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Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by PatB, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. I think I might read this one when I get a bit of spare time.

    It's an EPIC! :roll: :eek:
  2. "Zen, and the art of motorcycle maintenance" is a classic book about taking a long road trip. Good reading.

    Re: RT66.

    General Eisenhower became President Eisenhower right after WWII, and he began our Interstate Freeway system. Before that, RT66 was the main road to Southern California. It was well traveled, wealthy, and interesting in its day.

    IMHO, Pacific Coast Highway is still a great ride that rivals old Rt66.
  3. Read the whole "book" here, great read took me 3 days!

    Poor lizzie :(
  4. I downloaded the PDF version last night. Big download (20 M8) but you get the illustrations.

    I've seen photos of early 1920s US roads before, but it still makes me raise my eyebrows :shock: . Particularly when it's understood that the seas of mud pictured are parts of major routes and existed, in a wealthy country, into what was, until recently, well within living memory.

    Just shows what can be got away with given a comprehensive rail system.
  5. Where'd you get the PDF, i'd love to see the photos!

    Edit: Ah, found it.
  6. Yep, downloaded fine, but it's not doing great things for my CPU load.