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Old 12-24-05, 01:21 AM
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Route 66

I just watchd a program on Discovery Channel about a guy riding a motorbike along route 66. Is this route suitable for someone on a bike?
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theres an interesting link here https://www.jimbradbury.com/route66/

No i haven't ridden it, by the way
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Sounds dangerous Captain.
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Old 12-24-05, 08:28 AM
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Route 66 was decommissioned some 30 years ago as a U.S. Highway designation. Since then, historical interest in the old road - in large part due to the song - has resulted in the creation of "Route 66" societies in each of the states that the highway crossed. It is important to realize that "Route 66" doesn't exist anymore, per se. Starting in Chicago, it was replaced by I-55, I-44, I-40, I-15, and I-10 into Los Angeles. Especially in the western states, the interstate highways were built over the alignment of "Route 66" - thereby erasing the old two-lane highway forever.

There are, however, sections where the interstate took a shorter or different alignment. One long, continuous section of the old highway runs from Selilgman, AZ to Needles, CA. You can continue on most of the way to Barstow on the old alignment, although in places it is overgrown with weeds. I'm not sure if someone gave you this website, but it has clear descriptions of the old road where it still exists. Remember, that one of the problems of making any extended bike trip on "Route 66" is stitching together the sections. It is illegal to ride a bike on interstates in the eastern states and, although permitted in the western states, who wants to?

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