No Head Hollow Campsite, OK – Big Cabin, OK
Miles Ridden – 66
Total Miles – 1,653
Today’s Travel Time – 4.5 hrs
Animal Totem – Oklahoma Sheep Frog
What I learned today – We pack up camp a lot quicker with an impending storm on our heels!
The drops had just started to fall as we finished packing everything onto the bikes so we sped down the road back to War Eagle Resort to wait out the big thunderstorm about to pass right over us. Riding in rain is one thing, but riding in thunder and lightning is a little too risky.
Besides losing time, no one was complaining about the forced rest. We caught up on blogs – my compadre Stefan started a blog of his own- http://www.talesfromthetat.wordpress.com, and Dad got a shower and a nap.
Evidence of the storm was all over the TAT as we hit the backroads, riding through numerous puddles and swollen creeks. It was fun riding and made the OK dirt and gravel a little more interesting.
At one point we stopped right before this 50- yard puddle to get off the bikes for a break and heard a field full of sheep. Except there were no sheep to be seen…. eventually after looking around and noticing all of the bogs I realized what we were hearing weren’t sheep, but frogs that sounded just like sheep! Thus was born the Oklahoma Sheep Frog!
After some more water riding my feet were soaked (I’ll opt for the more expensive actual waterproof boots next time) and we pulled into the Los Cocos Mexican restaurant in Salina, OK where we had some fun as well as a tasty lunch.
It was already late in the day, we were all pretty cooked so when we stopped for gas about 10 miles down the road we called it a day and decided to head to the Super 8 in Big Cabin. After chatting with some great folks in the parking lot and laying out our gear to dry we walked across the highway where I was delighted to find kale on the truck stop salad bar.