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Old 03-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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4 friends and the old man in search of Mt Scott and a Meers Burger

So since the old man picked up his Ural Tourist a little over a year ago I've been trying to get him out now and then on some adventures. Made a couple of day rides out last summer to Pops in Arcadia, The Gloss Mountains, etc but nothing too major.

The idea struck to ride down to the Wichita Mountains, do a little camping, and hit Meers and Mt Scott on the way home.

So we did last weekend. Ended up ditching the camping thing and sprung the $85 between the 5 of us for a 7 person Cabin on Lake Elmer Thomas and it worked out like a champ having a roof over out heads, a shower, plumbing, heat and air, etc.

The morning started out with mother nature not being very cooperative. 60% chance of THunderstorms and the sprinkles started before we even left the shop.

About Kingfisher, OK things were looking pretty bleak so we stopped and donned rain gear. Not a moment too soon as the downpour started 2 miles later along with some wicked lightning. Before Okarche, OK dad's Ural started cutting out and sputtering and was obviously running on one cylinder.

A quick detour into the local car wash led to a 2 minute diagnosis of a junk spark plug cap. Not certain what's happened to it, but it had a hunk out of it and was cracked. I pulled it off and here came water from under it. Dried it off, taped it up with electrical tape, and we were off and running again in the rain.

Things cleared up by El Reno where we stopped at Gilmores for a a little reprieve and then onward south. Lake Elmer Thomas is located on US Army land so we had to get there before 6pm to check in as the desk clerk leaves by then. Had our second little Ural issue there at the gate. After checking ID's it suddenly had zero power. No dash lights, nothing. Finally fired up and off we went. Got to the cabin and another 2 minute diagnosis found a loose negative battery cable. 10mm end wrench to that, and that was the end of the bike issues all weekend. Both problems were minor and could have happened to any bike.

Arrived to be pleasantly surprised with how nice the cabins were.


An evening of cold beers, story telling, and a drunken new neighbor friend that invited himself over (repeatedly) and we were crashed for the night by midnight.


Got up the next morning, got checked out, and hit the local Sonic for food. As usual, the Ural attracts a crowd wherever it goes. The cheapest bike of the bunch, but always the biggest amount of rubber neckers.

We pressed onward to Mt Scott that morning and checked out the views. Pretty impressive I must say for Oklahoma.


Onward again towards Meers for lunch. We beat the lunch rush (just barely) and were seated in 20 minutes and food within an hour. As we left, the line stretched out the door and into the street. Perfect timing. Couldnt leave without the famous Meers Burger and Meers Gold Beer. (Which is a pretty decent beer, by the way. I was impressed)


Back on the highway towards home, we stopped again in El Reno and hit Gimores. Finished the last 70 miles home from there, waved goodbye to everyone, and were home in time to catch the Simpsons and do a little laundry.

Damned good weekend, all in all.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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That looked like fun. $85 per night for a cabin? Wow, can't find that here...
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:13 AM   #3
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$85 a night and slept 7! 3 bedrooms and a fouton in the living room. Can't beat that.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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Nice report. I need to get over there for a Meers burger!
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #6
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wow! Hills in Oklahoma and a stoplight in Enid. Who'da thunk?

nice pics and rr, thx for the Meers info
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:56 PM   #7
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That's my kind of trip. Looks like hella fun!
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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wow! Hills in Oklahoma and a stoplight in Enid. Who'da thunk?

nice pics and rr, thx for the Meers info
Are you kidding me? Enid's nothing but stoplights. Excessive and un-triggerable stoplights every damned block!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #9
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Enjoyed the pics and story! Im originally from Altus, OK and have spent alot of time in the Wichita Wildlife refuge and Mt. Scott as well as Mountain Park, it's a nice area. Love those big ol' Meers burgers!
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