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Old 12-03-2012, 08:04 AM   #46
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A fun thread with really good pics, the color saturation was tops... Thanks.

@ age 21 I shard driving with dad in '68 going from L.A. to Chicago.
Through the SW? The smell of burning oil in the air along with gasoline.
It was a rough, hot, crowded road back in the day.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:08 AM   #47
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Good job on the mother road report. I just rode through your neck of the woods, Highway 7 was just spectacular. If you get through the eastern deserts of NM, stop by my place for a stay and get sorted out for the trip to really start.

RR here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841561
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #48
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A fun thread with really good pics, the color saturation was tops... Thanks.

@ age 21 I shard driving with dad in '68 going from L.A. to Chicago.
Through the SW? The smell of burning oil in the air along with gasoline.
It was a rough, hot, crowded road back in the day.
Thanks, yeah I'm sure it wasn't as much fun when that was all you had to travel on. Anyway thanks for the kind words.

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Good job on the mother road report. I just rode through your neck of the woods, Highway 7 was just spectacular. If you get through the eastern deserts of NM, stop by my place for a stay and get sorted out for the trip to really start.

Now I'm all over your ride report. Thanks for sharing.

RR here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841561
Thank you. We have really great riding around my parts (NW Arkansas) and dual sport roads are everywhere in the Ozarks. We usually have a monthly ride and camp too so keep in touch. I may take you up on the offer too, not sure when but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #49
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Fantasic read & some great photo's look's like a great time in Ok. lot's to see an some great people tellin about the good ol day's...Ride On...
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #50
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Fantasic read & some great photo's look's like a great time in Ok. lot's to see an some great people tellin about the good ol day's...Ride On...
Thank you it was a hoot to ride. Really enjoyed it all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:14 AM   #51
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If you had to pick a section due to very limited time, which h are would it be ?

My riding buddy still works so time is limited to his schedule.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #52
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I know this was addressed to 10Cup and not me...

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If you had to pick a section due to very limited time, which h are would it be ?

My riding buddy still works so time is limited to his schedule.
But I'll chime in with my favorites. First, I liked the ride from west of Springfield Mo through to Tulsa Ok. The route does not follow the Interstate, and their are a lot of nice attractions (as 10Cup did a great job detailing). If time, the section between Tulsa and OK City is good also. The other section I enjoyed was from W Tx (where the Plains drop off to scub is very dramatic and occurs shortly before the Tx/NM border) through to Santa Rosa. For someone who grew up east of the Mississippi, the change in flora and topography is striking.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #53
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If you had to pick a section due to very limited time, which h are would it be ?

My riding buddy still works so time is limited to his schedule.
Well Happycamper has some great insight depending on where you want to start.
Getting there can take some time. You can't go wrong on about any section In Oklahoma. More to see in fewer miles than some other parts. Take you're time is the best advice. You will miss a lot if in a hurry. If you would like more insight on you're trip planning PM me with and well hook up and discuss at length. It will be a fun trip especially if you like history.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #54
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #55
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Thay was WAY Nice! I liked the old service stations. Thanks for taking the time to post all the photos.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #56
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Whoa, AWESOME! I've been thinking about a Rt 66 trip for years. Watching Billy Conolly's documentary on Netflix now but it doesn't compare to your RR. Thanks for putting all the time into it!
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #57
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Whoa, AWESOME! I've been thinking about a Rt 66 trip for years. Watching Billy Conolly's documentary on Netflix now but it doesn't compare to your RR. Thanks for putting all the time into it!
Thanks all, comments like yours makes the trip and putting the report together all the more fun!
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #58
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:43 PM   #59
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Just wondering when you made your trip, what month was it. Was it easy to follow?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:33 PM   #60
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US 90 is still a functional highway today. 66 has been mostly plowed under and otherwise lost to neglect and obsolesence.
It's pretty hard to follow the original US 90. A few years back I did a report on the OST from the Texas border to Lafayette, but have attempted to follow it to New Orleans. Been rerouted and rename and at some places or replaced with I-10 or gone.

Thinking of connecting with some of the Old 66 in Oklahoma maybe next summer and run it to California. Need to get to planning next years trips.
Writing down all the Must See spots along the route.
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