy Brasuell for showing us the hidden trails and the mysterious links between them on the rough and tumble pavement of the ancient Arkansas Ozarks (with a bit of Oklahoma and Missouri thrown in from our sport-touring base camp in Eureka Springs, Ark.).

Everyone got a Butler map (www.butlermaps.com) to help find our ways through the iconic points of pilgrimage I’d heard of since a lad – The Pig Trail, Push Mountain, Mount Nebo, Mt. Magazine, and a whole lot of awesome G1s and G2s within the Butler rating system. It was one of our greatest rides ever, with incredible, uncrowded roads, and good company.

Speaking of good company, we’re expecting a contingent from the Celtic Motorcycle Club, our gracious hosts for the New York Motomarathon last year, to join us for the Colorado Motomarathon, Sept. 5-8 (point-to-point, Boulder > Paonia > Steamboat > Laramie > Boulder – check out www.motomarathon.com for details).

Updated standings are on the site, and some of our national-caliber sport tourers like David Rouleau, Dan Geiger, Paul Flynn and Zan Smith are rising up in the lifetime standings as we enter our sixth season, with Jim Bardin set to overtake second place by the end of the Colorado Motomarathon (and a special congrats to Zan Smith, nominated to the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame!)

See you in September at the Colorado Motomarathon, Sept. 5-8, 2014.
  John Metzger, Motomarathon Founder

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