Small Town USA–The Final Chapter

After we left Leslie,  it was time for the guys to have some fun.  Both had been very patient as we shopped in these little towns (which, by the way, they were smart to take us on the motorcycle since saddlebags are not that big and were full of clothes.)

In case you didn’t know, fun to boys on motorcycles mean twisty, curvy roads at high rates of speed.  So, from Leslie, we rode to Push Mountain Road (hwy 341).

This is the beginning of Push Mountain Road and the only pictures I was able to take hanging off the back of the motorcycle.

push mountain rd., motorcycle

this sign tells me there is a very sharp curve ahead and men who drive motorcycles with their wives on the back should slow down.

Hello, Al?

Did you see that sign???

push mountain rd., motorcycle

this sign signals a curvy road ahead–a very common sign in Arkansas–but still one I pointed out in case he didn’t see it


Push Mountain Road is a 25 mile stretch of mountains and valleys.  The road has over 100 curves and is ranked one of the best motorcycle roads in the country.

I did find some cool aerial photos at though.

push mountain rd. hwy 341 arial

push mountain rd

My biker name is Knuckles.  My brother-in-law granted me this name when we started riding several years ago.

I did not get this nickname because I’m a big, bad, biker chick.

I do not evoke fear in the hearts of the meek.

Children do not fear me.

I got the nickname for this reason.

motorcycle, knuckles

Can you see the whites of my knuckles?

They were white for 100 curves and 25 miles of mountains and valleys.

Remember this sign?

push mountain rd., motorcycle

It says 25 mph.

I have always been one to obey the law.  My husband, however, must have missed this sign because we did NOT go 25 mph.

Not even close.

Hello, Al??

Knuckles, here…


About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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14 Responses to Small Town USA–The Final Chapter

  1. Last I knew, motorcycles did not have seatbelts. How did you hang on to take that last photograph? Had Al slowed down at that point?


  2. Holleygarden says:

    The aerial views are incredible! Looks VERY twisty! Knuckles, you are braver than I. I was in an accident on the back of a motorcycle many years ago – and still have the scars to prove it (haven’t been on one since). However, I now know the importance of wearing a helmet and leather all over!


  3. Glad you made it through safely! There’s something to be said for hanging on tight, nickname or not.


  4. Becky says:

    Allen…SLOW DOWN! Glad to hear you all ride with gear on…it’s very important to me! I sure hope we’ll get to see you guys at a gathering one of these years.


  5. Bec says:

    My husband and I also ride, we love it! The Ozarks are definitely on our wish list of future rides. Every spring we attend the GWRRA Spring Fling in Tennessee and “Tame the Dragon”, a section of 129 that boasts 318 curves in 11 miles, it is great fun as well as the Cherohala Skyway with its beautiful sweepers. A must ride if you haven’t tried them yet!
    Here’s to keeping the shiny side up!


  6. Sharon henderson says:

    I went there 51 years ago when I was twelve! That shining bridge? We played on that, my family the Hendersons lived almost to the top of that ozark mtn! Is the old Drs. Office. Still there??? Brought tears to my eyes! Thank you.

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