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Old 05-28-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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Basics for a road trip?

I'll be headed to the Hill country in a few weeks and am trying to compile a list of things I need. So far I have a camel back, tire patch kit, camera.....

anything you can add would be greatly appreciated. Also we will be staying in Leakey so if you have any good places to eat that would be appreciated.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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I just rode out there last weekend. If you leave in the afternoon, you will be staring directly at the sun for a good while so sunglasses help a big deal. Sunscreen is good too. Mosquitoes are out this time of year so repellent would be a another one, mainly during the night if your out and about. We stopped somewhere, Frio Canyon? around Leakey to eat which wasn't all bad...had a Good view plus lots of folks. Gary Dude is the guy to talk to. He's a veteran when it comes to Hill Country. Most essential thing to take is responsibility. There are plenty of places where you can go down, and only knows how long it would take Life Flight to find/get you. Be careful out there.
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i have an air pump i bought at autozone for about twenty bux. its compact and has all three different kinds of power hook ups: gator clips, cig lighter and a/c adaptor. fits perfectly into my tank bag, and i highly recommend you get one. also, i bought the tank bag from walmart for thirty bux and you can fit tons of in it. how far are you from ellington field? ill let you borrow my helmet mount with camera if you would like.


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Old 05-28-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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I'm in Sugar Land, so it's a bit of a drive. Maybe we can meet up somewhere.
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well you got a few weeks, im sure we can set something up.
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Emergency contacts, next of kin etc....call people often and let them know where you are and off to next. Cell phones don't always work out there. One guy went missing for 7 days after he crashed and may have lived had people known about his direction of travel between stops. Maybe plan a route and leave a copy with someone.

Eat early cause they roll up the sidewalks in Leaky at night and you don't want to travel to Bandera or Kerrville in the dark. Way too many animals out to hit.
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12V air compressor
First Aid Kit
Extra Fuses
Complete Tire Plug Kit
Air Gauge
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Zip-Ties
WATER WATER WATER
Bathing suit, trust me, you will want to jump in the Nueces River
Tankbag or sidebags, I prefer my backpack as long as its light.
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May have forgot a few but most importantly, keep a good head on your shoulders

Good point made above, DO NOT, I said DO NOT get caught riding at night out there!!!!

Keep in mind, even in the daytime there will be ALL kinds of in the road
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Right now I'm torn between a tank bag or a back pack. I already have a back pack, but i'd rather have less stuff on my back since I'll have my camel back on also.
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you definitely want a tank bag. when youre riding its NOT in your way like alot of peeps may think. in fact, you wont even notice it unless for some reason you want to go into full tuck.
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you definitely want a tank bag. when youre riding its NOT in your way like alot of peeps may think. in fact, you wont even notice it unless for some reason you want to go into full tuck.
If you put enough in it, it will be in your way, I gave up on mine. Light backpack for the win
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ive packed mine to the max, never had any probs. a backpack gets in the way more than anything. but thats just me i guess.
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Tail Bag for the win. I can fit a ton of in my tail bag, unzip it and fit even more. It's never in the way like a tank bag and never bothers me or is uncomfortable like a backpack. Best $60 at cyclegear I ever spent.
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when i rode to san antonio i had a backpack, tank bag and strapped a satchel to my tail with a cargo net, lol. worked like a champ! that tail bag was pretty sweet tho!
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I took a backpack out to Junction and packed really light. Jerseys, shorts, etc. Every square inch counts so don't try to take towels, or stuff you know you'll have there. You start catching ALOT of wind out there even while trying to rest on your tank at that point,tucked down as much as you can. If you get stuck in traffic with a backpack this time of year, rest assured your back will be drenched as well for some time
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Make sure and take a map as well.. just in case.

Aleve for muscle aches, aspirin to keep the blood flowing and fix any cramps or headaches.

Make sure you have new tires and chain and sprockets are in good shape. Those roads are pretty hard on tires.

I prefer a tank bag over a backpack.
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some hair products and a toothbrush would be good.....just kidding....
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