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    Denver / Springs going to West Bend ?

    Hi all.

    Anyone from Denver (especially Parker) or the Springs headed to the Rally and wouldnt mind a fellow BMW rider to ride along with? My buddy lives in Parker CO and obviously prefers to not ride alone for safety reasons. I'm here in St Louis and already have company to ride up with.

    He's a great motorcyclists and can do any pace but a snails'!

    Thanks all, Keith

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    If everything goes according to plan I will pass through Denver on my way to West Bend as part of an Iron Butt ride. I will head north from Denver to Billings Mt. to meet a friend and then on to West Bend. I will pass through Denver sometime Tuesday July 10 morning and I plan on being in West Bend on Wednesday evening. Your friend is more than welcome to ride with me/us.

    Richo

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    Any Colorado riders heading to West Bend ?

    If so, please see my first post.

    Thanks !!

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    From Elizabeth, Co

    I'm coming thru from Phoenix to see a relative. Will probably leave CO three to five days before start of WB Rally. Not in a rush and hope to enjoy some good roads along the way instead of blasting along the interstate.

    Dave

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    from Arvada

    Will be leaving from Arvada probably on a Monday on a slow ride to West Bend. Am on Oxygen now and haven't tried anything beyond around town so don't know if I have enough will power to ride distances anymore. Company would be a nice safety feature, my wife would like it, but my pace now is probably to slow for most people.


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    Could leave CO Monday, July 9th

    That would work for me. Three full days is a nice pace to enjoy the journey and have a "cushion" in the event of mechanical problems. (I've signed up as a volunteer at the Rally). I plan to do cheap motels on the way, but camping at the Rally.

    Dave Swift
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    from the 'Springs

    Hi,

    A couple of us are planning on leaving from Colorado Springs in the early morning hours of Wednesday July 11. We plan on being in West Bend on Thursday evening. We'll be going right past Parker...

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    Thanks BMWBAGby. I will contacting you!
    Much appreciated !@@!

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    Denver to West Bend

    I'm leaving Denver on Tuesday afternoon around 4pm and riding to St Francis, KS. Then continuing with major two lane highways (minimize super-slabs) on Wednesday morning. Ride about 500 miles, plus/minus, then arrive in West Bend around noon or so on Thursday. Not camping...inexpensive motels.

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    Route suggestions

    [QUOTE=Coloradoclc;203608]I'm leaving Denver on Tuesday afternoon around 4pm and riding to St Francis, KS.

    Is that about an 8 hour haul?

    What do you think of Hwy 36 out of Denver to St. Joseph vs. I-80 or I-70? I'm looking for route suggestions, with three days to get there.

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    Denver-West Bend Route

    Denver to St. Francis is just less than 200 miles....I-70 to Bennett, CO; then 36 into St Francis. I'm traveling on business right now and don't have my route that I created with my Navigator II. However, the trip from Denver to West Bend utilizing (primarily) secondary roads, such as Hwy 36, is just less than 1100. So, riding 200 miles on Tuesday afternoon leaves about 900 mile for Wed and Thurs. Since I want to arrive around noon on Thursday, I'll put in around 600/650 on Wednesday (about a 11-12 hour day) and about 300/250 on Thursday. When I get back home (Friday) I'll post the route I created.

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    GPS Route from Denver

    This is the route I will follow to West Bend. (I deleted the portion from my house to E-470). Essentially what you see is Aurora, CO (East Denver) to Wisconsin. I have not inserted a waypoint for St. Francis, KS...it just before turning north on Hwy 161. Total miles: 1088.


