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Old 11-10-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
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First overnight scooter trip

I've been wanting to go on a camping trip for a while now. Over the past few weeks I've been buying camping gear on ebay for my wife and I, I also installed a set of pelican 1550 cases on my Vstrom for the trip. Last night my wife bailed siting some work stuff she has to finish up. Secretly I was kinda jazzed as its been ages since I had a solo trip.

So I'm sitting there thinking about how I'll change my packing when a light goes off in my head.. Why don't I take the Silverwing. We don't ride the Silverwing two up much as the suspension is kinda harsh and the Vstrom has more storage with the 3 hard cases. But for one the Silverwing is perfect. So now the whole tone of the trip has changed.

My plan is to take a leisurely ride down the 17 which is the old coastal highway before the i95. I'll start in Charleston SC and wind my way through Beaufort, Savannah, Jekyll island, and finally Fernandina beach Florida . I'll also be checking out some out of the way areas to grab some geocaches.

For some reason it feels like more of an adventure taking the scooter. I don't know why, it's not like I'm doing the trip on a razz. But it will be nice to enjoy the comfort of the scooter. I've taken my Vstrom on plenty of long trips and I feel exhausted when I'm done. My thoughts are that the Silverwings wind protect and seating position would make for a less tiring ride. I finally get to test out that theory. Hopefully I'll have some good pics to post here when I get back.
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