This day next week Roma and I will be setting out on our long awaited trip across America on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. It is a two-week guided tour with EagleRider for all 2,807 miles (4,491.2 km to those folks in metric land). It will be 12 days of riding for an average of 233 miles per day with lots of stops. Here's the route map provided by EagleRider:
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From the EagleRider website:
Route 66 crosses three time zones and 8 States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Route 66 has been the path of migrants, dreamers, desperadoes and an entire generation of vacationers discovering the way west. The 1950's were the Route 66 glory days, when thousands of cars rode bumper to bumper behind each other to experience the Western frontier. Hotels, motels, gas stations, classic restaurants, and the "New" America sprang up everywhere. Much of Route 66's classic roads, restaurants, gas stations, and nostalgic landmarks are preserved just as they were in the 1950’s. The famous and nostalgic Route 66 is the road created in heaven for motorcycle touring. Simply stated, this is the guided tour of America!
Wow - that's a great appetiser for what many regard as a trip of a lifetime! To get in the mood, here's The Rolling Stones live in 1976 "Get Your Kicks On Route 66"!