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What do I Pack for a long Motorcycle Trip - (Taken from website: https://www.ridestopngo.com)
Things you will always pack
Going on a long trip “THINK” you are only going for 4-5 days, even if it is for 12-14+ days, just pack 5 pairs of socks and underwear. The only time we recommend packing more than the 4-5 day supply is when you know you are not going to be coming across a laundry mat. This advice is more directed at riders who motel/hotel it. The “Staples” you need to pack are:
Some things you may need depending on your destination:
Listen Up Ladies
If you are going on a short weekend trip, think LESS IS MORE, take only 1 extra pair of shoes, pre-planning is a super idea. I know it can be devastating at first but as you go on more and more trips you will find that ONE pair of shoes that goes with everything for every occasion!! Programming yourself to think this way will make it easier for when you have to pack for the longer motorcycle trip! For all the lady passengers out there, we know you have to share your space with him, which means less room for the both of you, so think conservatively!
If you are motel/hotel-ing it, there will be a hair dryer there for you, so you don’t need to pack yours. Styling your hair every day may not need to be necessary:
Do you really need all that makeup?
If you insist on bringing makeup, pack your favorite, go with everything products. LESS IS MORE! The key to packing less re-wearing your riding clothes, you will know when they need to be washed and I guarantee the open road doesn’t know or care you wore those jeans yesterday! Do what your Mom always told you, “Start the day with a clean pair of underwear and you will have a great day”!! At the end of your trip, you will know that you OVER PACKED, by the clothes you never wore, things you never used and over time you will pack less and less. We are at the point on a 2 week trip, we can share 1 T- Bag and still have room! That’s how easy it can be when you think “Less is More”.
Packing, Organizing and Separating
A few of the tricks we have discovered over time that make everything about traveling much easier:
Packing More in your Saddle Bags
For the majority of riders what is in our saddle bags pretty much stays there all the time right:
For the longer trips you may want to add a few extra things:
Protecting your glasses inside your saddle bag with a SOCK???
For all your different types of glasses you carry with you, clear lens, yellow lens, transitional lens, goggles or any other style you have, not all come with a little protection bag so they bump around getting scratched. Use the lonely sock that no longer has a match, to protect and clean your glasses! The sock is soft to protect from scratching, good to clean glasses and if it does get wet, it will dry quickly.