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ZFEST - Local Drives

ZFEST 2018 Guided Drives

Drives

ZFEST 2018 drive routes for your Garmin GPS are now available

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  • Eureka Springs Dining and Shopping Tour: Eureka is one of the most popular and scenic destinations in the Ozarks. It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District, such as the Palace Bath HouseBasin Park Hotel and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs. In the nearby hills, soaring Thorncrown Chapel is a striking wood and glass church. To the south, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to big cats and bears.   Download GPS File

  • "Chadwick Nurburgring": A scenic and challenging drive through one of the area's most popular sports car and motorcycle routes, a loop through US Hwy 160, State Hwy H and State Hwy 125.   Download GPS File

  • Missouri Gristmill Run to Hodgson Mill and Rockbridge MillA scenic drive into Ozark County where we will drive to and stop at Rockbridge Mill (built in 1868) and Hodgson Mill (built in 1882).  Both are incredibly picturesque locations.  Neither mill is currently in operation, however, Hodgson Mill is the actual mill that is pictured on the packaging and the namesake of the Hodgson Mill brand of baking products found in stores across the United States. Hodgson Mill products are produced in Gainesville, MO, just a few miles away.  Download GPS File

  • Arkansas Gristmill Run to War Eagle MillWar Eagle Mill is a working gristmill in Benton County, Arkansas. A mill has been located on the site as early as 1832, but was destroyed three times, and last rebuilt in 1973. The mill currently operates as an undershot gristmill, and houses a store and restaurant. The mill is located approximately 10 miles east of the city of Rogers in War Eagle, Arkansas. Download GPS File

  • Boston Mountains Long Tour: You'll drive through some of the most scenic and highest mountains in the Ozarks. There will be a little something for everyone with a mixture of sweeping curves, tight hairpins and cute country towns!  Download GPS File

  • Boston Mountains Short Tour: (approx. 4 hour drivetime)
    You'll drive through some of the most scenic mountains in the Ozarks. There will be a little something for everyone with a mixture of sweeping curves, tight hairpins and cute country towns, plus, the Arkansas Grand Canyon and the Jasper Scenic Point.  Download GPS File


  • Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR.

    This will be an all day event. Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic images such as Asher B. Durand’s Kindred Spirits, Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter, and Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola [3]— each reflecting a distinct moment in American artistic evolution—as well as major works by modern and contemporary American artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe, John Baldessari, and James Turrell. The permanent collection, which continues to grow through a strategic acquisition plan, is on view year-round and is enhanced by an array of temporary exhibitions. Admission is free.  Download GPS File


Thursday Drive Selection


  • Eureka Springs Dining and Shopping Tour
  • "Chadwick Nurburgring"
  • Missouri Gristmill Run to Hodgson Mill and Rockbridge Mill
  • Arkansas Gristmill Run to War Eagle Mill
  • Boston Mountains Long Tour
  • Boston Mountains Short Tour

Friday Drive Selection

  • Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum
  • "Chadwick Nurburgring"
  • Missouri Gristmill Run to Hodgson Mill and Rockbridge Mill
  • Arkansas Gristmill Run to War Eagle Mill
  • Boston Mountains Long Tour
  • Boston Mountains Short Tour

Saturday Drive Selection

  • "Chadwick Nurburgring"
  • Missouri Gristmill Run to Hodgson Mill and Rockbridge Mill
  • Arkansas Gristmill Run to War Eagle Mill
  • Boston Mountains Short Drive

Sunday Drive Selection


Farewell Drive To be determined




Ajax

 
FRS radios are a great way to keep in touch with the group during a drive.  If you have a set, please bring them to ZFEST with you.

USING THE CLUB RADIO COURSE 101

The FRS radio is a vital tool in group-trip communication.If you plan to travel with us please consider buying a set (they usually come in sets of 2). Please buy radios that utilize sub channels, and consider buying a set that includes headsets or earbuds with an inline microphone. Most of the time, it is very difficult or impossible to hear radio transmissions with the top down without a headset. Some of us have hearing issues which makes it even worse. While the radio is a vital tool, it can also be a big source of frustration if not used correctly. Here are some guidelines that can make communicating easier and less frustrating.

1) Choose a Channel in advance and announce it.

2) If you have a voice activated mic PLEASE disable it.Wind noise will activate the mic and lockup the  frequency making radio communication impossible.

3) Please have your radio channel settings completed and fresh batteries installed BEFORE the morning of the drive.There probably won’t be time to do this during the morning meeting.

4) Please find a good place within your car to place the radio so that the talk button doesn’t get accidentally pushed against some thing while driving.This will also lockup the frequency making radio communication impossible.

5) When transmitting, press the talk button and WAIT 2 SECONDS BEFORE SPEAKING! If you don’t, everyone misses the first few words… and the last few probably won’t make any sense to the rest of us.

6) Hold the radio/mic 6 to 8 inches from your face.NOT UP AGAINST YOUR CHEEK OR MOUTH.

7) Speak SLOWLY and DISTINCTLY.If you don't, YOU will be the only one who knows what you're saying. To the rest of us its gibberish…. Frustration!

8) When communicating with others in the group, please call his/her name and wait for a response before continuing your communication.

9) When traveling in a large group it will be impossible for the leader to hear radio transmissions from the back of the pack. Someone in the middle of the pack will need to CLEARLY communicate any important information from the back to the front, and vise versa,using#5,6,7,&8 above.

10) It’s fine to occasionally use the radio for small talk and joking around, but too much of this can get in the way of more important communication and cause people to lose interest. And even during these times, if you’re not communicating clearly, it’s impossible for everyone in the group to know if you’re playing around or trying to communicate something serious.So please keep this in mind.


HappyMotoring!!

Jay

FRS radio's are a line of sight device. That being said, if you can not see the person you are trying to communicate with, they will most likely not hear you. Refer to # 8 above.