As promised - a blog about the gear we took camping this past weekend. I figured that I had so much to rave about, this deserved a post of it's own. So here it goes.
First, I need to give a shout out to both Kriega AND SW Motech for awesome luggage solutions. Yes, I had to use a hybrid set-up because SW Motech makes really clean racks for my Triumph which are easy to install (check out the Insta story - coming soon!) But they don’t have the adaptable, waterproof dry bag options that Kreiga offers. And because I always get stuck in the rain when I travel (it’s true - there was zero precipitation foretasted this Memorial Day, yet the rain found me), these dry bags kept everything dry and packed tight. I love that I am able to cinch everything down on the bag, and if I decided to throw more in during my adventures - like some cans of wine - the bag will adjust - and only ever be as large as the gear I’m carrying. No bulky gear if I don’t have much with me. The SW Motech racks and accompanying plate (sold as left side or right side but here's a hint - the plates are interchangeable - I used two right sides) were sturdy enough to hold whatever I stepped to it - Kriega bags and multiples sleeping bags - without losing anything! My first motocamping adventure I lost both my sleeping bag and tent on the Interstate - so this successful solution felt like a HUGE win for me! One more bonus to these Kreiga dry bags - they're modular which allows us to have bags of different sizes, and attach them together for a truly customized luggage set-up. Absolutely LOVING the versatility of these bags!
Wow, an epic motocamping trip this Memorial Day weekend! Although it was a quick trip, it couldn’t have been better!
Although we’ve been mostly focusing on prepping for our road trip through the Great Smokey Mountains, we decided that we NEED a getaway this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. We chose moto-camping to be sure and keep costs down, while still experiencing all we can during this ongoing pandemic.
Beyond thankful to have been able to ride so many miles this weekend! While it seems like most of the world has fallen into COVID despair, we have been fortunate to get out, enjoy the beautiful weather, and share lots of smiles (all while social distancing).
When you know it's going to be a beautiful Saturday, and have zero commitments, you plan a nice long ride - I figured it was finally time to give my Indiana guy a full tour of Long Island. Since we spend so much time riding east, I decided it was time to head west. Using what seems to be a great motorcycle app - Scenic - I put together a 200 mile ride with lots of twists and turns, and gorgeous water views. Has anyone used that app? If not, what navigation app do you use?