Oklahoma City Metro Thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Dadayama, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,965
    Location:
    El Reno,ok
    http://www.amaprolive.com/rr/dvr/

    just found out the Daytona 200 is posted. takin a bike break to watch it right now.

    Who better to share it with than Scott Russel. it is great to see him back on camera with the color.

    I think AMA pro is my favorite series. low budgets and hungry riders, love it.

    where there any survivors from Arkansas?
  2. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,186
    Location:
    Oklahoma

    Hey, I'm retired, I don't have time to sit on the couch any more. To busy riding or being a MotoGP race marshall. :deal


    .
  3. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,965
    Location:
    El Reno,ok
    finished the upgrades on the R-1. made final adjustments to the fuel map today.
    [​IMG]
    ready to drive to TWS tomorrow. gates open at 6:00 pm and i want to get a paddock slot for the weekend. I cant wait to hang out with my fellow low rent track rats.
    New race plastics, dunlop race tires, penske rear shock, ktech front cartridges, new clipons, stainless brake lines thruout and fresh galfer pads. lots of changes and i cant wait to shake the bike down.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    I am really thinking hard about cutting a chunk of the belly pan out and putting the kick stand back on. It is a real pain without it.
    [​IMG]
    weighed the box I threw everything into during the winter and it is about 60 lbs lighter. If I go out with the intention of riding like an old lady I will probably be going at my race pace. Every brain is different, mine needs to be told constantly to start slow then taper off, that keeps me a little below my limit. My secret to track days, lay back for the first laps and let the squids hit the weeds. A few go off the track the first few turns every time without fail. Gives me a chance to warm the tires up and get a feel for the day. I did a test lap around the block and lit the rear tire up, the bike wasn't even on the pipe at about 4k rpms.
  4. Shov3BR

    Shov3BR Tinkerer

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Edmond, OK
    I have just retired and moved to Edmond from Silly Cone Valley in order to be able to pay rent and squeeze an occasional meal out of my meager SS check.
    Needless to say I'm old enough to remember when the Dead Sea was just feeling poorly but want to regain some long lost dirt skills. Is there some dirt/gravel roads or a riding area where a snail slow rider can ride without getting run over by the go-fasters?
    I'd also like to meet some riders and swap a few war stories.:beer
    -Shov
  5. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,965
    Location:
    El Reno,ok
    welcome to the OKC metro. We get together once a month or so.
  6. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,186
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Welcome, you're in the right place.
    Check out the Draper Lake riding area on the southeast side of OKC.

    http://www.lakedraper.com/off-road.php

    There are always riders there on weekends, but rarely large crowds so not a lot of traffic on the trails, and the fast guys are courteous toward slower riders.
    For more dirt roads and longer "adventure" check out the Oklahoma Adventure Trail, OAT.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836706

    Put a note up here if you want company on any ride, fair chance someone will go with you.


    .
  7. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    333
    That's a great link. Thanks for posting it! I'm not going to get a thing done today......
    Oh, and have fun at the races!!!!
  8. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    333
    Howdy, from a fellow Edmondian. I too have a Road King, and a 1200GS for the dirt/gravel roads. Looking forward to meeting you.
  9. Shov3BR

    Shov3BR Tinkerer

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Edmond, OK
    Thanks for the quick replies & info. I look forward to meeting you all.
  10. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    845
    Location:
    Ponca City Oklahoma

    my dad is in chula vista, ca. I've been telling him he needs to do the same thing. welcome to oklahoma.
  11. mrdirtbikerider

    mrdirtbikerider Husaberg rider

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    273
    Location:
    Okc. Ok
    Welcome to the group Shov3BR. I look forward to riding with you!
  12. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    333
    I met Shov3BR today. Easygoing guy. He has done some real traveling on his KTM and has a few stories to tell. I'm looking forward to riding with him.
  13. Shov3BR

