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Riding Route 66 in September this year :-)
April 21, 2014
5:36 pm
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Hi, my partner and I are from Scotland and will be riding Route 66 over 16 days in September from Chicago to LA and I'm wondering if anyone here has done it at this time of year and what clothes we should be taking as space will be limited? We have taken our time with planning the places we want to stay at and are renting the Harley for the 16 days with a few days for ourselves either end at Chicago and Las Vegas. Any other advice for the journey greatly appreciated :-)

April 21, 2014
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We drove 66 in a car last September from Chicago to LA.

In most places the weather was warm to hot, although in Flagstaff it was rather chilly due to the altitude. I think David Asher was two weeks ahead of me and he experienced heavy thunderstorms and flooding. On some parts of the route, around New Mexico and Oatman, the roads were shut due to flooding or the road being washed away. The only problem we encountered was Oatman, the Top Rock Road being closed due to floor damage.

Most of the time my wife and I were in shorts and tee-shirts but if you are riding a bike I would imagine you would need a mixture of clothing.

Not sure if this helps but good luck.

April 24, 2014
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As Andy said, September is a great time of year to travel Route 66. The Wife, and I have traveled the road three times in September with each time being great. Also, the tornado season has passed by then. As Andy said it is warm to hot, but you may need a light jacket for the higher elevations such as Flagstaff.

April 26, 2014
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Thanks for the replies :-) Obviously luggage going to be down to a minimum but good to know what weather to expect. Can't wait to go and really loving the planning stage too :-)

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