June 13 — Weatherford OK to Chandler OK (100 Miles)
21st Century Dads
Greetings from Chandler, OK, which is just east of Oklahoma City. We have covered just over 1,500 miles in the first 13 days of the Dads Honor Ride and we’re on schedule to arrive in Chicago on Sunday, June 21st at noon at US Cellular Field before the Chicago White Sox baseball game. The days have been long, but the time is going fast. Included below are some photos from the recent experience.
Possibly the world’s largest Route 66 sign outside the Route 66 Museum in Elk City, OK.
With Lincoln Baker, the Dads Honor Ride, ride director outside of Pribil Stadium home of the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Fighting Irish in Oklahoma City.
Having some fun with young Dave on the tandem bike that Gayle & Skip Gianopulos provided for the Dads Honor Ride. I have new found respect for Lon Haldeman and his wife Susan Notorangelo, who 32 years ago (two weeks after being married) set the mall/female cross country tandem record, which still stands, as does their marriage 🙂
Relaxing after another 100 mile day on the road with from left to right, young Dave, Lincoln Baker and Chris Miller, who is a US Army veteran from St. Louis.
Heading out before what was sure to be a monsoon. Thank God we avoided the bulk of the storms.
We stopped for lunch in Oklahoma City with Pamela Bale, long-time friend and OKC resident.
The start of a new day. Still smiling and with fresh legs.
Another dividend after riding through the rain, a double full rainbow.
Toward the end of another nice day.
Cool Cat Lawton “Wilk” Wilkerson, one of our crew members along for the full 21 days. Wilk is the official photographer, 89 years young, a WWII veteran and one of the Original Tuskegee Airmen. He’s always upbeat and a pleasure to have around.