I talk a lot about packing. I admit it, this is the content that got Minimal Motorcyclist started in the first place. It’s a popular thing to talk about among motorcyclists, and many people know they are carrying too much, and dream of a way to cut back. This leads naturally to minimalism. But – … More This Thing About Packing
I’ve mentioned other places how important it is to slow down while traveling. I will also admit that I struggle with that, from time to time. I have other things I want to do, and I get distracted while traveling and – since a lot of my trips involve me having to me somewhere at a … More Pace of Overland Travel
The open road calls, and sometimes just a day’s ride isn’t long enough. But if you are going to be on the road for longer, you will want to bring things with. Once you start bringing things, you need to have places to carry those things – and all the sudden you can’t see your … More Five Bags – Packing Your Motorcycle
I had an earlier post about dollars per day, and mentioned $60. I use this as a friendly benchmark when I talk about budgets in classes. It’s fun number – low enough many people used to their two-week see EVERYTHING whirlwind trip (the one you need a couple weeks to recover from) don’t believe is … More Overland Budgets Part Three – What is $60 a day?
I love camping. I mean, I could (and have) lived in a tent for extended period. When I was younger, and in Boy Scouts, my favorite part of any summer was when we went camping. Especially backpacking – when you have to have everything along with. It felt like we were off on our own, … More Motorcycling Packing – Camping Gear
There are a few things you need with a commuter motorcycle. It has to be agile and fun to ride. It has to have luggage. Since I live in the Midwest, where it can be cold and snowy, it needs to be able to support heated gear and have some weather protection, as well as … More RX3 Review (Part Two) Commuting
I love going to events and talking about packing. I write books about it. I harass friends over it. I even have been known to look at my Fiancee’s bag and shake my head sadly over the sheer amount of stuff she wants to bring everywhere (it’s mostly food). Despite all this I am repeatedly … More Packing – Six Things to Remember