We woke to a comfortable 55 degrees but with an ominous overcast sky. 50% chance of thunderstorms were on the menu for Guymon after 3:00 pm local time so we all wanted to get rolling. Mike K and I decided to again work together and we rode our 2-man pace line basically the entire route. Thankfully the headwinds were not too bad and we completed the ride in 4 Hr 38 min averaging 15.6 mph. This road was straight as an arrow for 70 miles and very flat; just a gentle decline from start to finish. Contrast to the previous 4 days of total climbs of 4597, 3668, 3307, and 1680 vertical feet, today we only climbed 243 feet!! All in all a pretty easy day.
|Signs of the agribusiness that supports the area are abundant.|
|Mike K and I stop to pose with one of the locals|
|These are rolling irrigation contraptions; fixed on one end that supplies water and the rest of it motors around in a large circle. Look at the satellite map included below and you can see the green circular fields.|
|Michele was waiting as we crossed into Oklahoma!! Our 5th state!!!!|
|Departing the OK border for 25 more miles to hotel in OK|
|We also began to see large fields of wheat. I'm sure more to come.|
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Day 19: Dalhart TX to Guymon OK by xctom2012 at Garmin Connect - Details