It depends on what you wear for riding gear. My Aerostich roadcrafter allows me to wear street clothes underneath and they stay pretty clean except for any sweat they may encounter. With that in mind, here's my list:fetter4771 said:I was wondering what would make your list of must haves for a solo ride over a long 3 day weekend. For the sake of confining the list to my world, assume your riding in the Southeastern to Mid Atlantic region and that camping would be optional.
+2 on the synth. stuff. I travel alot and that's what I carry. It's also lighter and smaller to pack.Bill_Anderson said:One trick is to buy two pairs of socks and underwear made of synthetic materials or silk, which can be washed in a sink when you stop for the night and air dried overnight. You can find these at travel or outdoor stores such as REI.
LOL! Nope, the Boy Scouts were too regimented for my taste ;-)JasperST4 said:Mike, were you a Boy Scout, by chance?
Only thing else I can think of is a small flashlight.
I carry the assorted small repair items and suspension adjustment tools even on a 4 hour ride. They don't weigh much, I consider them part of the bike. I also bring snacks and water on a day ride. Same with the visor cloth and cleaner and a spare set of riding gloves in case I encounter rain. And on a three day trip I do bring a fresh set of undies for each day, nothing like starting out fresh each morning.pazzoduc said:Hey mike, You forgot your kitchen sink! Geez! a three day trip?
On the subject of synthetic clothing, today I bought for my son and me some Under Armour shirts on sale at a local uniform shop. I have gotten very positive feedback on these shirts from some motorcycle riders on another forum. They should be just the ticket for warm weather riding.flynfink said:+2 on the synth. stuff. I travel alot and that's what I carry. It's also lighter and smaller to pack.
+2 Good stuff, most sporting goods stores carry it. Also, Nike Dri-fit. The underarmour and dri-fit are all I use for any outdoor activity.Bill_Anderson said:On the subject of synthetic clothing, today I bought for my son and me some Under Armour shirts on sale at a local uniform shop. I have gotten very positive feedback on these shirts from some motorcycle riders on another forum. They should be just the ticket for warm weather riding.
I thought aspirin greatly increased the chances of bleeding to death by thinning the blood and inhibiting clotting. While I do wear protective gear which would hopefully prevent most serious road roash, there are still internal injuries, punctured lungs, broken bones, etc. to possibly contend with in case of accident. Since I often ride alone and in some pretty remote areas where help could be hours away, this has been very much a concern for me and I have avoided taking aspirin before/while riding because I don't want to inhibit the ability of my blood to clot naturally.Duc4Doc said:At least a week prior to a long ride, I begin one adult aspirin tablet daily, and continue throughout the ride (one tab provides maximal platelet inhibition).