Russian cyclist rides Route 66

Russian cyclist Dimitry Korotkov is in Missouri this week as he follows Route 66. The Springfield News-Leader has details:
Participants in the 1928 "Bunion Derby" on then-new Route 66 have become part of a legend Dimitry Korotkov wants to take home to fellow Russians.

The 42-year-old bicyclist is tracing the grueling route of those hardy runners in reverse — Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif. — but unlike the derby participants who covered the route in 84 days, he's taking his time.
Route 66 is one of proposed Missouri cross-state bicycle routes--see the proposed route on MoBikeFed's map page.

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