All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Preparation for this trip has been different from past rides. I am focused more on my packing than on my motorcycle. For long trips, much of the road experience depends on the preparation of my bike…. I miss that.
I started packing by filling my bikes panniers with what I am taking. There is no kitchen equipment, camping/sleeping gear, or emergency tools to bring along. So the packing puzzle was based on riding in warm weather with my big ADV boots and pants packed in one of the panniers.
With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, and my focus on packing minimally, I thought about things that I am thankful for… but honestly could live without.