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Old 12-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #61
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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.
New Iberia to Morgan City then over to Houma, up to New Orleans then on to Bay St. Louis, etc.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #62
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Fantastic read, very inspirational. I grew up in Tulsa but have been away for years. Your writing and photography draw me in.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #63
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #64
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Mike, nice pictures and write up. I enjoyed the history you showed along your trip.

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Old 12-20-2012, 12:16 PM   #65
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Mike, nice pictures and write up. I enjoyed the history you showed along your trip.

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Thanks Eddie, I think I enjoy the history of a ride as much as anything.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:17 PM   #66
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Oh, that's just so cool. Where did you find that? Looks like it is the base to a coffee maker? oh, yeah click on your sig duhhh.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:42 PM   #67
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Wow Mike!! What a great report! Route 66 is on my list of rides to do in the future. I'll be hitting you up for the maps someday. That GS is suiting you pretty well it looks like.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #68
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Wow Mike!! What a great report! Route 66 is on my list of rides to do in the future. I'll be hitting you up for the maps someday. That GS is suiting you pretty well it looks like.
Hi Ted, good to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words, yes I am enjoying my GS for sure. Any time you want the GPS info just let me know, you would love it too. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #69
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I enjoyed your ride report. I spent part of my childhood in Springfield, MO. and remember one of the old restaurants along the route in town, The Stuffed Pig, served a very juicy and flavorful sandwich called the stuffed pig, great food. The owner, Johnny Weatherwax, was killed in a robbery in 73 and the recipe died with him.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #70
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Great ride report. Thanks for posting it. You have inspired me to get out and see a lot of those things that I live so close to but have not taken the time to see. Thanks again!
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #71
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Great ride report. Thanks for posting it. You have inspired me to get out and see a lot of those things that I live so close to but have not taken the time to see. Thanks again!
Glad to hear it Fotobo! Enjoy it's a lot of fun.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #72
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New Iberia to Morgan City then over to Houma, up to New Orleans then on to Bay St. Louis, etc.
If you're staying on the new 4 lane US 90, soon to be I 49, you're not on the old original 90 which is mainly 182 now. In fact , the new 90 does not even go to Houma and bypassed a few other of the neat cities it used to go though. I run that road lots in the late 60's early 70's from Jennings to New Orleans when I worked for Shell at Venice. It was all two lane and through the cities back then.

My man, if you have the track file on what you did on Route 66, I would love to have it. If things work out, I'll probably be traveling on a 650 thumper this coming Summer. Be a perfect bike for that.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #73
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Shame we don't have anytthing like it in Australia.

Could you throw some light on pronunciation? Speaking English rather than American English we allways refer to route 66 as (Root 66) rather than (Rowt 66) but in American songs etc. it seems to be the English pronunciation. So which is right for you Yankees?

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Old 12-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #74
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[QUOTE=Richard Evans;20335646]Could you throw some light on pronunciation? Speaking English rather than American English we allways refer to route 66 as (Root 66) rather than (Rowt 66) but in American songs etc. it seems to be the English pronunciation. So which is right for you

I have roots in SoCal and lived off Route 66 for a few years when the Route 66 preservation movement was gaining traction. I've only heard it pronounced "root", I suspect the Bobby Troupe song flows much easier than "Rout" and the songs success led to the pronunciation. Of course disregard Chuck Berry's version as he made it his own by changing several city names Barstow became Barscow, appropriate some might suggest.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #75
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In Texas.....

...it's "root".
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