Saturday, January 22, 2011

OK Rider Meet and Greet

Destination: Blanchard
Miles logged: 170ish

Headed out to Blanchard for a Meet and Greet with some other Okie riders. Had some awesome food, drinks, and company. Hope to do it again soon. Got off to a late start, and stopped in Apache. Kind of lollygagged a bit... Which kind of made us a tad bit an hour.

So on the way there we saw this totally cool old fire truck:

On the way back, we got on HWY 8. Hadn't been on it in a while. Nice hill country, and two fun sweeper curves that would be a blast to ride when there's day light to see through the turn.
Going through Verden, it's best to watch that you stay at the 35mph speed limit.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lake Altus

Destination: Altus
Miles Logged: 150ish

Another beautiful January Sunday in Oklahoma. The sun's out (well, kind of), so it's time for a ride.

After about 10 miles, the sun began to waiver, and once the Quartz Mtns were in sight, the sun was replaced by a haze. Would have gone exploring, but someone couldn't take another minute without a hot cup of coffee. The things I forgot to pack...

On the way back, I totally copped out and hit a boring hwy. At least for a few miles. I think it's time to invest in some nice warm gloves for next winter.

"I've been to Nowhere, OK."

And, yes, there is a T-shirt. No, I did not buy it. I know, I know. Shame on me.
Destination: Nowhere
Miles Logged: 88ish

Rode out through Apache to Fort Cobb, Nowhere, and Fort Cobb State Park. Heading back, went west on HWY 9 to Carnegie, and hit HWY 115 back to Meers. It was pretty chilly and a long coffee break was certainly called for.

At the Lake Fort Cobb, there were literally thousands of geese. Family Reunion, or something... I honestly cannot remember a whole lot from this ride. All I remember is that it was extremely COLD!!! Someone came across my blog by searching for "weird things at the bottom of Lake Fort Cobb." Hm. Maybe I should do some research because curiosity just killed my "I don't really care" cat.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011


The Beginning of another awesome year!
Got to kick off 2011 right, so a ride was called for. I only managed to convince one other rider to join me. It was a beautiful day out. The sun was shining and for some odd reason there was very little wind. Perfect for a ride. Granted, it was a tad bit chilly...
Rode out through Lawton, Cache, the Refuge, and up Mt. Scott.
Can't wait to see what adventures 2011 has in store for Blueberry and me.