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Sunday 30th June

Woke up early after interrupted sleep. We had to move our tent in the middle of the night, due to some late arrivals. who thought it was perfectly expectable to sit next to our tent talking loudly (in a foreign language so I couldn’t even be friendly and join in) and smoking.

We settled on a snack breakfast in the local petrol station to save time. We needed to get going before the heat. Nothing much in between breakfast and lunch we eat in a petrol station in Canute.

Onwards to elk City home of national Route 66 museum for a photo opportunity.

Whist there we met a couple of Mexican guys cycling the route in the other direction. They were cycling Bromptons and literally just wearing pants. A couple of characters.

Last destination of the day Sayre. We were going to stay in the county park site. It has a campsite with toilets and showers all for $12. We pulled up after a long hot day, over 50 miles. Just to find that some disgusting pigs had trashed the toilet block, leaving mess and human waste every where. We couldn’t stay there totally unfit, reluctantly we cycled back on our selfs and checked into a motel in town.

Saturday 29th June

Last night was a really hot night. It would of been difficult for us to sleep if it wasn’t for the kindness of a guy living on site. He fitted air conditioning for us red neck style. It worked a treat.

We got up at 5:30am. In this heat it’s best to get a early start. Get the bulk of the miles done before 12.00 noon. That was the plan anyway.

The 1st treat of the day was a long bridge just outside Hinton 3900 ft long. It’s known as pony bridge and made a brief appearance in the 1939 film the grapes of wrath.

It’s still hilly, it’s still hot but we’re making good progress. The winds are lighter today . Lots of water has been drunk but we feel we will soon have to carry more as there’s not much in between towns now.

One of our stops for a drink was in a petrol station just off the interstate. We stopped there for about half a hour and started talking to some locals. Just general chitchat the normal stuff what we doing etc. When they left they gave us $20. Unbelievable. So kind.

We met a fellow cycle tourist today Robert from England and currently on a world tour raising money for cancer research. Good luck safe travels.

Lagging way behind as usual. Mikes taking too many pictures of me suffering. But it’s still empty roads all the traffic is on the interstate. just keep peddling.

We made our campsite just after 3pm a lot later than we hoped. We had a slight diversion due to a bridge being out, that added an extra 7 miles and with that extra hills. And of course Chatting to people at our drinks stop.

It’s really hot I’m suffering a bit. Never happy me!