Sunday, June 9, 2013

Locked, Cocked and ready to Rock

All ready to go for tomorrow. I'll have just a few items to throw in like my tablet and food, but otherwise she's packed and I am SO ready to go.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Road Warrior

I finally finished my Harley "Adventure Bags" and I am testing them for a few days before we leave. I can get all my clothing in one side and all my food in the other.  The weight is about even so I'm happy with that.  I'll just need to remember to move clothing as I eat food to keep the weight even. I'm comfortable with about 6 to 8 lbs but that's about it!

I also put my old forward controls back on, minus the pedals, so I can stretch out  .  The fit isn't exactly what I thought it would be but it is comfortable enough till I figure out a better solution.  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our Trip's Theme Song

Every adventure needs a theme song and since we are headed to Appalachia I figured this one was perfect. There were many options, but I love this song anyway and I wanted to avoid any Deliverance references :)

I give you Old Crow Medicine Show's Wagon Wheel.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gathering My Gear

Spent a few hours getting things ready for the trip today. Took some time looking over my new tank bag and how to charge my phone. Understanding how to install the charging cord and get it connected to my motorcycle. There are protected openings sewn in the tank bag so I fished a USB cord thru one of them. It was a tight fit but I managed to get it thru after fighting a little.  I also looked thru my last year supplies and dumped a few thing I won't need or didn't use last year.  Picked out some gluten free bars for breakfast / snacks and tested the coffee left over from last year. The coffee was still good so that saved me a few bucks.  Lastly, I finally ordered another Bluetooth headset. After looking around for a few months I settled on Sena SMH5-02 from Amazon because of its reviews and lower price.  Its older tech but it has flash able firmware so that's good for the future.