Maybe some clean underwear, rain gear, cell phone, credit card, and the GWRRA Gold Book. It may be a long trip for you, but the Goldwing will think it's just a little trip around the block.
Pack enough clothing for three days. Most places have a washer and dryer so use them (take a roll of quarters, a small box of dry laundry soap, and plastic bag with you).White Boy said:...can anyone who has give us some insight as to what to expect, what to be aware of, what to take, what to leave behind, and any other tips you can think of?...
The Gold Book is a benefit provided to members of the GWRRA (www.gwrra.org). It lists all members, dealers, and provides other useful information. If you aren't a member of the GWRRA, you might ask around to other wing riders in your area and borrow one of theirs.evilashx said:
Thanks, I will....tjshelton said:The Gold Book is a benefit provided to members of the GWRRA (www.gwrra.org). It lists all members, dealers, and provides other useful information. If you aren't a member of the GWRRA, you might ask around to other wing riders in your area and borrow one of theirs.evilashx said:
Polecat, is that you? :wink:Cockleburr said:You don't need to take no clean underware. After 3 or 4 days on the road just stop at Wally World go in, get a 3 or 4 pack of Fruit of the Looms, go in dressing room, open pack, put on clean pair, put dirty one in pack, put back on shelf, leave store and bingo your good for another 3 or 4 days. :lol: :lol: :lol:
What he said except I think Frogg Toggs suck and most sunscreens cause me an allergic reaction... I use thermax liners instead of silk. And I rarely take breaks...daddysbike said:I just rode 1300 miles to MA from GA in ~ 24 hrs then 2 days later rode back nonstop in ~21 hrs. What made the trip for me was a Utopia backrest, Gerbing heated gear (regular socks, pant liner, jacket liner, G3 gloves, dual controller) and XM radio. I rode all day and all night long in temps 55/day 25/night. Moisture wicking underwear i.e. UnderArmour.
Don't drink alcohol or caffeine. Drink Gatorade or similar (I also carry a small box of single serve powders that you add to water which replenish electrolytes and no calories and just buy a bottle of water at gas stop) and snack on trailmix. Having the Gerbing's allows to pack and wear less and ride in hot or cold weather. I brought about 4 pair of gloves including ski gloves and rain gloves in case I got caught in nasty weather. Frogg Toggs rain gear. Sunscreen, I use it on face even though I wear a full face helmet and shield (shield comes off when hot). Maps, Balaclava, silk glove liners, tire pressure gauge, duct tape.
Take lots of breaks