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…

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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…

More later….



Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

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