Route 66: Gallup, NM to Seligman, AZ

Day 19 – 4742 Miles GALLUP, NM to SELIGMAN, AZ – 281 Miles I woke up bummed. Vacation was coming to an end and our final time on the road would be spent doing the familiar. The thrill of discovery would be gone. Boy! If only I’d known what lay ahead! We began the day…

Route 66: Elk City, OK to Santa Rosa, NM

Day 17 – 4095 Miles ELK CITY, OK to SANTA ROSA, NM – 372 Miles Brian and I both awoke salivating for New Mexico-styled grub… with lots of chiles, our culinary staple. So instead of taking the slow road through the rest of Oklahoma and Texas, we blasted out of Elk City, jumped on the…

Route 66: Chelsea, OK to Elk City, OK

Day 16 – 3723 Miles CHELSEA, OK to ELK CITY, OK – 306 Miles Picture this. A humid yet cool morning with overcast skies. You fire up your bike and the heartbeat of the 45 degree twin courses through you. You climb on and pull out of the charming roadside motel onto the Route, just…

Route 66: Cuba, MO to Chelsea, OK

Day 15 – 3417 Miles CUBA, MO to CHELSEA, OK – 329 Miles My goodness! What an action-packed day! A day of pitbulls and kittens and thunderstorms and dirt roads! We stopped first thing to fuel our bodies at Shelly’s Route 66 Cafe, and got some fine lovin’ from these two young pits. I had…

Route 66: Pontiac, IL to Cuba, MO

Day 14 – 3088 Miles PONTIAC, IL to CUBA, MO – 306 Miles I’m going warn ya… This isn’t a thrill-a-minute post, so I’ll keep it short. We didn’t get out of Pontiac until nearly one because of the great museums, like this Pontiac Museum. The man who owns this collection (who lives out of…

Route 66: Milwaukee, WI to Pontiac, IL

Day 13 – 2782 Miles MILWAUKEE, WI to PONTIAC, IL – 207 Miles I love my motorcycle. And I was SO happy to get back in the saddle! Even with the city traffic. While cruising an L.A.-like ten mile-per-hour freeway crush through Chicago, I got caught doing something silly (sillier than kissin my sickle). Whenever…

Route 66: Time to Ride Again!

Days 10-12 Milwaukee is a wonderful city and I’ve had a swell time here (I mean, hey! They had this sign…) But man! I’m ready to get back on the bike! I miss that little critter! In case you didn’t know, my feller manages a Harley-Davidson dealership, and twice a year, goes to dealer meetings…

Route 66: Chicago-ish, IL to Milwaukee, WI

Day 9 – ¬†2575 Miles from Home ??, IL to MILWAUKEE, WI – 66 Miles¬† We made it to our final destination! Milwaukee Wisconsin! There’s something kinda cool about rolling into Harley’s founding town on a Harley-Davidson. Since we ended up just 40 miles outside of Milwaukee the night before in whatever town we stayed…