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Old 10-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #16
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Early the next morning at the store I order up a big breakfast. The cute ( I know you need a picture but I didn’t get one) cashier girl asks me is that your DR out there? I said yes. She asks if it is a 400 or 650. I told her a 650 and she replies “ they are sooo bad ass”. She talked about her dad having one and such. She even called me darling a couple of times. Pleasant way to start the morning. I was rolling before daylight full of food and gas.






Early morning in western Oklahoma.


























Gloss Mountain. It was a pretty good climb to the top but worth it.













Better put away the camera and use both hands through this part.














Start back down again.









Then it started getting sandy. All doable just be ready.


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Old 10-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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The government shutdown kept me out of Salt Plains.









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Old 10-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #18
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As I started working back east the track took me to a closed road. I went on to were a dirt pile stops you from continuing. If you go around the dirt pile the bridge is torn out.












There was a lot of BIG farm equipment working around the western portion of the state







Monument for the Bewell Stockade and a cowboy grave.









I got into some sticker bushes here. I was hoping the thorns would not give my tires problems. They didn't.





This was just too muddy for me. I went around.



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Old 10-05-2013, 07:13 PM   #19
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Since when is a roadway an activity or program? Makes me wonder where I could stow bolt cutters on my bike.

Enjoying your report despite the petulant interruptions!
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #20
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This was on the track but obviously not traveled. I was also getting more thorn bushes here so I went around.










This road was defiantly closed. It is now a tilled farm field.






Getting back to the center of the state.

















Graffiti wall





Ingalls was super cool.











Metal Rooster.




The famous Frog Rock







The track then winds around a very picturesque area of Oklahoma towards Bartlesville. It was getting late and I had been running pretty hard all day so not much for pictures here. I ended the day at Copan and from there turned towards home.













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Old 10-05-2013, 07:41 PM   #21
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Bad weather was brewing so I charged home. Made a good fast trip. There sits that new tire I didn't need.



Here is my rear Shinko 705 with 6500 miles of all types of terrain. I will be putting another one on. Anyone want to by a new Trailwing hauled on a bike but never mounted?






Five hours home from Oklahoma. Not bad. Great trip.




Thanks again to all who contributed to the track.

I had a good idea what I would see because I have been in Oklahoma several times and lived there a couple of years. Even so there were several pleasant surprises.

This would be a great track for people from anywhere to take a week and ride. You see so much diverse landscape it never gets old. It will also change the way you perceive Oklahoma.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #22
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WOW Excellent ride report. HUGE thanks to you for taking time to ride it, and take a ton of pictures.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #23
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Ed, I enjoyed reading this report from my home state. You did a great job with pictures and seeing the sites along the OAT as well. Looks like you have a trusty machine there in your DR. They're good bikes and the perfect choice for your trip!

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #24
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Once again... great ride report Ed!!!

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:28 AM   #25
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This mud hole was all muck and pretty deep. Choose the excuse ( bald tire, all alone, late in the day, I am a wuss) I did not feel the need or desire to wade through it. I went a couple miles east and viewed the same area from the ridge line there. I am glad I took the clockwise direction so the west could dry out a couple of days. It was even more apparent that was a good idea later.


This is the mudhole that got me when coming from the North. Blind corner come up on a mudhole (when there had been no rain we thought) and then tried to throw a rooster tail right and kicking yourself right into the berm on the west.
Good times.

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #26
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Early the next morning at the store I order up a big breakfast. The cute ( I know you need a picture but I didn’t get one) cashier girl asks me is that your DR out there? I said yes. She asks if it is a 400 or 650. I told her a 650 and she replies “ they are sooo bad ass”. She talked about her dad having one and such. She even called me darling a couple of times. Pleasant way to start the morning. I was rolling before daylight full of food and gas.


LOL. From my post back in June of 2013. Sounds like she is started to get more info on dual sport bikes by maybe more exposure. and we still do not have any photo exposure to this OAT must see!
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X2 on road that trees hang down just waiting to strangle you. (claustrophobic roads)
X2++ on Camargo and the girl that you buy gas from (@)(@). She was way underdressed for western oklahoma.
X2 on we need to take more pictures.

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:52 AM   #27
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Nice report! Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #28
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Great report! To do all you did in that timeframe (Geronimo's grave isn't just a 2 minute detour) is amazing.

You're my current hero.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #29
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Good stuff. I'll have to go do this. Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #30
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Very good report of your ride. Done just the way I like to read about trips.
Thanks for all the pics.
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