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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Ladybug, Jun 9, 2013.
Still looking good, Ladybug, that Indian suits you and you look right to home on it.
@Ken Lines, it's actually a 750 Harley and thanks.
Just a few days into RT66 I knew there was no way I was going to be able to complete it before I turned 67 at the rate I was going. There is so much to see and that's why I was doing the ride, to see everything. When I made it to the half way of route was the day I turned 67 and I decided to stop there and finish it in the spring.
I'm headed to my friend's house in Longview, TX where I will leave my bike and fly home. That will work out perfectly since we are going to Daytona bike week in March so now I won't have to figure out how to get my bike to TX, it will already be there. After Daytona I will finish RT66 on my way home. I will take me time again and enjoy all that is out there.
Left Spokane, WA on Sept. 3rd.
Ridden 4460 miles.
Been to 13 states, 5 of the RT66 states.
Seen 3 great lakes.
Watched the start of the Motorcycle Cannonball.
Attended a tractor parade and games.
Met some wonderful people.
Spent time with friends I hadn't seen in a number of years.
Have seen more interesting things than I can count.
And have learned a little about history along the way.
To end the trip I will get to spend a little time with my good friend Barry Keenly.
I will be posting some pics soon. This was such a great trip but I need to get home and take care of house stuff.
Happy Birthday LB. ...I think Ken was referring to the Indian you sat on that was part of the Cannonball Ride.
Ahhhhhhh yes, you're right.
Thanks for the birthday wishes.
I remember you telling me you wanted to ride RT.66 over breakfast a few years ago. Glad you are making the trip and am looking forward to your RR.
Happy birthday and congratulations on riding RT 66 while your 66.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and safe travels Ladybug!
Things changed. I like it when I can go with the flow and not have to return home by a certain day. With that I decided to stay in Texas until the end of Oct. I still plan to leave my bike here, fly home and return in Feb. to ride to Daytona Bike Week then finish the second half of RT66.
When I get home I decided to find a winter job to recoup my at least of little of my traveling funds.
It's time for me to share some of my RT66 adventure with all of you.
Sept. 14, 2021
Getting started and I found one of many fun stops, too bad it was closed.
One of the old Muffler Men made into Gemini Man.
When out riding RT66 you gotta have a pic of your bike with the RT66 shield on the road.
Fun at an old gas station.
Deadman's curve isn't just a song, it's a real thing.
Lots of hamburger and ice cream shops on the route. I stopped at a few of them.
The museum in Pontiac, IL was great.
Since 2020 & 2021 are the years of the mask I wanted a RT66 mask.
A lot more pics coming.
That mask is an appropriate souvenir considering how much we've become acquainted with them this year! Real iconic photos too!
By the way, your last post says Sept. 14, 2012 instead of 2021... : )
Thanks, apparently I transposed numbers or I'm living in the past. Whichever it is it's now fixed.
I have some of my dates a tad mixed up but I will try to get these in order.
9/14/21 The pavement in front of the bike is a section of the 1926 RT66.
This was me meeting Mr. Lincoln and having a chat with him. He's a quiet man and listened intently.
9/17/21 My plan was to have breakfast at a little cafe and was thrilled to see all these cars parked there.
World largest covered wagon with Mr. Lincoln reading a book.
It's just a road but the whole RT66 thing is pretty darn cool! Awesome!
Happy belated birthday!
Thanks @Bob, I took a few pics of firetrucks for you along the way. Every time I see and old firetruck I remember @LittleWan getting truck pics for you so I try too as well.
I left off with Lincoln on the Huge Wagon. More photos:
Part of the 1926 Route 66 Alignment. The red bricks look cool but the suspension on that Harley doesn't do a very good job of soaking up the bumps.
This was open but no one was inside. There were artifacts from day long gone and the owners trust people to be honest, enjoy looking and taking anything. It looks like it is working for them.
More of the 1926 alignment. The Harley didn't soak up the concrete bumps either.
I was looking for this and found it. When the concrete was poured for the road apparently a turkey took a walk on it.
I wanted to try a Cozy Dog and I stopped here. I think they were the original corn dog or something. This is family owned from all those years ago..
The fries were wonderful and the Cozy Dog very yummy.
Spotted this old jail so I stopped to get a shot of it.
More old gas station fun.
I was passing this when I spotted it. I had to go around the block and return to get a shot. I just couldn't pass it by it was too fun.
Sorry about how blurry this is. This is about what I was looking like at the end of each day. 95 degree temps. with 80% or so humidity. Constantly sweating.....Ick.
9-19-21 This is from my SPOT tracker. As you can tell, I really slowed my pace once I hit RT66 in Chicago.
The corn dog was invented in Rockaway Beach, Oregon: http://www.originalprontopup.com/#home
It looks like there are more than one company that claims to be the first:
There is this one:
https://www.gmpopcorn.com/resources...vendors have claimed,Texas State Fair in 1942.
And this lists more:
This is a longer article with a lot more info and also says OR.
I liked the Cozy Dog and I like Corn Dogs. I had no idea there was a bit of a dispute about when and where they were created.
Some memories in that photo. I worked evenings pumping gas at a station on Rt. 66 in Pontiac when I was a teenager. Thanks for posting your travels.