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Old 04-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #31
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Oh cool, If you look at the one for Southern Cascades in Wa. State, highway SR410, right at the beginning where it says "1" and Carbon is about where I live !



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Old 04-18-2007, 02:45 PM   #32
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I'll be there. Keep the beer cold till I get there. I'll pick up Buz on the way in, and we'll be packin so tequila and maybe Yukon Jack for starters!
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:22 AM   #33
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If you want something that has dirt roads, try this:



http://www.transamtrail.com/



There's a continental divide trail, too. Both are doable with big trailies, i.e. KLRs and BMW GS's.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:25 AM   #34
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Here's the continental divide trail:



http://www.wikihow.com/Ride-Your-Mot...inental-Divide



I found out all about this stuff on advrider.com. That site has information and ride reports from all over the world.



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Old 04-19-2007, 07:22 AM   #35
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Sounds like a plan, I'll throw some Salmon on the grill
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #36
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No Calimari?
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:44 AM   #37
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Garmin Mapsource Canadian Topographic Map software allows me to specify a route from point A to B that chooses minor roads over highways, and avoids things like toll roads or unpaved roads. This feature really works great for planning routes for me. Push the choosing slider all the way over to minor roads for DP bikes, click 'avoid unpaved roads' for sport biking. You also set it for vehicle type, like car/bike bicycle, truck, Emergency vehicles I suspect the US topographic map software works the same way and maybe even the street software, but probably check before you buy (costs the same as a high end game). If all you are doing is route planning you do not actually need a GPS unit, you can use the software and a desktop, then print off the directions.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:18 PM   #38
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Does it have the locations of all the Major (and Minor, for that matter) Breweries across Canada, with GPS coordinates?
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:12 PM   #39
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If you haven't got lost at least once, it's not a real road trip.
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:20 PM   #40
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I WAS NOT "Lost"!



I knew perfectly-well where I was; someplace within the Continental United States.



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