What do you know, I actually went somewhere on a bike. And not to work or the new Ft. Worth strip club. I went to Sardis lake just outside of Clayton, OK. We camped at the Sardis cove campgrounds right on the lake (See pics). The ride was a pleasant 180(ish) miles and if you are a gambler runs right through a giant casino in OK. The only hitch was that on the way I hit a softball sized rock-like object at about 70mph. I now have both kinds of wheels on my bike... a round one and the other kind, not so round. My front rim is now custom! Replacement will run me $542.00. Needless to say I will be screening e-bay for a newbie.
First night was really cold, in the 30's, and foggy in the morning. To warm up we rode in the fog to Clayton, OK and had a great b-fast at the best (only) restaurant in town, the Bulldog. It was great! Get the buffet and save room for the sticky buns. (not talking about the waitress) Good coffee.
Second night in the 40's so the mummy bag was a little warm. With temp swings in the 40 degree range a small throw or blanket would be advised. I wish I had my serape for a blanket and for the campfire.
We pretty much laid around the fire while mike's (lost rider highway) dad & uncle hunted in the nearby preserve with muzzle-loaders, the way it should be (bows excepted). It was a nice relaxing trip. The ride from the campgrounds to Atoka and back is in some of the nicest country. Great views throughout. Be sure to try the Talimena Scenic Drive just outside of the town of Talimena, OK if you are going to take the trip. Most restaurants are biker & motorcyclist friendly.