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nissanneill 10-18-2013 02:26 AM

Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
Hi all,
I am planning a trip to the US in May 2014 where I buy a low mileage Harley and do the "Mother of roads", Route 66. A 4 to 6 week trip should suffice where I get to see and experience all that the road and surrounds could offer, hopefully travelling to Chicago where I plan on purchasing the bike and travelling to LA, the complete Route 66. From there, I plan on riding up the coast to Morrow Bay and drop in on my brother for a few days, returning to LA where I put the bike into a crate for Australia,
Who knows, I might even get time to visit James and a few other members as I don't have a defined time line.
Any suggestions would be appreciated, I have the 2013 updated EZ66 Route 66 guide for travellers an the maps of the road through the 8 states, so I should find my way easily especially with a new GPS that I plan to put on the bike.

Cheers for now.

Neill

TropicalCoasting 10-18-2013 04:17 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
get your kicks
Ive done parts of it many years ago in a car

david s 10-18-2013 04:22 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
That sounds like a great trip. I'm more of a Vespa in Italy kinda guy though. Will you convert the Harley to right hand drive when you get it home?:D

When you're over there, I presume you are taking long service leave, be sure to tell them all how all Australians qualify for 10 weeks LSL on full pay after 10 years of service. I think Australia is pretty unique in this regard.

nissanneill 10-18-2013 05:14 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
Hi David,

Quote:

I presume you are taking long service leave
No, I took a package almost 4 years ago from the government, I had 3 years before retiring and they gave me 2 1/2 years salary to finish early. Got bored in semi retirement, so I started up my own business which has earned me substantial time off for good behaviour, (ie. hard work 7 days a week). So I'm taking a couple of months off to do the solo trip, probably meet others on the road with similar itinerary. Bring the bike home to join the clubmans (well at least I hope to sell one of them before I go) 2 big boys toys then to play with.

thickstrings 10-18-2013 07:09 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
Ya better check to see if the country is still open before you come....

boerwarrior 10-18-2013 07:54 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
Sounds great!!

By the way, it is spelt "Morro" Bay! we have good friends who live there and we just got back from a great trip there. Don't miss visiting Avila Beach!

Also, don't forget that it can still be pretty cold in Chicago in May. Bring some good leathers!

nissanneill 10-18-2013 07:39 PM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
Might need to purchase leathers over there, although some private sellers have all the gear thrown in with their bikes. Will wait and see what happens.i don't want to take too much with me as I will need to carry it on the bike.
Cheers
Neill

thickstrings 10-19-2013 05:30 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
I am wondering how one gets a drivers license? International? or from the state that you apply from? Also, what kind of clubman?

UtahBeehiver 10-19-2013 07:55 AM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
You will go right through Oatman California on Route 66 where wild burros roam the city streets, if you call it a city. Be sure to bring carrots! It is quite a site.

brickie in oz 10-19-2013 02:08 PM

Re: Planned Route 66 trip for 2014
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thickstrings (Post 163844)
I am wondering how one gets a drivers license? International? or from the state that you apply from?

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