    Shov3BR Tinkerer

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Edmond, OK
    Thanks to all for the welcome:clap and thanks to RW for riding out to Pop's to meet me.
    Had a bit of a scare on the way home. I looked down at my GPS & it was gone.:eek1
    I had taken it out of the cradle to show RW and must not have gotten it seated correctly. I got lazy and broke my own rule of always attaching it with a lanyard.
    Retraced my route and luckily there it was along side the road and better yet, it had no damage whatsoever. Talk about good fortune!
    Two lessons learned.
    1) If you have a rule follow it
    2) The Garmin Montana is a tough GPS
    Cheers,
    Shov
  14. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,965
    Location:
    El Reno,ok
    Kind of tough to come back to civilization to find out about the bombing. Setting in a restaurant with my friend Richard Black in Austin today when i found out, I was sitting in another restaurant with Richard back in 2011 when we heard about the Twin Towers. Coincidence, maybe?
    Relaxing at my sons house right outside Austin in Lockhart today.
    [​IMG]
    made it back from track day without a scratch. I felt obligated to ride in the beginners or group 1 because i hadn't ridden with them since 2004 and was quickly stifled on the R-1. Second day found me in Group 2 and wow, what a time. I got to stretch the legs on the R-1, I think I broke the 150 mph mark on the straight away at TWS. I learned and actually successfully trail braked some corners, a skill I highly recommend. I turned a not so respectful but consistent 2 minute and 22 second laps. Well I guess it was not too bad but the fast guys were doing 1 minute 50's. In my defense, I did pas a lot of people. I did get to ride with some amazingly fast guys. They did remind me that Texas has been the birthplace of many high profile road racers and the competition was stiff. I was probably the oldest guy in the level two but did see some oldsters in the level 3 class mostly comprised of CMRA experts. I am sending this from a mobile hotspot so will keep the pictures to a minimum until later.
    All I can say is. I got a treat to rider improvement that many do not get. It took my riding level to a new high and I think I am probably riding the best I ever have.
    The bike did great, the race plastics did their job but the enhanced ram air intake took the fuel mapping into uncharted territory. I felt a real definite surge at 110 mph on the straight that was prefaced with a small lag. I will contact Bazzaz about what to do next time.
    Trashed a set of $400 tires in 220 miles.
    I found the most rich affordable learning environment for riding that exist. I also saw some really amusing things from a few riders who showed up ready to teach everyone how to ride. Actually, it was hysterical. Then I was not on the business end of trying to teach them anything and in my opinion they were a waste of time.
    Any how, 50% off for new attendees and the next track day is in two weeks at TWS. I had visions of riding a Ridesmart school at COTA in June and was reminded they sold out the session in 3 days of announcing it, rats!
    More later.
    cheers
    mars
  15. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    333
    Mars, the important thing is "Did you eat any Lockhart- area BBQ?"
  16. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,965
    Location:
    El Reno,ok
    I have before, the locals look at is as a tourist thing and a little pricey. My son is a chef and cooked a great dinner tonight: sauteed Brussel Sprouts and Salmon. Sounds weird but was great. We spent the rest of the evening on the porch BSing. I always liked Arts Rib House and they are closed. I will definitely eat there before we leave, I do like the sausage at Smitty's.
  17. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    607
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    WHAT AN AWSOME RIDE!!!!!!!!!

    This was my second year and unbelievably this one was better than last year... there was nice mix of some really technical stuff and beautiful scenery...

    Not exaggerating, must have been at least 10 or more water crossings each day... some of them challenging.

    There were a few noobies and even a guy with street tires who made all the routes.... small bikes, big bikes, people from every walk of life... great people, great routes, great everything...

    Next year i'm taking some of you all with me... the Metro must REPRESENT!...

    You should keep checking the the Arkansas 500 thread, folks are starting to post pics and reports...

    We'll go riding soon... need to get a new back tire it is done wore out...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858410&page=16




    .
  18. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Oddometer:
    607
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    Hey All...

    Who all is going to SLAP? I saw Reddirtjoe and OKDQ on the list... I think it should be fun... i know some people from other states that are going... i think we should get more than three to represent the metro area...

    PS>.. MRDIRTBIKERIDER when are we having our next meet and greet?... can i request a Wednesday?
  19. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,186
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    The dirt road route to the SLAP area doesn't take all of one day. It is mostly pretty good roads so you can make good time.

    I may be able to go to SLAP, not sure if I'll be in town then or not.


    .
  20. Free Radical

    Free Radical High speed drifter

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,403
    Location:
    Wherever I go, there I am
    Put me down as an absolute, definite, lead-pipe cinch MAYBE. I'll firm up plans a week in advance.

    If I go, wouldn't mind tagging along with another. Will be riding the 06 f650gs on its maiden Ozark trip.

    Jim