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Old 24-09-2006, 03:36 PM
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Anyone onhere done the route 66 thing.
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Old 24-09-2006, 04:06 PM
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I've done the Californian stretch of Route 66. It is really boring.
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never had a bike with big enough petrol tank - to reach the gas station s
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Old 24-09-2006, 08:59 PM
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never had a bike with big enough petrol tank - to reach the gas station s
Good point. I did 88 miles from Needles through Amboy, Ludlow to Barstow. Nothing along that bit, not even a gas station since Roy's doesn't look like it's ever going to open again.
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Old 25-09-2006, 01:18 AM
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I live right next to it at the moment, in St Loius. If you're doing the missouri end, stop by and say hello. bear in mind you have to get quite off the beaten track to ride "historic 66" should be fun though. kind of how the A1 doesn't exactly follow the path of the old "great north road" If you're doing the other end, I recommend stopping in williams for a blast up to the grand canyon/Flastaff. The Canyon is epic. If you can get to grandview point late afternoon, you might be able to catch the condors coming out of roost. You'll never see anything else like it.
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also, if your the arizona end go to Jerome. Think uber cat and fiddle.
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Old 27-09-2006, 01:16 AM
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I did the Arizona & California bits last year mate, last week in April and first week in May.
Started out from Phoenix went up to Flagstaff then to the Grand Canyon, then to Williams and along R66 to Kingman (this is about the best of the original route thats left AFAIK) Then up to Oatman, back to Williams, over the Hoover Dam to Las Vegas, then to Death Valley, Mount Whitney, Giant Sequoias, San Joaquin Valley to Hollister and breakfast in Johnny's Bar, over to Carmel & the Pacific Coast Highway, down to Santa Maria, Turn left into the Mojave Desert, across to Needles via Barstow and R66( as Blue says this bits boring and very poorly surfaced, and very hot!), back up through Oatman to Kingman and back along R66 to Williams, Flagstaff then Phoenix.

We hired bikes from Roger Bourgets in Scottsdale (They're a Bluesky Rentals Agent), although there's another (possibly better) agent near Phoenix Airport
Bike hire was $1800 for 2 weeks including insurance etc. Motel 6 each night for less than $20 each (even in Las Vegas $17) Cheap petrol, cheap food etc.
All in including flights from Dublin, Plane over the Grand Canyon and Helicopter over Las Vegas and beer money about 2,300

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Old 27-09-2006, 06:03 AM
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Blimey! I didn't know Judith Chalmers was a closet biker??
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