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Mother Road RT 66
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:55:00 am »
This may have been discussed before. I've had the privilege of touching the Mother Road in every State from ILL. to CA. What State do you think gives the mother road proper due? For me it is AZ. Well marked and decent asphalt. Great small town renaissance. I lost the route a couple times in OK and TX leading to gravel, closed bridges and u turns. CA is a close 2nd. What say you?  :beerchug:
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Re: Mother Road RT 66
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 04:32:33 pm »
Well I've only done the AZ part but have to agree that it was outstanding. Love some of the small towns, shops etc. that are scattered along
the route. I hope to get out that way again and do the CA & NM sections and then eventually work my way closer to home. It's a shame that so much
of the original road is gone and that other sections are just abandoned. It would seem that a revitalization of the road could be a huge tourist trap
for people who care about history, travel and cars.

Thanks for bringing this subject up and hope it turns into a nice selection of rte's or something.
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Re: Mother Road RT 66
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 06:02:00 pm »
  Back in 1964 I drove The Mother Road from Chicago to Azusa, CA, while leaving the Boston area as I was sick and tired of snow, mosquitoes and humidity.  At the time I wasn't aware of the history of this road as it was the most direct route to CA from MA.
 I have since ridden it and agree that Arizona has maintained Route 66 better then all other states.
 
 Back in 1964 The Road went through and not around all the small, and large, towns and hamlets and there were many roadside attractions along the way. In Needles I was talked into buying one of the Desert Water Bags that hang in front of the radiator to help cool the motor. I never knew if it worked but I still have, after 53 years,  fond memories of that trip and it was, at the time, the most exciting adventure I've had even undertaken. I didn't take pictures of the trip as cameras were a lot scarcer back then.
  I'd love to do it again, as it was back then, but time waits for no man.   :'(
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Re: Mother Road RT 66
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 08:06:47 pm »
Hmmmmmmmmm.......... boil boil trouble and toil. Mind is stirring.
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