I leave in just a few days and I’m still looking to get everything sorted out. I’m not too worried about anything in particular, just lots of little things that if I don’t get to could add up to nothing good.
The To Do List:
- A final check of the motorcycle, chain, tires and oil are my primary concerns, but a general look over will be done too.
- Figure out my gas stops. When getting off the beaten path knowing where your fuel stops are is important and allows me to enjoy the ride more.
- Know when I’m eating and to buy snacks for the road.
- I would really like to make a new music playlist for the trip. I have several playlists I’ve used for other road trips but it’s nice to mix it up with new stuff.
Luckily I have already gotten the routes figured out. The toughest part of this was trying to make sure I could get in all the roads I want in the hours of daylight I have available. Setting up a camp in the dark would not be ideal.
Here’s a rough Day One:
This is about 10 hours of riding, with 11.5 hours of daylight. I plan on heading out at 6AM so that gives me 2.5 hours of spare light to take breaks and set up camp. Not perfect, but doable I think.
The Return Trip went through a lot more changes than the day one above.
Mostly because the original was way to ambitious. This is more sane even though the slog down 101 might be a bit much to stomach. I did add a road I’ve never ridden up north which I am particularly excited about.