It's Spring Break so I thought it was time to get started again! I took three days to go riding around the NE corner of the state and my parents were gracious enough to provide a home base for me to crash each night!
(Caption: You know you're getting older when your elementary school has been torn down!)
NE Oklahoma counties tour, Day 1 - Logan, Payne, Noble, Kay, Osage, Washington, Nowata, Rogers, Tulsa, Pawnee
#1 Going 70+mph in 37 degree weather is COLD!
#2 Interstates are a necessary evil to get where you want to go.
#3 Northern Ok has a beauty all it's own, but GEEZ it is flat!
#4 HWY60 from Pawhuska-Bartlesville had some interesting sections.
#5 Bartlesville is bigger than I expected. They've used that oil money well.
#6 I've got a new routine. Drink coffee to get warm. Have to go to the bathroom an hour or so down the road means I get to stretch. Drink more coffee and repeat!
(Caption: HWY62 westbound to Tahlequah)
NE Oklahoma counties tour, Day 2 - Mayes, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Adair, Cherokee, Wagoner
#1 Interstates are still necessary, but tend to be soulless.
#2 Going 75+mph in 35 degree weather is also COLD!
#3 I really like riding through small towns. I can only begin to imagine the history in all those red brick buildings!
#4 Hwy59 south out of Jay to Hwy62 west to Tahlequah was twisty and fun.
#5 The twisty parts sometimes make me nervous.
#6 Putting down the passenger pegs and propping my feet up there makes for a nice change of angle on long stretches of interstate.
#7 My motorcycle is fun!
(Caption: The Round Barn in Arcadia on Hwy66)
NE Oklahoma counties tour, Day 3 - Creek, Lincoln
#1 When you don't have as far to go, starting later to let the temperature rise a few degrees is a smart idea!
#2 Hwy66 was probably better during the 50's/60's.
#3 Hwy66 was nice for the historical significance, but the Turnpike is definitely more convenient going between Tulsa and OKC.
#4 My motorcycle is still fun.
#5 I'm ready to visit some more counties soon!