Two wonderful books, I have found to use as resources!!
I have fallen for the travel bug once again. However, where it’s taking me is still being discovered. I knew that the Lincoln Highway has the western terminus here in CA, but was not sure where. I have discovered it’s located in San Francisco quite near the Legion of Honor. Well, I have this wonderful new to me touring bike and I thought to myself, why not trace the entire route of the Lincoln Highway from the west coast to the Eastern Terminus in NYC! Now that would be fun, wouldn’t it???
Ok, I began my research only to discover that the Lincoln Highway had several incarnations and with all our technology I was able to secure a very good map presented by the Lincoln Highway Association. The highway was actually planned as a route using several existing roads many of which have been lost over the years, re-routed or just plain deserted. Some of the original road is dirt, some gravel, some trail and some not even worth trying to find! There are deserted bridges, broken pavement and I can only imagine how many ghosts.
PBS put out a wonderful video encapsulating a cross country trip on the Lincoln Highway, with highlights focusing on American culture, history, food, tradition, the American family and the continuing future of the automobile. This video sealed the deal so to speak. Now, to find the road, the wonderful Americana, the classic restaurants, the roadside attractions and of course the people!
I hope those of you reading this having any knowledge of this wonderful roadway into American will share stories, places to see, people to visit as well as tales. Please send me your thoughts as I embark on planning this epic journey! I am looking to ride this in the Spring of 2014. Let the planning commence!!
There will be more posted as I know more…stay tuned and any insight WELCOMED!!!