These guys were great, Okies with beer. We stood around and talked for a while with the storm approaching and they were worried about me! They had no helmets, goggles or rain gear and I was well covered. After the beer they followed me and pointed out the turn that I was looking to make. A beautiful ride and I would like to see this area again. I got in to Locust Grove, OK AT 6:00 PM and had dinner. At 7:15 the phone rings and it is Keith, in the lobby! He had a tough day. The trail was a muddy mess and a ranger in the park told him he should leave since everything was flooded and they weren't letting trucks go out. So, sadly, he gave up .
The night clerk at the Best Western was a cyclist and told us to stay off all the gravel roads on OK due to flooding! He said it was terrible so we are giving up on the TAT.