This fall I attended the Sooner Adventure Ride put on my by my friend Gerald Tims, co-owner of the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum in Warwick, OK. He and several volunteers have created a fun dual sport ride that starts at their awesome motorcycle museum on Route 66 and takes riders through the dusty dirt roads of central Oklahoma. In addition, he works with a few landowners to create some fun single-track segments for those interested in a bit more challenging off-road riding.
The weather was perfect for the ride, which was held just in time – the day before a major central Oklahoma ice storm cut off power for hundreds of thousands of homes over several days.
I took my 18-year old Suzuki DRZ-400S on the ride and had a great time. My favorite part of the ride was the six miles of “single-track” trails carved by Guy Cooper on his property near Stillwater. It felt more like “supercross through the trees” with wide trails and lots of elevation changes, sharp turns, whoops, and steep climbs and descents. I could see Guy Cooper still hitting double and triples on this track through the woods, although I was relegated to riding up and down all the hills since I am not too good at “air time”.
We had lunch at motocross legend Guy Cooper’s home and personal motorcycle museum in Stillwater. He opens up this collection of both bicycle and motorcycle history once per year for the Sooner Adventure Ride.