Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What to Bring on a Weekend Trip

This Friday I'm heading out to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where weird sites and people shall be seen, pizza will (hopefully) be eaten, and a good time will be had.

As a sportbike rider, I don't have a lot of room to carry stuff on the bike. Especially since I haven't shelled out for saddlebags. Nope, all of my necessities have to fit in my tank bag, and perhaps my courier bag (I can bungee it to the seat if I need to). I'd rather get it all in my tank bag though, so "spartan" will be the word of the weekend.

So, a list of needed items:
  • two t-shirts
  • one warm shirt/hoodie (in case)
  • 2 pairs socks and underwear
  • toothbrush
  • maps
  • my pretentious black notebook and a pen
  • camera
  • water

And a list of things that would be nice to have

The first list should all fit in my tank bag with relative ease. The second list is more challenging.

Tools and a tire repair kit fit under my seat, so I've got those covered.

What am I forgetting?


Mr. Motorcycle said...

electonic blog posting divice of some kind, so you can share your ride.

nikodelrey said...

Sounds like a fun trip. Curious what you ride. I'm on a KLR but am looking to add a bike that more long distance worthy. Nick

Lucky said...

mr. motorcycle - I'll see what I can do about posting while I'm out there.

niko - I've got a Triumph Speed Four. It's not a "touring" bike, strictly, but six hours in the saddle are do-able. The only time I've had a problem was really high winds once on the way in to California - I was really wishing I had a windscreen then.

Battlefield Biker said...

must have for long rides... anti-monkey butt powder.

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