A short and sweet 71 mile ride to Ponca City, which raises a couple of questions:
1) When did 71 miles become a short ride?
2) Who would name a town Ponca City?
I couldn't tell you a single feature of today's trip, other than the refinery outside Ponca City, whose smell definitely got my attention. We did face our first dirt road and managed to get through it without any casualties. I rode with the J's and, while the pace was quick, we stayed away from our flat out rush speed and had a nice casual day on the saddle. We rode fast enough to beat the lunch set-up, so headed over to a Dairy Queen for my first ever DQ meal - then over to the van for lunch #2.
We're off to Ponca City's best restaurant. It's called the Rusty Barrel and they weren't sure if they were going to open this evening, so it should be interesting. Another 71 miler tomorrow, then back to the 100/day pace we know and love so much.