My dad is getting up in years, and actually talking about selling his motorcycle. I'm hoping to change his mind, but in case I don't I want to go on one last huraah with him. Neither of us have ever done Route 66, the mother road, and it looks promising as a simple trip. We cross it on the way to Colorado, and are planning on picking it up in Amarillo, and doing the southern half, except for the last part going into LA (neither of us wants to sit in traffic). We will only have about a week and a half, maybe two weeks, tops. He only likes to do about 250, maybe 400 miles in a day and takes a lot of naps. That's fine and it's his trip, but I'm concerned about time. We both agree that we have no problem superslabbing it back to Houston, although I'd like to wander up to Yosemite and across Nevada on the way back, if time allows. Anybody got any maps?? It looks like I'll be going along I-40 for the most part, and that Route 66 kinda loops along side the interstate. Most large maps don't show the old route at all, and even the local ones only show it in sections. He fears dirt, and I figure if he got this far in life without managing a motorcycle on dirt, he doesn't need to start now. Anyone got any local head-up information?? One of the websites I researched said that rampaging motorcycle gangs are to be feared, especially out west. I can't believe that, and assume that even if they were, on a BMW and a Honda we'd be fine. I only bring it up because its very difficult to discern decent information from the crap. Fuel is a concern, as his motorcycle only has about a 140 mile range. Of course, his "single stretch" range isn't a whole lot further. Thanks in advance.