2014 CROSS COUNTRY TRIP-see bottom of post
After going back and forth as to where I should take my SOLO trip this year I think I have come up with a plan. Head East, go see my family and some friends and then head West. I think it’s doable…May 17 – June 16? Need to replace my SPOT CONNECT as my other one seems to like to eat batteries more than usual and the battery lid does not like to stay closed. So, new Connect on order and over the next few months I shall get the camping gear together, check out it twice, before I leave get the bike all tuned up with new K60 tires and off I will head into the USA and Canada. We did this trip, different route in 2010.
As usual I will try to do a live report from the road on the ADV forum or maybe just the F800 forum not sure yet and the BLOG, with updates on our Face Book page too. Should be fun to get out there on my own. I have taken shorter trips SOLO but not 12,000 KM’s worth.
I hope to be able to get my hands on the new KLIM Altitude gear for women that is out now for this trip, we shall see.
The route will change, my goal it to hit some National Parks that I have been to when younger. I have actual been to all 50 States now but many when I was a kid. Seeing the States and more of Canada as adult on two wheels is a whole other experience that I am truly looking forward too.
So, what does anyone think? Below is my bike, and the actually set up I will use. Dry bag will be fuller of course but side bags mainly full of tools, chain crap, snacks and tire stuff.
Perhaps I will do a post much closer to departure date about what I take, etc. I barely bring any clothes and I have learned over the years traveling to pack as light as one can. Stay tuned May 17th will be here before you know it. If anyone wants to try meet up please send me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org and I am going to start a journal. As I travel feel free to contact me via email as I get closer to you. I want to make this a trip about meeting other adv riders not just an adventure for me.