Route 66 – (2018 Trip) – Day 10 Amarillo, TX. to Albuquerque, NM.

We did a longer run on the bike today as there is not a lot worth stopping at along this stretch of road, our destination tonight was Albuquerque we did 493 km (306 miles) today.

There’s not a huge amount of touristy things to do along this stretch. That said our journey included looking at the following: include:

  • Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX.
  • MidPoint Café, Adrian, TX.
  • Glenrico Ghost Town, Glenrico, TX.
  • Route 66 Auto Museum, Santa Rosa, NM.

There are multiple photo opportunities to be had along this stretch of road, from road signs, to scenery, to old Route 66 motel signs. The best place for getting photos of motel signs would be Tucumcari in New Mexico. I think you’d need to stay overnight to get the signs all lit up in neon for the best photos. You would need to invest a lot more time alonge the whole of Route 66 to capture all the photo opportunities that present themselves.

We got on old Route 66 for most of the morning and I was thinking this road sure is rough. Then I looked at my speedo, I was doing 64 k/ph (40 m/ph) over the limit. Needless to say I dialled it back a fir bit to suit the road conditions.

We managed to find a couple more Harley-Davidson delaers in Albuquerque.