I started out today very discouraged. My knees hurt more than ever, and the first few miles getting out of the park were all hills. I got off and walked, but even walking hurt. I didn't see how I could make it to Texas -- I'd have to change all my plans, etc. etc. I thought about calling Mom & Dad, but I decided they had enough to worry about with 'Becca's baby shower, so I put off calling until evening.
But by noon the pain had stopped! Or at least reduced to a tolerable level. I rode on without incident all the way to Lake Texoma, and across to the Texas side. I noticed that mosquitos and grasshoppers are still alive at Texoma, though they were killed by frost at Lake of the Arbuckles.