Monday, May 9, 2011

No freakin clue.....Day 2

Rolled out early this morning from Yukon. I wanted to get out before the wind picked up too much. It was about 20mph when I left, and it was forecasted up to 40mph in the afternoon.

I got to do something I always wanted to do today....I "got the hell INTO Dodge". I am currently sitting in Dodge City, KS. By the time I got checked into the hotel, the wind was up around 35-40mph. One thing that I am kind of coming to believe is that a 40 mph tailwind is almost as bad as a headwind. Every 18 wheeler that passed me felt like I got hit in the chest with a hammer every time. I still haven't figured out exactly where I want to go yet, but I figure this is a good start. I am going to burn a day tomorrow looking around Dodge City. I have passed through here a few times, but never actually looked around. I made a promise to someone that I would get a picture of Boot Hill, so that is on the schedule for tomorrow.

Just to prove that my mp3 player has a better sense of humor than me, when I passed the city limits sign, the Dead Kennedys cover of "Rawhide" started on my headphones.

Here is my route for the day:

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Ok.....time to get some rest.......

Sunday, May 8, 2011

No freakin clue.....Day 1

So, I am sitting in my garage the day before I leave, I have the last of my stuff packed and I am going over my checklist.  I have everything.  Why do I feel like I am forgetting something.  After a few minutes of thinking, I realize that I have no idea where I am going.  I decide off the cuff to just go to Duncan, OK and see what is up from there.......

I got coffee at the Starbuck's next to the house before I leave.  While I am sitting there drinking my coffee, I notice that "The Girl from Ipanema" is playing.  I love that song.  As I start out on the road, I notice that no matter what song is playing on my mp3 player, I am hearing it to the tune of  "The Girl from Ipanema".  I make it through quite a bit of AC/DC, Disturbed, Joan Jett, and likely the most disturbing of all......Rammstein.  The last thing you ever want running through your head is German industrial music to the tune of "The Girl from Ipanema".  When I got near Duncan, I decided that I would continue to ride until that song was erased from my memory. 

Now, my gift to you:

Now that that is out of the way, I made it to Yukon, OK.  I still have no idea where I am going, I will likely fid out tomorrow evening when I check into a hotel.........

Here is the route for today:

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