Real Life Gear Testing
Throughout my X Country trip I will be reviewing in detail the gear I use, new and old. The big new additions to my kit are the KLIM Altitude suit, Shoei RF 1200 helmet, Cardo Q3 intercom, Alpinestars Toucan GoreTex boots ( I have had these for a while and LOVE them) and a new OverBoard Dry bag…
I have some other items that I will also include but will wait for later to include them. 8 more days until I leave for my 2014 Solo X Country Adventure and when I read Ride Reports I look for real life reviews of gear as well as tons of pictures to see places where I may never go or want to go. So, that is my goal…to be informative yet informal. I need to learn to pack what I am used to on one bike rather two. Cheryl and I would split the gear so in this case I will take less and focus on what I really need.
Hopefully this weekend I will get to my packing list, test my camping stove and see where everything will go on the bike. I have Jesse Hard bags, Safari 8 inch side panniers and a 45L top box. Have had this luggage since 2010 when I got this set up for my 2010 BMW F650GS. So, not large panniers but have a lot of room in some regards.
My other goals for this trip is to have fun,. enjoy meeting new and old friends, heal my brain and heart….enjoy my 1 month of freedom and stay safe. Once I get all my gear out I will post a pre-departure post. Stay tuned…Oh, someone asked me the other day how long I have been planning for this trip? I decided to go in February and my planning will really begin this weekend? :-)
Some of my posts might seem somewhat redundant for those who follow everyday, but I get a few hundred new visitors each day so somethings are worth repeating. I hope my blog will hit 2,000,000 hits by the end of this trip.
I will be riding on my trusty Heidenau K60 Scout tires. Have 13,000 KM’s on them now and will be needing new tires by Ontario.
and finally my ride…