IN MAY OF 2014, A FRIEND AND I DECIDED TO RIDE OUR BIKES FROM TORONTO TO L.A. RIGHT DOWN ROUTE 66.
The road runs roughly from Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean, and has been called the Main Street of America / the Mother Road / the Will Rogers Highway. Who’s Will Rogers? No idea. But he must’ve been pretty damn cool.
Saw this on a clubhouse. Had to stop and pose for a pic. 7,000km to go.
SOULSBY'S SERVICE STATION—MT. OLIVE, ILLINOIS
Opened in 1926. When new EPA regulations rendered the station's underground gas tank unfit for use in 1991, the flow of gasoline finally came to a halt in 1993.
Route 66 is full of cool places to stop and look around. Like here, for example.
This gentleman owns an interesting flea market that had so many cool items. If only we could of have carried more on our bikes.
Bellemont, Arizona has the distinction of being the highest town on old Route 66 with an elevation of 7,130 feet above sea level.
CADILLAC RANCH—AMARILLO, TEXAS
A large work of art in the middle of a cow pasture. The work, which comprises of 10 Cadillacs embedded at an angle in the ground, was begun in 1974 by Ant Farm, a group of artists headed by a millionaire by the name of Stanley Marsh 3.
One thing you’ll notice along Route 66 are abandoned cars and buildings. Lots of them.
In many areas, the road has been repaved into beautiful long winding stretches of road.
The southern end of Route 66 has the most authentic road, —still original. The north of course gets damaged by the weather and in many areas is not drive able.