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· Maturity Challenged
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Sure! You buying? :D Perhaps we can finally manage a Two Spoke get together. Any suggestions for a spot?
Hopefully a central location to everyone across the country... like Oklahoma City.
Should we bring a bike?
I will buy the pizza!
 
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· Deranged Touring Cyclist
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Hopefully a central location to everyone across the country... like Oklahoma City.
Should we bring a bike?
I will buy the pizza!
I have trouble imagining a Two Spoke gathering which does not involve bikes. I personally try to never travel without one of mine. I can't say I know much about the OKC area, but it's an easy drive from here, and I'm down to ride just about anywhere. We talking pavement, fat tire action, or something else?
 

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I have trouble imagining a Two Spoke gathering which does not involve bikes. I personally try to never travel without one of mine. I can't say I know much about the OKC area, but it's an easy drive from here, and I'm down to ride just about anywhere. We talking pavement, fat tire action, or something else?
Oklahoma has any type of bicycling you would like. Very nice MUPs and MUTs, many roads that don't have much traffic and scenic trails all across the state.

The Indians haven't attacked the forts or ranches in months Oklahoma Forts of the Old West – Legends of America and most of the Interstate Highway system (I-35, I-40) is paved now which makes for nice travel and fewer flat tires.

I used to ride a fat tire bike on the South Canadian River every week but quit after a friend got trail camera video of a mountain lion viciously killing (and eating) a deer in my riding area. That probably explains the spooky feeling and hairs standing up on the back of my neck on my river rides. Well, that and the large spider I saw while working on a river trail about 30-years ago. It had a leg(s) span of about 14-inches and was apparently very fast because it quickly disappeared when I tried to smash it with the backhoe bucket.

Summer is the best time to ride in Central Oklahoma. I like to ride between the hours of 3am and 6am because it is cooler than the 100-degree-plus daytime blast-furnace air. Proper lighting and some type of noise maker to scare off the herds of deer that will stampede if you accidently sneak up on them is a requirement for night rides.
The deer are a serious threat because of their weight, antlers and hooves. The herd will basically explode 360-degrees when frightened.

You should also watch out for badgers, coyote, skunk, fox, cattle, wild dog packs, snakes, racoons, opossum, armadillo and small critters such as tarantula, field mice, rats, bunnies, toads and domestic animals that like to hang out near the road.

Also, what time of year is not wind season out that way? I've heard...things about OK and the wind. Not sure I approve :D.
It's not windy in Oklahoma.....for about as long as there are good waves in Galveston......for half an hour when wind is switching directions
^^^ That is actually a true statement. Usually at dusk and sometimes at dawn...seriously.
Winter is the only time the wind is deadly because of the wind chill factor that can freeze exposed skin in seconds. No problem if you dress appropriately.

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Mr. Frisky, that was an excellent post, if you work for the Tourism Bureau of any state other than Oklahoma. :D

Mountain lions, giant spiders, Indian attacks ... furnace heat and lethal wind .... what's not to like .... for about an hour a day I can actually ride there and not die. Yahoo!

I know a person can enjoy riding anywhere .... and it can be miserable about anywhere .... I live in the Magical Land of Oz and it sucks to ride here most of the day through most of the year, so I am not just blindly criticizing ... but that litany of deadly threats ..... I was laughing more with each addition ..... Killer deer, death toads .... lions and tigers and blazing heat and freezing wind .... no bears, though.

Not sure Any pizza is worth all that.
 

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Mr. Frisky, that was an excellent post, if you work for the Tourism Bureau of any state other than Oklahoma. :D

Mountain lions, giant spiders, Indian attacks ... furnace heat and lethal wind .... what's not to like .... for about an hour a day I can actually ride there and not die. Yahoo!

I know a person can enjoy riding anywhere .... and it can be miserable about anywhere .... I live in the Magical Land of Oz and it sucks to ride here most of the day through most of the year, so I am not just blindly criticizing ... but that litany of deadly threats ..... I was laughing more with each addition ..... Killer deer, death toads .... lions and tigers and blazing heat and freezing wind .... no bears, though.

Not sure Any pizza is worth all that.
Depends on the beer you are having with the pizza.
 

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Oklahoma has thousands of bears and some of the worst pizza on the planet. I would know, I'm a pizza connoisseur. Not many people know pizza is considered a vegetable on the FDA's food groups list in OK. As for the bears, as long as the police aren't around, they keep to themselves. I'm more worried about someone's fido or fighting cock taking me out on a ride than a "mostly peaceful" bear.
RIP: Norman Bear - The Lost Ogle

Oklahoma passed a law last year that allows Oklahomans to buy real beer just like the rest of the world.
 
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