    15. Turn left onto Hwy 470 N 25.0 mi 1.3 mi 0:02:59 97?? true
    16. Take the I-70 E ramp to the right towards Limon 25.2 mi 0.1 mi 0:00:37 0?? true
    17. Take exit 316 to the right onto US-36 E towards Byers 51.3 mi 26.2 mi 0:22:20 94?? true
    18. Turn left onto N Main St 51.7 mi 0.3 mi 0:00:35 128?? true
    19. Turn left onto Hwy 161 203 mi 151 mi 3:18:08 90?? true
    20. Turn left onto US 183 N 348 mi 145 mi 3:22:15 90?? true
    21. Take the I-80 E ramp to the right 365 mi 17.3 mi 0:23:31 0?? true
    22. Take exit 312 to the right onto US-281/US-34 towards Grand Island/Hastings 419 mi 54.6 mi 0:46:04 80?? true
    23. Keep left onto US 281 N ramp 420 mi 0.2 mi 0:00:23 92?? true
    24. Take the US-30 E ramp to the right 427 mi 7.0 mi 0:09:24 349?? true
    25. Turn right onto US 30 E 429 mi 2.0 mi 0:03:30 61?? true
    26. Turn left onto US 30 E 429 mi 374 ft 0:00:26 152?? true
    27. Turn left onto US 30 E 491 mi 62.4 mi 1:25:26 90?? true
    28. Keep right onto US 30 493 mi 2.0 mi 0:03:54 0?? true
    29. Turn left onto US 30 E 544 mi 51.1 mi 0:58:16 180?? true
    30. Enter roundabout Roundabout 562 mi 17.7 mi 0:22:36 41?? true
    31. Take the 1st right onto US 30 N 562 mi 131 ft 0:00:08 37?? true
    32. Turn right onto Washington St 564 mi 1.8 mi 0:03:03 2?? true
    33. Keep left onto US 59 N 621 mi 57.1 mi 1:17:43 10?? true
    34. Keep right onto Hwy 39 621 mi 0.7 mi 0:00:56 328?? true
    35. Turn right onto Hwy 175 646 mi 24.4 mi 0:35:46 0?? true
    36. Turn left onto US 71 651 mi 5.0 mi 0:06:36 90?? true
    37. Turn right onto US 20 658 mi 7.6 mi 0:10:48 359?? true
    38. Take exit 208 to the right onto Ia-14 towards Grundy Center/Parkersburg 783 mi 125 mi 2:21:18 87?? true
    39. Continue on US 20 E ramp 783 mi 0.4 mi 0:01:02 97?? true
    40. Take exit 227 to the right onto US-63/Sergeant Rd 802 mi 18.4 mi 0:19:28 103?? true
    41. Keep right onto US 63 N ramp 802 mi 0.5 mi 0:00:55 130?? true
    42. Turn right onto US 63 N 806 mi 3.9 mi 0:06:15 47?? true
    43. Keep left onto US 63 N 807 mi 1.0 mi 0:02:08 41?? true
    44. Bear right onto US 18 840 mi 32.9 mi 0:44:31 1?? true
    45. Turn right onto US 18 883 mi 43.1 mi 0:57:55 88?? true
    46. Turn left onto E Military Rd 884 mi 0.1 mi 0:00:20 179?? true
    47. Turn right onto US 18 909 mi 25.3 mi 0:33:40 89?? true
    48. Turn right onto US 18 938 mi 29.2 mi 0:38:54 91?? true
    49. Turn left onto US 18 939 mi 0.5 mi 0:00:57 180?? true
    50. Take exit 60 to the left onto US-151 N/US-18 E towards Madison 967 mi 28.1 mi 0:37:54 126?? true
    51. Take exit 58 to the right onto Cr-Id towards Barneveld 978 mi 11.3 mi 0:12:15 73?? true
    52. Turn left onto Cr-Id 978 mi 0.2 mi 0:00:37 118?? true
    53. Turn left onto Cr-Id 978 mi 0.1 mi 0:00:38 89?? true
    54. Turn left onto Cr-Id E 988 mi 9.4 mi 0:15:11 124?? true
    55. Turn right onto Cr-Id 988 mi 71 ft 0:00:02 44?? true
    56. Take the US-151 N/US-18 E ramp to the left towards Madison 989 mi 1.6 mi 0:02:54 160?? true
    57. Take exit 70 to the right onto Cr-P/Cr-Pd towards Cross Plains 991 mi 1.5 mi 0:02:02 103?? true
    58. Turn left onto Cr-P 991 mi 0.3 mi 0:00:27 128?? true
    59. Turn left onto Timber Ln 995 mi 4.0 mi 0:06:09 90?? true
    60. Turn right onto W Old Sauk Rd 1000 mi 4.8 mi 0:08:24 355?? true
    61. Turn right onto Old Middleton Rd 1006 mi 6.3 mi 0:11:54 90?? true
    62. Turn right onto N Blair St 1012 mi 5.2 mi 0:11:43 46?? true
    63. Turn left onto E Washington Ave 1012 mi 0.2 mi 0:00:43 138?? true
    64. Turn right onto Milwaukee St 1014 mi 2.1 mi 0:04:09 45?? true
    65. Turn left onto Sprecher Rd 1018 mi 4.2 mi 0:08:11 88?? true
    66. Turn right onto Cr-T 1019 mi 0.5 mi 0:01:10 0?? true
