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from the backroads, May, 2009:
Issue 32 -
farewell to our printed issues
Our final printed issue, #32, was mailed to all paying subscribers in August, 2002.
This issue traced the Old Dixie Highway - eastern branch - from Homestead, Florida, to the
Canada border at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Preview issue #32
Issue 32 is the final printed issue of Two-Lane Roads magazine.
Preview issue #32
Two-Lane Roads magazine has always been a one-man operation; and that one man - Loren
Eyrich - had surgery for colon / rectal cancer, and needed to stay
pretty near home for nearly a year for chemotherapy and radiation
treatments. The treatments are now over, and I am very happy to be
cancer free seven years later!
Please bookmark this website and check back for future updates. -L.E.
Two-Lane Roads magazine
22,262 gallons of gasoline
Countless barbecue sandwiches
Update February, 2009:
Since the last issue was published, I returned to the retail auto
industry for 6 years, employed as comptroller for a group of used
car dealers in Fort Lauderdale. I retired from the auto
industry in October, 2008.
I would love to go RVing again someday, but I'm not sure if I can
handle it. I have peripheral neuropathy in both legs, a side
effect of chemotherapy, and I can walk only very short distances
with the aid of a walker.
-- Loren Eyrich
Legends of America. Travel, history, Old West, Route 66, ghost
towns, treasure tales, and more. Webmaster Kathy Weiser has gathered historic
photos, old postcards, plus her own photos from her travels, into a fun and informative
site. Check out her mile-by-mile description along Route 66. The information
could easily fill several books, but it's all here for free.
Florida RV Dealer's controversial roadside art
The Airstream Ranch -- roadside art, or trashy roadside attraction?
More funny backroads stuff
Silly signs - Top
100 -- from Road Trip America
Fun videos I found on YouTube:
here for a 1937 movie theater newsreel produced by Chevrolet, about early RVers, often
called, "Tin Can Tourists"
1937 silent film cartoon, "Tin Can Tourist" - Farmer Al Falfa and
his dog take a trip in a trailer filled with imaginative gadgets!
this vintage travel trailer slide show, with music by Johnny Cash
movie theater newsreel produced by Chevrolet - RV is half bug & half buggy
movie -- RV turns into traveling hotel
here for hilarious YouTube video "Redneck Camper Wheelies"
watch this zany British Motorhome Race on YouTube
and camper figure eight racing
History of the RV, from
ads from the 1950s to 1960s
Shore, "See The USA In Your Chevrolet" - 1953
How would you like to drive this mountain road in Bolivia?
In other RV news:
High-tech scavenger hunt using your GPS
Got GPS? Who doesn't love to hunt for treasure? Here's a
fun way to use your hand-held GPS to find hidden "treasure". It's unlikely
you will find a stash of gold doubloons; what you may find is a trinket placed by another
person who is playing the game. You will need a hand-held GPS, and access to one of
several websites devoted to this growing sport.
While there are hundreds of thousands of stashes located worldwide, you don't need to
travel the globe to find treasure -- unless you want to. I did a search by ZIP code,
and found listings for over 600 within a few miles of my house.
Some players add challenges to the scavenger hunt, so you actually locate one clue at a
time, each directing you to another and another, until you finally locate the
Read this story from National Geographic for lots more about these
And here is a partial list of sites which list the treasure coordinates:
Buxley's Geocaching Waypoint
Want to see a live shot of Old Faithful, or Times Square? Find hundreds here, indexed by
What happened on this day in automotive
history? Fun auto history facts, from the History Channel. Click here
Fuel price watch - enter your ZIP code and locate the cheapest gas
in your neighborhood. Click here
Burma-Shave. The William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising &
Design, Milwaukee, WI; salutes the Burma-Shave roadside ad campaign, complete with video
and audio clips. Plus, enter their new Burma-Shave jingle contest.
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About Two-Lane Roads magazine
On the road 1991 - 2002
Two Lane Roads magazine
featured offbeat attractions, museums, funny signs, and other roadside delights, on
America's backroads, recalling simpler days, when Burma Shave signs and steel diners lined
our highways. Editor Loren Eyrich enjoyed the RV lifestyle in a 5th wheel trailer,
avoiding turnpikes & freeways.
Loren Eyrich walked way from a career as comptroller for America's largest automobile
dealer, and hit the road in a RV. In the first 12 years of publishing, he logged
over 160,000 miles, nearly all of it on two-lane roads, in a RV he called the
"COW", or Condo-On-Wheels.
COW II is a 1991 Kountry Star 5th wheel trailer, and pulled with a 1989 Chevrolet dually
pickup. Loren hits the road 4 to 8 weeks at a time, updating his computer each night in
campgrounds. He is photographer and writer as he explores the backroads of North
on a two-lane highway
Map of all routes to date
you enjoy the little highway centerline animation at the top of this page, with the verse
on the red signs? It's no coincidence that these resemble the Burma-Shave signs of
yesteryear. Visit our Nostalgia page
and Burma-Shave page to see some animations
with actual Burma-Shave verses.
Test your knowledge of auto history with our trivia quiz!
Click the car to play trivia.
Our first 32 issues have covered states from
Texas to Maine, and from Florida to Idaho.
This one-man business operates on one desktop computer and laser printer which ride along
in the RV, and voicemail. Loren's mail is forwarded to him care of general delivery
at towns along his route, and E-mail is answered almost daily thanks to a wireless modem.
- Our four basic rules:
No Interstates - you can't see anything but the taillights of big trucks whizzing by!
- No franchised food - two words which don't belong
in the same sentence.
- No theme parks - I love them, but you don't need
me to tell you about them.
- No five-star accommodations - I sleep very
comfortably every night in campgrounds.
The editor eschews Interstates and toll roads, seeking out secondary roads instead.
A major portion of each issue of Two-Lane Roads is Loren's daily journal called,
"Shunpiking" - Loren's rambling observations along the road.
Shun-pike \n (1853): a side road used to avoid the toll, speed, and traffic of a
Shun-pik-ing: avoiding the superhighways, seeking out the scenic route instead.
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