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Old Yesterday, 04:32 AM   #1
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Moving to Oklahoma

Moving to Oklahoma for 3 years this August. Going to Norman. Any good riding in the area?
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Old Yesterday, 06:29 AM   #2
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Old Yesterday, 06:30 AM   #3
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There is a bicycle shop there called Buchanan Bicycles, stop in and talk to the owner Tobin. He is a Rad guy and a ADVrider.
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Old Yesterday, 06:34 AM   #4
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No!

Uh oh. So you're saying save my money and don't bother with a motorcycle?
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM   #5
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There is a bicycle shop there called Buchanan Bicycles, stop in and talk to the owner Tobin. He is a Rad guy and a ADVrider.
Cool. Will probably need some pedal power as well.
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Uh oh. So you're saying save my money and don't bother with a motorcycle?
You may want to check it out first. I don't live there but I have traversed Oklahoma several times. Oklahoma is basically one huge farm with many cattle. It is hot and dry all summer except when it is being ravaged by tornados. Norman is near Oklahoma city which I would avoid like the plague on a motorcycle. There are some scenic areas along the Arkansas border (http://www.talimenascenicdrive.com) but that is several hours from Norman.

You may find some offroading opportunities but I really don't know anything about that. If you like wide open, flat terrain with perfectly straight roads, Oklahoma is the place to be. If you don't mind traveling a bit, Oklahoma is centrally located between Colorado/New Mexico and Missouri/Arkansas which of course are awesome.

This is just my perspective as someone who does not live there.
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You may want to check it out first. I don't live there but I have traversed Oklahoma several times. Oklahoma is basically one huge farm with many cattle. It is hot and dry all summer except when it is being ravaged by tornados. Norman is near Oklahoma city which I would avoid like the plague on a motorcycle. There are some scenic areas along the Arkansas border (http://www.talimenascenicdrive.com) but that is several hours from Norman.



You may find some offroading opportunities but I really don't know anything about that. If you like wide open, flat terrain with perfectly straight roads, Oklahoma is the place to be. If you don't mind traveling a bit, Oklahoma is centrally located between Colorado/New Mexico and Missouri/Arkansas which of course are awesome.



This is just my perspective as someone who does not live there.

Ya I know the weather. My dad was stationed in Ft Sill growing up so lived there a few years before. My parents ended up settling in Lawton after dad got out the Army. Just never ventured out of the area much I guess. I lived in KC for a couple years so know the pain of flat straight roads in all directions. Nothing will ever compare to California and Philippines as far as mountain riding goes. Don't have a problem riding a few hours for good riding. Wife is used to 12-14 hour days.
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 AM   #8
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I've got so many questions, I don't even know where to start!?! haha

I guess we can start with the most relevant... Why Oklahoma?
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 AM   #9
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Son is going to OU. Mom is an hour and change away. Been living in the 3rd world for 12 years now in and out of conflict zones. Want a break so might as well go out there.
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 AM   #10
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Lake Thunderbird has some corners, also out towards Goldsby there is hwy 74 that links up to Purcell. Real nice sweepers. other than that there is nothing much. Beautiful country for sure out there. If your good for a trip Mt. Scott is nice. There are good roads there but you just have to find them. My family lives in Purcell so I take the bike out there often.

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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM   #11
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Old Yesterday, 03:11 PM   #12
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Everyone I am talking to has me thinking maybe I just need to get a couple PWC or a boat instead and just enjoy the lakes while I'm there. Maybe when I travel out of state just rent a bike then.
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Old Yesterday, 05:46 PM   #13
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If you ride dirt,check out BJEC enduro.they put on some good enduros, we go to OK to ride quite a few enduros. There is some good riding in OK !
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