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…

Route 66: Cuba, MO to Springfield, IL

Day 7 – 2234 Miles from Home CUBA, MO to SPRINGFIELD, IL – 251 Miles Nothing like putting on damp jeans, boots, and gloves and climbing on the bike on a cool morning! Brrrr!!! But I’m telling you, it was … What adjective haven’t I used? Amazing? Fantastic? Spectacular? The Illinois countryside defies description. And…

Route 66: Carthage, MO to Cuba, MO

Day 6 – 1983 Miles from Home CARTHAGE, MO to CUBA, MO – 239 Miles What a bizarre day. I mean, no individual event stood out as bizarre… Simply the culmination of the day’s events–a day of countless U-turns and backtracking to find the elusive Mother Road. Yes, we could have hopped on the Interstate…