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Old 06-29-2010, 03:37 PM   #1
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Checklist for road trip?

I plan to take some time in the next few weeks for several days of riding. I know its not a lot to daily commuters but I figure on putting about 1-2000 miles on the bike over the next few weeks. So before I head out I wanted to get some ideas from travelers who have done this kind of thing before.

What kinds of things should I get done to the bike before I leave?
Two things I was thinking was
1) clean and lube chain and adjust (if necessary)
2) change the oil (its time)
3) inspect brakes, tires, etc.
4) ??
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If you're going alone, make sure and leave your planned route with someone and check in each day. Also make sure your ICE info is in a few places, pockets, bags etc.
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thanks. those are great links. and good point on the ICE info.

I was wondering what kinds of things should I get done to the bike before I leave?
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I use GPS Tracker on my iPhone. It is free and allows my wife to see where I am when I am on a long trip online. It is only actively updating my location when the app is active. You can use the data later to plot out your trip on Google maps.

I suggest not using it with the wife if you are going to see your mistress.

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Check tires, tire pressure, chain, fluids, etc. Take some zip lock baggies of varying sizes in case you hit rain to put electronics and clothes in to keep dry. Take some zip ties in case you wipe out. Can hold all sorts of things together with zip ties. If you have all weather gear take it.

How long of a ride are you going on?

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How long of a ride are you going on?
Probably a series of rides - 250-500 miles each day. 3 day trip.

Will have to look for a tracker app for my blackberry.
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