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Old 10-19-2013, 06:22 PM
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We got an international licence before traveling in Europe where we hired cars in Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, England and Ireland. Not once were we asked to show an international licence. Hire companies only requested my State Australian license. it may be a different matter if questioned by police though. It does seem odd to me that you can hire a vehicle without demonstrating either a licence to drive in that country or knowledge or testing of the local road rules.
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5 weeks and counting down.
I saw my mate off on monday night, he's over there making sure that the sights are worth seeing, motor homing for 3 months and will meet up on 66.
My Harley is ready, a 2009 Softail Heritage with 549 miles on the clock, will double that in first day when I ride to Niagara Falls and then back to Chicago where I start a 4 week trip along Route 66.
Any one for a chat and coffee along the way???


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Old 04-10-2014, 04:39 AM
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We got an international licence before traveling in Europe where we hired cars in Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, England and Ireland. Not once were we asked to show an international licence. Hire companies only requested my State Australian license. it may be a different matter if questioned by police though. It does seem odd to me that you can hire a vehicle without demonstrating either a licence to drive in that country or knowledge or testing of the local road rules.
Have a safe trip.
We ended up buying a camper in Europe and selling it at the end
We tried to hire one in the US for a few months,they didnt want to so we ended up buying one there to and selling it.
Problem was getting insurance on an international licence.
Took a million phone calls to finally get cover
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Yes, I had the dame problem. It was easier but much more expensive to purchase insurance from England and Holland that to was from the US until I contacted Progressive instance by phone, got transferred to the agent in Indiana (the state where i purchased the bike) and everything happened so easily and much cheaper than any other company, including several within the US.
It is now crazy that with Travel insurance, no company will insure you if you ride, hire or own a bike over 200cc's!
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Yes, I had the dame problem. It was easier but much more expensive to purchase insurance from England and Holland that to was from the US until I contacted Progressive instance by phone, got transferred to the agent in Indiana (the state where i purchased the bike) and everything happened so easily and much cheaper than any other company, including several within the US.
It is now crazy that with Travel insurance, no company will insure you if you ride, hire or own a bike over 200cc's!
That's because old farts like us have a greater tendency to fall off the things. Go carefully.
As far as "dame problems" go, I think we all share those.

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Neill,

Several years ago I was working on a pipeline that paralleled Route 66 in California. There is a funky little town called Oatman were wild burros come and go as they please and some of the old original road construction still exist just outside of town. Worth a short stop and bring a carrot to feed the burro. Have a great time tracing one of our historic roadways.
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Hi Russel,
I have the EZ book on Route 66 and read about the wild burro's (I think these are a type of donkey or at least a family member). I dare say that there will be numerous places that will sell carrots to feed the residents.
There are so many special places and experiences to be had that I am really looking forward to starting the journey.
I have a mate who does some work with me and he is over there at present and collects his motor home to do just parts of 66 and we intend to meet on the road in later May
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Neill,

BTW, that is a nice looking ride you have there. Seems like you also had an cool looking car too, big boy toys. Have a great "iron butt" ride along Route 66.
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Seems like you also had an cool looking car too, big boy toys.
What is life if you don't have a few toys! In fact I still have 2 clubmans, Robin Hood and a bright yellow Dax Rush. Bought both over in a container from the UK, finished the Robin Hood ready for inspection and rego, then for sale. Yet to finish the Dax, will be my toy, plenty of get up and go to boot. The Harley, well that wasn't planned but will be put to use until I get sick of it or my son gets his license and takes it over or inherits it.
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Neil, I am about 12 miles off of route 66 if you would care to indulge in some "chat and coffee" along the way. We are just east of St. Louis, MO and southeast of Edwardsville, IL, near the beginning of your trip. Check your itinerary. We would love to have you stop in and visit. I am not sure how the private message (PM?) stuff works on this site but let me know if you are interested. Our San Marzano tomatoes are worth checking out if you are interested. Let me know.
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