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bobbirob22

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« on: December 08, 2008, 01:55:28 pm »
i plan on biking to california in the future(maybe a year or more) ill be leaving from bg kentucky and plan on heading west to missouri ang hopping on route 66 and that will take me to los angeles. i was wondering is it legal to ride a bike on 66 in all states or are there some states that dont allow bikes on 66? here in kentucky its illegal to ride state highways (interstates) so i was curious about 66... and also, are there a lot of good places to "stealth camp" along 66?

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bobbirob22

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 02:01:59 pm »
i know i shoulda posted this under "routes", in advance, sorry for this ill make sure next time to get it right!

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Offline whittierider

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 03:39:13 pm »
Check out this thread.


bobbirob22

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 04:35:40 pm »
thanks for the thread ,, interesting!! so I guess it is possible to bike the entire route66..

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Offline litespeed

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 05:05:20 pm »
Google "Route 66" or put it up on amazon.com. there are plenty of books, maps and information available.


Offline wanderingwheel

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 05:11:22 pm »
Route 66 no longer exists as a continuous, federal route.  Most people try to follow one of the historic routings (Route 66 was realigned many times), visiting the remaining roadside attractions, and in a few cases, sections of abandoned roadway.  Many towns have signs and other markers celebrating Route 66, but not all.  In some places, state routes may use the name "66" along the old route.

Route 66 was made by linking pre-exisitng roads together into a single, cross-country route -- as were most US Routes at the time.  It was not a prupose-built road like the modern interstates.  For the vast majority of the historical Route 66, most of those roads are still around.  In a few places like the California/Arizona border it has been replaced by interstates, but you can still ride almost all of it.  Grab one of the many Route 66 guide books and have at it!  In the few places that have been replaced by interstates there are alternate routes, or you can ride the interstate itself.

Sean


bobbirob22

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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 05:32:05 pm »
thanks for your post, sounds like i need to do a lot more research on route 66 and can hopefully find a modern mappin of the route.

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bobbirob22

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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 05:33:45 pm »
Google "Route 66" or put it up on amazon.com. there are plenty of books, maps and information available.                   thanks, ill look it up and see what i find!!

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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008, 07:41:19 pm »
Is Route 66 the, "Lincoln Highway"?

I live on a section of the, "Yellowstone Trail" a cross country route set up in the 1910-1930 period.

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bobbirob22

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 08:06:19 pm »
im not sure about that rep ill check it out though.

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bobbirob22

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 08:25:50 pm »
http://search.live.com/images/results.aspx?q=route+66+map&FORM=ZZIR14#focal=4a100a7b102dd68e1b57e04d96ef9245&furl=http://www.travelbeat.net/sportslovers/maps/400-Route_66_map.jpg     here is a picture of route 66                   http://search.live.com/images/results.aspx?q=lincoln+highway+pictures&FORM=ZZIR5#focal=567c4ec0b20aaf6b057366fcbc94c638&furl=http://patricepress.com/books/lincoln_map.jpg  here is lincoln highway both intercept and become the same highway at some point but i cant find it right now. i think i read an article where thwy connected together but if i remember right it was for only 3 blocks. ill try to find it again.

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This message was edited by bobbirob22 on 12-9-08 @ 12:21 PM

Offline jebrowm

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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2008, 09:55:25 pm »
Bobbirob
If you ride through any part of Oklahoma or Texas in August, expect temperatures of 100 degress F. or higher. Yes lots of water is a vital necessity.
Winds are out of the south throgh that area but winds out of the west are common too. I am talking about head winds of 15 to 25 mph with constant gusts of up 45 mph. Expect no more thanthan 25 to 45 miles in a day if you encounter headwindsk as they are difficult to ride in.  You will change gears just like riding up a steep hill hill.
You may also encounter torrential rainfall that will stop your ride. You can also expect hail of up to softball size. You can also encounter supercell thunder storms with heavy rqin large hail and even tornados not to mention winds of 100+ mph wind speed not gusts.
Most of these storms will last from 10 to 60 minutes, most in the 10 to 20 minute range.
You will most likely encounter just high heat but storms ar common in August.
I am not trying to scare you just wanting you to be prepared. I want yout to post yor experiences on your trip for all of us to enjoy.
I have lived in Oklahoma for 16 years and previous to that I lived in Los Angeles.
There is the weather web site to get you familiar with weather in OK. and TX. www.srh.noaa.gov/oun.
This is the National Weather Forcast office in Norman OK.  It provides weather forcasts and alerts. The TV and Radio stations use it to. You can also get online and look around to find out about weather anywhere in th U.S.
I was a disater specialist with the Red Cross for 22 years and I still chase storms when I can. This is my go to site for weather forcasts.
 I hope this information is helpful.  If you have any other questions feel free to ask.


bobbirob22

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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2008, 10:13:21 pm »
thanks for the post, very imforative, but I plan on going in the winter months something between october and march. and i will always have a noaa radio when things are looking ugly. do you know if a noaa radio will recieve signal in those areas? can you tell me what to expect in the winter time in areas like arizona and texas? i heard that at night in the desert areas can get downright cold but ill have a tent, sleeping bag and plenty of clothes on for that. any imformation on weather in the winter months would be very helpfull. thanks..

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bobbirob22

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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2008, 10:16:15 pm »
sorry for posting 3 times, i punched the button 3 times because it was taking forever to load and after several mins it finally loaded. maybe a prob adventure cycling should take a look at?

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FredHiltz

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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 07:54:47 am »
maybe a prob adventure cycling should take a look at?

Yeah, the CF Forum software is a problem. It has not been maintained for years and causes the good folks at headquarters even more grief than us. Decent forum software is not terribly expensive, but the staff time to switch over probably would be.

Fred