Monday Evening 25 September
The great plains fell behind us today as we headed for Arkansas through the woodlands and pasture of eastern Oklahoma. Hills were more gentle than yesterday, the winds were behind us and most of the riders were smiling coming into lunch. It was my day to grill hot dogs again.
At lunch I had time to chat and snap pics of a few more riders. I’ve known Xenia Brent for several years from Pactour Desert Camps. He’s riding his first transcontinental.
Karen Ann also is riding her first transcontinental, even though she has her name on the trailer, having ridden 10,000 miles with Pactour at Desert Camps.
Dr. Jon, hailing from Australia, is riding his 15th transcontinental. He and I first met in 2004. The guy is a locomotive, the wheel you want to find in a headwind.
The Nutter gang is named after a famous Oklahoma merchant who stood up to outlaws invading his store. They coalesced on perhaps the third day of this tour and have been riding together since then.