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post #1 of 8 Old May 25th, 2007, 6:28 pm Thread Starter
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Thumbs up .GDB files please 7 WEEK NW USA trip!!

OK folks! It is nailed down, June 15, 2007 Smokin' and wife are off on a 7 week tour to the NW USA! The primary must go to is my sisters home in Lakeside, MT. The LT's is primed, my trailer built and I'm now just finishing the final touches of the waypoints that can't be missed.
Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Deadwood, Devil's Tower, HD Sportster Factory, US Mint, Estes Park, Flaming Gorge, Coors Brewery, Corn Palace, Winchester Museum, Arch in Louie, Dinosaur diggings, and Hays KC. (the wife nixed Hoover Dam this year) are some of the areas we are planning to see. Little camping and Hotels as we go are in order. The wife and I wing it allot.
ANYWAY, if you all have a proven Garmin .gdb file extension you have driven I would LOVE to plug 'er in to my Nav III and check it out.
Please, any ideas or sharing would be GREATLY appreciated!

Have a GREAT Memorial weekend.

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You can check out mine, but its only 2 weeks I'm jealous.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22673

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Might you want to see the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole, WY since you're going to be at Yellowstone anyway?
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Several people have told me that a ride on the Going to the Sun Hwy. through Glacier National Park Montana is a Must Do for anyone riding the NW. At about 55 miles in length, it pretty much bisect Glacier East-West, going over Logan's Pass. I've incorporated it in my plans based on the raves that folks have given it. Note that today (5/26) about 1/2 of it is closed for snow-plowing! There is a daily update on its status on the Glacier National Park website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisi...thesunroad.htm . It should be fully open in June.

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Might you want to see the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole, WY since you're going to be at Yellowstone anyway?
Thanks for the reminder Joe, that was one of the places the wife wants to see but I left off of the post!
Still looking for any .gdb files that others have used and I will share when completed.
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You can check out mine, but its only 2 weeks I'm jealous.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22673

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Thanks Mike!
Lots of good waypoints and stops right on our primary plans!

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Best of luck...wish I was going with you. If you decide to make it 17 weeks instead, you could pretty much miss the entire hurricane season.

Just curious if you are still running the beads/padding seat mod and plan to for that long of a trip, or has a new seat appeared on your bike since January? Besides that and the "custom" foot rest design of yours, what else have you done to the Manatee for the LONG trip?

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Thumbs up Just over TWO weeks to blast off!

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Best of luck...wish I was going with you. If you decide to make it 17 weeks instead, you could pretty much miss the entire hurricane season.

Just curious if you are still running the beads/padding seat mod and plan to for that long of a trip, or has a new seat appeared on your bike since January? Besides that and the "custom" foot rest design of yours, what else have you done to the Manatee for the LONG trip?
*Yes I'm still using the 'Beads' BUT I opted to purchase the Rick Mayer 3 piece seat set using the 'basket-weave'. A single 800 mile day was OK but consecutive days riding was what got to me. So far so good.

*Installed the Don Mudmans armrests for the wife (and rigged a removable cup holder for her) and does she ever love them.

*Put together and installed a ’Piggy-Back' trailer and a Dauntless’ hitch set up.

*Bought a 600-800 watt a/c inverter

*New Metzlers

*Bought a 1-1/2 gallon gas can that fits nicely into a permit type zip-lock bag

*Camping gear, stove etc.

After building the 17 routes in the BMW/Garmin Nav III Map Source it's looking like close to 16,000 miles!

Restless & anxious anticipation!

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