A long transit day today – Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Shawnee, Oklahoma. In all about 760 km and 7 hours riding. Departure delayed by a visit to the dentist to have a tooth extracted – goodbye $287.00. Still following Route 66 but this time it runs right next to the interstate so I take the faster road and drop into interesting towns en route. I was told that it was flat and boring across New Mexico and the Texas pan handle and it was. Things brightened up with a little greenery as you cross into Oklahoma.