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Old 11-18-2020, 03:19 PM   #1
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Interested in traveling Route 66 in the coming year, plan is to head down the coast from San Francisco to Santa Monica and turn "left." I have relatives in North Carolina I'd like to visit so I don't plan on traveling all of 66, figure I'll go as far as New Mexico.
Any tips, suggestions or mapping hints would be much appreciated!

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Old 11-18-2020, 03:31 PM   #2
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Interested in traveling Route 66 in the coming year, plan is to head down the coast from San Francisco to Santa Monica and turn "left." I have relatives in North Carolina I'd like to visit so I don't plan on traveling all of 66, figure I'll go as far as New Mexico.
Any tips, suggestions or mapping hints would be much appreciated!

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I've ridden every inch of Route 66, and I have to say that you really don't want to bother east of New Mexico anyhow. By the time you get to Tucumcari (A completely depressing shell of a town) you've run out of anything worth seeing on the Route.

It is worth hitting the CA and AZ sections, though.
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:16 PM   #3
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That's kinda what I've been hearing as well
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:23 PM   #4
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In CA Route 66 is a jumping off point for one of the BDR sections. Might be the case in other areas that you can spice up 66 with some adventuring in the dirt.
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:04 PM   #5
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Not *quite* there yet

Probably stick to pavement and not-so-hairy dirt & gravel for the time being. I will be looking into dual-sport, ADV classes at some point. I know the Beemer is quite a nimble machine (in the right hands) but I think I've got a ways to go before I feel comfortable doing a lot of off-road riding.

Thanks for all the encouragement!
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