Great stories never come from time spent at home. If this isn’t motivating enough, I don’t know what is. We often hear it’s great changing your routine every once in a while, getting out of your comfort zone and breaking out of the usual day to day pattern, but unless you have a motorbike and plan on hitting the road in the quest of an unforgettable adventure, you’re missing out a lot. I’m not saying you should be the next Charley Boorman, but at least have the courage to spend some time on the road and get to explore more of what this world has to offer.
Same as any kind of traveling, it takes careful planning and preparing beforehand so you’re ready for whatever comes your way. People often put all accessories in shopping focus other than the motorbike luggage which is essential especially when you get to spend more time in the company of your bike. There are different models to choose from, varying in sizes, materials and styles. It’s important that you choose the one that fits your traveling style; if you’re a light traveler then you won’t require that much space, which isn’t the case when you carry about many items with you. However, it’s always advisable to get a bigger one so that your clothing, tent and possibly a sleeping bag would perfectly fit.
Along with adequate sizing, you have to carefully choose the material of the motorbike luggage so it would be durable, withstanding the weather conditions and have waterproof properties. The same goes for your clothing as well. There’s nothing more annoying than unexpected rain, particularly when you aren’t wearing the appropriate clothing and you find yourself soaking wet in an instant. Combined with cold wind, it’s the ideal opportunity for your immune system to falter and before you know it, you’d be battling a cold or worse, the flu. Cotton is the no-no clothing material with this kind of trips, and instead you should supply yourself with either wool or micro-fiber clothing items as they can keep you dry much more than cotton. And, needless to say, if you want more protection other than just a helmet, don’t forget to add some padding.
Did I forget to mention snacks? You’ll have plenty of space left in your luggage enough to get your piles of snacks and nutrients, which are essential when you make a little break in the middle of nowhere with no service stations or diners in sight. One of the bare necessities on the road is your water supply. Being focused on the driving doesn’t make opening bottles easy, which is why you should consider investing in a hydration pack that’s got a hose connected to the water source, hanging over your shoulder to make hydrating possible for you.