    67. Turn left onto Cr-T 1020 mi 1.0 mi 0:01:46 67?? true
    68. Turn right onto W Main St 1030 mi 10.7 mi 0:13:58 38?? true
    69. Turn left onto Hubbell St 1031 mi 0.3 mi 0:00:56 122?? true
    70. Turn right onto Canal Rd 1032 mi 1.1 mi 0:03:10 5?? true
    71. Turn left onto W Madison St 1035 mi 3.0 mi 0:04:30 114?? true
    72. Keep left onto Portland Rd 1036 mi 1.1 mi 0:02:12 89?? true
    73. Turn left onto N 2nd St 1050 mi 14.1 mi 0:24:30 99?? true
    74. Turn right onto E Division St 1050 mi 0.2 mi 0:01:01 10?? true
    75. Turn left onto N 4th St 1050 mi 0.1 mi 0:00:23 90?? true
    76. Turn left onto Cr-Em 1053 mi 3.1 mi 0:05:27 89?? true
    77. Turn right onto Banon Rd 1054 mi 1.0 mi 0:01:54 5?? true
    78. Turn left onto Scofield Rd 1055 mi 0.9 mi 0:02:23 90?? true
    79. Turn left onto Cr-R 1057 mi 1.8 mi 0:04:46 90?? true
    80. Turn right onto Cr-Mm 1059 mi 1.5 mi 0:02:38 359?? true
    81. Turn left onto Cr-P 1067 mi 8.6 mi 0:16:46 95?? true
    82. Turn right onto W Paine Rd 1069 mi 1.4 mi 0:02:51 35?? true
    83. Turn left onto Resthaven Rd 1070 mi 1.0 mi 0:02:33 77?? true
    84. Turn right onto Saylesville Rd 1071 mi 0.9 mi 0:02:41 10?? true
    85. Turn right onto Lee Rd 1071 mi 0.2 mi 0:00:25 51?? true
    86. Turn left onto Cedar St 1074 mi 2.8 mi 0:05:40 91?? true
    87. Turn right onto W Sumner St 1075 mi 1.5 mi 0:04:08 1?? true
    88. Turn left onto Hilldale Dr 1077 mi 1.8 mi 0:04:16 91?? true
    89. Turn left onto Kettle Moraine Dr S 1081 mi 3.9 mi 0:07:48 113?? true
    90. Turn right onto Cr-Aa 1081 mi 0.8 mi 0:02:05 5?? true
    91. Turn left onto Lily Rd 1084 mi 3.0 mi 0:04:45 93?? true
    92. Turn right onto Pleasant Valley Rd 1086 mi 1.1 mi 0:03:08 336?? true
    93. Turn left onto Bob Fish Gm Blvd 1088 mi 2.4 mi 0:04:10 89?? true
    94. Turn right onto Road 1088 mi 0.1 mi 0:00:49 343?? true
    95. Turn right onto Bob Fish Gm Way 1088 mi 458 ft 0:00:29 21?? true
    96. Turn left onto Cr-P 1088 mi 0.1 mi 0:00:37 90?? true
    97. Cr-PandBobFishG 1088 mi 47 ft 0:00:09 0?? true

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    West Bend route

    Sorry...I should have edited this!!!

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    West Bend Route (non-GPS)

    For the benefit of an old fart that still uses maps, can you send me that route just showing the cities you plan to go through? Thanks.
    Dave Swift
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    Quote Originally Posted by drswift View Post
    That would work for me. Three full days is a nice pace to enjoy the journey and have a "cushion" in the event of mechanical problems. (I've signed up as a volunteer at the Rally). I plan to do cheap motels on the way, but camping at the Rally.

    Dave Swift
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    dswoodwrights@pacbell.net

    I am presently planning on riding my R1150RT to the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association National Rally in West Bend, WI the week of 9 JUL 07. I believe the rally starts on the 11th and this way I can work in a short visit with friends of mine in Batavia, IL and Deerfield IL hopefully.

    I'll probably leave early in the morning on 09JUL07. If you're planning on going to the rally and would like some company along most of the way, that'd be great!

    I am not a fast rider, usually keeping it slightly under 10mph above the limit. Not going for a bun burner award on the way out, maybe on the way back. : )

    PM me if my planning schedule fits yours....I'd be glad for the company and there's something to be said about safety in numbers when going long distances.

    dom

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