A slightly delayed start today as Bill, the driver of the back up vehicle, managed to lock his keys in the van. Leaving Bill to wait for the locksmith we set off for the tiny town of Oatman with its gift shops, wild burros and gun fights staged for the tourists.
The whole of today was spent riding the longest continuous stretch of Route 66 all the way to the Grand Canyon. This stretch of road is considered to be "The Heart of Historic Route 66." Leaving Oatman the road twisted and turned up through the mountain with breathtaking views.
We climbed steadily throughout the day and consequently the temperature was cooler than yesterday. It was 90F (32C) when we stopped for a drink at Hackberry General Stores further along Route 66.
We headed off in a northern loop through the Hualapai Indian Reservation towards Seligman. After a late lunch stop in Seligman we rode to Williams
and our last water stop before riding the last 60 miles to the entrance to the Grand Canyon and our overnight stop at the Best Western Squire Inn.