Join Date: Sep 2009
For me now- Cameras are taken care of by smartphones. Got 2 now. I also have an HP photosmart 742 camera thats the size of a pack of cigs that Sue does a good job with when onboard. I might someday think about a GoPro for video, one mount on the bike, one on my head to switch it around. I struggle with the
charger cords also, seems to be a rats nest of them now.
We took a samsung 7" tablet this time. I want either a 12" tablet or a
Surface / ipad. More functional. I wouldnt take a laptop 2 up, no place to put it except in the tourpack.
I too have a tool bag with extra stuff in it. Never opened it in 50K and 7 yrs.
If I take it off the bike, I'll need it on the next ride, so there it sits. I lugged a compressor around the Gaspe, because stations are a log ways apart up there,esp on the north shore. I have a tire plug kit with a CO2 inflator that I carry all the time, very small to pack, to get out of a mess.
We always take too many clothes, and buy more. Dirty clothes management is tough, esp after a few days. Either gotta wash em or mail em home, and SHE says she aint washing clothes on vacation trips. Might take a tip from some bicyclists I know, they wear their oldest socks,tshirts and underwear, and throw them away every night. Usually a Wallyworld nearby.
Hanent tried it, but I think bluejeans could be washed in a motel tub and hung up in a pinch.
I've discovered we can go 2-3 days out of the bags and razor pack with no issues. I think if we go out a week or more, (SW5!) a trailer will be behind us.
Might buld one this winter. I've seen some interesting things done with Thule skiboxes, and I know where there is a pile of Sportster parts for wheels and suspension.
I reject your reality, and replace it with my own..
Last edited by mike; 08-24-2014 at 07:30 PM.