I'm giving some serious thought to doing a run across the Missouri portion of Route 66, East to West from St. Louis to Joplin. The route is just over 300 miles. The return trip would be via Missouri back roads and State highways with more scenery than traffic.
If I make a go of it, I plan to avoid I-44 where ever possible and make frequent stops at probably too many of the highway oddities. To be honest, I would love to get a group of scooters together for the run. I'm thinking a 3 to 5 day round trip, staying at Mom and Pop hotels to give them some business. Others may want to camp nearby.
My summer dates are mostly open but I will tell you that August in Missouri is brutal. As I said, it's an idea and I'm open to getting with others to discuss it.