Autumn 2016 Trip: Final Preparation

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:

  1. A final check of the motorcycle, chain, tires and oil are my primary concerns, but a general look over will be done too.
  2. 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.
  3. Know when I’m eating and to buy snacks for the road.
  4. Pack.
  5. 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.



About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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9 Responses to Autumn 2016 Trip: Final Preparation

  1. Geoff says:

    I know the purpose of this trip is to be by yourself, but I still want to use this as moto-vation to get on a bike and ride enough to go with you on the next trip. Good luck my friend!

  2. MotoADVR says:

    I always forget the playlist. That’s a critical part of the packing list. Safe travels!

  3. kierk1 says:

    Good luck and safe riding!

  4. motoventures says:

    Hope you have a great adventure and take lots of pictures so that we can live through you!

  5. Have a great trip! If you know your camping set up well its not hard to put up in the dark lol 😋

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