A gas-sipping cruise down Route 66

The Amarillo Globe-News ran into a group Tuesday that’s crossing the United States — much of it on Route 66 — on motor scooters.

Top speeds of the contraptions are about 45 mph, so for obvious reasons the Wandering Wheels group is sticking to secondary roads like old 66 so to not tie up traffic.

The scooters may not go fast, but they have one distinct advantage:

“We get about 100 miles per gallon,” said Cyrus Johnson from Auburn, Ind. “That’s about a half day’s fuel.”

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