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My wife and i rode from mandeville la to jonesboro ar on friday april 3. we spent the night at the home of tim greene and his wife cathy who invited us into their home without ever laying eyes on us before that night. ( thanks bro, appreciate the hospitality) anyway, we got up saturday and rode to marble falls ar to THE HUB. this was my first visit to the place and i was blown away by it. i spent quite a bit of time talking with the owners randall and debbie and they are just world class humans. everything about THE HUB was great. you could not ask for better hosts. we were treated like we had known these people all our lives and made to feel right at home. The riding in the area is top notch, the roads are pristine and the scenery is amazing. you will see some great sights (if you are not trying to keep up with tim). When it comes time to eat, i'm telling you, you will be hard pressed to find a more well-cooked steak. After dinner, it's time to sit around the fire and meet new friends from all over the country and listen to stories of the road and talk about bikes. To sum it up, if you've been, go back and bring friends. if you haven't been then take the time to go and, when you get back, tell your friends. JEFF and TERI

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You are hooked now. There are 10 times more roads around here than what got to see. Randall and Debbie are 2 awesome people. They will do what ever it takes to make you feel welcome.
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been twice going back again the end of May...will continue to go as long as they have us.

7 hrs ain't NOTHING to ride to get there. well worth the time & distance

the roads are only PART of it. the rest are the friends, the fire, randall & debbie, and just the general atmosphere.


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You are hooked now. There are 10 times more roads around here than what got to see. Randall and Debbie are 2 awesome people. They will do what ever it takes to make you feel welcome.
I took them down 7 --> 374 --> 123 --> and back to 7, so they got to see a really nice slice of what we like to call "Home". We were hoping to be able to take 14 from outside Jonesboro to Mountain View, then pick up 66 --> 65 and in, but it didn't work out that way due to logistics.

Next time they visit however, we'll take 14 from outside Jonesboro all the way up to the edge of Branson, and then back down 65 to 7.

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BTW Jeff, you should register on The Hub's forums ( www.hubinfo.com ) and post this... I know that Randal and Debbie would really appreciate it.

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Now you know

Now you know what it's like to find a little slice of Heaven on Earth. To echo other sentiments; even if you had to travel 12 hours or more to find it, you'd have awesome rides and scenery on the way and real family when you got there.

If there was ever a place you'd like to hang as long as possible, the HUB is definitely it. Different from most bike resorts you've ever stayed in, with management you couldn't stand [or understand, for that matter] you'll be shocked by how Debbie and Randall seem like old friends the first day you meet them. They aren't acting, they are good bikers who enjoy the company of good bikers. They don't begrudgingly tolerate bikers; they embrace us, literally from sunup till sundown and late into the night around the fire, even though we dare to talk, laugh and make noise. Our celebrations and pipes don't piss them off, they make them smile.

Next, you think maybe a place that sounds like this is overblown, overpriced and too far from the rides, since that seems to be the norm when it comes to B&B's, bike stuff, fishing resorts and stuff like that in general. At the HUB, they've tried to keep things simple, "downhome" and very cost effective. Scooters restaurant has been kept homey, friendly and has some of the best food you're going to find and it doesn't cost much either.

Yes, it seems like me and everyone else who's been there is bragging constantly about the owners, the location, the food and the bonfire. I can tell you that if anything, it's actually an understatement because the experience is deeply moving in its elemental simplicity. A natural place for bikers in the middle of nature and some of the best twisties in the entire SouthWest. There is no hype here and you won't be disappointed, until you have to leave.

Returning to the HUB to ride and bonfire with my friends was the goal that got me through a long period of Hell during cancer treatments. It really is the kind of place I'd like to spend a LOT of time. Ginny and I can't wait to get back, hopefully for the BVR in late May. If you haven't been, GET THERE. If you have, we hope to see you again.

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