Day 13- 6/13/12

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

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