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Home / Mojave Preserve and Desert bikepacking trips / Fall 2010: Route 66 and Kelso Dunes Wilderness Bicycle Camping / Day 1: Route 66: Barstow to Ludlow 47

Today I pedal 56 miles from Barstow to Ludlow on old Route 66 to position myself for a bit of exploration in the area of Broadwell Dry Lake and the Kelso Dunes Wilderness. A strong tailwind today, and pleasant temperatures in the 60s, after the morning rain ended, which I managed to avoid.

I haven't visited this stretch of old Route 66 before, so I'm looking forward to it. Ludlow was once a budding small town and boasts a few crumbling old buildings to prove it, but today it is little more than a freeway truck stop.