I'm currently blasting across Oklahoma on Highway 20 on a Vespa GTS 250 scooter. I left Alabama three days ago. The riding has been just fantastic. Highway 20 parallels I-40 but is a combination of two lane and four-lane with lots of small towns. You can go 90% of the interstate speed 80% of the time and have all the small towns and diners and interesting things to see along the way. I got really lucky and dodged some major weather which I watched on the MyRadar app on my iPhone. as I crossed fortunately the storm stalled out and started moving south of Tulsa. I finally found the tornado magnet some dirtbag attached my bike apparently a piece of a mobile home and I reversed the polarity on it so now instead of attracting thunderstorms seems to be pushing them out of my way. One of most beautiful parts of the ride was this morning from Fayetteville Arkansas on Highway 16 . But there was fantastic riding all through the Ozarks as well I'll have to put up a map of what my route was . The Vespa has been just incredible it's Top speed is around 82 mph but it will do somewhere between 72 and 78 wide open throttle happily all day long I put a new tire on for this trip and have had no, zero problems whatsoever with this bike. I've got both under seat storage and a top box so plenty of room for extra layers winter gloves and so on . The first day out of Huntsville I took Highway 72 up and turned south on the Natches Trace Parkway to Tishimingo it's springtime everything is in bloom and it was just absolutely gorgeous riding but my favorites are Highway four and Highway five near Ripley Mississippi over to Senatobia which are just absolutely gorgeous canopied over tree-lined two lanes with very little traffic . Getting across Oklahoma is taking a lot longer than I expected even blasting 70 miles an hour on the straightaways it's just a big state that's all there is to it . I've got to get to Albuquerque by Thursday so I can get over to Phoenix by Friday for Warren's wedding on Saturday. Knock on wood barring any major accidents or breakdowns it shouldn't be a problem. I absolutely ripped up some twisty roads in the Ozarks I really could not have gone any faster even on a bigger bike maybe on the straightaways but I was going through the curves about as fast as I could leaning the scooter essay over just having a complete blast didn't have any sand or gravel no animals on the road no Debris the roads of the Ozarks are just fantastic. And when you turn 1000 corners in one day it improves your writing skills considerably !
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