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J/K. Hey, if Turborob can misname an entire continent, why can't I?
Oz is definitely on my list, though.. I'm jealous of his ride pics.



Actually Purple and I are planning to do Route 66 (USA) west-to-east sometime in late spring. But with a twist. Time permitting, I'd like to ride every inch of the original alignment possible.



I did a lot of the more obscure and unused sections of it when I rode my horse crosscountry back in '93. Most of it is still in use, but lots of sections of the road have either been bypassed by the interstates or the interstate was built right over them, but a lot of them have just become overgrown or degraded and lie on private property, serving as access roads to ranches and farms. These are the sections we're interested in. The parts few modern travelers are equipped to see. see.



If any of you TW folks in various states along the Route live near, have access to, or knowlege of any of these sections we'd appreciate any info you can pass along. Or if you just wanna ride along with us when we pass through we'd welcome the company.



I've ridden the section from L.A. to Glenrio Texas horseback, but even so I may have missed a few sections.



Odd request, I suppose. But we thought we'd post it here anyway. Ya never know.
 

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Thanks Tom.



I bypassed quite a bit of that area all those years ago and headed directly upriver meandering

through Bernalillo (State?) Park, Cochiti, and a bunch of minor pueblos off the beaten path. So some of that is on my do-over list.



One place in particular that I want Purple to see is a tiny little mission, church or assistencia that I stumbled upon once I rejoined 66. It's on a fairly untraveled section of the road, sits pretty close to 25 somewhere between Santa Fe and Las Vegas, and had graves dating back to the 1500's. I took a detour into the backcountry from there and probably couldn't find it again.



Ring any bells?
 
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