Pre Planning… Historic Route 66 in Arizona

The 29th annual Laughlin River Run in Nevada will be April 27th to May 1st, 2011.  More than 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will make this the largest Harley-Davidson-oriented event on the West Coast this year, right on historic US Route 66.

Last year on the way to Laughlin, we took a detour by Lake Havasu and Lake Havasu City.  We were able to take a walk out on the London Bridge.

It’s amazing to me that this bridge was originally in London.  The bridge was taken apart and each piece numbered for re-assembly.  It was re-dedicated in Lake Havasu City, AZ on October 10, 1971.

This year…..A different route?

A detour off of I-40 west of Pinaveta, AZ and a ride along Historic Route 66 would be nice.  The route along Route 66 goes through Seligman, Peach Springs, Truxton, Valentine and Hackberry on the way to Kingman, Arizona.  I’ve never ridden this section along Route 66.

This may be a good opportunity to get some pictures of Route 66 signs, old buildings, etc. for this blog.

Planning for a “Ride” and deciding what to do and see along the way just about a fun as the “Ride”.  Well…..  Almost as fun!

3 Responses to “Pre Planning… Historic Route 66 in Arizona”

  1. I KNOW! I love the act of planning a ride. The funny part is: Once on the road, the plan hardly goes the way I envisioned! But I’m rarely disapointed! You have a great ride! I’m attending the Big Mountain Run here in Tennessee in May, but I will be hitting some Pre-parties before I actually hit the campsite for the BMR. 1000 miles of riding. I’m so stoked! Have a great time at Laughlin, ride safe

  2. Very true. It always takes me longer to get to my destination than planned. Photo stops, scenic overlook stops, etc… Ride safe.

  3. The planning really is fun, and usually is a team effort here. I tend to find destinations, places to eat, etc while the spouse does the actual route. We’re doing a small group trip to Deal’s Gap next month…that’s been in the planning stages since November lol

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