After 40 years as a diabetic, 3 organ transplants, significant vision loss, heart surgery, bowel surgery, colon cancer and more, I’m ready for my next challenge: Riding Route 66, from LA to Chicago. On a trike. To raise awareness about the organ transplantation that saved my life, and the diabetes that tried to take it.
I’m doing this to show three things:
So here’s the plan: originally I was going to start this endeavor on my recumbent trike in April of 2016. Because of more medical complications (illness, surgeries and broken bones) those plans were scuttled. But I'm determined to do part of this ride this year. My new plan is to ride Route 66 from Santa Monica, CA to Abequerque, NM, a distance of about 850 miles, in September of 2016.
My vision's declined a bit and the several months have set me back somewhat, but I'm still planning on riding!
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America's Highway, as it was once called, was at one time filled with roadside attractions. They ranged from unique restaurants and diners, to full-size dinosaur replications and even a Cadillac graveyard.
Many of these unique attractions still exist, although many of the towns have long since become ghost towns.
Along the way I intend to visit as many of these sightseeing havens as possible.