Just downloaded the route software and will be making sense of the hand written notes I made the other night. I have a lot of "off the beaten path" roads so it will be a lot of fun. I am avoiding the mainstream hubs except for a view and will be going mostly on gravel. I figure an adventure is only an adventure if you have to deal with hardships and the highway is no fun.
Back up plans such as a continuation of my BMW roadside service, and a secondary unlimited mileage road side service was already a great contingency proposed to me. I will be solo so I have my EPIRB, not sure about getting a spot, but I might. As far as communications go I have not researched that at all.