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Old 07-14-2014, 11:41 AM   #586
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #587
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Hello everyone.
FNG here.....

I think I may be able to add a little something to the ride that y'all may like.

In the SW portion, after leaving Mt. Scott and taking the HWY 49 past Medicine Park to Stoney Point Rd, then north to Meers-Porterhill Rd, then east to Elgin, you are missing some scenery and a couple of POIs.

Medicine Park itself is a historic little place with winding streets following along Medicine Creek and couple of old landmarks. There is an old one lane bridge crossing the creek in the middle. On the north side is Lake Lawtonka, which you should get a great view of from Mt. Scott. There is a twisty, winding road that follows the south shoreline for a ways that, while short, is a pleasure to ride on a bike.

Further to the east is the Fort Sill National Cemetery, a place for remembrance of those who served.

Between these two areas of interest is some scenic backroad, that as a local, I find much more appealing to ride.

Here's a link to the map and below is the attached GPX file.

Let me know if those work and what you think of the route. I think it's nicer scenery and keeps you off the highway for a few miles.


ETA: Pardon the editing, but here's the route:
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:42 PM   #588
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Looks good to me, i'll check with OKlr and see what he thinks...

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Hello everyone.
FNG here.....

I think I may be able to add a little something to the ride that y'all may like.

In the SW portion, after leaving Mt. Scott and taking the HWY 49 past Medicine Park to Stoney Point Rd, then north to Meers-Porterhill Rd, then east to Elgin, you are missing some scenery and a couple of POIs.

Medicine Park itself is a historic little place with winding streets following along Medicine Creek and couple of old landmarks. There is an old one lane bridge crossing the creek in the middle. On the north side is Lake Lawtonka, which you should get a great view of from Mt. Scott. There is a twisty, winding road that follows the south shoreline for a ways that, while short, is a pleasure to ride on a bike.

Further to the east is the Fort Sill National Cemetery, a place for remembrance of those who served.

Between these two areas of interest is some scenic backroad, that as a local, I find much more appealing to ride.

Here's a link to the map and below is the attached GPX file.

Let me know if those work and what you think of the route. I think it's nicer scenery and keeps you off the highway for a few miles.


ETA: Pardon the editing, but here's the route:
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:56 PM   #589
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Ride Report for the Western Half

Hey all

As i said i would do, I have posted a photo ride report of the western half of the OAT.

When you get a chance, check it out... wish i would have taken more and better pictures....

2 up on the Western Half of the OAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:33 AM   #590
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"Wild" Bill Dragoo finally talked me into accompanying him on the OAT trip we are doing for Roadrunner Magazine. I whined and complained for weeks about doing this trip in late July, but finally relented. I am riding my DRZ-400 rather than the R1200GSA. Bill was going to take his GSA but decided to take his Beta since I am going to be on the DRZ. So he is going to complain all week about riding his Beta on such a long trip and I am going to complain all week about doing the ride in late July.

Hence, we are calling this the "Bitching, Whining and Complaining OAT Tour". We are going to sit around at night whining like little kids, wishing we were back home with our mommy. Should be fun! We depart Friday July 18.
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:51 AM   #591
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Hey all

As i said i would do, I have posted a photo ride report of the western half of the OAT.

When you get a chance, check it out... wish i would have taken more and better pictures....

2 up on the Western Half of the OAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great report Peter! You piqued my interest in riding the western half now especially the very SW portion...although I'm thinking it can wait until late fall.

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"Wild" Bill Dragoo finally talked me into accompanying him on the OAT trip we are doing for Roadrunner Magazine. I whined and complained for weeks about doing this trip in late July, but finally relented. I am riding my DRZ-400 rather than the R1200GSA. Bill was going to take his GSA but decided to take his Beta since I am going to be on the DRZ. So he is going to complain all week about riding his Beta on such a long trip and I am going to complain all week about doing the ride in late July.

Hence, we are calling this the "Bitching, Whining and Complaining OAT Tour". We are going to sit around at night whining like little kids, wishing we were back home with our mommy. Should be fun! We depart Friday July 18.
Looking forward to your report and/or article.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #592
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"Wild" Bill Dragoo finally talked me into accompanying him on the OAT trip we are doing for Roadrunner Magazine. I whined and complained for weeks about doing this trip in late July, but finally relented. I am riding my DRZ-400 rather than the R1200GSA. Bill was going to take his GSA but decided to take his Beta since I am going to be on the DRZ. So he is going to complain all week about riding his Beta on such a long trip and I am going to complain all week about doing the ride in late July.

