Blues Brothers

Setting a Speed Record on Route 66

Looks like I’m setting a speed record on Route 66. My ride will be the ever slowest. There are so many attractions along the way so I stop everywhere.

There are so many nice people around and they invite me to stop for lunch. Then to stay overnight. Then to stay till the wind change direction. Then till the storm will be gone. And so on.

McDonalds in the morning

McDonalds in the morning

Guaranteed brushing, bathing and changing in mother/baby toilets with tables for changing babies packing clothes, drinking bottomless coffee with unlimited WiFi – nothing can replace McDonalds for traveller. Of course I carry a tent for sleeping. Show me a picture of a person staying in hotels/motels for few month when if you meet one.

Harley-Davidson bikers

Harley-Davidson bikers

I feel like a princess cycling Route 66. Drivers slow down and pass me with a big gaps, motor bikers wave me, wherever I stope people run ahead to open and hold doors for me. As further as more. They invite me to stay in their houses and leave to me their car-keys so I could drive around. Not to mention their meals.

Dwight

Dwight

I’m already not sure if I’m on the Earth or on the Moon. In 7 days I ride 90 miles!  I thought it would be 100 miles/day, so after a month I would cross US by TransAmerica Trail to the East. Nope! I will enjoy American Main Street slowly. In October they are waiting for me in Peru, so probably I’ll reach Santa Monica till that. Probably not. If not, it would be a new slow speed record of Route 66. Probably.

Ambler-Becker Texaco Gas Station

Ambler-Becker Texaco Gas Station

Photo frame at Ambler-Becker Texaco

Photo frame at Ambler-Becker Texaco

Ambler-Becker Texaco Gaz Station

Ambler-Becker Texaco Gaz Station

Phillip Becker donated historical Texaco Station to Dwight

Phillip Becker donated historical Texaco Station to Dwight

Volunteer on duty at Texaco

Volunteer on duty at Texaco

My gift to volunteer Chris – Damascus Trail Days 2015 hat which one lady every year knit by hand for the Appalachian Trail thru hikers.

 

Lena Faber used to work as a journalist at a mainstream Russian newspaper, she wrote books for a major publishing house, and directed her original concept on Drive TV in Russia. In 2009, she moved to South Africa and taught at the University of SA, where she took up running competitively and won a silver medal at the World Masters Athletic Championship. She has also won an international photo contest and had a photo exhibition of her work. In 2014 she decided to try fast long-distance hiking and started with the Appalachian Trail where she earned a trail name "Brave" from other hikers. She has also cycled US Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, as well as other parts of the world. Still hiking and cycling somewhere.

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