As posted by The Veg on the Chartered Clubs . http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=19683
Club members and friends headed from the Dallas area and beyond yesterday to arrive in Sulphur, Oklahoma for an outdoor hamburger cookout at Chickasaw National Recreation area. Various groups met at certain starting areas early in the morning to arrive at Sulphur around noon. I choose to meet with my dear friend "Doc" Herman and the two of us made our own way. I shot this pointing the camera over my shoulder.
Roads were generally straight or sweepers with excellent surface the whole way. The population of the entire state of Oklahoma is equal to the Dallas and Fort Worth population so the state is very spread out with light traffic.
Crossing the Red River up ahead into Oklahoma.
The danger riding these roads is that most are straight and arrive at intersections or crossroads with simply a stop sign. You have to be careful when pulling out or entering a new road to look both ways. Sounds simple, but there can be a temptation to pull out after running at a high speed or misjudging oncoming traffic.
It was suggested that everyone stop at this famous fried pie store in Turner Falls. Not sure if it had a name other than saying "Fried Pies" outside. Basically you could buy Fried pies or gas at this place.
As we got closer there were tons of groups riding from everywhere including milling around the parking lot.
Lots of serious GS riders took some rough back roads to get here.
Other riding cultures showed up for these famous pies.
These pies were pretty darn great. No wonder this place has been around over twenty years.
About twenty minutes later we arrived in the park for lunch. We were supposed to pick up the pies and bring them for dessert only most couldn't wait and scoffed them down on sight. Great weather and a huge turnout. What was nice is many types of bikes showed up.
Admiring someone's new GT all tricked out in the cockpit.
And the winning bike? ( In my opinion)
This new 2008 Kawasaki Versys. Very cool !!! Covered with the owners clothes, but you get the picture.
Great cook out!
Great burgers thanks to The Veg. Look at that concentration!
And lastly the two finalist for the "Best looking rider contest" only The Veg managed to get first place. Darn you Ben! I'll get you next year!