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• Fourth, maintain a means of communication. In this day of instant and easy communications there is simply no reason to go on a trip and be cut off from family, friends or help. Many touring bikes can be easily equipped with a C.B. radio. Riders traveling in a group can keep in contact with one another as well as get important information about highway conditions, etc. from truckers and other drivers.
• Finally, carry a basic first aid kit in your saddle bags or trailer.
Camping is fun at any time.
For people who enjoy camping and outdoors, motorcycle camping adds to pleasure of riding. A day in sun followed by sitting around a camp fire at night listening to frogs and crickets is a great way to travel. Talk about getting away from routine and mundane.
Motorcycle camping is also a great way to make new acquaintances along your journey. It is hard not to meet new people and share a fire, if not a meal, in a campground. It is a far different environment than typical chain motel found at Interstate exits. The nice thing about motorcycle camping is that it is so easy. Ultra light, compact camping gear designed for motorcycle riders is readily available, easy to set up and use and inexpensively priced.
For motorcycle riders planning a cross country trip or a camping trip while riding your motorcycle, careful planning will help make your trip more enjoyable. It is easy to capitalize on experience of others. A few tips have been outlined in this article. A good book with tips and information about cross country motorcycle riding will give you a leg up planning your trip and avoiding travel pitfalls. One such book, which is an excellent source of information, is Going The Extra Mile: Insider Tips for Long-Distance Motorcycling and Endurance Rallies.
Riding your motorcycle around your neighborhood or on day trips is a great way to enjoy your motorcycle. Taking your motorcycle on a long trip attaches a new dimension to riding your bike ownership. A motorcycle is transportation and it is recreation. A great way to combine transportation with recreation is a cross country motorcycle trip.
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