Making of the "Oklahoma Adventure Trail"

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States' started by OKlr, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    We have about 7.5 days to ride it, we'll see how far we get along the route.

    We're ditching the camping gear to be lighter/quicker. That's about the extent of our planning, I tend to plan less and less to remain flexible.

    Looking forward to Ktrail on the big pig bikes, F800GS/1190/SuperTen.
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  2. Pixturethis

    Pixturethis Adventurer

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    Can't wait to here how it goes for you. I should be on a dl650 when the time comes.
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  3. dewey405

    dewey405 Been here awhile

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    Depending on how you have it set up you should have no problem anywhere. The k-trail may be a bit much and there are some water crossings out west that may be fun. Those are the only two areas I've not done on my dl650. Make sure you have some good tires.


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  4. bsheet2

    bsheet2 Been here awhile

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    Thinking about riding some of the OAT in April. But also considering extending out to Black Mesa, then south to Paladuro Canyon in Texas, then back east to get back on the OAT in western Okla. I guess the latest tracks for the OAT are still on page 1???
  5. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    What is AOT?

    If you're at Black Mesa you should consider riding the section of theTAT across New Mexico. Not very long but some good riding.
  6. Pixturethis

    Pixturethis Adventurer

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    Thanks, Dewey, I have seen pictures of DL650's on the trial, so would think they could do it. I will have a new set of 804/805's on before I go. My first part I plan on will be from Perry going north, then west to the salt plains. Not really sure how long it will take, but i should be able to make it in a weekend.
    Dewey, do you have any Other recommendations for setting up a DL for the ride?
  7. bsheet2

    bsheet2 Been here awhile

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    Oops. >>> OAT . Not AOT.

    Good suggestion about riding on into New Mexico. Will see how things look and feel when I get there.
  8. dewey405

    dewey405 Been here awhile

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    Not really, I did the SE portion on the OEM tires and pretty much all stock. Did the rest on the same tires you have and it more set up for dirt, it made it alot easier but nothing too difficult. Recommend softbags because I bent my frame where the passenger footpegs mount due to a fall and my pelican cases not having any give. I will say that I did bypass the main portion of the K-trail both times, the first due to stock setup and the second due to knowing my bikes limits. I 'think' it could make it but if not it would be crappy to find out halfway through lol. Good luck!
  9. Pixturethis

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    Thanks Dewey, I look forward to doing the tria, will have to see how many Kansas forks I can bring with me.
    Marc
  10. Pixturethis

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    It is interesting what you say about soft bags, it have a set of happy trials denali's on my bike, but might look at some soft bags if they are better for the bike. Thanks again.
    Marc
  11. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    We got on the ktrail eastbound at old indian highway. After 3 hours we were 10 miles in. It's still pretty wet up there, we finally called it quits after coming up to a puddle with no sensible way to go around. They seemed to be getting worse as we moved east, hard to keep pushing through at that pace.

    Will attempt in the summer when things dry up, I've been eyeing the trail for a couple years, I think we just had crap timing.

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  12. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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    Nice drone shot! :clap
    Where's the wooden bridge? Didn't recognize it, unless it's further east of 259?
  13. c4nuck

    c4nuck Been here awhile

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    I can't remember where exactly but, it's closer to Hugo coming from Durant
  14. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Not on the K-trail then?
  15. Pixturethis

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    Awesome report, makes me really excited to try it, I will be with others, as I would think alone would be a hard way to go, I'm old 52 this year :)
    All really good information about the ride. Thanks for sharing.
    Marc
  16. ADV_Pilot

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    Cut down about half of the stuff that you had with you to get rid of weight and you won't be nearly as tired. No way you need that much for a couple of days around oklahoma.
  17. simmons1

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    I do what you are describing several times a year on everything from a WR250R to a Super Tenere. Settle down and learn. Remember with Age comes Wisdom. I have boney ass as well and I am old and fat putting more weight on my boney ass.

    My bike packed for and in route for a week long 1600 mile trip from the border to Jalpan, Mexico.


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    A more serious guy packed for 3 weeks in Baja. His packing includes camping gear.

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  18. ADV_Pilot

    ADV_Pilot Adventurer

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    Looks like KLR Adventures got the boot. Just a little bit too feisty :lol2
  19. Pixturethis

    Pixturethis Adventurer

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    I wonder why his post is gone, I didn't read anything bad? I'm sure it isn't a ride for everyone. I look at it as just information about a trail I really want to do.
    Marc
  20. dewey405

    dewey405 Been here awhile

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    I am glad you guys posted that, I was wondering if I was imagining his posts. My goal this year or next is to take 2 weeks leave and hit it beginning to end but I've done up to 5 days in a row and only called it off due to a severe back strain. I love seeing the posts here, makes me want to get out everytime I see them.