Tour Tales

The following articles were written by OBS members about cycling tours they have experienced. ENJOY!! You may submit an article by e-mail. If you have pictures to submit with the article (.jpg files), please notify John and he will instruct you how to get them to him.

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New OKC Bike Trail – Eagle Lake Trail – opened May 2014

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Club News, General News and Events, Tour Tales | 3 comments

OKC newest bike trail is now open. Click this link to view maps, details and a photo tour. Share...

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Cycling Secret

Posted by on Sep 19, 2010 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Donna McCoy Go get that list you have of “rides to do next year” and put “Cherokee Strip Land Run Ride in Wakita, OK–September” somewhere close to the top. This is a Must Do ride! Didn’t hear about it? I’m letting you in on this cycling secret! If my friend, Lori, had not suggested this ride, I don’t think I would have really noticed it or considered it. It’s about 120 miles north of OKCity, and I had never been up in that area. My first thoughts were…It’s a long drive, have to get up really early or go and spend the...

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From Fat to FreeWheel: A Newbie’s Perspective

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in Tour Tales | 2 comments

By Amy Petty A mere fourteen months ago I rolled up on my comfort bike to the Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s weekly donut ride – a weekly 14 mile ride to a historic donut shop and back. I remember being so nervous joining this group of Lance Armstrong appearing bicycling enthusiasts. They all had their special spandex shorts with diapers, helmets, little mirror things sticking out of their helmets, special shirts with these little pockets in the back, etc. I was just hoping to blend in and keep up. You first have to know that over the past two...

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Attack of the Mutant Raccoons

Posted by on May 15, 2010 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Adrienne Schoonmaker The day started out like any other. You know…dragging through work all day Friday…darting around the office like James Bond in an attempt to leave early and avoid being caught by the boss…the sweet smell of victory as you pull out of the office parking lot an hour before everyone else, only to discover once you hit the highway that you weren’t the only one….waiting in traffic…trying to suppress homicidal thoughts while navigating the packed Walmart picking up a few last minute items…then FINALLY getting out of the OKC...

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The Ride-Away Bride

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Mary McDaniel We’d heard rumors going around at the OK Free- Wheel camp the day before that some of the guys were taking bets on who’d actually call it off before the big ceremony on 6/9/09. One guy said he was betting it would be the bride. He just didn’t realize at the time that he was talking to the groom to be. The pre-wedding night outing in Cordell would include me, Kurt & my little sister, Amy, watching the movie, “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”, which at the time seemed a fitting title for such an...

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Wisconsin…Great Cycling, Tasty Cheese, Beer. What’s not to like?

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Leann Burger Thirty-four Oklahomans invaded the shores of Lake Michigan and environs in Door County last week for Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Grand Tour 2009. Suzanne and Gary Cannon did a capital job arranging our tour. It takes a lot of time to pull off this type of event, and they did it gladly. They were still smiling at the end of the week. And so were we! We stayed several days in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay and cycled on the most bike friendly roads you’ll ever find. Wisconsin is the second most bike friendly state, a bridesmaid to...

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A Ride on “The” Triplet: A Stoker’s Perspective

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Mary Barron It was dusk when I walked up to the circle of OBS campers. Moni asked, “Tell us, Mary, why did you get into cycling?” My response: “Well, I’ve been waiting all this time for Jerry to ask me to ride his triplet with him, and now – finally my life is complete!” Several chuckles from the group ensued. It was about an hour earlier, just after the famous potluck dinner, when Jerry had approached me. Nonchalantly he asked, “Do you want to ride with me & April tomorrow?” I didn’t immediately understand the correlation. He must...

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Fall Fling 2007 – Another Perspective

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Jerry Neville Another great OBS ride, with great people, weather, route and food. No negatives for me. First day was flat, very little wind and just the right temp. I was on my Koga Myata touring bike so I had two bags to carry essentials, phone, bars, tools, a rain jacket to keep it from raining, camera, etc. It was Barby’s birthday. She’s *%$#@ years old. Was going to ride with her and Lynette but we got separated. Royce was with them. On the way back it just happened that Mary and I got a little ahead of the rest of the group we were...

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Fall Fling 2007

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Lynn Key The Fall Fling was an awesome success. The weather was perfect and Keystone Park is beautiful. When GW and I first pulled into Keystone, we were excited because it was an absolutely beautiful campground. We arrived earlier then some of our friends so we scouted out an area that had lakefront access and plenty of room for other tents. The only drawback was the fact that the land all sloped towards the lake. Nevertheless we found a nice spot with plenty of room for 2 large tents. There was another spot next to us which was perfect...

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Hotter than Hell: My First 50 mile ride

Posted by on Aug 29, 2007 in Tour Tales | 0 comments

By Cat Berry I finally made my first 50 mile ride! It actually turned out to be 54 by the time everything was said and done because we had to ride back to the hotel. The first 20 miles of the ride flew by, literally. I was cruising at 18- 20 mph on a touring bike! It was flat, the weather was BEAUTIFUL, the wind was a crosswind and I felt good. At the second rest stop, I chugged a bottle of water and was ready to go. A mile or two down the road things began to go wrong. I got the worst stomach cramps I have had since I had my gall bladder...

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