I woke up and road north from Tulsa to Copan, OK where I had left the trail about a month ago, then turned west and resumed the trail. It started off somewhat wooded, but quickly changed into wide open grass fields. It was beautiful in its own way, with no trees for miles, and just me and the cows. Eventually I started getting into flat fields that had been plowed, and the howling wind created a wall of dust that was hard to see through. And, I was having to lean my bike over at least 10 degrees in order to hold a straight line. It was rough by I made it. I ate lunch at the bakery in Newkirk, OK. The ladies there were really interested in my ride, and had seen several others doing it in the past few years. They also thought I was either 19, 21, or 24 depending on which one you asked. It was a great experience except for one of the sandwiches I ordered. It was a ‘turkey and cheese’ sandwich, but apparently in reality it was a ‘turkey, cheese, and miracle whip’ sandwich. I will never understand why people just sneak this hidden condiments onto things. Why don’t you mention it on the menu, or ask me if its not on the menu, or just put it on the side. Condiments are easy to add but impossible to take off. When I’m president, this is one of the first things I’m going to change. There weren’t any great looking ‘official’ camping spots close to the trail, so I went about 15 or 20 miles south to the Alabaster Caverns State Park (http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.110) to camp. I was the only person in the entire park. It was pretty nice, but I didn’t like that the showers required quarters ha. I had a nice meal of two ramen noodles and a can of chicken.
All alone in Oklahoma
Also, I tried something new. I set my phone to take a picture every 5 seconds then made that into a movie. It gives an idea of where I was riding, but at 150x speed.