I got a really early start this morning. My mother drove us into Elk City for a fast food breakfast and then she gave me a bit of a head start by getting me through some busy highway driving first. But now it was time to see if I could really make this happen.
Well, it was like Sunday had never happened. My legs felt great and I started eating into the miles. Then, the gods really smiled upon me and granted me the rarest of favors, a north wind in June. I was half way through by 9:30 in the morning. With my confidence restored I was really able to start enjoying the ride.
The country I was riding through was truely beautiful following the recent wheat harvest with rolling hills of gold everywhere. And the people along the way were extremely nice. A couple of farmers waved me over to just to ask about my adventures and to give me advice about my route.
There was some definite climbing over a pretty good sized pass into Quartz Mountain, but that was about the extent of my exertions. I arrived feeling refreshed and and with my confidence thankfully restored!
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