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Trip: USA 2014 & Route 66

There are [10] stories from my trip: USA 2014 & Route 66

Turn right and drive 529 miles

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | Views [822]

That was what the bike's GPS said to us this morning as we left Denver headed towards Kansas. We arrived in Denver yesterday, after a wonderful drive from Grand Junction through more amazing scenery, at lunchtime to neice Haleys flat and met her partner ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | Views [872]

The ET highway was a big nothing, just fairly boring road and no views of anything, no visiting aliens... Got to the highway from Las Vegas to St George and there were road works so it was backed up a fair way, we stopped for a bite to eat and contemplate ... Read more >

Getting ready to do the ET Highway

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | Views [712]

We rode out from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge and headed south and east to Yosemite National Forest stopping in Modesto for food at the Firken Fox. We had booked a night at the Yosemite Bug Hostel where we stayed in a tent cabin, on arrival ... Read more >

Looking forward to a day off in San Francisco

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | Views [814]

The road up the coast (1) was interesting, we rode with friends we met on R66 AnneMarie & Rene each riding a Harley. We seperated at San Luis Obispo where we turned off to Morro Bay and they rode on towards San Francisco. We had only one problem ... Read more >

End of Route 66 and beginning of trip back to Kansas

USA | Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Views [661]

Today we reached the Santa Monica Pier, the end of Route 66. Yesterday to get there we crossed the Mojave Desert, it was a long hot day riding in temperatures of up to 108 degrees. I enjoyed the heat but it took a lot out of me (Kent was fine ... Read more >

now in Gallup, New Mexico

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | Views [696]

There are lots of things I haven't mentioned like the fact that the first day the group rode to Springfield then on to St Louis but we rode all the way to St Louis that first day so we could visit with Aaron & Kristen and Ben & Denae & family.... Read more >

Now in Clinton, Oklahoma

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | Views [836]

We are riding long days and arriving at our motels in the early evening in time for a shower, quick swim if there is a pool, some dinner, organise our clothes for tomorrow and sleep. The motels advertise WIF'I but it isn't good and often doesn't even ... Read more >

Photos: USA 2014

USA | Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | Photo Gallery

Road to Route 66
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Hannibal to Chicago

USA | Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | Views [706]

Our friends from New Zealand, two other Kiwi couples, joined us on Sunday evening in Hannibal and the next morning we headed north to Debuque (pronounced Da-buke) where we stayed the night. Next day was the Debuque Museum a fascinating exploration of ... Read more >

And so it begins

USA | Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | Views [756]

Well!  I can hear John (JV) telling me 'you shouldn't start a story with - Well!' But this story, well...  We started with a quick sojorn on the Gold Coast with gorgeous Georgia and family before heading to Kansas with Air New Zealand via ... Read more >

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