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GLMC USA Grand Tour

The Glacial Lakes Motorcycle Club is sponsoring a new Grand Tour for 2012, USA Grand Tour. In a nutshell, ride around and find cities and towns that start with the letters 'U,S or A', and take a photo of the town name on a building.

New this year: the word building. No standalone signs: Must be on a building. Another tricky bit - you can only use a place name once! You can't get both Smithville, KS and Smithville, AR, for example.

Like last year and the year before I pulled out a few cities to get you started

How'd I do last year? I didn't even go ride. I failed at 2011. I rode about 90 miles in 2011. But I did smoke the clutch on my K1100LT in those 90 miles! (POS BMW)

I've collected some data for any one to use, based on US Census Place Names from 2000. Each place name is postpended with 'City', 'Town', 'Village' or 'CDP'. This does not guarantee that the place will exist - some may not be real towns, some may have dried up and blown away. Use your best judgement when visiting these towns.

External Data -- this info was created from GPS Visualizer. Cut-n-paste your own list of cities into their site to create your own Google Map. Route files can be created using GebWeb.net's Travelling Salesman Problem Solver - enter up to 20 locations (lat, lon).

If you're into Javascript coding, you can use the Google Maps API to pull up your own custom route; no idea how many locations it supports.

2012 Progress

Nikki and I registered and did some riding! Far more than past years - I think we got 12 or 13 points (of the 20 needed). So, we didn't finish, but we found some neat things in rural Kansas and Missouri.


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Created January 19, 2012     ::     Updated Saturday, January 05 2013 @ 09:03pm