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The Squaw Magnet in Texas


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I'm at the Amarillo KOA. It's expected to get into the mid-30's tonight so I upgraded from a tentsite to a heated cabin. Never saw the sun today. It was in the mid-40's when I left Oklahoma City and it never got above the low 50's all day. Very windy, too. The only saving grace was that it was, for the most part, a tailwind. I take that back. There was one more saving grace. The cold was mind numbing. In my experience, I-40, between Oklahoma City and Albuquerque is the most boring stretch of road in the US. I was too numb to notice. Such a marked difference between today's ride and yesterday's. Sunny, warm and beautiful scenery. The ride through the Ouachita mountain tops with Vintage62 was thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you again, Vintage62, for showing me some places in the lovely state of Arkansas that I would not have seen if left to my own devices. Wednesday was the longest day of riding on this year's tour for me, clocking in at over 375 miles. I try to keep my daily rides under 300 per day as, over the course of a six week ride, the miles will take their toll. As it was, I made it into Oklahoma City just before sunset. All I had time to do was head over to the Cattleman's Steakhouse for dinner. Sorry, Major Jim, I didn't read your post until I made it to Texas. Hopefully, next time. Tomorrow, it's supposed to get back into the 60's. I hope so. I'm headed for Santa Fe, then Taos and then an all day train ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad is slated for Sunday. If I don't make that ride then I'm SOL as Sunday is the last day of this year's season for the Cumbres and Toltec. Keeping my fingers crossed. After Sunday, it's on to Flagstaff. Greg, I'll give you a call when I get there. That's all for now. Talk to you later.

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