Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cycle Fandango 2009

Last weekend Glenn and Bryan participated in the "Cycle Fandango" ride.  Glenn was nice enough to put together this write-up and send me some pictures for the blog.
The Broken Arrow Chamber put on one heck of a T-shirt ride this last weekend. I had no intentions of going, but was coerced into the journey with some “crazy talk” by Bryan. I didn’t give it much thought, I was a little worried about having to camp, and if there would be food. It turned out to be one of the best supported rides I have been on. All of the volunteers really wanted to be there and were happy that we were there. I talked with several of the riders and found out that most of them were from out of state, some from Texas, Missouri, one from Chicago, even a guy that flew down from New York. Who knew? For those of you familiar with the “old MS 150” the route was very similar using many of the same roads, but camping at Greenleaf State Park was an unexpected pleasure. Our gear was trucked to the site and was waiting for us to set up camp. The camp had dorms for rent, bathrooms with several showers -each with privacy stalls, a large ranch house with dance hall, and the food was provided by a chuck wagon crew that was ready to feed a small army. All of this with scenery added in for ambiance; the back of the ranch house opened up with a down-the-valley view of Greenleaf Lake. Wait there’s more… Eric and the Adams, a local Tulsa band, came out and put on a great show. Did I mention beer? I’m sure I did in here somewhere. This was the first year for Cycle Fandango, and if they have it again next year be sure and put it on the calendar of things you MUST do.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the write-up Glenn!