Seriously tho, a map (in case you get out of GPS/cell tower range), a credit card and a willingness to feel comfortable going off the beaten track - main roads are so much less interesting and if you have the time to take a back road you will enjoy the ride soooo much more
I'm with ya, M'Lady. I plan on taking the not-so-beaten path, a combination of lesser traveled NYS two-laners, county roads, etc. I have been through all of the areas on the way to my destination at one time or another, but its been awhile. I am always one to take the "scenic route", whether on a bike, in a car, on a snowmobile or in a boat. NYS has some extremely remote places that would surprise anyone who thinks NY = NYC. Hamilton County in the Adirondacks has a population density of 3 people/square mile, for example.
My 21" Memphis Shades replacement shield arrived today. It is not much taller than the 19" that was on the bike when I bought it (about 2 inches
), but it will make a significant difference in wind noise.
I will likely be wearing full gear most / all of the trip so I will be covered…still…water consumption very important. Riding in the sun really does dry one out quickly.
Weather looks great … temps in the mid 70s and lows in the 50s. My rain suit, which I probably do not even need, fits great but also takes up 80% of the space in one saddlebag. Back pack will be a must, I guess.
I am looking forward to the day I am riding with large bags and a giant trunk…cruise control…ABS…tunes...