Oklahoma City Metro Thread

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

  1. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    So what is up...

    When are we meeting up again?

    Any news?

    When is the next ride...?

    I do have an idea... i think it would be fun to get a group and start out in the morning and visit as many metro motorcycle shops that we can in one day. Honestly i have only been to three ... sad i know....( and one of the three isn't around anymore..)

    Still waiting on a colorado ride report from one of our local inmates...

    over and out...
  2. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    how about a cookout at Overholser. I have a mini keg of beer that has been sitting around my house for a couple of months looking for an event. I can throw my gas grill in the back of my old truck and bring beer and a grill for some burgers or what ever any one brings. The breeze is usually a little cooler off the lake in the evening.
    john
  3. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

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    I could do a start-in-a-morning thing, as long as the morning is on a Saturday. Hitting some bike shops sounds like fun, except for my wallet.......
  4. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    I'll vote for this.

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  5. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    Just left lonestar BMW in Austin it looks like its a buyers market for r1200 gs's now I am thinking about one as a road bike. Downtown Austin on congress
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  6. Shov3BR

    Shov3BR Tinkerer

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    Finally have a few minutes for our summer ride update. We have been riding 8 to 10 hours a day which isn't bad on pavement but I'm still knackered when we get in at night so no ride report as yet.
    You can follow our track on SpotWalla:
    https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=47a04fac59d8a10a3
    Click on "history" and go back a couple of weeks to see where we've been. The track starts in AZ not Edmond due to a technical brain fart.

    Weather has been fabulous the whole ride. First three days were 100+ heat and WINDY but I'll take that over rain.

    So far we haven't been anywhere where you couldn't go with a '53 Buick or Honda Goldwing towing a trailer but the roads and scenery make it all worthwhile.

    Here's some teaser pics:

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    Oil Worker's Monument in Taft, CA
    Taft is my ex-wife's home town and she was part of the committee that got the monument built. Temps back at 100+ so I called her and got an invite to cool off in the horse trough that she uses as a wading pool. A much needed respite before riding off to the west.

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    Our first bit of dirt - the back road into the Pozo Saloon

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    The Pozo Saloon. Out in the middle of nowhere. A biker hang out and host to some big name concerts. Willy Nelson will be here later in July.

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    Along the California Coast. Some of the best riding in America. The coast road is twisty and the views of the coast spectacular.

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    Over the Golden Gate. A classic shot with the Gate shrouded in fog.

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    The redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants.

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    No trip through the redwoods would be complete without going through the drive-through tree.

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    Trinidad Bay in NorCal. My ex's father was a commercial salmon fisherman and this was his home port.

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    Coos Bay Cycle Supply. Primarily a Harley custom shop but I called and asked if he would do our tire change for TAT. He said no problem so we stopped on our way north to make arrangements to have the tires there when we get back. Good folks and VERY helpful. I had them take a 1/2" out of my sidestand so the bike wasn't on the verge of tipping over when I stopped.

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    Our first fuel stop in Canada. Ouch! prices.

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    Typical Canada scenery - spectacular!

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    Yes, all that was packed on four motorcycles. It actually looks pretty tidy when stowed.

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    Typical day for us - blue sky, light clouds, very little traffic and beautiful scenery.

    That's all for now. I'll try to do better on a report but don't count on it
    -Shov
  7. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    thanks shov3br, it looks like you are having a great time.
  8. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

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    Good shots, Shov3br. Hope the weather stays nice for you guys.
  9. mrdirtbikerider

    mrdirtbikerider Russ Martin

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    Great pics. Keep'em coming! Looks like an awesome ride.
  10. OKDQ

    OKDQ Been here awhile

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    Nice trip Shov, can't wait till I can take trips like that one of these days.

    Cookout at the lake some evening sounds good to me.


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  11. OKDQ

    OKDQ Been here awhile

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    @Dadayama, had to go to Marieta, OK today for work and had the gps on in the car, saw our blue tracks all around me while driving I-35 from a couple weeks ago riding the sourthern section of the OAT. Sure glad it wasn't as hot then as it was today!
  12. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    Hey Mars, when is this?
  13. mrdirtbikerider

    mrdirtbikerider Russ Martin

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    A cookout sounds good. Got my vote!:freaky
  14. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    This Saturday on. Driving in from Austin tomorrow.
  15. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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  16. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    Wow, I have been so busy I nearly forgot my pwd to get into this place, lol. Looks like fun is being had by some, that sounds like a great trip. Speaking of a trip, I've been talked into riding down to Mt Scott in the morning, a little too late in the morning for my taste, but still...has anyone sniffed out a route down there that doesn't include the turnpike and could break up the monotony? I see a few roads on the map, but hard to judge.
  17. mars

    mars Starbucks anyone?

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    be sure and get to Meers early.
  18. Dadayama

    Dadayama Constant Adventurer

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    Try this, let me know if you can view it or not... A few of us rode this route last year...

    LINK MUSTANG TO MEERS
  19. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    Looking at it, thx!
  20. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    Dadayama, that is a cool resource. I see it can be exported, but I only have a Garmin 550 or a tablet with Co-Pilot on it, or an Android phone, lol. I should really embrace the other gps options out there :). I'm not sure the other inmates will want to do this in the morning, they are kind of fuddyduddy sometimes, lol. Plus it looks like some of that is non-paved roads? Their lead sleds may shy away from that stuff. In any case, thanks again. This app must be one where you can build your own route and put on your device? I am green when it comes to this part of gps tech.