Any one done route 66?

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Been thinking about this for a long time and thought hell why not!   Get my license back in August and thinking about route 66 for singles with a hired Harley in November this year.    Want to hear what pees thought about it if they've been there and done it...... an feedback welcome, thanks.    :-)

                                                                                                                                                                             
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I have and I'm friends with the guys who actually run HD's official tours

Own opinion

It is a great thing to do and a fantastic experience but ......  I think the best of the West tour/Wild West Tour is better than full 66 tour.

The first part of Route 66 is the long straights everyone thinks of and it's further West when things get better.  If you look at my profile and then down to America you an see a pics for an idea.

If you do route 66 in reverse you can half the cost if your interested also and can send you a link for it.

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WILD WEST TOUR Day 1      Arrive Los Angeles. Day 2      Los Angeles - Palm Springs 190 miles.  Day 3      Palm Springs - Laughlin 230 miles.  Day 4      Laughlin - Grand Canyon National Park 245m Day 5      Grand Canyon - Monument Valley 170 miles Day 6      Monument Valley - Bryce Canyon 340 miles  Day 7      Bryce Canyon – Las Vegas 250 miles.  Day 8      Las Vegas (free day)  Day 9      Las Vegas – Mammoth Lakes 350 miles.  Day 10    Mammoth Lakes - Yosemite 150 miles.  Day 11    Yosemite - San Francisco 200 miles.  Day 12    San Francisco (free day). Day 13    San Francisco - Monterey 120 miles.  Day 14    Monterey - Pismo Beach 150 miles. Day 15    Pismo Beach - Los Angeles 225 miles  Day 16    Depart Los Angeles. The end of the road   Total mileage                                        c. 2625 miles
                                                                                                                                                                             
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Yes stick a link in.  That's one for the future I hope.                                                                                                                                                                             
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I saw a TV documentary on Route 66.
It's not what it was - too touristy and commercialised.                                                                                                                                                                             
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It's been "not wot it was" ever since 1946 when a chap called Bobby Troup wrote a song about it. Its been a tourist route ever since. Geek                                                                                                                                                                             
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thanks Madscots looks like a good route, yes please to link ta.                                                                                                                                                                             
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http://www.california-sunriders.com/

They also do a reverse Route 66 tour and is about half the price but these guys are the official HD tour guides.  Garry "the bear" comes over to UK for Brum bike show and then comes up and stays with me each year.  he is Mr Route 66 and No1 tour guide so worth going to say hello end of the year at next show.

As for Route 66 being commercialised then that isn't a bad thing but i would go do it before deciding an opinion on it ;) 

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Thanks Madscots, when will he be up again as bike show in Dec?  Get licence back in August so hoping to do in Sept/Oct time when I get my feet back lol......                                                                                                                                                                             
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28 November and closing on Sunday 6 December.Thumbs Up                                                                                                                                                                              
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This is something I'd like to do, but hols taken up this year touring France. Would the trip depend on numbers?                                                                                                                                                                              
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madscots

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If you book a tour then no you just pay and turn up 9what i did).  You can book the bikes and trip and go do it yourself (cheaper).

Or you can get a group together and I can run the tour for you for less alsoThumbs Up

I have offered before that I can sort US tours if folks want to do it but it's the lack of numbers stopping it as not cheap
                                                                                                                                                                             
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Eezyrider

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That's a great offer, i will work on the 3 mates that I ride with when im in France. :-)                                                                                                                                                                             


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