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Numberwang
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Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
That's how good the trails have gotten here. Inside the city limits, in a city park, Olympic hopefuls will be vying for a trip to Tokyo.

YewTewb

Thank u Steuart and Tom
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DownSouthJukin
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
I honestly didn't know that mountain biking was an Olympic sport.

My lawn. Get off it. You will.
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Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
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I honestly didn't know that mountain biking was an Olympic sport.

My lawn. Get off it. You will.


Well to be fair, I didn't either. It more attests to the quality of what the Waltons have helped to fund here. It isn't mediocre. It's top-shelf stuff, which is incredible considering what was here just 15 years ago as far as mountain biking goes.

We had it, but it was fringe and most of it was in remote locations. Now we have world-class stuff right inside town.

I'm a novice, and I value my knees, so I don't do it much. But you can't swing a dead cat in Fayetteville without hitting a mountain biking bro.
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Miznoz
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
Driving through Arkansas is incredibly jarring, there is incredible wealth divides there. And I drive through ESTL every weekend.


Arksulli
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
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Driving through Arkansas is incredibly jarring, there is incredible wealth divides there. And I drive through ESTL every weekend.




Culturally and economically speaking NW Arkansas is almost its own little state. Hell Western Arkansas as a whole is radically different from Eastern Arkansas. We are a weird, but lovable, state.


Miznoz
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St. Louis
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
Hot Springs is fricking awesome


Arksulli
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
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Hot Springs is fricking awesome


And it used to be the gambling center of the US. True story, before Las Vegas really got going Hot Springs was a major resort/gambling town.


DownSouthJukin
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
I’ve been pining to spend a week in Hot Springs and smallmouth fishing on the rivers around it.


MoarKilometers
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And it used to be the gambling center of the US. True story, before Las Vegas really got going Hot Springs was a major resort/gambling town.

My hometown was the murder capital of our nation, until prohibition warped crime in our country so drastically and permanently.


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tkeefer
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
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And it used to be the gambling center of the US. True story, before Las Vegas really got going Hot Springs was a major resort/gambling town.


There's a great book about it that was published last year.

The Vapors

Image: https://i.ibb.co/Fx4qQ8W/thevapors.jpg


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Hogwarts
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
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I’ve been pining to spend a week in Hot Springs and smallmouth fishing on the rivers around it.


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DownSouthJukin


Holler at me before you do. I live in the area and can give recs on places to eat, fish etc.


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dchog
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
Yes and governor Orval Faubus would get kickbacks from the crime in Hot Springs.



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Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
Breaking: Fayetteville becomes the first US city named "Bike City" by some international bike org or something.

LINK /


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Miznoz
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St. Louis
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re: Fayetteville hosting a US Olympic qualifying mountain biking event. In a city park.
HAHA yeah I went to the little gangster museum and learned all about that it's really cool


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