MOTORCYCLE CAMPING: THE ULTIMATE TWO-WHEEL ADVENTURE
At first glance, motorcycle camping might seem challenging. You need to survive with only the limited gear and supplies. Your two-wheel adventure will smooth and generally trouble-free if you plan well and know how to maintain or fix small issues with your machine.
KNOW YOUR BIKE
It’s not enough to know how to operate your bike. Maintenance and repair skills will be essential during an extended trip. Which reminds me, this is a part of planning too. You need to know where you can get repairs along your journey route. Trying to figure out where you can get your bike repaired after the need for assistance, well, is ridiculously difficult.
Planning is crucial if you want to have a successful motorcycle camping trip. I mentioned knowing where you can get repairs, but you also need to think about where you can stop to rest, get fuel, and where you can get a good meal when you want one. I also make sure that I know of a few affordable motels along the way just in case I want to sleep in a real bed.
BRING ONLY THE ESSENTIALS
Since you only have the back of your bike for storage, it’s essential to pack light. We all know that because it is a bike. Getting good at it is a different matter. There is a skill to taking fewer items with you that you use each for more than one purpose.
PROPER WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
Distributing the weight of your gear also goes without saying. If you have any motorcycling knowledge, you know is one. If you don’t, then I suggest you forget the trip until you are a real rider.
Motorcycle camping can be a pleasant experience for those with an adventurous spirit. If you love motorcycles, you love riding them, and what is better than a road trip for an extended period of time?
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