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Old 06-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Oklahoma Adventure Trail June 2013

A group of ADV riders got together June 14,15 and 16th to ride the eastern half of the Oklahoma Adventure Trail.

Oklahoma Adventure Trail Link

The Oklahoma Adventure Trail is an route that circles the state going though wide range of terrain on mostly dirt roads and some pavement.

Riders where:

Mars
Dadayama
Bob_Pet
Mrdirtbikerider
RedDirtJoe
Shawnee Bill
Roamineye
Fixator

Riders Joined in when their schedule allowed and peeled off to head home when they had to.

First some a few comments... AWSOME, AWSOME, AWSOME....
What a great time!!!!!!!

I missed my family at home, but i could i would have taken a week off of work to finish it... Really didn't want to stop...

The biggest thing about this route is very similar to a Will Rodgers quote: "If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma, wait a minute"... If you don't like this road ride a few more miles because the road is going to change... Red-dirt clay roads, gravel, pasture land, rough, smooth, 10 mph to 60 mph, sand, silt, rutted, washed out and darn-right nasty... I almost was going to not say at least there aren't any rock gardens like riding in Colorado... but on the last day, we hit some very technical and rugged terrain with big rocks and lots of them... always changing, keeping you on your toes!

I will post some pictures... and you will notice that all the pics show these really lovely peaceful roads... i have noticed this in ride reports... why do they always talk about how tuff the road are, but the pictures never look that bad. That because you can't stop to take a picture when you are holding on for dear life!!!!!!!!!! You can't even stop to check on the other riders, you have to just keep riding until you get to a good flat spot and hope you don't have to hike down that hill to pick up a bike... picking up the bike would be the easy part, walking down and up the hill would suck.

Here are a couple of quotes from some of the others: " i rode over roads i wouldn't walk down" and " when riding back from Alaska we came across some roads like this but we turned around because i didn't think we could cross them"
Anyway... it was a great time out cruising the boonies.....
Mark my words this will be bigger than the eastern half of the TAT someday!!!

Hopefully the other riders will share there take and insight to complete this ride report....

And hopefully some folks took some pics of stuff i forgot to....
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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I ride a BMW, so i have to start my morning with Starbucks...
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This is Mars, and won't admit to drinking starbuck, because he rides a DR400...
No really this guy is an amazing character
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Cool bridge at the beginning of River Road

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This is graffitti bridge on River Road, the road is actually pretty darn cool it runs along the Cimarron River...


DSC_0303 by Okiemotorrad, on Flickr

Ingalls, the site of the Doolin gang gun fight

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Random road in north central Oklahoma


DSC_0308 by Okiemotorrad, on Flickr

The famous frog rock, if we stayed much longer frog rock would have fallin in love with RedDirtJoes bike, so we had to move on!


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Cool old bridge


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another cool old bridge


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Random rural, farm road

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Easy creek crossing

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Hey Fellas--------I'm really interested in this ride report.
Not many Oklahoma ride reports-------this will be different it sounds like.
Thanks !!!

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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Really cool section, the road ran along a river with the cliffs on the other side... had to stop to look around

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #6
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People make to big a deal about tires... if you only knew what roads RedDirtJoe rode on with these street tires.... made all us knobby tire riders look like sissies... Fixin a flat... reality of life on the road...



DSC_0333 by Okiemotorrad, on Flickr

Random road


DSC_0335 by Okiemotorrad, on Flickr

If i stopped to take a pic of all the weird stuff i saw along the road in rural Oklahoma i would have never made to the eastern section... random house out in nowhere lands... I rode past most of it...


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Wister lake

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Deep in the forest of the Ouachita mountains...


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More...


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More ...


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Roamineye on a low water crossing

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Bob_Pet and Roamineye on top of highway 1


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Old 06-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #7
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Another random road in eastern OK...

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One thing about southeastern Oklahoma is there was a lot less dust...

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We had to work hard to get down this ruff-ass road to get to this "Posted" gate

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #8
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I thought this was the coolest place we ate at... all the sitting was outside... had music blaring in the little small town of Salina Oklahoma...

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The best use of a hard side case...

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Old 06-17-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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Those are some great pictures! Love the ride report!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Flat roads

Just for the record... looks like i focused a lot on eastern oklahoma...

The truth be told i love the roads before we arrived in eastern Oklahoma... they are different... those roads are more about rural america, then raw beauty... they have their own charm... i when i ride down them i can feel the weight of work and life lift from my shoulders and a calm easy feeling comes over me.

Also... in reality, some of those roads in central and north central oklahoma, where a bit more challenging then some of the roads in eastern Oklahoma... the difference is you are not climbing up hills and such so they are challenging in a less dramatic way...

Just wanted to throw that out there... loved the whole trip... love the way the scenery and terrain changed... it is a package deal if you want the full effect...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #12
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:59 PM   #13
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #14
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Feel free to use these pictures in your report, I can't wait to read it. I am busy working on a treatment for some one else. You have the stick Dadayama!
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #15
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I should have shot some pics of the dog head sized gravel but I was in amazement watching Fixator ride that 1200 GS thru. I felt guilty riding a bike half the weight. I didn't want to break the rhythm he had. I thought of you guys, out there, while I was enjoying a nice burger and home made fries later.
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