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Truck Ride with Bike

It was a Big Truck Ride, a Road Trip from Albuquerque to Flagstaff. That how it happened.


After a lunch at 66 Pit Stop to the West from Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was biking where R66 goes along the highway. As usual for this special summer, a big storm came and a truck driver, going to LA, passed me, made a u-turn and took me inside!
He agreed to drive the old Route 66, so I didn’t miss anything. We end up in Flagstaff, he gave me a room to sleep in his truck. In the morning, we walk in downtown and have a breakfast in old Route 66 restaurant. Then I asked him to drop me in Williams because I decided to use “saved” days for biking in Grand Canyon. He changed my tires, lubricated the chain, fixed the brakes, and left to Los Angeles. 


Where it was

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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