I'm planning to leave upstate NY around 7/8/13 for Salem Or. and slabbing to the midwest before finding more interesting back roads/dirt. Hope to arrive in Salem on the 15th and spend the week there riding locally. I'm looking for a riding buddy or buddies that are comfortable riding off road and want to take the 'scenic' route. I'm willing to meet anywhere that makes sense along the way between NY & Oregon. I ride a 2012 BMW R1200GSA, plan to tent most nights, but eat local unchained when possible. I have a Spot Connect but I would be more comfortable riding with a companion in case of an emergency. The ride home is wide open but I would hope to explore routes different than the westbound routes. Any takers ?