Southern States Tour – Day 56

Day 56 - Visiting Warwick, OK
Day 56 – Visiting Warwick, OK

The temperature reached a humid 92 with mostly sunny skies.

Day’s distance: 0 miles
Total trip distance: 9,835 miles

Today was a day off the bike. Charles and I visited the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, as we did a year ago. The museum is located in Warwick, along route 66. (upper right corner of map above)

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, Warwick, OK
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, Warwick, OK

Seaba Station is a collection of about 100 motorcycles. The original building was completed in 1921 and opened as a motorcycle museum in 2010, according to their website.

One of the motorcycles on exhibit, a Hodaka Super Rat,

Hodaka Super Rat, circa 1970
Hodaka Super Rat, circa 1970

reminded my host of the Hodaka he rode in the early 1970’s when he was in his early 20’s. He found the photos shown below in the shed. Unfortunately, they were damaged by water.

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Many of the motorcycles on exhibit have been moved around, giving the exhibit a fresh feel. One of the new exhibits was the motorcycle used in the movie ‘Captain America’.


It looked a bit beat up, even for a Hollywood prop. 🙁

I took many, many photos last year when I visited Seaba Station on Day 35 of my Western States Tour. It was a notable and favorite Route 66 experience.

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Besides visiting the museum, I took some time during the afternoon to do a load of laundry and to unpack my top case and let the tent dry out as it was last packed away while still wet with condensation.

I head west tomorrow, leaving Oklahoma behind. I’ve had a wonderful visit and thank my gracious hosts for their hospitality. My current plan is to ride to Taos, New Mexico rather than Trinidad, Colorado. It is about 532 miles to Taos, and would be the first time I’ve ridden more than 500 miles in a day. The weather forecast calls for some wind, but only a 20-30% chance of rain.

Until tomorrow …

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