Clayton Lake Dual Sport Ride Report 2015

The thirteenth annual Clayton Lake Dual Sport Ride is in the books, and what a great weekend. ┬áThe weather was darn near perfect except for the dust from dry conditions. Mornings were cool, afternoons were warm, and the skies offered enough clouds to keep the late afternoon sun at bay. Friday Day 1 Kay and […]

Elmer McCurdy and Bill Doolin Outlaw Gravestones

A nice little side trip while you are riding near Guthrie is a stop by the Boot Hill section of Summit View Cemetery to see Elmer McCurdy and Bill Doolin‘s gravestone. Both are well known Oklahoma outlaws, although Elmer became famous for his travels AFTER he died. The location is accessible by both dual sport […]

Off the Beaten Path – Sedan, Oklahoma

I was traveling back roads in Oklahoma on my way home from an assignment in Altus when I ran across an old rock gasoline station that caught my eye. The architecture of this building is similar to structures in Medicine Park, using the rounded stone and concrete mortar. I stopped to photograph this abandoned building […]

OKC – Grand Boulevard Loop

Many in Oklahoma City are familiar with Grand Boulevard. There is even an exit for it off I-35 between SE 29th and SE 44th street. And they may drive it when touring the opulent homes in Nichols Hills. Or jog along its path in south OKC. Or follow it to Trosper Park in Del City, […]

Skeleton Creek Ranch – Enid

My wife Kay and I were driving in our Jeep north of Enid, Oklahoma and saw a sign that pointed to “Skeleton Creek Ranch”. Thinking this was some type of cool dude ranch or something, we followed the signs to see something. Eventually one small sign pointed down a cow path in an empty field. […]

Bill Dragoo teaching Adventure Bike Class in Lexington

2008 Adventure Challenge Champion and 2010 BMW GS Trophy competitor Bill Dragoo will be teaching an adventure riding class in Lexington, Oklahoma on April 20-21 at Sundog Trails ORV park. Bill will be teaching attendees how to ride big adventure bikes in challenging off-road terrain.

Sod Town in the Oklahoma Panhandle

Sod Town is a ghost town in the eastern portion of the Oklahoma Panhandle. There is nothing there now except the remains of an old roadbed and I had to drive well over a mile into an open field just to find those remains. A bit about Sod Town from John Morris’ excellent “Ghost Towns […]

Ouachita Mountain dual sport loop

This is a challenging dual sport ride that includes part of the famous (or infamous, depending on your off-road skill level) K-Trail. If you haven’t ridden the K-Trail out of Clayton to Mena, AR, you should be aware that it can be quite challenging on a big dual sport. KLR’s can make it but they […]

McAlester to Clayton dual sport loop

Here is a nice easy dual sport ride from McAlester down to one of our favorite places, Clayton, Oklahoma. Grab lunch at a cafe just southeast of town (skip the Kiamichi Kitchen) or at Simple Simon’s Pizza in town, then take a different route back home to McAlester. If you are looking to camp overnight, […]

Dual Sport trails south of Talihina

We just ran across what seems like a 33 mile dual sport trail south of Talihina. It incorporates part of the K-trail. We haven’t ridden this route yet but it looks like fun. Someone ride it and let us know how it rides and send some pictures. Click on the download link below the map […]