Author Topic: Route 66  (Read 2015 times)

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Offline rmaskell

Route 66
« on: July 19, 2012, 10:15:03 pm »
I rode 1300 miles of this route between April 1 and June 6, 2012. The journal I'm writing about the trip is on Crazyguyonabike. It's called Rooted on 66: Ron's Route 66.
My general impression is that it becomes less bike-friendly the further West you go. You spend more and more time on the Interstates after Tucumcari, New Mexico.
 I was practically ordered off the Interstate at Needles, California, by the Highway Patrol, but that was OK because I was getting homesick for Australia and went home two days later.
I take a lot of time with my journal, so just bookmark it and look at it now & then. At this stage, it's up to Oklahoma City.
Ron Maskell
« Last Edit: July 19, 2012, 10:17:30 pm by rmaskell »

Offline BikingBrian

Re: Route 66
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 01:31:10 am »
A couple of years ago I rode from Flagstaff, AZ to Barstow, CA on old Route 66: http://www.bikingbrian.com/tag/route66tour2010/

I eagerly await your story on the California Highway Patrol in Needles. On my long Needles to Ludlow day, I started riding west on I-40 out of Needles very early in the morning all the way to the US95 exit with no problems.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 06:31:42 am by Fred Hiltz »