Ride Oklahoma attended the premier of Two Wheel Oklahoma television show at the Chesapeake Boathouse in downtown Oklahoma City on Friday night, March 19. The day was made for spring riding, with temperatures near 70 degrees and little wind. A winter storm was bearing down on Oklahoma, and a cold front passed through the area around 8:00 pm bringing rain and much colder temperatures. A few intrepid riders (including the author) ended up riding home in a bit of rain, but luckily I had brought along rain gear and a heated vest so it was actually a pleasant ride home.
The Two Wheel Oklahoma TV show is produced locally by Brad Mathison and Rex Brown from Tulsa. Originally the pair had been filming various video clips as they traveled around Oklahoma on their motorcycles for their web site Places to Ride. “We got a wild idea to produce the show for television” says Brown. “We quickly found out we didn’t have the technical skills or time to create a show with the production values we needed.”
“One day I was watching a local TV show called ‘Homescapes’ and noticed it was produced locally. I called the Retrospect Productions, the company that produced Homescapes, and talked to them about this idea I had. They agreed to produce our pilot episode on spec for the local PBS station” explain Mathison.
After a successful pilot show on the Tulsa PBS stations, Two Wheel Oklahoma talked to OETA about a statewide show. The show is now on on Sunday mornings at 8:30 on OETA.
The Two Wheel Oklahoma crew has much higher goals, however. “We want to go national” says Mathison. “Two Wheel America is our next goal.”
“We think a travel show that uses motorcycles to explore places that are truly off the beaten path is something that would go over well nationally” adds Brown. “Today Oklahoma, tomorrow the world!”
In support of Two Wheel Oklahoma’s efforts, the great folks at Ducati of Oklahoma brought some eye candy for the show – the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 made its first showing in Oklahoma at the event. This beautiful black example of Italian adventure touring turned heads and brought plenty of Ducatista’s to the event. Around 60 people enjoyed drinks, the beautiful sunset along the Oklahoma River, some sexy Ducati motorcycles and lovely female models, music and great food. The atmosphere at the Chesapeake Boathouse was perfect for this cool event. Riding home in a light rain was a small price to pay for a great time!
I am an Oklahoma based writer, photographer, videographer and adventurer. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes.
Three intrepid Oklahoma dual sport riders and a friend from Kansas head to Terlingua in the winter to explore Big Bend National Park. Trouble awaits the unwary crew after a rare rainstorm turns the normally dry desert into sticky mud that burns clutches and strands our riders overnight in the freezing desert.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of the next chapter of Two Wheel Oklahoma. Best wishes!
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