The town where I live in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper, Alberta, is a "sister city" with Wickenburg because they are located at the northern and southern ends of highway 93, respectively - with approximately 3000 km or 1700 miles between them. A couple of months ago, I started doing some research about the highway 93 route and the towns on the way because we are thinking about driving down to Arizona for a holiday sometime next winter and it seemed like a cool idea to follow the one road all the way south. Coincidentally, when cleaning out some bookshelves, an old issue of National Geograhic (December 1992) came to my attention, with an article entitled "The Hard Ride of Route 93"... kind of a "moody" piece about the route and the places through which it passes.
Another highway 93-related story recently popped up on my radar. Today, Jasper's Fire Chief begins a 4-week solo bicycling trek from Wickenburg to Jasper, and he is blogging, facebooking and tweeting along the way. Aside from the human-interest story of someone doing an endurance event such as this, I am also following it for the photos and travel information along the way, and it occurred to me that others might find it of interest too.
Here are the links: