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Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Recap

Here are some closing thoughts on the five day, approximately 400 mile bicycle tour I just completed from Flagstaff, AZ to Barstow, CA – mostly expanding on logistical items I mentioned earlier, in case some readers may be considering a similar ride.  Daily writeups (now with photos!) are in earlier blog entries – check out the Track My Tour website […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 5

Ludlow, CA to Barstow, CA – 55 miles After yesterday’s long day, the plan was to sleep in today, have a relatively mellow ride back to the car, and drive back home early afternoon. Oh, the best laid plans! The portions of Route 66 for all of today’s route are now the frontage roads for […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 4

Needles, CA to Ludlow, CA – 113 miles Yesterday I alluded to my concern that I would not be able to ride the distance in the available daylight. I didn’t want to start at sunrise and put myself in a position where I would have to do the night riding at the end when I […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 3

Kingman, AZ to Needles, CA – 71 miles Since today was going to be a relatively short day, followed by a long ride the following day, I decided to sleep in and wake up when I felt like it – which ended up being 7AM instead of 6AM! In my mad dash to ship the […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 2

Seligman, AZ to Kingman, AZ – 86 miles I forgot to mention that yesterday’s 77 miles was a little shy of my expected 84 miles. My cycling computer must be a bit off, or I must have used the most direct I-40 shoulder in a location where I had originally planned to use the old […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 1

Flagstaff, AZ to Seligman, AZ – 77 miles Regular readers of my blog entries from previous bike trips know that I try not just to talk about the riding, but also the people and places along the way. But today was a challenging day, so this day’s entry is (mostly) about the riding. So deal […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 0 Addendum

I forgot to mention that earlier today I had noticed that the heads on the stem bolts on the bike were starting to show a little rust. While it was fresh on the mind, I figured I’d go to the hardware store and swap these out for stainless bolts, and I’d also do the same […]

Route 66 Bicycle Tour – Day 0

Later today is the drive to LA Union Station to ship the bike to Flagstaff via Amtrak freight. Tonight I drive to another Amtrak station in the desert (can’t say where, I’ll ruin the suspense), stash the car someplace safe, take the train to Flagstaff, then ride back to the car to finish the tour. […]