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« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2017, 08:04:28 am »

All those curb cuts are an excellent example how they make an area pedestrian un-friendly (I realize the area is not pedestrian friendly for many other reasons).  It was like running a mini obstacle course while learning to communicate "please don't squish me by turning right on red" with your eyes.  Particularly after riding miles with no curb cuts. I was getting proficient in my track stand abilities though.  Wink

This new trail will be great.  Glad they incorporated access to the bar/pool area too.
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« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2017, 04:02:57 pm »

All those curb cuts are an excellent example how they make an area pedestrian un-friendly (I realize the area is not pedestrian friendly for many other reasons).  It was like running a mini obstacle course while learning to communicate "please don't squish me by turning right on red" with your eyes.  Particularly after riding miles with no curb cuts. I was getting proficient in my track stand abilities though.  Wink

This new trail will be great.  Glad they incorporated access to the bar/pool area too.

So you won't miss playing frogger with the casino patrons I take it?
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« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2017, 08:34:13 am »

So you won't miss playing frogger with the casino patrons I take it?

I assume I will have patrons to dodge on the trail near the pool and bar areas. At least that is a fair fight.  Bicyclist vs. dually pickup rarely ends with a bicyclist win.  Wink
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« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2017, 10:38:36 am »

All those curb cuts are an excellent example how they make an area pedestrian un-friendly (I realize the area is not pedestrian friendly for many other reasons).  It was like running a mini obstacle course while learning to communicate "please don't squish me by turning right on red" with your eyes.  Particularly after riding miles with no curb cuts. I was getting proficient in my track stand abilities though.  Wink

This new trail will be great.  Glad they incorporated access to the bar/pool area too.
It was a difficult situation especially with the original casino being there before the trail, I am really proud to have been part of the fix.  From the North, the new trail route follows Joe Creek from Riverside to the River then follows the river to the South end of the property then up the construction access ramp to rejoin the existing trail as it goes on South.  the new trail is a 20' wide single trail designed and constructed to the new River Parks standard (including lighting and plus cameras).  As for access to the pool area, trail users will be able to enter the property from the trail and can access the 'dry side' of the pool bar and the casino itself but not the pool area which is reserved for hotel guests only.  The trail is scheduled to open the first of April and then the old trail comes out.

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« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2017, 12:17:38 pm »

I'm pretty excited.

The solution actually came fairly quickly as far as infrastructure problems are concerned.  When the casino was a "bingo parlor" it was a non-issue.  When it grew to be a casino it started being an issue.  When it became a hotel, casino, parking garage, entertainment complex...it was an issue. Add to that growth the trail growth.  Ten years ago who would have thought trail use past the Creek Casino would have been an issue worth solving. 

Glad it is, and I'm glad it was done.  Really looking forward to riding the new trail!
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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2017, 02:05:15 pm »

I assume I will have patrons to dodge on the trail near the pool and bar areas. At least that is a fair fight.  Bicyclist vs. dually pickup rarely ends with a bicyclist win.  Wink
Shouldn't/hopefully won't be an issue as the congregation/bike parking area is up at the pool/lawn level and the trail is 5+feet below.
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« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2017, 11:14:50 am »

Shouldn't/hopefully won't be an issue as the congregation/bike parking area is up at the pool/lawn level and the trail is 5+feet below.

ditto..  Looks somewhat like the trail along the riverwalk
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« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2017, 09:38:19 am »

River Spirit Hotel was awarded the AAA Four Diamond rating.  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171031006046/en/River-Spirit-Casino-Resort-Receives-AAA-Diamond

Some hotel pics I hadn't seen before from the TW: http://www.tulsaworld.com/photovideo/slideshows/photo-gallery-look-inside-the-four-diamond-river-spirit-casino/collection_13e3a186-3e5e-5b60-be09-546d418bf8be.html#19

I've been only once but enjoyed the setting by the pool.  Though the river looked more like this when I was there, I can imagine it's not as nice when full of sand..
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« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2017, 11:15:14 am »

It turned out great.  We took some friends there a week or so ago from out of town and they were also impressed.  The employees really understand customer service too.

However...  I do have to criticize the house margaritas.  I assumed they would be a loss leader at a place called Margaritaville and be awesome... but they failed to live up to my expectations.
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« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2017, 03:33:50 pm »

My husband has been playing music there every Friday evening 5-8 since June. They have since cancelled 5-8 music on Friday and Saturday and he now plays Wednesdays 5-8. It's a great gig. And he's a great singer/songwriter/guitarist. Come check him out in the Volcano Stage sometime! The food in Margaritaville is really quite good.

www.randybrumley.com
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