Yes.. like Gregor says.... had I have known we weren't going to camp I too would have left behind the tent/kermit chair/sleeping bag/ground sheet etc. And of course all the cooking gear which was in the panniers. Although.. the tent etc were tied onto the seat behind me and made a good back rest to lean back on when I was using the highway pegs on the KLR. Without all of this gear I am sure that I could have fitted all my stuff into my Steel Pony panniers. I would still take the Jetboil though for a cuppa on the long cafe-less runs. Today I spent the day cleaning the bike.. took a while. Moving it around the yard (under power) and then finally into the shed was so easy with no load on it. Felt like I was riding a 250 chook chaser! The credit card thing caught me right out. I have 3 cards... 1 for each business and my private card. Our accountant gets upset when I mix them up so I only took my private card and hey presto... the bank cancelled it. All good now... but what a mess. Next time I'd take a Cash Card as well. Safety is always an important issue for us so Gregor carried an EPIRB/GPS thingo and I had my sat phone. Didn't need either.. but great to have. Would have loved to have had a firearm.... hate snakes you see. I figure a shottie evens things out when confronted by mulga snake!