Patience, Grasshopper..... and you shall be rewarded.
Seriously though I wouldn't mind seeing three photos of your bike Dusty. One with the gear spread out on the ground, one with it stowed but lids open and the third ready to roll.
My Bud and I are going on a nice little 15 day trip. Leaving June 17 and arriving back on July 1st to catch the Canada DayFireworks display out over Okanagan Lake, here in Penticton.
I'll take some shots for you on different ways I canpack the bike and do another little 'slideshow presentation'.
Current thought is that I'll most likely be employing 2 trunk rack bags
, one on the Pylon Seat, which will hold all my camping equipment and the other will hold my heated clothing, rain suit, bike cover and assortment of gloves, so they will be easy to get to. I might compact everything into the bike's bags, but I would like room for lots of souvenirs. We'll see.
Our route will take us through the gamut of weather conditions, due to elevation profiles, as we'll be heading throughGlacier/Beartooth Pass/Chief Joseph Highway/Bighorns/Yellowstone/Grand Tetons/Ketchum/Lolo Pass and up into the Idaho Panhandle, before spending our last night at Bonaparte Lake, east of Tonasket, WA
Here's the 1st leg of the trip from MapQuest (Google maps won't plot over the Beartooth Pass)
and the 2nd
for a total of over 2800 miles. We are looking forward to it, as we'll be covering a lot of Destination Highways and primo scenery.