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« Reply #200 on: May 08, 2019, 10:11:20 pm »

Great pictures as usual.
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« Reply #201 on: June 06, 2019, 10:46:12 pm »

I titled this one: "Almost a Ride Report."

1-18-2019.

Friday, it was 62° so I went for a short ride after work.








Saturday morning:


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« Reply #202 on: June 15, 2019, 09:30:46 pm »

Is it snowing now in the Midwest

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« Reply #203 on: June 15, 2019, 11:03:49 pm »

We're about ready to rename our town Seattle. It seems to rain nearly everyday lately. In the last sixty days or so, we've had about 25 inches.
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« Reply #204 on: June 16, 2019, 07:38:56 am »


We're about ready to rename our town Seattle. It seems to rain nearly everyday lately. In the last sixty days or so, we've had about 25 inches.


A drought is coming next month
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« Reply #205 on: June 16, 2019, 08:35:43 am »

I would welcome that. This is messing up all my rides.
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« Reply #206 on: June 16, 2019, 09:12:13 am »

So far I think this "Summer" is going great. At least here it is. I can remember years back when we had hot weather already at this time of year. It has been really nice to ride. During the vacation I just got back from I didn't see anything over 91* in Arizona!
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« Reply #207 on: June 16, 2019, 03:32:07 pm »

This Global Warming is great
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« Reply #208 on: June 16, 2019, 10:31:41 pm »

I got in about a hundred miles between showers today. I only took one pic:

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« Reply #209 on: June 25, 2019, 07:05:08 am »

Pretty sure I've seen that before. In SW Missouri?
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« Reply #210 on: June 25, 2019, 07:07:18 am »

Nope, Honor Heights Park, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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« Reply #211 on: July 08, 2019, 11:20:54 pm »

Just happened on this thread.  Good stuff for a rainy / snowy day - thanks!
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« Reply #212 on: July 23, 2019, 01:52:24 pm »

Here's one from February 03, 2019:

A couple  weekends ago, we did a two-day ride through the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas,. We hauled our bikes over to Alma, left our truck at Wal-Mart, and rode out from there.

We rode up to Mountainberg and took Old Locke Road to Locke. The 1931 Locke School/community center.







I chased a road runner around the building but she was too quick.



We took Hurricane Creek Road to the Memorial Pine Plantation. Planted in 1940.



We continued on to the overlook at White Rock. Lisa had never been there. I've been a couple of times.









She didn't know who Capt. Morgan was.



Lisa tends to overdress. I go minimal. I usually end up too cold.



From there, we headed east on White Rock Mountain Road through the rock formations.





Almost a waterfall.















We gassed up at Turner's Bend and went east on the highway through Oark and Catalpa. By then it was getting dark, so we turned south and got a room in Clarksville. 110 miles for the day.

The booth at the local Mexican restaurant.



And the frog by the door.



The following morning, we planned to ride up into the Boxley area to hopefully see some elk.



The 1942 Ozone School.





I had to stop for a bathroom break.



We crossed one little creek.




We took Road 414 north of Fallsville but when we came to Dixon Ford on the Buffalo River, Lisa refused to cross. It looked a little deep but I think she would've been okay. We backtracked and took 16 up to Red Star. At one time, this was the town store.



Updated plan was to ride north from Red Star to Boxley. We (I) took a couple wrong turns, we did a bunch of backtracking, it started drizzling heavily, and the dirt roads were getting slick. After a bunch of wasted time, we decided to just head back to Alma.

We took 16 back and I began to worry about finding some gas. Lisa's bike is no problem but mine is hitting reserve at 120 miles. We found gas at this little country store in St. Paul.



Apparently, someone torched the local BBQ joint but according to the sign, didn't get away with it.



From St. Paul, we took 23 to Shores Lake Road, then followed it west. Lisa really liked this dirt road. It was nice and wide and most important of all - dry.



We had some nice views of the Mulberry River and Shores Lake.

I'm down at the bottom off to the right.



Here. It was pretty rough getting down there so Lisa just stayed up on the road.



Shores Lake. An 82 acre lake in the middle of the forest.













Of course, I had to ride out to the dam.



From there we rode back to the truck.



We made it to the truck about 5:30 and got home in time to watch the last seven minutes of the Superbowl. 149 miles for the day.

I usually let Lisa lead so she can set a pace that she's comfortable with. I think she just enjoys roosting me.



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« Reply #213 on: September 16, 2019, 09:54:53 pm »

March 17, 2019. This one is titled, "A Few Things I Saw While Riding."

Well, at least I got one weekend of good weather in March. I took the new Honda out for a ride in the hills east of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. I hauled it over in the back of the truck, parked at one of the recreation areas on the Illinois River, and rode out from there.

An old, bypassed bridge in Telamay Hollow.



A little waterfall in the creek.



I thought to myself, ”I bet I could ride down there.”





An old well.



An old guy reflected in the old well.



Oklahoma pines.





And early daffodils.





A sad, little footbridge leading to the river - did not ride across.



The waterfall on Fall Branch.





The remains of an old homestead by the river.











I was going to use the facilities but they were out of paper.



A cross on the bluff.



A few old graves. They didn’t live long back then.







It’s rained so much the last several months that these hillside trees have become uprooted. I saw dozens, if not hundreds, like this.



A low water crossing on the Illinois. Did not cross, too swift.





Busy beavers.



“Don’t bother me.”



An old church or school – or both. I can’t find any info on this one.











More downed trees.



I got the tires wet on this one.



In the nature preserve, I saw the white-face deer again.





And his buddies.





Back to the river.



And the truck.








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« Reply #214 on: September 17, 2019, 10:29:46 am »

Great pictures.
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« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2019, 01:40:21 pm »

Here's one from October 20, 2019:

I went riding yesterday and made a lap around this old track. It is/was War Bonnet Raceway Park in Mannford, Oklahoma. It existed from 1966-1968. It had a 0.9 mile short course and a 2.3 mile Trans Am course. Competitors who raced there included Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney, and Mark Donahue. The track closed when Keystone Lake was constructed and the town of Mannford was relocated into this area. Now the course has been relegated to city street duty.

I grew up about sixty miles from here but never even knew about it until a riding buddy told me a couple months ago. Here are some pic's I took while running around it.

This is the pit and starting area. You can still see some of the pit lane through the grass.





Lots of sweepers, a couple long straights, and a few hairpins. Some pretty good elevation change too.







Short course turns right, long course left.



















The short course joins from the right.









And a hard downhill right to the finish.





And here are some pic's I borrowed:











Keystone Loop is the Trans Am course.









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