Speed GOAT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DirtyDog, May 19, 2020.

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  1. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Those who know me understand that I have to do something a bit crazy or challenging on occasion. Riding is no exception, I guess. The pandemic has kept me penned up and not willing to do any multi-day rides, so I figured I could still challenge myself with a one-day ride.

    I've done the TAT and several BDRs. Raced enduros, endurocross, hooligan. I'm only competitive with myself, but it's fun to push my limits. Years back, I got an idea to do the OK TAT in one day and I completed it in ~16hrs (report HERE).

    I'm a bit older now and more fragile. But I have been wanting to ride the Green-Country Oklahoma Adventure Tour (aka GOAT) for a while now. It's ~430 miles of dirt roads. I figure I can do it in one day. :dunno
    Here's the route.:cromag
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    GPX here- https://advrider.com/f/threads/green-country-oklahoma-adventure-tour.1425284/

    Here's a link to my SPOT tracking if you care. Starting early AM 5/20/20.
    [I had a link to live tracking here, which is now inactive. Below is a basic SPOT summary of the tracked route.]
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    I'm starting from my house ~60 miles away (blue line) and I've divided it into 4 sections based on fuel availability. Other than that (and bike maintenance), the planning has been minimal. I'll document the ride afterwards here, but may check in throughout the day. I doubt I'll carry the speed average I maintained on the OK TAT :loco because 1) it was dangerous, 2) I'm a wuss, 3) I don't think it will be needed.

    Really hoping the water crossings aren't too deep. Had to detour my ride Sunday due to high water, but the eastern part of OK hasn't had rain much in a few days since. Bike is a KTM 950 Adventure with fresh knobby tires.
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    ** See post #49 for the post-ride summary.
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    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    It begins. 5:50am.
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    Good luck!
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    It's a good route. I've ridden it all over the last several weekends. Some of the low water crossings may still be a little high.
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    Crash217 Been here awhile

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    :lurk Good luck
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    Edoz n00b sauce

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    Good luck, I'm living vicariously through. You.
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    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    dewey405 Been here awhile

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    You done yet? Good luck!
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    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Approach, sec 1 complete. Just fueled with 87 :puke2

    also had a NDE, it seems. More details later :hair
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    Get after it!
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  11. Newner

    Newner Buffering

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    This is not a speed goat, THIS is a speed goat:

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  12. sawin44

    sawin44 Always looking for new roads!

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    Awesome! You beat me to it! I was going to try it during summer solstice.

    Technically you will have to do it again though. The route has been updated and added 20 more miles and includes Old Stagecoach Road plus six more water crossings. The updated route can be found on our group page on FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/2919260181421930/?ref=share

    I'll update the files on here tonight after work.

    Good luck and be safe. A guy just broke his collar bone yesterday because a dog ran in front of him.

    Maybe we can try to run the new route together. Be safer that way too!!
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    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    I’m quite familiar with the perils of rural dogs.

    just took a pause for food and beverage creek side. Wish I had time to fish.
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    Later, I’ll have a story to tell about me being an inconsiderate ass to two other GOAT riders. And it’s on video. Apologies forthcoming.
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    sawin44 Always looking for new roads!

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    That was probably Bill and Susan Dragoo. They are doing a story for Roadrunner Magazine right now!
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    Crash217 Been here awhile

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    up to the minute Spot Tracking. he must be eating lunch.

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    Perfect :fpalm

    Sec 2 complete. Just fueled in W Sailom.
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    Crash217 Been here awhile

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    He's probably smelling chicken poop right now. upload_2020-5-20_12-46-14.png
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    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Feeling some fatigue at mile 309

    Fueling at Elk River
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    Crash217 Been here awhile

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    making good time
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    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    On to the final stretch after a maintenance detour in Langley
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