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Old 01-21-2015, 03:21 PM   #1
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NorthWest Passage Adventure Route - A NEW EVENT

BestRest developed a NEW off-road adventure route that runs from the Pacific Ocean, eastward across the top of Washington, into the panhandle of Idaho, then northeast into Montana where it connects with the CDR at Roosville MT. 6 days of blissful riding suitable for mid- to large-sized adventure bikes.

NorthWest Passage (NWP) Adventure Route



BestRest has been leading this ride for the past 3 years. It's so good, we decided to share it with youse guyz. We put together a whole package of resources and info so you can ride and enjoy this route too.

Everything is available for FREE on the BestRest website, including:
1. GPS Tracks
2. Daily Itineraries
3. Maps showing the route and the various GPS Tracks
4. And finally, we produced a video that explains the NWP, shows where you'll be riding, and tells you what to expect along the trail.

Click HERE to watch the video.
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:16 PM   #2
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Good job Dave. Looks like a must do in my own backyard. I will have to try this route when I quit playing in Canada.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:16 PM   #3
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Awesome.
Great route work, congrats!

This an awesome way to connect the northern end of the WABDR and the IDBDR.

I added it to my US ADV route master thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=763745
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:56 AM   #4
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On my list.

Thanks for posting up this route. It's in my backyard! Living in Spokane, I'm familiar with some parts of the ride on this side of the state. I'll try this in reverse, however, heading east to Priest Lake then west to Seattle and then back to Spokane via the paved return route.

Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for the kind words...

If you downloaded the GPS tracks before 0919 hours PST 01-22-15, then there was an error. Seems our server (or me the servee) accidentally converted the file to another format.

I just updated the tracks to the proper .GPX file extension. Reload if necessary.

If we meet on the NWP Adventure Route, you guys owe me a beer. I reckon I'll be riding the entire route half-soused...
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:34 AM   #6
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What goes around, comes around.

Several years ago I followed your GPS track on the CDR. Now I get a chance to return the favor. If you have as much fun on the NWP as I did on the CDR, then we're even. Well.... almost.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:03 PM   #7
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I'm GPS-challenged. Is the route available on a paper map?



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Old 01-22-2015, 02:31 PM   #8
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Yes it is, after a fashion.

Go to the website, click down to the page that says "GPS Itineraries". Download the 3 PDF files. Print them per instructions.

You will end up with 8-1/2 x 11" pages, with 2 maps per page. They basically walk you thru the entire route, page-by-page.

You could also set your printer to 11x17 size ( use larger paper) then you'd have maps 2 maps measuring 8.5x11 per page.

The PDF file is pretty detailed, so if you zoom in you can read individual roads and see the turning points.

I've also toyed with the idea of loading the PDF itineraries and maps onto my smart phone. You could actually navigate using the PDF details as you view your phone.

If you get lost, don't blame me. GPS is the way to go.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:13 PM   #9
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Thanks for the track!
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:24 PM   #10
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David, this is incredibly generous of you to create and share for free. The provided resources appear very well put together. I look forward to exploring this route. Thanks 1,000,000!
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:49 PM   #11
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Generous?.... hmmmm... well, thanks. I figured this was my way of "paying forward" for my buddies in the adventure riding community.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:41 PM   #12
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Thanks for the route and great video. Good timing too as the Jersey Crew is in the planning stages for a Idaho trip this fall.
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #13
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Looks like a great route. Ill probably get crucified for this, but it looks mostly do-able in a truck. Is that the case?

I cant get that much time away from the family, and it would be fun to bring the kid along. I don't mind pinstriping.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:05 PM   #14
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Looks like a great route. Ill probably get crucified for this, but it looks mostly do-able in a truck. Is that the case?

I cant get that much time away from the family, and it would be fun to bring the kid along. I don't mind pinstriping.
Truck? TRUCK? TRUCK?

Yeah you could do it in a truck. In the middle of the night so no one sees you.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:08 PM   #15
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Truck? TRUCK? TRUCK?

Yeah you could do it in a truck. In the middle of the night so no one sees you.
Yeah..... My bikes aren't street legal either....

Thanks for the honest feedback. I may give it a go this summer. Its an SUV if that makes you feel better
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