ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Tejas and the Gulf States
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #4771
Shawnee Bill
Beastly Adventurer
 
Shawnee Bill's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Oddometer: 1,891
Mdawg12, looks like a nice morning ride, thanks for the RR.


.
__________________
1200 GSAW
FE 390
KLR 650 (not new)
GL1800
FZ-1 For sale
Shawnee Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #4772
Sphaltndirt
Adventurer
 
Sphaltndirt's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: NE Oklahoma
Oddometer: 15
Rode almost the same route this Summer only in the opposite direction and didn't cross the low water bridge. We did cross the Old bridge (New bridge in mdawg12s RR) and went through the Nickles Game area. Split with the others at the other end near Combs bridge (Truss Bridge) and rode by the Bathtub rocks to Briggs then continued through Welling, Dry creek and Cookson. Hope to make this ride and meet some of the other riders in the area.
Sphaltndirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #4773
freetors
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Collinsville, OK
Oddometer: 811
Skiatook lake is so low that you can ride in it

freetors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #4774
Dirt2007
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: NEOK
Oddometer: 1,739
I drove by the lake Monday. I think most of the old highway is exposed and rideable.
Dirt2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #4775
airdale7
Gnarly Adventurer
 
airdale7's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Ocala, Fl
Oddometer: 499
Skiatook is down 12 feet, my home lake Tenkiller is down 9 feet, and Fort Gibson is down 7 inches.....WTF?
__________________
www.twowheelsthreeamericas.com

Every day is a new adventure!
airdale7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #4776
DrLewall
The Human GPS
 
DrLewall's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Drakes Creek, AR
Oddometer: 31,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by airdale74451 View Post
Skiatook is down 12 feet, my home lake Tenkiller is down 9 feet, and Fort Gibson is down 7 inches.....WTF?
people in Ft Gibson know not to drink the water!
DrLewall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #4777
Dirt2007
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: NEOK
Oddometer: 1,739
Quote:
Originally Posted by airdale74451 View Post
Skiatook is down 12 feet, my home lake Tenkiller is down 9 feet, and Fort Gibson is down 7 inches.....WTF?
Different watersheds and different water management. We have a place on Ft. Gibson and I think they jack with it the most.
Dirt2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #4778
Strog
Geek on two wheels
 
Strog's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Oddometer: 391
Also doesn't hurt that it looks like this often.

__________________
Dale S.
Strog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #4779
DrLewall
The Human GPS
 
DrLewall's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Drakes Creek, AR
Oddometer: 31,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strog View Post
Also doesn't hurt that it looks like this often.

yeah..it could be worse!

DrLewall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #4780
DirtyDog
Lust for dust.
 
DirtyDog's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Tulsa... it's OK
Oddometer: 7,480
Grand and Hudson are GRDA (Grand River Dam Authority) lakes. Ft. Gibson is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as are many of the other Oklahoma reservoirs.

Like Rick said, each reservoir has rules and goals governing how the water is managed. Water allocation, hydropower, and flood control are only three factors considered...

Oklahoma is in a 2-year drought and the Grand River watershed extends into Kansas and Missouri, which could help explain why those lakes have relatively "more water".
__________________
Day gives way to night on the store front mannequins. The audience with Mona Lisa grins.
Moonlight builds emotion as the players scuttle in. Pull the curtain back and let the show begin.
Lunar mischief under low light discipline. Here the tiny monsters hunt the harlequins.
DirtyDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #4781
freetors
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Collinsville, OK
Oddometer: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirt2007 View Post
I drove by the lake Monday. I think most of the old highway is exposed and rideable.
Oh I did.
freetors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #4782
Dirt2007
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: NEOK
Oddometer: 1,739
Quote:
Originally Posted by Strog View Post
Also doesn't hurt that it looks like this often.

Great road when not under water or full of deer with a death wish.
Dirt2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #4783
Spanky15
Dirt Slider
 
Spanky15's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Metropolitan Fort Gibson, OK
Oddometer: 522
Our water

...we get the regular flyers ...after the fact. Not horrible but the water fails marginally on most tests. Some days they slug it so hard with chlorine I glow for an hour after my morning shower!
__________________
Spanky XV
'08 KLR 650 Stock...mostly.
'73 360 Astro
'82 XR-500R
'74 Ossa
...all Flattrackers
Spanky15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #4784
airdale7
Gnarly Adventurer
 
airdale7's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Ocala, Fl
Oddometer: 499
The dry lake beds do make a great place to ride. This pic was at Pettit Bay.



Taken the same day I broke my foot. But, it only hurts to walk on it ...I can ride all day
__________________
www.twowheelsthreeamericas.com

Every day is a new adventure!
airdale7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #4785
zekester63
Gnarly Adventurer
 
zekester63's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, OK
Oddometer: 420
Oolagah Lake is also very low. Okraider81 and I went on a ride last Sat (RR here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846132), and as you can see here, the lake was very low. And yes, we had a little fun on the lake bed as well before moving on!


zekester63 screwed with this post 04-23-2013 at 09:00 AM
zekester63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014