A word to cross country cyclists, Rte. 66 is ideal for biking. There was practically zero traffic on this two-lane highway. Luna traveled on it for about 20 miles, except the desert heat was unbearable. Temperatures climbed to 110' F.
We stopped at a diner in Needles, where the waitress told us that this was "nothing," usually this time of year temperatures still would rise to about 120 or 125 degrees.
Again, I interfered, and drove chef Luna from Needles to Kingman (a bit beyond our route, so he could cycle from Kingman to Flagstaff directly. We still needed to purchase sunscreen and get ice, so it turned out to be the best decision for him.)