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Route 66 the Hard Way

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Shine, a South Korean biker, making his was to Tennessee, mostly on Route 66. John Rabe

Shine, a South Korean native who lives and works in Tennessee, is biking back home, and it taking Route 66 as far as he can. He started Monday, July 13th, in Santa Monica. He hasn't told his parents -- they'd think he's crazy, he says -- and his girlfriend back in Tennessee already thinks he's crazy. Read on for new photos and an update from Shine...


John received this message and photos (below) from the intrepid South Korean cyclist Friday, at 2PM:

I arrived in Las Vegas 2 days ago. I'll leave here tomorrow or Monday.

I'm gonna visit Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.

I think there is so FANTASTIC place.

Here are some pics.

Can you make more news for me? I want to say " I LOVE YOU Heeya." She is my girl friend.

thank you.

Shine, whose hometown is Daegu, South Korea, hadn't heard of the great song Route 66. But he'd have to play it backwards anyway for it to work for him.

(Bobby Troup)

Well if you ever plan to motor west
Just take my way, that's the highway that's the best
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it winds from Chicago to L.A.
More than 2000 miles all the way
Get your kicks on Route 66

Well it goes from St. Louis, Joplin Missouri
Oklahoma City looks oh so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino

Would you get hip to this kindly tip
And go take that California trip
Get your kicks on Route 66

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