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    Nardowell nardowell's Avatar
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    Route 66 riding

    Living on route 66 in Bloomigton, IL. you have lots of chances to follow the old route and see some of the old remnants of the road and buildings. (I rode the entire old route from St. Louis to Chicago on my bicycle and was able to see lots of things some of the communities along the way have done to promote it).

    This fall the Falling Leaf Rally in Mo. might be a good time to travel parts of route 66 in Mo. before or after the rally. Has anyone done much of route 66 in MO. and can you give me some advice as to what parts might be the most interesting? Since I am a retired layabout, I have time to do this stuff.

    This picture was taken in Pontiac IL. at the route 66 museum. There is also a good war museum in the building. The town has a Pontiac car museum if you like GTOs and other Pontiac cars.
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    Nice picture. I've been at the Rt 66 museum in Pontiac...a hop skip and rut up Rt. 66 from my hometown of Chenoa. Handy for
    those who hit the Pontiac campout... Mac
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    Riding route 66 in Missouri is even more fun that IL. MO has hills and trees and lots of old route 66 motels restaurants and places to buy moccasins.
    I stayed in two great of old restored motels from the 40s and met groups from Australia, Japan and the Netherlands doing 66 on motorcycles and old cars.
    The area I traveled was SW of MO, from Cuba to Lebanon.
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    Route 66 Bucket List

    I hope to ride the complete 66 in about a year from spring. Any ideas, books or don'ts?

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    Are there any GPS tracks for old 66 ?




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    Quote Originally Posted by patiodadio View Post
    Are there any GPS tracks for old 66 ?




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    In IL it's pretty well marked, just find interstate 55 and look to the north or south of it, it's usually within eyesight of the interstate and once your on it there are signs.

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    [QUOTE=patiodadio;908876]Are there any GPS tracks for old 66 ?

    I think there is one out there, but I gave up on it because I only have a Zumo 220 and it was not "worthy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by atimebandit View Post
    I hope to ride the complete 66 in about a year from spring. Any ideas, books or don'ts?
    After buying several guide books, I found the best one to be EZ66 Guide. It has easy to follow maps and places of interest.
    It even includes some places to eat and stay.

    http://www.historic66.com/books/book-ezguide.html

    It's companion book by the same people is the Dining & Lodging Guide.

    There are other maps and guides, but these were the ones I found the easiest to follow and had the most useful information.
    I could keep the guide inside my jacket and stop and check it without a big hassle. A tank bag would be a handy place for it.
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