The Quest for New Boots

Sidi Canyon Gore Tex Boots My Frank Thomas Gore Tex boots have done me well. I bought them in 2002 and they haven’t leaked, they keep my feet warm and are very comfy. A zip broke earlier this year but Frank Thomas replaced the zip for an all-in charge of £10 which I think is [...]

Web Resources

As with any good trip, knowing a bit about your intended destination beforehand helps tremendously to appreciate what you are seeing when you get there. As you’d might expect, Route 66 is well documented on the web and there are some good web sites and some not-so-good sites. My definition of a good site is [...]

Route 66 – The Song

Sheet Music Cover for "Route 66" Showing the Nat King Cole Trio (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 was written by Bobby Troup in 1946. It was first recorded that year by Nat King Cole, and was subsequently covered by many artists including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Depeche [...]

Route 66 as a Guided Tour

Route 66 is the old route that connects the east with the west starting from Chicago and going across to Santa Monica on the west coast. It travels through a variety of terrain ranging from flat open plains to mountains, deserts and canyons. It is no longer the main highway – it was superseded by [...]

Buffalo CoolFlow Jeans

Freedom Motorcycles in March had kindly ordered these in for us as they didn’t have our size when we first visited them. These are textile biking trousers (I wouldn’t call them ‘jeans’ since that word conjures up a denim type of material or style which these aren’t) and we liked them when we saw them [...]

Nolan N43 Air Helmet

We weren’t considering helmets at the outset of our planning since we already have them (I have a perfectly serviceable BMW System 5 helmet and Françoise has a nearly new Caberg Justissimo helmet). However, two things prompted me to look at helmets. Firstly, it will be hot and I want to be cool. Especially so [...]