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Old 10-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #16
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Some ideas

1. Set your daily mileage around 200 or less.

2. Heated gear would be nice this time of year.

3.Good raingear is a must.

4. Donot wear cotton next to your butt.

5. Don't forget your cellphone or the charger.

6. Call the people that care about you daily.

7. Lube your chain the night before.

8. After 50 years of riding, I still get excited the night before. Good sign

9. A little cash and a credit card will do.

10. Study your route so it becomes second nature.

11. Only take your eyes off the road ahead for a split second.

12. Ride safe and write a ride report afterwords. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:26 AM   #17
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Also know that the spirit of every ADVRider who has ever gone on a long trek is with you and many will help you along the way if you ask. You will not only accumulate miles as you go but also friends. Get ready to answer a lot of questions from everyone you meet because they all WANT TO BE YOU either overtly or secretly. Have a great trip.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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Stay off the interstate highways, especially I-81 which nearly as bad as I-95.

Take your time wander through southern VA and the mountains of W-VA on county roads, beautiful country there. It might be a little late for fall color though.

It might be hunting season in places so beware of the stupid deer running around they can and will jump right into you.

Heated gear is a good idea, my lifesaver is my heated bib from Aerostich.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:19 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by bassplayinroach View Post
You're on the right path young Padi-won. Nerves and butterflies are normal. I did my first trip like the one your about to.take earlier this summer. After a day or two on the road it will be eased and you'll be craving more and more. And you'll consistently be learning things. Either how to pack or unpack faster and more efficiently. Repairs. How to deal with Moran drivers or anything. Every ride is a learning experience.


Same experience I had. It took me 10 days delay to finally get rolling trying to get everything right and I was nervous. By day 3 all that is gone and you are a ball of wander-lust.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:16 PM   #20
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You may have already left, but...

I like to keep notes on what the weather was like and what I needed/used vs didn't need/use so that my next trip goes lighter and smoother.

Hope you have a great trip.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #21
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Someone once told me you can't fall asleep on a motorcycle. Apparently They have never rode anywhere. You can fall asleep on a bike. If you get drowsy don't fight it pull over and refresh for a while good luck.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #22
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It's easy to get caught up in the fear of mechanical breakdown. What's just as likely is you breaking down, but in a way that sneaks up on you.

Do not get cold. It is not only annoying, it decreases your ability (severely). Do not get wet. Once you get wet, you get cold.

Seriously, on your way to tennessee, you'll get cold through the mountains. Buy a heated jacket liner rather than a vest. I always thought heated gear was for old guys. I learned the hard way.
Raingear also breaks the wind. Even if you get soaked before you can put it on, It will keep you warm after you've already gotten wet.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the advice guys. The trip was a success, and the bike and I made it back in one piece! Stay tuned for the ride report
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