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Old 11-30-2012, 07:57 PM   #16
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Those pictures brought back memories. I did the environmental cleanup on that gas station probably 11 years ago. Started with drilling borings and wells to figure out where the contamination was, then we pulled out a several hundred yards of contaminated soil. I ran the skid steer that pushed all of the clean fill back in. The pumps you found in the garage were on the island when I was there, not operating, but there. It actually was an active repair shop. The old guy that ran the place was a hoot, IIRC. It's nice to see that they fixed the place up. Thanks for a great ride report.
Fantastic! Thanks for the history, you did good my man! Thank you.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:59 PM   #17
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Good stuff Mike. That bike sure is nice. Maybe I will get to see it soon.
Count on it! After next week maybe we'll both feel good enough to make a pie run miss you too Charlie.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #18
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Lots of good photos! Like you said, it was a trip down memory lane. Not that I am that old or would ever admit to it anyway. Kind of reminds me of the M&H and the station that you worked at although I can't remember what it was called. I too worked at a couple of gas stations back in the day. Pumping gas, fixing tires, changing oil. Great memories as a young lad making my way in the world.
Haaa, yeah for sure Tim! I worked at a DX station and lived across from M&H. I love history rides this one is turning out to be a real blast.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #19
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We are planning a Rt 66 trip next summer all the way to the west coast. I've got the Mad Map's route loaded in my GPS already. Would be great to get any notes or stops you find to add to our route. Getting me pumped with these pics.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #20
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Too cool!

I found the Seba Station by accident on Thanksgiving weekend. Spent over an hour in there taking pics and visiting with the fella behind the counter. So many great memory bikes in there. We'll have to compare pics sometime.

Thanks for the RR. It's great.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #21
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We are planning a Rt 66 trip next summer all the way to the west coast. I've got the Mad Map's route loaded in my GPS already. Would be great to get any notes or stops you find to add to our route. Getting me pumped with these pics.
Absolutely! Would be glad to share any information. I did a lot of research before I left too. Glad to help.

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I found the Seba Station by accident on Thanksgiving weekend. Spent over an hour in there taking pics and visiting with the fella behind the counter. So many great memory bikes in there. We'll have to compare pics sometime.

Thanks for the RR. It's great.
Thanks O'Jay! Hope you're feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed
Seba Station was a highlight for me too. Nice guy that was behind the counter like you say. Amazing that it is free as well. I had to buy some stickers and left a donation to help them out a little.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:56 AM   #22
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Great pictures!

With so much to see and experience how many miles are you covering each day?
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #23
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Oklahoma continued

Ok where were we, oh yeah Lucille's in Weatherford where I caught a cheap room and got some much needed rest.
This is a pretty cool place with old gas pumps outside and a great atmosphere inside.


I wanted to visit the Tom Stafford air museum while in Weatherford but decided to ride the route instead. Would be good to catch that next time I head West to finish the ride.

So I hit the road and after a bit pulled into Clinton, Ok. Wow what a nice Route 66 museum they have!!











This baby was in the front window. NICE!!





An old Texaco Gas truck was sitting out side the museum, they used to deliver gas on a rig like this to my Dad's farm.


I spent quite a bit of time here. It was very clean and done with taste. Definitely a must see stop on the route.

This little dinner was constructed just outside the museum in Clinton.





Rolled out of Clinton headed to Elk City where we would find another fantastic site. This is what greats you in Elk City, Ok.


They had actually reconstructed the boardwalk like it was back in the day. What a treat!




Once inside (this one cost $5 no biggy and glad to contribute) it did not disappoint.





Even an old school "Rock Bluff School" as it appeared in the old days.



Here is some more history on Elk City.



The complete down town with sidewalks and everything. Major undertaking.





Nice rigg, can't say much for the coffin though!


Some more of the shops they had.


About time! Some motorcycles.


Looks like an old knuckle head. (something my Dad often referred to me as...)

Now that is a SEAT..


Even an old Indian.



Wow an old Cushman scooter. I used to lust over those things before I got my own bike.



After finishing the Elk City Museum I continued West and found a few more things I had to get a picture of.




I hit the Texas border and will continue on with that portion a little later.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:24 AM   #24
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Really enjoying this RR, a trip down memory lane (RT 66), your pictures are first class

Those museums are worth a visit, very well presented exhibits
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #25
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Nice to see a good report on Route 66. I've been on and off it though the years but never did a dedicated run on it. Have done most of the OST also ( US 90 ) but it's not near as famous as 66. Thanks for the time and work of sharing this land mark.
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What a great trip! Really love your pictures of such interesting stuff. Thanks so much!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:27 PM   #27
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Nice to see a good report on Route 66. I've been on and off it though the years but never did a dedicated run on it. Have done most of the OST also ( US 90 ) but it's not near as famous as 66. Thanks for the time and work of sharing this land mark.
US 90 is still a functional highway today. 66 has been mostly plowed under and otherwise lost to neglect and obsolesence.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:37 PM   #28
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Brings back memories of my 2009 trip be sure to do the dirt past Glen Rio Tx into NM and hit the Curervo cut-off (Don't worry about the barricade, it is relatively easy). Have fun and ride safe!
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:39 PM   #29
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This is very entertaining stuff.

I have pictures of this after dark. PM sent.


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Also in Arcadia is Pop's Soda Ranch

They have fuel and a nice restaurant inside too. I didn't stop but did get some good pictures. Just wish I could have seen it lit up after dark.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #30
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What a great photographic chronicle of 66!!!
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