This is probably the last post until two brave souls from Pryor, and two from Arizona take to the Katy Trail this Sunday to start our trek across Missouri.  Please pray for good weather for us as it rained all last week there!   I really don’t want to put my silicon clothing spray to the test!  We are keeping a log as we ride and will have “the scoop” on this blog when we get back.

Congrats to Cheyenne Woods of Pryor who at 14 years is the youngest competitor to finish the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.  She is surely an inspiration to us all…including her very proud dad.  From the story in Pryor’s The Paper, it appears as if she beat her dad.  But I bet Glen wasn’t complaining because he was too happy.

And good luck to Bob Webster as he competes in the 12th Annual Four States Triathlon in Texarkana, TX this weekend.  He rode his mountain bike in the last tri, but he bought a new ride…a sweet carbon fiber Specialized machine that should take him to the front of the pack.  I think the new bike weighs less than half of what the old one did…gotta love technology!  We will be expecting a full report after his competition.  And if anyone else competes, please let us know how you did.

The Flower Power Ride in Muskogee on April 24 ride was really fun…sorry to all who missed it.  Terrific rest stops, great weather and scenery!  With “refreshments,” music and the opportunity to make new friends (bikers, regular and motor-assisted) at Honor Heights park, the end of the ride was a perfect ending to a perfect ride!  Many thanks to all who made the ride possible.  I’ll remind you again next year!

Don’t forget the Tulsa Tough coming up at the end of the month.  It was a great ride last year, right Lori?  And it’s not too late to sign up for Oklahoma FreeWheel.  I’m looking for a buddy to ride with me.  I have a tent!  Check out the links for both of these rides on this blog.

And last but not least, if you need your bike serviced or need bike gear and want to stay local, please drop in on the folks at Bike-About Bicycle and Touring Shop in downtown Claremore.  You can’t miss their place near the railroad tracks across from police station.  There’s a bright yellow bike sculpture out front!  Cool……

I don’t know about you, but I’m using my bike to run errands these days.  It’s a hoot to go through the drive-thru at the bank!  And with record gasoline prices….here’s the bike quote for the day….

“The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created:  Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.” 


~Bill Strickland, The Quotable Cyclist