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RT 66 ride
« on: July 09, 2015, 04:31:06 pm »
Since I had to bail on my ride from Florida to Alaska..  Now trying to set up a ride  for the MOTHER ROAD  RT 66  Never been on it   so on my bucket list to do
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Re: RT 66 ride
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 05:09:02 pm »
Sounds good, even if it isn't what it once was!
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Re: RT 66 ride
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 05:16:01 pm »
It is a great ride.  My brothers and I made it back in 2002.  We rode from New York to Chicago pick up the beginning of Route 66 (beginning or end depending on where you start) and followed it all the way to Santa Monica.  My suggestion is that you do a lot of research before leaving.  You may or may not know that Route 66 was not static, in other words did not stay the same.  It was altered many many times so you will have the chance to do quite a bit of side road exploring while following the main 66 route.  But some of these side trips are very interesting.  My other piece of advice is "do not hurry".   We met one group of motorcyclists who forced themselves to make no more than 200 miles per day.   We didn't take as much time as we should have and I'm sure we missed some things.  And take the time to stop and talk to people along the way.  Route 66 may be old but the residents still have stories to tell. 
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Re: RT 66 ride
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 12:35:11 pm »
Thank you Sir,  I will do my best to change my normal riding style on this one. YOU are not the first one to tell me I have to stop and smell the roses  A LOT on this ride
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Re: RT 66 ride
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 02:09:02 pm »
Be sure to stop in Oatman, AZ on the ride out! There is a lot missing and left to the imagination on the old road...
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Re: RT 66 ride
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 09:59:42 pm »
I have signed up with Rt 66 Rally for June 7th leaving Willow brook Illinois and arriving in Santa Monica Ca on June 19th.   I am tentatively planning on doing the USA 4 corners ride around this rally
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