|04-22-2017, 10:22 AM||#21|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
Here's my travel rig that's taken me cross-country a couple of times.
* Air Hawk seat pad.
* Tank bag for the constant use items like face shield cleaner, etc.
* Ortlieb rack pack/duffel for all my clothes (perfectly water proof) and cold weather layers.
* Dry bag on top has my rain gear (for easy access).
* Top case is my restaurant.
* iPod and cell phone.
* GPX of route & OSMAND on the cell phone.
* Paper maps (as a backup).
* Eye drops (you will be very glad you packed these if you need them).
* Medi-lyte electrolyte tablets
* Chap stick
* Ear plugs
* Baby wipes/face wipes
* Sea drops (anti-fog)
* Shield cleaner/rag
* Emergency contact information
* Small flashlight and spare batteries (on a d-ring on a zipper pull so you can easily get to it).
* AMA membership card for roadside assistance (if you don't already have it).
* Multi-tool and zip ties.
* Spare key.
* Extra bottles of water.
* Single burner backpacking/camping stove.
* Camping cook kit (pan, spoon, etc.).
* A couple packs of ramen noodles so no matter where I stopped (or when) I could always have a warm meal for dinner.
* Powdered hot chocolate packets and tea bags (when it's cold you sometimes need something warm at your roadside breaks).
* Peanut butter crackers.
To avoid being sleepy, breakfast and lunch on the road was usually light and I found packs of peanut butter crackers to be a great road meal -- fat, carbs, protein -- and it's inexpensive and found at every gas station in the US. Going cross-country and avoiding major highways/cities means small towns and they often close early but with the camping stove you can always eat ramen or heat up a can of soup.
Other than what others have said about keeping gas stops short and, most importantly, get an early start and get the majority of your miles done early.
|04-22-2017, 08:01 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Thanks for all the wonderful replies. My wife has been riding for about 3 years. She commuted for about a year an a half to work and back on a motorcycle ('14 ninja 650), has laid her bike down and broke her arm, had taken our triumph daytona 675 R to the track, and can do maintenance on her bikes. I feel she should be able to handle the trip and was just posting for her as she never got a reply when she tried to sign up for the forum. I also have experienced the great people of this forum to be super helpful and friendly thus knew we/she would get some great experiences from the members.
|04-22-2017, 08:54 PM||#23|
Hide your daughters, Im single
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: DFW, TX
Just don't do 1600 miles in 38 hours. Your butt will thank you. The Gen 1 can handle anything you throw at it! Have fun!!! The new Roadsmart 3 is projected to get 15K miles. Sounds like a good transcontinental tire. Would be a good review of the new tire for us as well!!!