I left just before 8:00 this morning and merged onto I40 east towards Texas. It was a little cool until around noon when I was able to stop and take my jacket off. The rest of the day was perfect riding weather – not too hot and not too cool.
Somewhere in Texas, or maybe it was in Oklahoma I really don’t know where I was, I saw that there was a long section of traffic on Google Maps. I found an alternate route that went around the traffic and got off of the interstate highway and on to Rt. 66. This brought me around the 5 mile traffic jam and back on to I40.
Gas prices in Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri are the lowest I’ve seen and there are places where you can still get 100% gas without the ethanol. I saw prices as low as $3.19 for regular gas. This is a full dollar cheaper than in California where gas was well over $4.00 a gallon.
Late in the afternoon I finally exited I40. I had been going east on 40 for around 1,200 miles so it was kind of nice to finally merge onto another road. I’m now travelling east on I44.
I stopped for the night in Joplin MO at around 9:00pm having travelled another 787 miles today.
Miles today: 787
Total miles: 5,253
States: AZ, TX, OK, MO