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Harley-Davidson to sell “Ride Atlas”

According to WFRV.com, Harley-Davidson will sell its "Harley-Davidson Ride Atlas of North America" at bookstores, dealerships and other outlets sometime in May. It's a typical atlas, except it highlights 25 scenic rides, including a segment of Route 66. The featured…

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Pain Walker makes it to Flagstaff

Dennis Kinch, the man who's walking Route 66 for the National Pain Foundation, has made it into the high-altitude air of Flagstaff, Ariz. His Web site gives this update: Dennis has made it to Flagstaff, AZ! With the help of…

Voluptuous mural in Albuquerque gets repainted

(Warning: Some content in following post may not be work-safe.) The Duke City Fix reports that the provocative painting over Snob Hill Body Jewelry in Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in Albuquerque has been redone. The painting of the nude,…

Mother Road maintains its allure

A feature in the Edmond (Okla.) Sun mentions the town trying to play up its Route 66 heritage during the state's centennial next year. But most of the story is about how the Mother Road has kept its allure all…

Clanton’s Cafe featured on Roadfood.com

Clanton's Cafe, which has been feeding Route 66 travelers and locals in Vinita, Okla., since 1927, is the latest Restaurant of the Day in Jane and Michael Stern's popular Roadfood.com site. I personally can vouch for the pies, pot roast,…

Berghoff reopens as the Berghoff Cafe

The Berghoff restaurant, which occupied a section of old Route 66 in Chicago for 107 years, closed earlier this year. However, the Chicago Tribune reports that the space has reopened as the Berghoff Cafe. Everything is pretty much the same…

Parking fees coming to Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that connects Madison, Ill., and north St. Louis, Ill., is part of an old alignment of Route 66. It's now used as part of a Trailnet walking and bicycling trail that connects the St.…

Geezer Riders reach the end of the line

The Geezer Riders considered their ride to Oatman, Ariz., one of the highlights of their Route 66 trip because of the rugged Black Mountains surrounding it, the semi-wild burros roaming the streets and the quaint businesses. Here's the story on…

Scenes from the road in New Mexico

Compugrrrl has posted nice images in recent days on the New Mexico PhotoJournal. On Friday, she posted a photo of a long-shuttered diner in Glenrio (even though it's just within the border of Texas). She also has images from the…

“RV” movie contains a brief Route 66 connection

According to film reviewer Brent Simon of Now Playing magazine, the new Robin Williams comedy "R.V." has a brief Mother Road reference: In the end, too, after the secret of Bob’s meeting comes out, a moralistic ending gives way to…

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