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Waiting out a downpour, but we'll be leaving shortly on a 2,400 mile loop consisting of Hwy. 395 north from here in SoCal to Carson City, Nevada, then Hwy. 50 "The loneliest Road in America" across Nevada (3 towns in nearly 400 miles) and Utah into Colorado. Then down to new Albuquerque, New mexico and back to Cali via Rt. 66.



That is, if the weather changes. If not we'll flip a coin in Barstow this afternoon and do the trip counterclockwise.



Our nuptials were yesterday, with our own JS5Owner presiding. All present stated that his was without question the most spiritual, personal and meaningful ceremony they had ever attended.



Thanks Jeff. We love you.



We'll check in as cell service is available with pics and updates posted here.
 

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Good luck and have fun on the Turtle Tour 2,400. Also, congratulations on your marriage! Hope you have plenty of stories, all good ones, to tell us upon your return.
 

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Congratulations and travel safely. Sorry I'm not going to be in NM when you come through. I could leave the key under the door mat, but then again its the trip not the destination that is important. Me, I'll be pedal biking through the humidity and rain of the NE US and maritime provinces of Canada, and perhaps pining for a 200 cc motor and the sunshine of RT. 66 etc. Tom
 

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Waiting out a downpour, but we'll be leaving shortly on a 2,400 mile loop consisting of Hwy. 395 north from here in SoCal to Carson City, Nevada, then Hwy. 50 "The loneliest Road in America" across Nevada (3 towns in nearly 400 miles) and Utah into Colorado. Then down to new Albuquerque, New mexico and back to Cali via Rt. 66.



That is, if the weather changes. If not we'll flip a coin in Barstow this afternoon and do the trip counterclockwise.



Our nuptials were yesterday, with our own JS5Owner presiding. All present stated that his was without question the most spiritual, personal and meaningful ceremony they had ever attended.



Thanks Jeff. We love you.



We'll check in as cell service is available with pics and updates posted here.


As Someone once said; "The TW may be slow but the Earth is patient."





Have a safe and wonderful journey.





Mike

 

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Well, we're doing it backwards, which due to fluke weather is only marginally better than going the way we'd intended. Slightly less rain, cold and snow.



Whodathunk the west end of 66 would be this cold in May?
 

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Looking forward to photos and updates, ride safe and enjoy your trip!
 

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Lizrdbrth, I'm not leaving for about a week or 8 days so if you get close to Albuquerque by the the 22 or so, give me a call so I can buy the couple a couple of plates of New Mexico Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas, and or offer other available hospitality (lodging if it works). 505 859-0593 or 861-5365. It would be nice to hook up. Tom
 

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Wedding pic. I'm the one on the left, with the bad toupe.







Due to rain, a disappeared cellphone and a case of Montezuma's revenge from a certain dubious roadhouse our first real day was only 230 miles.



Cycle Gear in Victorville, Cali, where the cellphone hid out. Long story:







The Bagdad Cafe, which was not the real Bagdad Cafe, which was in the long-vanished town of Bagdad, Calif. but it played The Bagdad Cafe, in a movie called "Bagdad Cafe". Got it?



The movie was an indy film starring Jack Palance, and The Bagdad Cafe was really the Sidewinder Cafe, but the name was changed later in order to cash in on the success of a movie only 3 people ever watched, called Bagdad Cafe. Got it?



Who cares? Jack was there:







Amboy, Calif., or what's left of it. Once thriving from the advent of the automobile and cross-country travel, abandoned, then recently purchased in its entirety by the folks who catered our wedding. They're in the process of restoring it to its former glory. The Roy's sign is one of those mandatory Rt. 66 photo ops on our end of the world. Good ol' Roy made a gazillion dollars ripping off stranded and/or down-and-out dustbowlers and other suckers in the early days of the automobile.



Amboy was founded in 1860, and was the first of a series of towns named by the ATSF Railroad in alpabetical order across this stretch of desert between it and the AZ. border. Most are now defunct, but for a few remaining souls.



Amboy, Bolo, Cadiz, and so on.



The Guzzi rider was Canadian, seeking directions to Death Valley. He left nothern B.C. on Friday and had already toured half the west in four days, some of which were thousand mile days.:







Bout it for today. Crappy weather rendering the desert pretty washed out and unphotogenic. Hangin' out near Oatman, Az., with luck tomorrow will be a better pic day.
 

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It must be a real decision to decide between wearing the top hat and the full face helmet, but if the wind is blowing and the hat does not have a chin strap, there's no alternative. The desert wind could easily make a dry floral arrangement of the bridal bouquet unless watered often. Its an adventure. Cheers, Tom
 

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Guzzi Canadian rider ain't stopping much on a 1,000 mile day. Bet that's tuff on the ol'buttocks. Love the Top Hat. I know much has been said, written, and shown on TV about Route 66, but I like hearing it from you and some of the interesting stories. Good stuff.
 

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Congradulations You Two!

Ride Well!
 

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Congrats!!!! There's nothing better than two fine folks finding each other...... and when they share a passion?!? AWESOME !!!!!!!



Travel safe, have fun and please keep us updated!!



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I am sooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!!!! Enough about me. You to are such great people on a great trip what could be better! And MARRIED!!!!!!Congrats. I got my truck and tie downs if you need me. Keep an eye on him purple.



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Just talked with Russ by phone. They slept in a "wooden" tepee near the petrified forest last night, but had lunch in a gourmet restaurant at the La Posada in Winslow, AZ for lunch to balance it off. They are suffering brutal cross winds, but that is part of the adventure. I'm still hoping we will hook up in the next day or two as they approach Albuquerque. The adventure continues. Tom
 
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