Route 66 - post your photos before it is ALL gone!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by kickstandsup, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. GSteve

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    Where old US 66 used to run, the old phone poles and the raised road bed are all that are left.
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  7. Clampett

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    Hey @GSteve , Could you clue me in to the location?
  8. GSteve

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    East of Amboy, CA.
  9. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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  10. JoeFab

    JoeFab Been here awhile

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    No pics. to add but just a crying shame this wonderful famous part of history has been allowed to rot away...j.f.
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  11. Scratch33

    Scratch33 This Is Fine

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  12. Advntr

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  13. Advntr

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    The majority of RT 66 tourists I have met are foreigners. The people in the Paul Bunyon pic - Atlanta IL - are from Holland.
    It was 98 degrees hot humid n sunny. I stopped at the Rt 66 Museum in Times Beach MO to buy memorabilia and cool off. I dragged in my helmet n jacket and parked them over the a/c.
    The nice lady says to me: what kind of BMW are you riding?
    Me: I'm not...I'm riding a harley touring bike
    She: I never heard you pull in and well...you don't look like you ride one......
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  14. kickstandsup

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    Plus, you must be riding at least slightly over the speed limit... :clap:clap:clap

    Thanks for posting, and Happy Holidays!
  15. jay547

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    We stayed at the Big Texan Motel in Amarillo a few years ago. There were three guys on Harleys in the rooms next to us. The next morning, we got to talking to one of them. He was from Germany and had ridden the entire length of Route 66 several times. He said he enjoyed it so much that he started giving guided tours to other foreigners. He told us that he did so well, he now does it for a living.

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  16. Advntr

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    It truly is disappearing Americana right before your eyes but in some places it is being restored.
    . Here is a motor-court in MO Search for the Great Spirit  (56).JPG Search for the Great Spirit  (53).JPG Search for the Great Spirit  (55).JPG
  17. kickstandsup

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    ^^^ very cool :D
  18. Waitesy

    Waitesy MEH!

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    image.jpeg In November 2015 a couple of mates and I did a weeks riding from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and back to LA.
    As part of this we dearly wanted to get in some of the Route 66 and Death Valley. Unfortunately Death Valley and many parts of Route 66 were closed:(
    We did manage to do a small part leading into Amboy before chucking a lefty and heading to Palm Springs.
    It was a rushed ride, but it was fantastic. Gonna do it again some day, with at least 2 weeks riding time to play with.
  19. Advntr

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    Was on 66 in 2002 as well. RT66 20020001.JPG RT66 2002.JPG
  20. jay547

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    Nice. Here's one in Oklahoma that is not restored. It is used for storage by the land owners.

    This section of Route 66 was realigned in 1938, bypassing this motor court.

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    35-53-49, 96-20-40
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