3 Canadians - a BMW 650, KTM 690 & KLR 685 - 27 days - 11,635 kilometres or 6,982 miles round trip A 6 State GPS Track, 2,800 miles through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah & Nevada We were exposed to the Parting of the Ways, the California, Oregon & Mormon Trails, Dinosaur National Monument, the Lincoln Highway, Pony Express Trail, Bonneville Salt Flats, Transcontinental Railway bed and the USA National Historic Site - Golden Spike Andy, Warren and myself (John) enjoy the same interest in adventure travel. In January of the this year I posted on Adventure Rider looking for anyone who had interest in a western USA dual-sport adventure trip. I organized a meet & greet to throw some ideas around and to gauge interest. 10 - 12 people attended with 3 people expressing serious interest besides me. A second meeting was arranged where Warren, Andy and myself discussed riding ability, vacation style, potential timelines and availability. We left the meeting all seriously interested in doing the Heart of the West Adventure Route and I made contact the next day with Tony Huegel of Backcountry Byways http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845500 who administers the GPS track and provides some support of the route. Emails bounced back & forth from the 3 of us as the plan started to take hold, Tony was helpful with timing and planning suggestions, a 3rd meeting took place, tentative dates were set and the route was purchased. I made contact with a fellow Adventure Rider in Montana who arranged a contact for us to purchase knobbie tires for the bikes and agreed to store them until our arrival. State Benchmark Map books were ordered and I plotted the tracks on various paper maps as a backup. Warren had a prior engagement in Alaska which, he departed in mid July while Andy & I left August 18th for an easy ride out to Montana with plans to meet Warren around the 25th. Street tires would then be changed out for knobbies, oil & air filters changed along with some sprocket changes. Craig & Lori our gracious Adventure Rider contacts hosted us upon arrival and offered their shop to complete the maintenance tasks. We truly couldn't of asked for better hosts. Our adventure was about to begin.