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Old 02-25-2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hot Chicks of the OAT

My Son and I ran a One Day on the Oat Saturday. We rode to Carpenters Bluff and played in the River a little while. It was quiet fun even on big bikes.



Then we hit some long dirt roads that were just perfect





We then turned down the perfect dual sport road N4110



Rutt Roe







Looks like we made it about a mile. Seemed like Ten. Road was washed out and rutted with tree limbs and trees across the road every where. It was a battle!





It got so bad that Don V2.0 ( the smarter version ) suggested we walk ahead and see how much more we had to go. He probably walked another mile while I sat on a log and guarded the bikes .
He came back all hot and tired looking and said that it was much worse up ahead. We turned around.
I got a nice customized clutch lever out of the deal.



We had wasted enough time that we hit 109 and went to Hugo for a very late lunch. Our OAT was over this trip. After a decent meal we hit the Liquor Store and headed for Hugo Lake to Camp.

Had a good time and will be back to tackle more of the OAT when we have a few days to spend.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:07 AM   #2
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Nice pics. That road's a bitch.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for taking along on your little trip! Looks like fun.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:46 PM   #4
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That looked like a fun ride. The sand on the river also looked firm enough to play around on.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #5
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Looks like fun, going to have to try that soon.

Thanks for the trip report.


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Old 02-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #6
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In the 20s here again today..
I'm glad somebody's getting to ride. Looks like a good ride..
Where are the Hot Chicks?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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Excellent find Don! What a road. That's one of those pinkie finger levers, ha!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:23 PM   #8
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Warning, pic intensive post to follow.

For a short trip, this sure was a lot of fun! Here's a little video compilation...



First stop where I got out the decent camera was Carpenters Bluff Bridge. I have crossed this bridge many times for work, since it's a shortcut between one of our facilities that has operations on both the TX and OK side of the Red River, but it was pretty cool to finally stop and take pics and ride across on two wheels!







I guess when trains still used the bridge, there was a wooden path for cars built along the side. It was interesting to see how all the traffic had worn grooves into the wood over the years. Plus, there were some interesting bullet holes, signs, and stickers.













I've packed on a few pounds, so I was a little worried when I saw this.



After that, it was time to ride across to the Okie side and stay true to the free sticker that klinquist provided with my new windshield.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:31 PM   #9
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and then......

Since I've only been riding since last August, and I'm still reluctant to trash my Tiger, I sent Pop in first to test the riding along the river. He disappeared down this for a good while. I guess he was having fun.



Finally, he came back out and told me he thought I'd be OK. I was a little hesitant, but I'm really glad we took this little side trip.





I agree, Pop. Thumbs up!

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:42 PM   #10
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and then.....

After all the fun (and glad that I didn't have to pick up my bike 20 times) we headed back out to continue on the OAT. The riding was great! Since I didn't have a GPS, I just assumed that Pop was just pulling onto this little rabbit trail to turn around because we missed a turn or something. I was mistaken.



Yeah, another thumbs up as we were about to head over this...



...and onto a "road" that would have been awesome if not for the recent ice storm that decided to pave our way with half the trees in the vicinity.





We'd ride a few hundred feet, picking our way around fallen trees and branches, ruts, and saplings, then stop to move the impassable stuff off the road. As Pop mentioned earlier, I finally decided it was time to do some scouting and discovered that without a chainsaw and about 20 other riders, it was probably a good idea to pick a different route. Plus, I was hot, and hungry, and tired of forming new blisters on the back of my Achilles tendon from my hand-me-down boots. Luckily, he agreed without too much additional persuasion, and we were off.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:56 PM   #11
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and then.....

Running later than planned now, we agreed to forego Beavers Bend, and just see what we could find in Hugo. Finally, we got some food! After asking around for a good campsite, we rode out to Kiamichi Park on Lake Hugo, and was pleasantly surprised. The campground was really nice, and we assume, also affordable. There was no info that we could find for how much a night of camping cost, so we just put $10 each into an envelope and dropped them in the box. We didn't get a ticket, so I guess that was enough (or we left before they could catch us).

We parked the bikes on the nice concrete camper pad...



...unloaded...



...and took in the views.



Me and the Tiger kinda like this adventure riding stuff! (The KLX400 was probably pissed about being left at home on the lift, waiting for the rear shock to be returned though.)



After the tents were up and ready to go, we got to hang out and visit and enjoy a tottie or two....(well, I did, but I'll let Dad speak for himself). We took in the sunset...



....and then I got to enjoy a night sky where you can actually see the stars. And, I may have also played around with the Google Sky app, too.

It was pretty early when we hit the sack, but I was beat from lumberjack duty. The next morning, we grabbed breakfast and headed home in time for Dad to see the NASCAR race. The ride home was an awesome mix of decent twisty tarmac and country oil roads through North Texas. Luckily, the NASCAR race was rain delayed, so Pop got to help me install the mount and wiring for my hand-me-down-but-awesome new GPS!

Thanks, Pop, for an awesome weekend!
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:06 AM   #12
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Hugo Lake

Hugo Lake is a fantastic area. Me & a buddy rode the area a few days & stayed at the cabins on the lake. I think it was like $30 for a nice lil cabin with beds & showers.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:10 AM   #13
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Hot Chick

Delivering on Don's promise (again).

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:22 AM   #14
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Great pictures Son.
I'm sure glad I gave you the Adventure Bug before it's too late!
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:23 AM   #15
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Hey Andy, You like her ,doncha!
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