Hence, we are calling this the "Bitching, Whining and Complaining OAT Tour". We are going to sit around at night whining like little kids, wishing we were back home with our mommy. Should be fun! We depart Friday July 18.

We are all looking forward to your opinions. Have fun. FYI i told bill to take the bmw so if you guys can't walk for a week don't blame us.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:17 PM   #593
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Hello everyone.
FNG here.....

I think I may be able to add a little something to the ride that y'all may like.

In the SW portion, after leaving Mt. Scott and taking the HWY 49 past Medicine Park to Stoney Point Rd, then north to Meers-Porterhill Rd, then east to Elgin, you are missing some scenery and a couple of POIs.

Medicine Park itself is a historic little place with winding streets following along Medicine Creek and couple of old landmarks. There is an old one lane bridge crossing the creek in the middle. On the north side is Lake Lawtonka, which you should get a great view of from Mt. Scott. There is a twisty, winding road that follows the south shoreline for a ways that, while short, is a pleasure to ride on a bike.

Further to the east is the Fort Sill National Cemetery, a place for remembrance of those who served.

Between these two areas of interest is some scenic backroad, that as a local, I find much more appealing to ride.

Here's a link to the map and below is the attached GPX file.

Let me know if those work and what you think of the route. I think it's nicer scenery and keeps you off the highway for a few miles.


ETA: Pardon the editing, but here's the route:
YouTube Link

I will check this out when i get a chance. I apreciate your input. In your opinion is this detour worth the extra mileage it adds?
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #594
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I will check this out when i get a chance. I apreciate your input. In your opinion is this detour worth the extra mileage it adds?
It adds a couple (2?) more miles but adds more POI, better views, and less traffic.
I would guess it depends on how big of a hurry you're in....

Not seen in the video, is a couple of good fuel stops and a casino along the proposed route.

Just north of where the proposed route crosses Hwy 58 is the only place in this part of the county to get ethanol free gas:


And where the proposed route meets SH 277/281 there is a new casino/ fuel stop/ convenience store


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Old 07-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #595
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Made it to fire tower from the 3 sticks side. Not bad. Wanted to go further but bein by myself and all I decided to be a coward. Pretty sweet view from up there and windy. A local said that due to the wind the trees dont grow real large on the top of the ridge. Weird. Very deceiving.
Your water tower pic: My place is on the next hump west.

Yes, the winds up there can at times really rip, as these tall ridges stick right up into the atmosphere. In winter the north side can get especially hammered. The trees tend to be stunted right on top, and in places more so on the north side.

Personally, I do everything to ride around the mud holes

Photos don't do justice to the views.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:32 AM   #596
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I will check this out when i get a chance. I apreciate your input. In your opinion is this detour worth the extra mileage it adds?
Righto about the missing stuff. There is a bit of density here in SW OK of interesting rides, whereas the areas near and outside the Wichita, Glenn, Navajo, and Quartz mountains can be rather boring grid roads. How to weave it all into a theme without too many squiggles and spurs is the challenge.

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Old 07-18-2014, 08:48 AM   #597
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"Wild" Bill Dragoo finally talked me into accompanying him on the OAT trip we are doing for Roadrunner Magazine. I whined and complained for weeks about doing this trip in late July, but finally relented. I am riding my DRZ-400 rather than the R1200GSA. Bill was going to take his GSA but decided to take his Beta since I am going to be on the DRZ. So he is going to complain all week about riding his Beta on such a long trip and I am going to complain all week about doing the ride in late July.

Hence, we are calling this the "Bitching, Whining and Complaining OAT Tour". We are going to sit around at night whining like little kids, wishing we were back home with our mommy. Should be fun! We depart Friday July 18.
And here I am working at the ranch and prepping the KLR650 and F650GS for a man-wife vacation in Colorado. Had that and a grandbaby trip not been in the schedule, I'd've been out there on the KLX330 with you and Bill and the other 3 mystery riders using oxygen up whining about my sweaty ass. At least it's a cool July!
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:09 PM   #598
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Did a 1/2 day on the OAT. You guys might want to find another way around Lake Altus.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #599
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Did a 1/2 day on the OAT. You guys might want to find another way around Lake Altus.
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Great pics. Bad luck on the ants. I've lived here my whole life and have never heard of that.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:25 AM   #600
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Im riding the eastern route begining at I-40 and headed north. Anyone else in the area today?
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